February 24, 2017

Beautiful week in the neighborhood - hope you got outside to enjoy the sun before the snow comes around again! This week's newsletter is full of professional development opportunities. Read on.

--Kathy Rohde
Regional Director
Consumer Price Index Calculation Chart
(updated last on 1-19-17)
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) has advised the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) that the CPI-U increase applicable to one year collective bargaining agreements with a term beginning on the following dates is as noted in the corresponding column in the chart below.
*Revised 11/4/2016.

Beginning date of one year collective bargaining agreement
Applicable CPI-U as determined by WI Department of Revenue
July 1, 2017

Plan to Attend!

Technical College Recertification Voting

For technical college locals recertifying in 2017, voting begins at noon on Wednesday, April 5, and ends at no on on Tuesday, April 25. Look for communications from your local leadership and Region 3 on
how your local plans to organize the vote and how you can get involved.

Locals recertifying: Fox Valley Technical College-Faculty Association; Fox Valley Technical College-ESPA; Lakeshore Education Association; and Northeast WI Technical College-ESS

Recertification Vote from noon April 5 - noon April 25

Phone & on-line availability


24 Hours/Day - 7 Days/ Week
  http://www.aaaelections.org/WERC or call toll free 1-866-458-9862

If you experience any problems call 1-800-529-5218 to report them. Also notify WEAC Region 3 @ 1-800-472-5582.
Be prepared to provide
  • first 4 letters of last name.
  • last 4 numbers of Soc.Sec. #
Do not hang up until you have voted and then hear "Thank you for calling the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission automated election voting line."
Together we can make a difference!

What's YOUR Best Story?

I'm a member because . . .

I want to have a voice in my working world. Being a member allows me to be involved in an organization that supports us all. Being a member gives me a sense of unity and security. It gives me the opportunity to continue growing and learning as a professional as well.

Kim Marsolek   
Wausaukee EA 
Professional Development
Coming to Sheboygan - WEAC Region 3 PDP Reviewer Support

Saturday, March 11 
Mead Public Library 
710 N. 8th Street 

PDP Writing Workshop : 9:00 am -12:00 pm.
Learn or review how to write your PDP with the guidance of PDP reviewers. Utilize the workshop time to start creating your individual PDP.
Register now.

PDP Goal Approval or Verification: We'll put together your in-person PDP reviewer team. Register now to reserve an appointment time beginning at noon. 
FREE member benefit for all Region 3 & WEAC Members
Fees apply for Non-Members: Writing Workshop $50; Goal Approval $150; Verification $200
Online Registration Required!  https://goo.gl/forms/A5vg2gaslwhFGcCA2 
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members
Know Your Benefits: 
WRS Employee Benefits Seminar in Appleton

Whether you are just beginning your career under the Wisconsin Retirement System or close to retirement, join ETF for a presentation on WRS employee benefits. They'll thoroughly review benefit basics, the Core and Variable Trust Funds and things to know and do to maximize your benefits as you move through your career. Those within five years or so of retirement will appreciate hearing about WRS annuity options, return-to-work rules, post-retirement annuity adjustments and much more.

WRS Employee Benefits Seminar
Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Fox Valley Technical College
Room C190 ABC
1825 Bluemound Drive, Appleton
No registration needed. All sites are handicap accessible. Join us.

Learn even more about Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. You'll find educational videos, face-to-face event schedules and registration for webinars.
Schedule It!
Click HERE to see our Region 3 Calendar. It includes WEAC and Region 3 governance meetings, Professional Development events, and many other workshops, meetings, and events sponsored by our office.

Here's the other stuff:


  • WRS Employee Benefits Seminar - March 2 @ 6:30 pm at FVTC, Appleton


  • WEAC Professional Issues Conference - March 3-5 in Madison

  • WR3 Executive Committee Meeting - March 8, 6 p.m. @ WR3
  •  PDP Reviewer Support - Saturday, March 11 @ Mead Public Library, Sheboygan

  • Zone A meeting - March 15, 5:30 PM at N18727 Sauld Street, Pembine
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, Thursday, March 16 from 9-5 at the Region 3 office. To make an appointment contact:  Brenda Echeverria 1-800-279-4030, ext. 3300

  •  Zone E meeting - March 16, 6 PM at 527 Polk Court, Sheboygan

WEAC Region 3