The UAFP is led by an Executive Council, which comprises the four elected executive officers.
The Executive Council has overall legislative, executive, and administrative responsibility for the policies and operations of the Union. These include approving contract proposals, creating paid appointed positions, authorizing expenditures of funds, and in general proposing and executing the policies and resolutions of the Union.
Officers of the Executive Council
Officers are elected for a term of three (3) years by a majority of the vote in a general membership election. The responsibilities of each position are as follows:
- The PRESIDENT shall administer the affairs and execute the policies of the UAFP, preside over all meetings of the Executive Council and membership, supervise the operations of the various constituted bodies of the Union, and act as the official spokesperson for the Union. The President shall be paid a stipend of $6,000.00 per year.
- The VICE PRESIDENT shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President in his or her absence when designated to do so by the Executive Council in accordance with Article VII Section 3. The Vice President shall also oversee the Scholarship Support Fund and the Health Insurance Reimburse-ment Program as well as authorizations and memberships. The Vice President shall be paid a stipend of $5,000.00 per year.
- The SECRETARY shall be responsible for the minutes and records of the Executive Council, prepare the agenda and notices for all meetings of the Executive Council as directed by the President, and keep union records. The Secretary shall be paid a stipend of $5,000.00 per year.
- The TREASURER shall be bonded, have responsibility for and custody of the funds of the Union, pay all bills as authorized by the Executive Council, keep accurate records of receipts, expenditures, and all financial transactions, and prepare regular financial reports as required by the Executive Council. The Treasurer shall be paid a stipend of $5,000.00 per year.
Elections are held in April. Officers assume office on June 1 of the year in which they were elected (except those who are elected to serve out unexpired terms created by vacancies, who take office at the time of election).
Nominations are by written petition signed by no less than 5 members in good standing. Members will be notified before the nominating period begins of offices to be filled, their right to make nominations, and the nominating procedure. Click here for a blank Officer Nominating Petition.
All regular members in good standing are eligible to vote, nominate for office, and accept nomination and election to the Executive Council. Sustaining members can vote, but cannot nominate candidates or hold office.
The next election will be held in April 2016.
For further details about nominations and election of officers please refer to the UAFP Constitution & Bylaws. (Click here.)