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Professional Staff Congress/CUNY Notice of Nominations and Elections — Spring 2012

PSC GENERAL OFFICERS
Term of Office: 3 Years

President, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, 5 University-wide Officers.

Vice President, Senior Colleges, and 3 Senior College Officers.

Vice President, Community Colleges, and 3 Community College Officers.

Vice President, Cross Campus Chapters, and 3 Cross-Campus Officers.

Vice President, Part-Time Instructional Staff, and 3 Part-Time Instructional Staff Officers.

Two Retiree Executive Council Officers.


NYSUT AND AFT CONVENTION DELEGATES

Term of Office: 3 years

100 Convention Delegate Positions


AAUP ANNUAL MEETING DELEGATES

(Only PSC members designated as members of the AAUP are eligible to run and vote)

Term of Office: 3 years

15 Annual Meeting Delegate Positions


ELECTION SCHEDULE:

1. Nominating petitions will be obtainable upon request from chapter chairpersons or from Barbara Gabriel, Coordinator of Office Services, at the PSC office from January 30 to March 1, 2012.

2. Petitions must be received at the Professional Staff Congress, 61 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10006 by 5:00 pm, March 1, 2012.

3. A candidate or his/her designee may inspect the list of eligible voters at the American Arbitration Association offices at 1633 Broadway – 10th Floor, on March 23, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

4. Ballots will be mailed to members by the American Arbitration Association on Monday, April 2, 2012. Anyone who does not receive a ballot by April 9th should call Barbara Gabriel at the PSC office, 212-354-1252, for a duplicate ballot or to check your membership status.

5. All ballots received by the American Arbitration Association by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27, 2012, will be included in the count.

6. Ballots will be counted on Monday, April 30, 2012, at 10:00 am at the American Arbitration Association offices, 1633 Broadway – basement.


DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY

Candidates must submit a signed declaration of candidacy no later than January 9, 2012, to Barbara Gabriel at the PSC office. The declaration must specify the office(s) being sought, the candidate’s name, college and department and, if the candidate intends to run as part of a slate or caucus, the name of the slate or caucus. Slate or caucus declarations should be submitted through the slate or caucus designee. A sample declaration form is available on the PSC website: psc-cuny.org/declarationofcandidacy or from Barbara Gabriel at the PSC office.


ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE:

To hold a position as a general officer (serving on the Executive Council), one must have been a member in good standing of the PSC for at least one (1) year prior to the close of nominations, March 1, 2012. Among the general officer positions, retiree members may only serve as Retiree Executive Council Officers.


ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE:

To be eligible to vote in this election one must have been a member in good standing for at least four (4) months prior to the mailing of the ballots, April 2, 2012.


NOMINATIONS PROCEDURE:

1. Nominations shall be by written petition signed by no less than fifty (50) members of the appropriate constituency in good standing. For the AAUP Delegate positions the written petition must be signed by no fewer than twenty-five (25) of the identified members in good standing of the PSC Chapter of the AAUP.

2. Slate nominations shall be permitted.

3. Petitions with names of candidates will be available from the PSC Central Office or from your chapter chair beginning January 30th.


SLATE REGULATIONS:

A slate of candidates will be recognized if it consists of candidates for twenty-five percent or more of the officers to be elected, and if it submits, prior to the close of nominations: (1) a listing of caucus officers, all of whom must be members in good standing, including the person designated to authorize nominees for that caucus’ slate; and (2) a nominating petition including the printed name, signature, department and college of each petitioner, and the signature of each candidate running on the slate. The candidate’s signature on the slate petition shall constitute that candidate’s acceptance of the slate designation.


ELECTION RULES:

A copy of the Rules Governing All General and Chapter Elections is available for inspection by all eligible voters from Barbara Gabriel at the PSC central office, and at the PSC website. Relevant sections are summarized below:

1. All voting must be on an official ballot. Write-in votes are permitted. The intent of the voter must be clear, whether the name of the candidate is written, printed or typed. In order for a write-in vote to be considered valid, the candidate must meet the same eligibility requirements as a regular candidate. A write-in candidate must receive at least 10 or 10 percent (10%) of the total votes cast in the election, whichever is less, to be elected. Write-in candidates who are elected must submit written acceptance of office to the Elections Committee within ten days of the notification of election results.

2. Each candidate, or a representative designated in writing, is entitled to observe the counting of the ballots.

3. The issue of Clarion published in March 2012 will allot each candidate 200 words for a biography and/or statement. Slates of candidates for general officer may pool their allotment of words in whatever fashion they choose. The deadline for typed copy is 5:00 pm, March 2, 2012. For information on existing Clarion photos, contact the editor by February 22, 2012. Candidates for delegates to the NYSUT, AFT and AAUP conventions will be listed, but they will not receive further space.

Candidates for general officers may purchase not more than one-half page of advertising space in the issue of Clarion published in March 2012. Slates may purchase not more than one page of advertising space in that issue. The deadline for camera-ready mechanicals or an equivalent digital file is 5:00 pm, March 2, 2012. (Note: It would be helpful to Clarion if candidates can give newspaper staff advance notice of their intention to submit statements or advertisements, by February 15, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter.) Space limitations preclude an offer of space to candidates for delegates to the NYSUT, AFT and AAUP conventions.

All candidates may mail literature at their own expense through Century Direct, 30-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-3415, the PSC mailing house. The PSC computer service will provide Century Direct with home-addressed labels or electronic downloads of the membership, or will provide candidates with college-addressed labels, lists or electronic downloads of the membership at cost. The computer service must have five days of advance notice to provide these.

AAUP Candidates running for office can purchase the complete list for $5.00. The list will be mailed to the candidates’ home address. List will not be faxed.