ELECTIONS 2020: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

June 01, 2020

Run for an elected position on the National Executive Committee and
 contribute to your union!

**Mandate 2021–2023**

 

If you would like to serve on CAPE’s National Executive Committee (NEC), you have until Tuesday, September 1, 2020, to submit your nomination.

Our Annual General Meeting is a few months away and here is your opportunity to define the future of the union.

We are looking for passionate individuals who are ready to run for positions on the NEC. All positions are elected to three-year terms beginning January 1, 2021.

 

Nomination documents and deadline

All required documents (nomination forms and biographical notes) must be received at CAPE’s national office by 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on September 1, 2020. Candidates’ biographical notes will be published on CAPE’s website during the election campaign. You may also submit a photo with your biographical information.

Absolutely no documents will be accepted after the September 1 deadline. So now is the time to put the final touches on your submission and make sure it gets to us on time.

For nominations to the positions of President and Vice-President, please note that due to COVID-19, electronic signatures or emails will be accepted in lieu of hard copy nominations. The nominations could either include 10 separate forms duly completed, signed and mailed to the National Office before the deadline, or 10 emails in support of the nominations sent to elections2020@acep-cape.ca before the deadline. 

Please click here to download the form in PDF format.

For the position of Director, one duly completed and signed form sent to the National Office before the deadline, or an email in support of the nomination be sent to elections2020@acep-cape.ca before the deadline. 

EC members will be electing 20 Directors and TR members will be electing 2 Directors.

For full details, review CAPE’s By-laws and, in particular, By-laws 3.4 through 3.7 dealing with nominations.

**For any comments or questions about the elections, the process or the information on the web page, please contact the Elections and Resolutions Committee directly at elections2020@acep-cape.ca.

 

Profile: PRESIDENT

1- Duties

The President is the principal spokesperson and representative of the Association. They direct the National Office of the Association. The President presides at all general meetings and meetings of the National Executive Committee. They interpret the Constitution of the Association, ensures that the policies of the Association are observed and that the objectives, guidelines and policies of the National Executive Committee are carried out. The President reports to the Executive, Local Leadership, and membership on the affairs of the Association. They are a member of all Association committees, excluding the Elections Committee.

2- Salary and employment conditions

The position of President is a full time paid position. The President while serving the Association is an employee of the government on leave without pay. The Association has established by Constitution, the salary and benefit conditions of the President in the EX-02 range of the Executive Category in the federal Public Service. 

The Presidency is not paid for overtime. The incumbent may expect to work up to 20 days of overtime in a fiscal year. At the discretion of the National Executive Committee the President may receive 10 days of additional annual leave in recognition of all overtime worked in a fiscal year.

Profile: Vice President EC & Vice President TR

1- Duties

In the event of the President’s temporary absence a Vice-President presides over the meetings of the Association. The Vice-Presidents attend meetings of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and may perform duties assigned by the President or the NEC.

2- Benefits

The position is a voluntary one (unpaid). Members are compensated if the performance of their Association duties requires them to take leave from their government position.

Profile: National Executive Committee DIRECTORS

1- Duties

National Executive Committee members are required to attend annual general meetings and monthly National Executive Committee meetings. As members of various Association committees they perform duties as assigned by the NEC.

2- Benefits

The position is a voluntary one (unpaid). Members are compensated if the performance of their Association duties requires them to take leave from their government position.

The National Executive Committee, as a whole, is responsible for establishing Association objectives, policies and guidelines. The National Executive Committee, subject to membership approval, may propose, vary, or rescind By-laws and exercise executive authority.