Officer Elections (SP21)
In accordance with the Federation’s Constitution, we will be holding officer elections this term. The following positions are up: President, PT Vice President, Secretary, and the Chief Grievance, Communications, and Organizing officers. These are two year terms. The descriptions are below, though if you have questions about a particular position you can contact the Federation. Please send your candidate form and statement to email@example.com
Candidate statements are here.
The duties of the President shall include:
a. Presiding at meetings of the Federation, including the Executive Board.
b. Serving as an ex-officio member of all Federation committees.
c. Signing all necessary papers and documents.
d. Representing the Federation when and where necessary.
e. Working in a collegial manner with other groups representing faculty interests.
f. Reporting to the membership at least once a year summarizing the accomplishments of the Federation and outlining plans for the future.
g. Acting as co-signer on all financial accounts.
h. Pre-approve budgeted expenditures before being paid by the Treasurer.
i. Serving an additional six months as an ex-officio (non-voting) executive officer (“Past President”) after the conclusion of the elected term.
j. The president position can be held by co-presidents if elected by the membership. k. The President will have final oversight of the COPE.
The duties of Part-Time Faculty Vice President shall include:
a. Performing all presidential duties in the absence of the President and Executive Vice President.
b. Serving in a liaison capacity as one of the primary communication links representing part-time faculty interests and concerns within the Federation leadership.
c. Carrying out such additional executive and administrative responsibilities on behalf of the Federation as may be determined by the Executive Board.
d. Attend conferences that address part-time related issues.
e. Chair Part-Time Faculty Committee
The duties of the Secretary shall include:
a. Recording the minutes of all general membership and Executive Board meetings.
b. Issuing all notices and answering all correspondence at the direction of the President and the Executive Board.
c. Acting as the custodian of the seal and the charter of the Federation.
The duties of the Chief Grievance officer shall include:
a. Coordinating the enforcement of the contract.
b. Coordinating grievance trainings for new and existing grievance officers who serve our members.
c. Chairing as needed a committee to do the work of contract enforcement.
d. Consulting and informing the Federation Executive Board committee about grievances.
The duties of the Communications officer shall include:
a. Coordinating the work of consistent communications with members through the Federation’s website, digital and paper publications, and social media platforms.
b. Coordinating consistent communications with the campus community and the communities we serve.
c. Chairing, as needed, a committee to do the communications work of the union.
d. Attending meetings and delivering reports as directed by the Executive Board (e.g. BOT, Senate, College Council, COPE, etc.)
The duties of the Organizing officer shall include:
a. Coordinating the outreach and organizing of members and nonmembers.
b. Maintaining the membership rolls of the Federation, including submitting monthly membership updates to the district payroll staff (e.g. addition of new Federation members and removal of members who drop membership or retire).
c. Reporting the faculty unit size to the Treasurer each term.
d. Chairing the organizing committee to do the member organizing and outreach of the union.