On March 20th, 2015

CSLEA Site Rep Annette Medina - A DMV Veteran "I got involved and took the site rep classes because I found that some people were afraid to speak for themselves. They sometimes have felt intimidated by their superiors and don't want backlash for speaking up about a problem they may have." - Annette Medina, CSLEA Site Rep & DMV Inspector

annetteTo say California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Site Representative Annette Medina has seen a lot of changes in the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) over the years, just might be an understatement.  Medina has worked at DMV for more than two decades, first as a representative, then as an examiner and now as an inspector with Occupational Licensing, a position she has held for the past 10 years.  She covers five to six counties in and around the South Bay Area.

"We license dealers, registration services, dismantlers, driving and traffic schools and I also audit the participants in the Employer Testing Program," said Medina.  "We also do random inspections and place businesses out of business, when necessary."

Medina became a CSLEA site rep in an effort to learn more about her rights and the rights of her fellow employees.  "When they have an issue, they will contact me and I will bring that issue to the attention of our associations, California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors (CARII) and CSLEA," said Medina.  "That's how we resolve issues such as taking our personal vehicles to training versus a state vehicle.   It's always good to know your rights and always good to know you have people there to defend those rights for you."

"Annette Medina plays a very important role in the workplace as a CSLEA site rep and a very important role in public safety and consumer protection as a DMV inspector," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.  "I thank her for her involvement in our association, her dedication to those she works with and for being the watchdog over businesses we all do business with."

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