Helen L. Zajac
Regional Vice President,
Helen Zajac is a native of Vallejo, CA, a life member of NARFE (joining in 1992) and has been Region VIII Vice President since 2008. She was re-elected to a two-year term on the National Executive Board at NARFE’s 33rd Biennial National Convention in Orlando, FL, August 24-28, 2014.
A daughter of a federal retiree, Zajac began her federal career at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, working her way from a temporary clerk-stenographer to a program manager for the Navy’s Reactor Plant Pipe Fitting Program. While an active federal employee, she was a director and the treasurer of the Navy Yard Association. Zajac also was a member of the Federally Employed Women and Federal Managers Association. She retired after 26 years of service, due to base closure.
Upon retirement, Zajac served as secretary of Vallejo Chapter 16 while also serving as District VII vice president. She provided training in all disciplines at the district and federation levels. While serving as chapter president, she was elected federation president.
Zajac established a working relationship with the Federal Executive Boards in both Northern and Southern California, which resulted in much-needed access to many federal agencies for recruitment efforts. She also established a partnership with the California Postal Employees Legislative Coalition and the California Retired Teachers Association to work on passage of GPO/WEP and Premium Conversion for federal retirees.