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PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS-CUNY: NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS – SPRING 2019

 

Chapter Officers, Delegates and Alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly and PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council

Term of Office: 3 Years

ELECTION SCHEDULE

  1. Deadline for filling Declarations of Candidacy will be January 11, 2019.
  2. Pre-printed nominating petitions will be available upon request from the PSC office on February 1, 2019.
  3. Fully completed nominating petitions must be received at the PSC office, 61 Broadway, Ste. 1500, New York, NY 10006, by 5 pm, March 4, 2019.
  4. Ballots will be mailed to members’ home addresses on April 1, 2019.
  5. Ballots in uncontested elections must be received at the PSC office by 5 pm on April 30, 2019.

Ballots in contested elections must be received at the office of the designated ballot-counting organization by 5 pm on April 30, 2019.

Ballots will be counted at 10 am on May 1, 2019.

OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED

In each of the chapters listed below, voters will elect the Chapter Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, four Officers-at-Large, Delegates to the Delegate Assembly (in addition to the Chapter Chairperson, who shall automatically be the initial delegate to the Delegate Assembly) and Alternates to the Delegate Assembly according to the following listing: (see below left).

Relevant portions of the ELECTION RULES are summarized below. The complete rules may be obtained from Barbara Gabriel at the PSC office, or viewed on the PSC website at https://www.psc-cuny.org/sites/default/files/Rules%20Governing%20Elections%206-15.pdf.

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY

Candidates must submit a signed Declaration of Candidacy no later than January 11, 2017, 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 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, 2019.

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 1, 2019 (i.e., they must have been a member as of December 3, 2018).

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 all candidates, petitions shall include: (a) the printed name, signature, department and college of each petitioner; and (b) the printed name, signature, department and college of the nominee, as well as the office being sought by the nominee. For chapter elections, members may only sign nominating petitions of the chapter to which they belong. A candidate’s signature on a Declaration of Candidacy shall constitute that candidate’s acceptance of the slate designation.

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, 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. The candidate’s signature on the slate petition shall constitute that candidate’s acceptance of the slate designation. A sample slate form is available on the PSC website: https://www.psc-cuny.org/sites/default/files/Slate%20Form.pdf or from Barbara Gabriel at the PSC office.

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: Declared candidates may mail literature at their own expense, either directly or through the PSC mailing house (Century Direct, 30-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101). At the request of the candidate and at cost, the PSC will provide Century Direct with home-addressed electronic download of the membership, or will provide candidates with college-addressed list, labels and/or electronic download of the membership. Candidates must notify the PSC five (5) business days in advance of the mailing to allow sufficient time for the ordering of downloads. Please see Barbara Gabriel at the PSC for further information, and to file the required forms.

Election Tally: Each candidate, or a representative of the candidate, is entitled to be 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 bylaws of the PSC/CUNY Welfare Fund: (see below right).

Voting Eligibility: All members in good standing of the PSC at the above colleges, who have been members in good standing for at least four (4) months, including Higher Education Officers, Registrars and College Laboratory Technicians, as well as faculty, will elect the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council members running at their respective colleges.

Eligibility for Holding Office: PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council members must be CUNY instructional staff members who have been members in good standing of the PSC for two (2) years prior to the close of nominations, March 3, 2019.

Nominations: Advisory Council members shall be nominated by written petition signed by no fewer than twenty-five (25) or twenty-five percent (25%) whichever is less of the CUNY instructional staff members at each unit who are also PSC members. Slate nominations will be permitted.

Chapter Members Delegates Alternates

Petition Signatures Required

Bronx EOC 12 Chair 1 3
Brooklyn EOC 20 Chair 1 5
College of SI 813 Chair + 7 5 25
Hunter Campus Schools 109 Chair 1 25
HEOs 4404 Chair + 43 8 25
Kingsborough 775 Chair + 7 5 25
Lehman College 780 Chair + 7 5 25
Manhattan CC 1361 Chair + 13 6 25
Manhattan EOC 43 Chair 1 11
Medgar Evers 411 Chair + 3 3 25
NYC Tech 1114 Chair + 10 6 25
Queens EOC 17 Chair 1 4
Queensborough CC 907 Chair + 8 5 25
Registrars 1 Chair 1 1
Research Foundation 94 Chair 1 24
RF Field Units 231 Chair +1 2 25
Retirees 2694 Chair +6 5 25
         

 

College WF Council Members
Bronx EOC 1
Brooklyn EOC 1
College of SI 2
Hunter Campus Schools 1
Kingsborough 2
Lehman College 2
Manhattan CC 2
Manhattan EOC 1
Medgar Evers 2
NYC Tech 2
Queens EOC 1
Queensborough 2
Research Foundation 1
RF Field Units 1
Retirees 1