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WHAT ARE TOTEM EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES?

Employee Representatives are trained TOTEM Members who are available to help you with job related circumstances. They can offer advice, help mediate difficult situations and represent you in disciplinary meetings. Their primary job is to ensure the TOTEM Contract is being enforced. If you have a job issue or question, please feel free to contact your employee representative.

Per Section 102 of the TOTEM Collective Bargaining Agreement:

"Employee Representatives shall be allowed, upon notification made to the immediate principals/ supervisors, to represent employees in disciplinary conferences and investigate/ administer grievances during work hours. Employee Representatives shall not suffer any loss of compensation for reasonable time spent in pursuit of Employee Representatives' duties. The District may take appropriate action for excessive use of time by an Employee Representative. The Association shall have access to all employees covered by this Agreement on a not-to-interfere basis."

EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES BY LOCATION

Find your representative by your job location. If you cannot get a hold of your representative, please call the TOTEM Office (562.1183) and we will connect you with someone who can help.

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DENISE BUCHANAN

(907) 742-5220
Romig Middle

Abbott Loop, Benson Secondary, Bowman, Central Middle, Denali, Huffman, Inlet View, Lake Otis, Music Department, PAIDEIA, Polaris K-12, Rabbit Creek, Service High, Spring Hill, Steller Secondary, Student Nutrition, Transportation, Turnagain, Willow Crest, Williwaw

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Vacant

TBA

Eagle River High School

Alpenglow, Birchwood ABC, Chugiak Elem., Chugiak High, Eagle Academy, Eagle River Elem., Fire Lake, Goldenview Middle, Gruening Middle, Homestead, Mirror Lake Middle 

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AMEY TAMAGNI

(907) 742-4179
ASD Ed Center

Airport Heights, Alaska Native Charter School, Bartlett High, Baxter, Begich Middle, Chester Valley, Clark Middle, Chugach Optional, College Gate, Betty Davis East High, EISC, Dr. Etheldra Davis Fairview Ele., Highland Tech, King Tech High, Mt View, Muldoon, Nunaka Valley, Ptarmigan, Russian Jack, Scenic Park, Susitna, Tyson, Wendler Middle, Whaley, Wonder Park

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SANDY THOMPSON WALLACE

(907) 562-1183
TOTEM Office

ACT, Alpenglow, ASD Ed Center, Aquarian, AVAIL, Aurora, Bayshore, Bear Valley, Birchwood ABC, Campbell, Chinook, Chugiak Elem, Chugiak High, Creekside Park, Dimond High, Eagle River High, Facilities/Maintenance, Family Partnership, Fire Lake, Frontier Charter, Girdwood, Gladys Wood, Goldenview Middle, Government Hill, Gruening Middle, Hanshew MiddleHomestead, IT/Data Processing, Kasuun, Kincaid, Klatt, Lake Hood, McLaughlin Secondary, Mears Middle,, Northstar, Northern Lights ABC, Northwood ABC, O’Malley, Ocean View, Operations, Purchasing, Rilke Schule, Rogers Park, SAVE, Special Schools, STrEaM, Romig Middle, Sand Lake, South High, Taku, Trailside, Tudor, West High, Winterberry

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SITE CONTACT & AN EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE

*The most imporant difference being that the Employee Reps have the authority to represent TOTEM employees, Site Contacts do not.*

SITE CONTACT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet and welcome new TOTEM employees to their site:  "First Friend, Best Friend"

  • Maintain the site bulletin board.

  • Distribute flyers and information, provided by TOTEM to TOTEM employees

  • Be a phone contact if there is a need to get information to TOTEM employees quickly.

  • Refer members to the TOTEM Office if they have questions or concerns.

EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

By Law and the TOTEM Contract: Employee Reps have been trained and have the authority to represent all employees in the Collective Bargaining Unit at investigatory meetings, evaluations, and other meetings as may be necessary, to resolve member issues and shall assist the President in preparing a grievance. Employee Reps are allowed to represent employees in disciplinary conferences during work hours.

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