REMINDER: Credential Forms for 49th NFFE National Convention Due August 15th
NFFE’s 49th National Convention is just two short months away. By now, locals should have received their credential forms, and started making arrangements for delegates to represent their members in Portland this fall.
These forms must be returned to the NFFE National Office by no later than August 15th – less than two weeks from today – in order for delegates to be seated at the Convention. The white copy of the triplicate form should be mailed to NFFE, the pink copy retained by the local, and the yellow copy presented when the delegate registers for Convention. Delegates carrying more than one vote must have a valid credential for each vote they wish to cast.
Credential forms were mailed to every NFFE local on June 1, 2012. The number of credentials sent to each local was determined based on the local’s total membership, as reflected on remittance reports for the last full pay period in April. Every local is entitled to at least two delegate votes. Locals with 50 or more dues paying members receive additional delegate votes based on their membership. For example, locals with 1-49 members get two votes, locals with 50-99 members get three votes, locals with 100-149 members get four votes, and so on.
Locals are responsible for electing their delegates and alternate delegates in accordance with their local lodge bylaws. Locals can divide their votes between multiple delegates, but a single delegate cannot carry more than ten votes. If a local votes and chooses not to send a representative to Convention, they may give their delegate votes to another local that will be attending.
For local delegates to be seated, the local must be in good standing with NFFE. To be considered in “good standing,” the local must be in compliance with the NFFE Bylaws and the IAMAW Constitution, and have paid off any arrearage monies owed by September 1, 2012.
Once delegates are credentialed and registered, they will have the opportunity to vote for NFFE’s National President, National Secretary-Treasurer, and seven at-large National Vice Presidents. They will also vote on proposed changes to the NFFE Bylaws.
Any questions regarding credentials should be directed to NFFE General Counsel Stefan Sutich at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Portland this fall!
Also, please don’t forget to make your hotel reservation! Rooms are available now at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. We negotiated a special convention rate of $122/night, for single or double occupancy. To book, please email email@example.com or call 888-523-6766 and mention the group name “National Federation of Federal Employees.” Convention will convene at 9:30a.m. on Monday, October 1st and adjourn once business is completed on Thursday, October 4th.