The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2019

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2019 67 AFSA NEWS USAID VP Participates in Blacks in Government Panel Discussion On Oct. 16, the USAID chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) held a panel discussion, “Tackling Workplace Bullying and Harassment: #OurProblem,” to raise awareness of the individual and organizational impacts of workplace bullying and harassment. Panel members discussed the varying roles of leaders, supervisors and other employees when bullying becomes an issue in the workplace and talked about the effects bullying and harassment have on workplace productivity and employee retention. Panel members included Sylvia Joyner, vice president USAID AFGE (above left); AFSA USAID VP Jeffrey Levine (right); Erin Brown, president of USAID-BIG; Gary Juste of the SDAA Bureau for Human Capital and Talent Management; and Rachel Kaul, USAID Staff Care. COURTESYOFJEFFREYLEVINE Membership Committee: The Governing Board must review each request for associate membership. By unanimous consent, the board approved one such request. Treasurer: It was moved and seconded that the board adopt the proposed 2019 budget as presented. The motion was approved. Governance Committee: By unanimous consent, the board voted to send proposed AFSA bylaw amend- ments to the Committee on Elections. These proposed amendments will be published in full in the March issue of AFSANews. n AFSAGoverning Board Meeting, November 14, 2018