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CFA Chapter Officer Elections
Balloting/Voting NOW March 11-March 24

The CFA is holding elections this spring, according to its Constitution. Below is a timeline and procedures for the election. Whether you participate as a candidate or voter, please be involved—we need you! A basic description of duties for each office, CFA Constitution, nominations and voting process, and other election information are listed on this website. Note: No one can hold more than one position on the Executive Board.  If you have any questions, please contact the CFA at: cfa_sf@calfac.org

Timeline:

Nominations opened on Monday, February 18th

Nominations closed on Sunday, March 3rd

CFA prepares web ballot & posts candidate statements the week of March 4-10 to this website.  The web ballot will contain a space for write-in candidates for each office.

Balloting/Voting happens online March 11-24

The CFA Elections Committee will count ballots over spring break (March 25-31), and send results to the CFA Executive Committee, which confirms the results and announces outcomes (April 1-5). The Elections Committee members are not candidates for any office and voting information is kept confidential.

Officers take office on June 1, 2019. The term of office is 2 years, until May 31, 2021.

The following offices along with their job description from our Constitution are below

President (Assembly Delegate*)

The president shall carry out the policies of the chapter, exercise general supervision over the activities of the chapter, preside at meetings of the chapter and Executive Board, and serve as spokesperson for the chapter. She/he shall be a member of the statewide Council of Presidents.

Lecturer Vice-President (Assembly delegate*)

The duties of the vice-presidents shall include assuming the duties of the president at the request of, or in the absence of the president, and performing additional duties as assigned by the president. The vice-presidents shall automatically succeed to the office of president for the balance of the unexpired term when the position of president is vacated; succession shall be by tenure track vice-president in even-numbered years and lecturer vice-president in odd-numbered years. The lecturer vice-president shall be a member of the statewide Council of Lecturers.

Tenure Track Vice-President

The duties of the vice-presidents shall include assuming the duties of the president at the request of, or in the absence of the president, and performing additional duties as assigned by the president. The vice-presidents shall automatically succeed to the office of president for the balance of the unexpired term when the position of president is vacated; succession shall be by tenure track vice-president in even-numbered years and lecturer vice-president in odd-numbered years.

Secretary

The secretary shall be responsible for maintaining a record of all proceedings and correspondence of the chapter and Executive Board and sending such notices as may be required.

Treasurer

The treasurer shall be responsible for the receipt and disbursement of funds and shall expend organizational funds only upon the approval of the Executive Board. The treasurer shall also keep an accurate record of all monies received and of all disbursements, prepare and submit for approval an annual budget and present a statement of chapter finances at the first Executive Board meeting of each academic quarter, or on an alternate schedule set by the Executive Board. The treasurer shall fill out and submit Agency Fee forms concerning the chapter expenditures and provide any other financial reports required by CFA Statewide. The treasurer shall initiate the annual audit.

Affirmative Action Representative (Assembly delegate*)

The Affirmative Action Representative shall serve as an advocate for, and help build activism among, members of groups defined by California law as protected, including: racial, ethnic and religious minorities; persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; women; and persons with disabilities. The Affirmative Action Representative shall serve as a member of the Executive Board and act as the chapter’s representative on the statewide CFA Council for Affirmative Action.

At-Large Lecturer Representative (Assembly delegate*)

The at-large lecturer and tenure-track representatives shall be the primary agents at the chapter level for information relating to collective bargaining strategy and shall assist the counterpart vice-presidents with other chapter activities. They shall poll the membership as needed, inform the membership of collective bargaining issues and results, and act as liaison between the chapter and the statewide Contract Development/Bargaining Strategy committee. During periods of active bargaining, they shall co-chair an ad hoc committee charged with implementing bargaining strategy at the chapter level.

At-Large Tenure-Track Representative (Assembly delegate*)

The at-large lecturer and tenure-track representatives shall be the primary agents at the chapter level for information relating to collective bargaining strategy and shall assist the counterpart vice-presidents with other chapter activities. They shall poll the membership as needed, inform the membership of collective bargaining issues and results, and act as liaison between the chapter and the statewide Contract Development/Bargaining Strategy committee. During periods of active bargaining, they shall co-chair an ad hoc committee charged with implementing bargaining strategy at the chapter level.

Librarian Representative

Coach Representative

Counselor Representative

College of Business Representative

College of Education Representative

College of Ethnic Studies Representative

College of Health & Human Services Representative

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Representative

College of Science & Engineering Representative

Retiree Representative

Each college, instructionally-related unit (librarians, coaches, counselors), and retirees shall have at least one elected representative. The Executive Board may designate elections for additional college representatives according to the following formula: if the number of faculty in a given college exceeds the total number of faculty in the chapter, divided by number of colleges, then multiplied by two, another representative election may be approved. Such elections should normally be conducted at the same time as elections of chapter officers, and should follow the chapter guidelines for elections. Evidence of proper election will be presented to the Elections Committee, which will certify properly conducted elections. When such a position is vacant, and no election is imminent, the Executive Board may appoint a representative whose term of service will end in accordance with the normal cycle of election and appointment.

*Assembly Delegates are expected to travel & vote at the statewide CFA delegate meetings held over a weekend in Los Angeles or Sacramento every April & October.

The Executive Board meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm in HSS 331 (CFA Office).

The Executive Board shall be vested with the authority to conduct the business of the chapter, subject to the policies of the CFA and the instructions of the membership. In addition, the Executive Board shall:

i. be responsible for planning and scheduling chapter activities on campus and for implementing CFA goals;

ii. schedule and prepare the agenda for chapter meetings;

iii. make temporary appointments to fill vacant offices until the next regular election and appoint alternate representatives to the CFA Assembly when elected representatives are unable to attend a meeting; and

iv. make appointments to all committees, seeking to create a committee structure that reflects the demographics of the bargaining unit.

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