Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
Chapter Officers, Delegates and Alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly and PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council
Term of Office: three (3) years
PSC Spring 2022 Elections will be held for several PSC chapters (listed above). This chart outlines the positions up for election and the number of petition signatures required for candidates to run at their chapters. The grand total column reflects the number of members in each chapter.
Officers to Be Elected
In each of the Chapters listed below, voters will elect the Chapter Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, four Officers-at-Large, Delegates to the Delegate Assembly (in addition to the Chapter Chair, who shall automatically be the initial Delegate to the Delegate Assembly) and Alternates to the Delegate Assembly according to the listing in the table on this page.
Declaration of Candidacy: Signed declaration of candidacies must be received by the PSC office by January 14, 2022. 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 declaration form is available at tinyurl.com/2022-declaration-of-candidacy. Slate or caucus designees and individuals should submit the form to [email protected]. Forms may also be mailed to the PSC at 61 Broadway– Ste. 1500, New York, NY 10006.
Eligibility for Holding Office: Members shall be permitted to hold chapter-level office who have been members in good standing of the appropriate chapter for at least one (1) year prior to the close of nominations, March 4, 2022.
Voting Eligibility: Members shall be permitted to participate in the nomination process and to vote who have been members in good standing of the appropriate chapter for at least four (4) months prior to the mailing of the ballots on April 4, 2022 (i.e., they must have been a member as of December 4, 2021).
Nominating Procedures: Nominations of an individual or of a slate must be by official nominating petition signed by no fewer than twenty-five (25) members of the chapter in good standing or by no fewer than twenty-five percent (25%) of the members of the chapter in good standing, whichever is less. For chapter elections, members may only sign nominating petitions of the chapter to which they belong.
Slate Regulations: A slate of candidates will be recognized if it consists of candidates for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the officers to be elected in the applicable chapter, 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 for each candidate running on the slate. A candidate’s signature on a Slate’s Declaration of Candidacy shall constitute that candidate’s acceptance of the slate designation.
Balloting: All voting must be on the official PSC ballot. Write-in votes are permitted. A write-in vote shall be valid if the intent of the voter is clear; written, printed and typed names are acceptable. A write-in candidate must meet the same eligibility requirements as a regular candidate. In chapter elections, any nominated or write-in candidate must receive at least ten (10) votes or ten percent (10%) of the votes cast for that office, whichever is less, in order to be elected. Write-in candidates who are elected must submit written acceptance of office to the Elections Committee within ten (10) calendar days of notification that their election has been certified.
Campaigning: All candidates may mail literature at their own expense through the PSC’s mailing house, Century Direct. To request a list, email the membership department at [email protected]. The Request for List and Labels Form will also be posted on the PSC website. The PSC will provide Century Direct with electronic downloads of home addresses of members eligible to vote for the seat for which the candidate is running, after receiving payment of $60.00 from the candidate. PSC must have three (3) working days of advance notice to generate and provide these downloads. Contact Century Direct at (212) 763-0607 or email Bill Abrams at [email protected].
Election Tally: Each candidate, or a representative of the candidate, is entitled to be present at the counting of the ballots. Candidates who are part of a slate may have a slate representative present at the counting of the ballots.
PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council
At each of the colleges listed below, voters will elect the designated number of members of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council, in accordance with the above schedule and rules and the by-laws of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund.
- JANUARY 14, 2022 – Deadline for filing a signed Candidate Declaration. The form is available online at tinyurl.com/2022-declaration-of-candidacy and should be submitted to the slate/caucus designee or [email protected] for those running individually. Forms may also be mailed to the PSC Office at 61 Broadway – Ste. 1500, New York, NY 10006. Forms must be received by January 14, 2022.
- FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – Pre-printed nominating petitions will be available upon request by emailing [email protected].
- MARCH 4, 2022, 5:00 PM – Deadline for completed nominating petitions to be received at [email protected] or at the PSC Office, Attn: Elections Committee, 61 Broadway – Ste. 1500, New York, NY 10006.
- APRIL 4, 2022 – Ballots will be mailed to members’ home addresses.
- APRIL 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – Ballots in an uncontested election must be received at the PSC Office.
- APRIL 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – Ballots for contested elections must be received at American Arbitration Assoc. via mail or internet.
- MAY 2, 2022 – Ballots will be counted at 10:00 am.
The complete Election Rules and PSC Constitution may be obtained from the PSC website at tinyurl.com/PSC-election-rules and www.psc-cuny.org/about-us/constitution.
Any questions regarding election procedures or materials can be addressed to [email protected]. All mailed correspondence to the PSC Office regarding elections should be put to the attn. of PSC Elections Committee. For updated information on the PSC elections process, go to the PSC Elections Committee webpage at psc-cuny.org/about-us/elections-committee.