|Because it is the Staff Association that
will promote and safeguard your rights and interests as an OAS employee.
It will support, promote, and defend employee compensation and benefits,
career development, working conditions, and the general welfare of staff
members and their families.
Fully contributing members are those members of the Staff Association
who pay their monthly dues based on the formula set by the Staff
Committee, which is presently $4.00 for every $1,000.00 earned of basic
salary. Only fully contributing members may access those services that
the office of the Staff Association administers on their behalf and that
otherwise involve the time and effort of the administrative assistant. At
present those services are defined as the following:
The Loyalty Benefit is a financial grant established
by the Staff Association with the objective of relieving the families of
contributing staff members(*) of expenses incurred due to the
death of a contributing staff member. The Staff Association will grant
$5,000 to the beneficiary indicated by the contributing staff member.
We invite you to fill out the
Contributing Member Form and send
it to our offices at Suite 694C, General Services Building, 1889 F St.,
NW, Washington, D.C. If you have comments or questions, please call us at
(202) 458-6230 or send an e-mail to
(*) In order to register for this benefit, staff
members must be contributing to the Staff Association according to their
present grade and step. Please take note that this is NOT an additional
deduction to your contribution as a member.
Interior Department Recreation Area (IDRA) gym:
An affordable and convenient way to exercise, available for just $
33.00 per month, and located in the Department of the Interior Building
(1849 C St. N.W.)
To join, call (202) 458-6230 or send an e-mail to
Interior Department Recreation Association:
DC Capital Bikeshare Membership:
The Staff Association offers annual memberships for $50. Once you're a
member, you will get the first 30 minutes of each trip free and pay an
additional fee for every 30 minute period thereafter. For more
information send an e-mail to
Discounted Tickets with TICKETS AT WORK
new partnership will allow Contributing Members to the Staff Association
access to exclusive savings on movie tickets, hotels, theme parks,
Broadway Shows and more.
Health Insurance for domestic employees:
An affordable plan with Atlas Insurance covering domestic
employees (G-5 or A-III visas).
Or contact us at (202) 458-6230 or send an e-mail to
Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund:
The Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund (henceforth “the
Rowe Fund”) is a rotating trust fund established for providing
supplemental loans to competent individuals from Latin America or
Caribbean countries to study in accredited universities in the United
The Rowe Fund also awards loans to staff of the OAS General
Secretariat and/or their dependents to pursue studies or for
In order to facilitate access of GS/OAS staff members
who are dues paying members of the OAS Staff Association to loans from
the Rowe Fund, the OAS Staff Association has set up a special loan
The Rowe Fund was established by the Pan American Union (precursor of
the Organization of American States) in 1948 in compliance with the will
of Dr. Leo Stanton Rowe, who was Director General of the Pan American
Union from 1920 to 1946. During his 25 years as Director General, he
demonstrated special interest in the education of Latin American youth,
whom he assisted during his lifetime, and to whom he bequeathed a legacy
in his will. He was also known for recognizing the achievements of
colleagues, inspiring them, and improving their performance on behalf of
the Organization and, ultimately, the Americas.
For more information
How to apply:
Fill out the application form (click
here to download)
Submit a memo addressed to the
Rowe Fund Committee
Include a copy of the latest
invoice from the university
Association must guaranty the loan and only full contributors to the
Staff Association and GS/OAS staff members may apply
For more information, please
contact the Rowe Fund personnel at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-458-6208.
United Buying Service (UBS):
Service (UBS) ha ayudado a personas del área de Washington a obtener
los precios prenegociados más bajos en vehículos nuevos por casi
cuarenta años. UBS trabaja con alrededor de 100 concesionarios para
asistirle en la compra del carro, camión o SUV de sus sueños.
Para empezar, lo
único que usted tiene que hacer es llamar a UBS al (301) 657-1920 y
hablar con un Asesor para saber a dónde debe dirigirse para obtener
el ahorro y servicio de UBS.
El libro de precios
oficial de UBS que muestra los ahorros prenegociados está disponible
en las oficinas de la Asociación del Personal (GSB 694C). Cupones e
incentivos del fabricante contribuirán aún más al bajo precio de UBS,
cuando haya disponibilidad de los mismos.
de UBS también pueden valorar su “trade-in” y ayudarlo con la
compra de un vehículo usado.
Si tiene alguna
duda sobre el programa, por favor comuníquese con el Sr. John
Stonesifer al (301) 657-1920.Por cierto, UBS cuenta con una sala de
exhibiciones de muebles en Baltimore y también le ofrece excelentes
Staff Association members may also benefit from:
A legal defense fund, made up of donations by fellow
staff members, for employees with grievance cases. Participation in joint
committees and working groups, such as the selection and nominating
committees, and working groups to study parking guidelines, and health
insurance policies, among others.