June 26, 2012
Official Local 1613 election results:
President: Jana Sperry
Vice President: Debbie Carter
Recording Secretary: Fran Poe
Treasurer: Michael Smith
Business Manager/Financial Secretary/ Delegate to International Convention: David Pinon
Executive Board: Linda Cleveland, Nori Gaydusek, Pat Jenkins, Carol Jensen, Todd Jones, Heath Lenahan,
Chris McHenry and Paul Zuniga
Martha Clark Election Judge
June 8, 2012
The ballots for the officer elections of Local 1613 were mailed today to the home address of all members
in good standing. In the event that you do not receive a ballot in the mail by June 18, you may request a
replacement ballot from the Union Hall. Please call Local 1613 immediately at 816-241-1613 to request one.
Ballots must be returned by 8:30 am Monday, June 25, 2012 in order to be counted. The counting of ballots
will commence Monday, June 25, 2012 by 9:30 am at the Local 1613 Union Hall, 6900 Executive Drive,
Suite 180 , Kansas City , MO 64120. Martha Clark Election Judge
Regulatory Update -the new federal ban on hand-held cell phone use by commercial drivers.
The ban goes into effect on Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Smoking policy update: A new change to KCP&L's Smoking Policy became effective July 1.
The revised policy incorporates language from the Kansas Smoke-Free Indoor Clean Air Act,
which requires that outdoor smoking at Kansas facilities be located at least 10 feet from entrances,
operable windows and ventilation systems.
Smoking is now also prohibited in all KCP&L vehicles.
As a reminder to all employees, smoking is not permitted in any KCP&L facility or outdoor work area.
A copy of the revised smoking policy can be found in the management employee handbook here
and in the bargaining unit employee handbook
Please familiarize yourself with this policy, as I expect the company will be enforcing it.
Pay special attention to the language if you operate a company vehicle.