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UTW Elections: Nomination Information

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How To Nominate Someone

  • You may nominate any member at our November 16th Pro-Rep Meeting or our January Pro-Rep Meeting (you do not need a second).
  • Additionally you may nominate any member by submitting a petition signed by at least 25 active members.
    • Must submit to UTW office at least two days prior to the January Pro-Rep Meeting.
  • Nominees may decline in-person or by contacting the office.

Qualifications and Terms of Office

  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Any member in good standing is eligible to run for office.
  • TERMS OF OFFICE
    • 3 years
    • Term begins on June 15th

Elected Positions Descriptions

President
  • Serve as official representative of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Preside as Chairperson of meetings of the Executive Board, the Representative Assembly, Membership Meetings, and functions.
  • Select for approval, Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons, and members of committees, and commissions;
  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board and a voting member of the Representative Assembly, and all standing and special committees.
  • The President shall have the option of serving as a member of the Professional Negotiations Team;
  • Serve as a voting delegate and Chairperson of the delegation from United Teachers of Wichita to: the Kansas NEA State Representative Assembly, the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas, the biennial convention of the AFT-Kansas, and the biennial convention of the Kansas AFL-CIO, and the UniServ District Representative Assembly;
  • Serve as a voting delegate and Chairperson of the delegation from United Teachers of Wichita to the NEA Representative Assembly, and the biennial convention of the American Federation of Teachers;
  • Coordinate the activities of all committees, commissions, and Representative Assemblies with the administration of the total program of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Lead in the formulation of the program and activities of the United Teachers of Wichita Representative Assembly;
  • Give direction to officers, committee chairpersons, professional staff and others in their duties and responsibilities to the United Teachers of Wichita Representative Assembly;
  • Delegate authority to other members or employees of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of agendas for meetings of the Executive Board, Representative Assembly, and general membership;
  • Make appointments, as necessary;
  • Fill delegate and successor positions, as needed, in the order of the election results;
  • Sign checks and direct payment of bills;
  • Assign consultants, as necessary;
  • Call special meetings of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of reports to AFT-Kansas, Kansas NEA, NEA, AFT and government agencies;
  • Make necessary administrative decisions and act for the Representative Assembly, according to policy, during school recesses, reporting such action to the Representative Assembly at its next meeting; the President may consult or convene the Executive Board when such action is deemed necessary;
  • Supervise all United Teachers of Wichita staff.

Vice President
  • Assume all duties of the President in the temporary absence of the President;
  • Assume the office of President in the event of a vacancy in the Presidency;
  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board and a voting member of the Representative Assembly, and all standing and special committees.
  • The President shall have the option of appointing the Vice President to the Professional Negotiations Team.
  • Sign or co-sign checks;
  • Serve as a voting delegate to the Kansas-NEA State Representative Assembly, the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas, the biennial convention of the AFT-Kansas, and the biennial convention of the Kansas AFL-CIO, and the UniServ District Representative Assembly;
  • Serve as a voting delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly, and the biennial convention of the American Federation of Teachers.
  • See to the preparation of reports to AFT-Kansas, Kansas NEA, NEA, AFT and government agencies in the absence of the President.

Secretary
  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board and a voting member of the Representative Assembly;
  • Serve as Secretary at all meetings of the Executive Board and the Representative Assembly and take minutes of meetings of both groups;
  • Maintain a record of such meetings of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Co-sign checks.

Treasurer
  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board and a voting member of the Representative Assembly;
  • Serve as Chairperson of the Budget and Fiscal Committee and be responsible for the preparation of the annual budget;
  • Monitor monthly line item expenditures and present the monthly financial statement to the Executive Board and Representative Assembly;
  • Report to the Executive Board and Representative Assembly the results of annual audit of financial records of the United Teachers of Wichita.
  • Co-sign checks;
  • Assist the President in completing reports required by KNEA, AFT-KS, AFT, NEA and government agencies.

Executive Board Member
  • Set the qualifications, salaries, and other terms of employment of any staff specifically hired by United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Review the annual budget submitted by the Budget Committee and present it, with recommendations, to the Representative Assembly;
  • Make recommendations to the Representative Assembly;
  • Implement the policies and decisions of the Representative Assembly;
  • Promote professional activities for the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Direct the program of defense for members of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Assist the President in the selection of Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons, and members of all committees and approve final selections;
  • Provide for the annual audit of the financial records of the United Teachers of Wichita;
  • Consider recommendations from the Budget and Fiscal Committee for the purchase, repair, and replacement of equipment, as needed;
  • Represent the United Teachers of Wichita within policies established by the Representative Assembly, delegating authority to such groups as necessary in the implementation of this function;
  • Assist the President in the selection of members of the Professional Negotiation Team subject to the approval of the Representative Assembly;
  • Serve as voting members of the Representative Assembly;
  • Present items to be negotiated to the Professional Negotiation Team;
  • Authorize the Professional Negotiation Team, which is responsible at all times to the Executive Board, to negotiate;
  • Receive regular progress reports from the chief negotiator;
  • Make a recommendation to the Representative Assembly regarding ratification of the tentative agreement;
  • Approve appointments made by the President for the filling of vacancies;
  • Review annually the roles and responsibilities of all part-time release officers.
  • Act as joint employer of the UniServ District in conjunction with Kansas NEA; participate in determining the qualifications desired when hiring the UniServ Director; participate in setting performance expectations and the evaluation of performance; and participate in ratification of the Kansas Staff Organization contract which determines the UniServ Director’s salary and terms of employment.
  • The same powers and duties shall be performed, with the cooperation of the UniServ Director, in regard to the UniServ Director’s office staff.

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