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Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Colstrip, MT, 59323
March 25, 2021

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Tracee L Raymond

PO Box ****

Colstrip, MT *****

Cell Phone 406-***-****



I am a highly motivated individual and everything that I do I put more than 110 percent of myself into what I am doing. I am very proud of my work ethics and how I conduct myself. I am a people person and a very dedicated individual. I work for AFSCME and the Operators for quite a number of years. The last few years I worked for my husbands company running it doing rural mail routes. I am always up for a new challenge.


-Over that last few years most of my stuff that I have done has been self taught. I have actually been afforded to just assist my husband with his business with keeping everything on track. When I wasn't doing that for him I would assist a few of my friends with their personal businesses. We also have rentals in Miles City in which I manage and have done some of the repairs for.

When working for the unions I attended all kinds of workshops and schools that were offered to me. I have attended the AFL-CIO organizing school in October of 2000 and one that AFSCME International put on in February of 2001. I have attended the Grace Carol Rocky Mountain Labor Schools in 2004 and 2005. I attended Strike and Steward Training that ASCME International put on in the fall of 2001. After that I was able to instruct locals by putting on both Strike training and steward training classes. I have completed Labor/Management and Interest Based Bargaining training from the State of Montana. I also completed Labor/Management and Interest Based Bargaining training from Jim Parman and Ted Handle with FMCS. I attended Grievance and Arbitration Training from Attorney Matt Thiel. In October 2008 I attended the Labor Law and Arbitration School. I have taken grievance to arbitration and wrote the final briefs for them. I have written and filed ULP's with both the State and Federal Services. I have had contracts go to mediation and have used that process on numerous occasions.


1976-1978 Custer County High School

1978 Miles Community College – GED

1984-1986 Miles Community College

1987 Mesa College, Grand Junction, CO

1991-1992 Miles Community College

2009 State of Montana - CNA

2010 American Red Cross-First Aid and CPR


Major: Nursing

Minor: Business

In College I was a member of the Student senate and received an achievement award for Cheerleading.


April 2011- Present Bookkeeper/Driver Waples Enterprises

Owner: Deryl Waples 406-***-****

I have done payroll, schedules, set everything up to get employees cleared, trained employees to drive and sort mail. I have balanced books, wrote checks and assisted with repairs or have scheduled them. I have also dealt with all the discipline of all of the employees. Along with mail delivery for rural routes, I have also set up and provided bounce house services for events. Plus we have rentals in Miles City in which I collect the rent and get repairs taken care of for those places in Miles.

April 2017 – June 2017 Cook/Server Food Cart

Owner: Carla Kennedy 701-***-****

My friend Carla Kennedy brought her food cart to Colstrip and it was set up out at the Power Plant. She was staying at my house and ended needed assistance with running her food cart as her help she had didn't work out. She has something come up at home and just completely left me with it to run in for over 6 weeks by myself. I set prices, menus, did food prep and all clean up for turn around that year.

May 2010-May2011 CNA, Montana Health Net Work

Supervisor: Nixie Gagne

I traveled to different places and did CNA work at different nursing homes assisting residents with their ADL's. I did charting on each resident and made sure that things were in order before the end of my shifts.

May 2010-May201 CNA, Prairie Travelers

Executive Director Mary Kaercher

I traveled to different places and did CNA work at different nursing homes assisting residents with their ADL's. I did charting on each resident and made sure that things were in order before the end of my shifts.

Dec. 2009-April 2010 CNA, Rosebud Health Care Center

Shift Supervisor-RN Peggy Stocker 406-***-****

I worked in the Nursing home assisting residents with their ADL's I had to do charting on each resident and make sure that things were in order before the end of my shifts.

Sept.2009-May2010 Substitute Teaching, Colstrip Schools

Substitute Teacher Coordinator, Joyce Angell

I substitute teaching at both the Elementary and Middle Schools. I was responsible for the kid in the class rooms and making sure that lesson plans were followed. I worked with some children that had special needs and/or learning disabilities. I am responsible to know all of the policies and procedures for the school. I had to fill out daily reports for the schools and the teachers.

Oct.2006-Aug.2009 Business Agent, Operating Engineers Local 400

Business Manager, Jim Keene

I negotiated Contracts for Operating Engineers Local 400. Working for them I was in charge of their mines and have done a little with Heavy Highway negotiations. I have been responsible for approximately 500 members. I have worked with both the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Tribes. I have processed grievances and ULP's. I have done arbitrations and assisted with them. I had to do research in the writing of final briefs and complete them. I have worked with both the NLRB and FMCS. I was responsible for doing fact-finding and trying to find solutions to problems if possible. While work for the Operators I have participated in 3 of their strikes. I was in charge of making sure everything went smoothly and to try to resolved the problems as soon as possible. I would investigate accidents and hove to figure out if members followed safety procedures. I had to know both OSHA and MSHA safety rules and regulations. I had to do interviews and press releases. I have computer experience. I ran the monthly membership meetings and had to keep the minutes for them. Other responsibilities involved filing, correspondences, scheduling appointments, attend meetings, answering phones and dealing with contract issues. Responsible for knowing both Federal and State Laws. I have assisted the State in their processing of human rights complaints and wage claims.

Aug.2000-Oct.2006 Field Representative, AFSCME Montana Council 9

Executive Director, Tim Twardoski 406-***-****

I negotiated Contracts for members/employees with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Unions. I processed grievances, ULP's with both the State and NLRB. I took a grievance to arbitration, presented it and had to do the research to write the brief for it. I had to know both State and Federal Laws. I was responsible for writing proposals, filing, correspondence, scheduling appointments, attended meetings, answering pones and dealing with contract issues. I did fact-finding and trying to come up with solutions to problems at the lowest levels. I was on safety committees for some of my bargaining units. I had to know all of the OSHA rules, regulations and make sure that we complied with them.

When I first started with AFSCME I was an organizer. Within 6 months I moved up to negotiating contracts and the processing of the grievances. I had 20 locals that I represented for them.

Note: I have a letter of reference from AFSCME

Aug.1996-Aug.2000 Trainer/Night Monitor, Eastern Montana Industries

Executive Director, Sherman Weimer 406-***-****

I worked with the Developmentally Disabled in a group home setting, assisting and supervising clients with their care. I ran programs, charting, given medication and drove clients where they needed to go or be. Such as work, home visits, grocery stores or to events.


Prior to working at Eastern Montana Industries I worked for a number of years in the medical field, Just before that, I work for a Private Golf Course taking care of all of their books, membership and payroll. I have a couple of letters of reference for other jobs that I have had in the past and I can furnish them upon request.


Brady Stone Chuck Gangl Owen Johnson

505 S Stacy 1106 4th Street PO Box153

Miles City, MT 59301 Deer Lodge, MT 593722 Forsyth, MT 59327

406-***-**** 406-***-**** 406-***-****

Dennis Maag John Groom Carla Walker

PO Box 861 PO Box 504

Colstrip, MT 59323 Sunrise, AZ Colstrip, MT 59323

406-***-**** or 748-3699 406-***-**** 406-***-****

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