We are announcing the opening of nominations for elections to all GTAC leadership positions for next academic year!
GTAC has open nominations for steering committee positions between August 16-September 16th You can find information about the different available positions and their responsibilities below. You can self-nominate or nominate anyone you think would be able to satisfy the demands of the position. In order to nominate yourself or another member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (edit: no longer a working email – please use email@example.com) with the subject heading “GTAC Nominations.” Please be sure to include the name of the nominee and the position to which you are nominating them.
Nominations will close at midnight April, September 16.
Read more for position titles and their responsibilities:
General Officer Positions:
The President shall:
- Be the presiding officer at all meetings of the membership and the Steering Committee;
- Be an ex-officio member of all standing committees except the Elections Committee;
- Be the principal executive officer of the organization;
- Receive, report, and respond to correspondence of the organization;
- Be one of the responsible financial officers of the organization shall be authorized to co-sign financial instruments and make regular and usual disbursements of funds;
- Represent the organization before bodies of the employer, executive and legislative officials;
- Represent the organization before the public, community organizations, and the news media;
- Be, by office, a delegate to the Central Labor Council, and the state AFL-CIO body;
- Be, by office, a delegate to the convention of the American Federation of Teachers and meetings or conventions of its affiliated bodies;
- Make an annual report to the organization’s membership
The Vice-President shall:
- Assume the duties of the President in the event of absence, illness, or death of the President;
- Oversee the work of and receive regular reports from the Organizing Committee;
- Perform other duties as delegated by the President or assigned by the Steering Committee;
- Co-sign financial instruments in the absence of the President of Treasurer.
The Secretary shall:
- Maintain the non-financial files and records of the organization, including names and contact information of members;
- Be the custodian of the seal and charter of the organization;
- Record and keep accurate minutes of meetings of the membership and the Steering Committee;
- Assist the President in handling the correspondence of the organization;
- Oversee the work of, and receive and certify the reports of, the Elections Committee;
- Perform other duties as delegated by the President, or assigned by the Steering Committee;
- Co-sign financial instruments in the absence of the President or Treasurer;
- Perform duties of the office as required by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
The Treasurer shall:
- Receive, record, and deposit all dues monies and other income in the name of the organization;
- Maintain accurate membership records;
- Issue membership cards and notices of delinquency;
- Be one of the responsible financial officers of the organization and be authorized to co-sign financial instruments and make regular and usual disbursements of funds;
- Maintain all financial records of the organization;
- Arrange for an independent audit of the finances of the organization annually and make same available to the Steering Committee and membership;
- Perform other duties as delegated by the President or assigned by the Steering Committee.
Standing Committee Officer Positions:
The Chair of each standing committee shall preside over all committee meetings, set the agenda for committee meetings, provide notice of any committee meetings to all committee members, report on committee business to the Steering Committee, ensure that appropriate records of committee meetings are kept, supervise and coordinate the work of committee members, and otherwise participate in committee business.
The Organizing Committee Chair shall:
- assume primary responsibility for building and maintaining GTAC’s membership and for ensuring participation by GTAC members in order to maintain and strengthen GTAC;
- make every attempt to get all eligible persons to join and participate in GTAC.
The Communications Committee Chair shall:
- be responsible for the regular publication of a GTAC newsletter to all GTAC members;
- be responsible for the production of press releases (subject to the approval of the President and, where appropriate, to the approval of KAPE);
- maintaining good communications on behalf of GTAC with graduate employee organizations at other universities;
- educating GTAC members about labor issues in higher education as well as about general and national labor issues.
The Negotiations Committee Chair shall:
- assess members regarding the matters they wish to see addressed in negotiations;
- generate consensus over negotiation priorities and strategy;
- have the responsibility for negotiating with KU administrators and/or the Kansas Board of Regents for favorable terms and conditions of employment for all members of the bargaining unit;
- be responsible for monitoring government actions that may affect the membership and develop appropriate responses to such action in cooperation with affiliated organizations;
- present negotiated terms and conditions of employment to GTAC members for ratification.
The Grievance Committee Chair shall:
- work with the officers in the resolution of contractual and non-contractual disputes in the workplace;
- shall maintain records of grievances and their disposition;
- shall be responsible for the processing of grievances and disputes beyond the immediate work location.