Page 13 - Work Force February 2022
P. 13

Sacilowski honored with award for service
 FREDONIA — Kellie Sacilowski considers herself fortunate to
work with such wonderful people, but never expected she would be honored with an award because of it.
Sacilowski, who serves as treasurer of the CSEA State University College at Fredonia Local, was recently honored with the Poummit Secretarial Award.
The award is given each year to
a SUNY Fredonia secretarial staff member. Normally, the presentation would be made at a conference in October, but due to cancellations
as a result of COVID, Sacilowski was presented the award in December by State University College at Fredonia Fredonia President Stephen K. Kolison Jr.
“I was very surprised and honored to receive this award,” said Sacilowski. “I enjoy everybody that I work with. We all get along really well.”
Sacilowski also carries her positive attitude into her activism on behalf of CSEA members and is a longtime union activist.
“I love helping CSEA members,” she said. “I enjoy helping people by fighting for union members, because we need it.”
The Poummit Secretarial Award
is presented each year in honor of Janet Marks, a former secretary to the college’s president.
The basis for the award is performance in five key areas: outstanding attitude, creativity, resourcefulness, demonstrated team effort and personal leadership.
Nominations are made and a committee reviews the nominations and selects an honoree.
Sacilowski exemplifies all of the award’s qualities. Her colleagues recognized this in nominating her, referring specifically to her positive attitude and efforts to create a productive work environment for all.
Among her normal clerical duties, Sacilowski’s responsibilities include handling coordination of events for youth programs at the college’s three theaters, processing sponsorships and donations for events, coordinating artist visits with either the artists or their management and scheduling hospitality for visiting artists.
“We are very proud of Kellie and what she has accomplished at work and on behalf of CSEA members
as an activist for years,” said CSEA Western Region President Steve Healy.
— Mathew L. Cantore
State University College at Fredonia President Stephen H. Kolison Jr. presents Kellie Sacilowski with the Poummit Secretarial Award.
  CSEA Long Island Region Veterans Committee Chair Maryann Phelps salutes the grave of a CSEA-affiliated member. Phelps had just placed
a wreath at the grave of a CSEA affiliated member as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. It is just one of the more than 300 wreaths that committee members sponsored through the generous donations made by Long Island Region members.
 Empire Plan removal of Infertility Centers of Excellence
The Empire Plan annually evaluates the network of Infertility Centers of Excellence. The following Infertility Centers will no longer be designated as an Empire Plan Center of Excellence, effective Feb. 1, 2022:
• Boston IVF (Albany and Syracuse locations)
• Infertility & IVF Associates of Western New York (Snyder)
• Neway Fertility (New York City)
Although these providers of service will no longer be
considered a Center of Excellence, they will remain as participating providers under the Empire Plan. Enrollees will be advised of the program change directly from
the Infertility Center. Enrollees currently in a cycle will be able to finish that current cycle under COE benefits.
Questions regarding these changes should be directed to United HealthCare at 1-877-769-7447 and choose option 1 for Medical/ Surgical Program.
February 2022
The Work Force

   11   12   13   14   15