GEO Elections: Notice of Nomination

ATTENTION GEO MEMBERS: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR (2) GEO CO-CHAIRS, MOBILIZATION COORDINATOR, AND (2) AT-LARGE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

GEO Co-Chairs:

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: organizing and overseeing the election of Stewards in departments and/or work sites; Chairing Steering Committee meetings and General Membership meetings and ensuring agendas are set for both; primary GEO representatives to the Joint Council of Local 2322 and must attend Joint Council
meetings; shall serve as liaisons for the Steering Committee to the Staff; manage the production of media and publicity; oversee publication of GEO newsletter and web page; organizing Standing Committees; and assist the union in achieving its overall mission in
the workplace.

 
Mobilization Coordinator:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervising membership drives; assisting in boosting attendance; attending Steering and Assembly of Stewards meetings; introducing all new members and visitors; assisting the GEO Co-Chairs in preserving order when called upon to do so; ensuring that minutes are taken at all GEO
meetings; maintaining records of organization; submitting requisitions to the Local and International as needed; planning and administering GEO operating budget and chairing the GEO Finance Committee; facilitating GEO sponsorship of events and organizations; taking charge of all property of GEO not otherwise provided for; to monitor
and give guidance on procedural questions and rules; ensuring that those attending GEO meetings are either members or invited visitors; assuming duties if the Co-Chairs they are unavailable; and assisting the union in achieving its overall mission in the workplace.

At-Large Steering Committee Members

GEO is also accepting nominations for the two at-large members of the steering committee: 

The Steering Committee shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the unit including, but not limited to: the direction of the day-to-day operations of the organization; the oversight of the staff; preparation and submission of all proposals, budgets, budget requisitions and budget modifications to the Assembly of Stewards for approval; coordination and oversight of standing committees; the appropriate maintenance of the health of the organization; management and execution of the budget; all correspondence and relations between the leadership, the Assembly of Stewards and the membership; and all external relations excepting those duties specifically proscribed for other committees (such as the Bargaining Committee).

Full members in good standing may nominate themselves or any other full member in good standing for any office. (Per Article 3 ] Membership of GEO bylaws: A graduate employee of the University of Massachusetts who is included in the bargaining unit is eligible for full membership during the term of employment. A full member in good
standing who ceases to be included in the bargaining unit may remain a full member through the next semester plus one day, provided they retain their graduate student status. Summer session is not defined as a semester.)

A candidate for Co-chair or Mobilization Coordinator must be a full member in good standing, which includes current status as graduate student, as defined as in the GEO By-Laws Article 3. For the academic year in which they serve (starting June 1st, 2013), the three officers will each receive one full time equivalent (FTE) stipend so long as
such stipends are provided by the University. GEO-UAW 2322 IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ELIGIBLE MEMBERS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED
GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEEK ELECTION.

Nominations should be submitted in writing in person to the GEO office, 201 Student Union or via email to elections@geouaw.org no later than 5pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Please note that by sending in your nomination you are giving the Elections Committee permission to access the information needed to verify your eligibility.