GEO Elections Update – Nominations Secretary/Treasurer now closed.

Information from the GEO Elections Committee:

  1. Nominations for the Secretary/Treasurer position are now closed.
  2. We have two nominees for the Secretary/Treasurer position: David Wemhoener of Labor Studies and Hong Yan of Asian Languages.
  3. A brief bio and position statement from both nominees will be emailed to the membership and posted on the website shortly.

Nominations open for Secretary/Treasurer

ATTENTION GEO MEMBERS:

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SECRETARY/TREASURER!

The Secretary/Treasurer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: Chairing GEO Finance Committee, serving on Local Finance committee; administering GEO operating budget; planning annual budget; overseeing the functioning of the GEO office; maintaining records of organization; ensuring that minutes are taken at all GEO meetings; submitting requisitions to the Local and International as needed; facilitating GEO sponsorship of events and organizations.

Shall chair meetings in the absence of the President or the Vice‐President; shall assume duties of the President or the Vice President if the President and the Vice President are unavailable.

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 Secretary/Treasurer 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, the three officers will each receive one full time equivalent (FTE) stipend so long as such stipends are provided by the University.

Nominations should be submitted in writing in person to the GEO office, Student Union 201, or via email to kmbaldwi@english.umass.edu no later than 5pm Friday, February 12, 2010.

GEO‐UAW 2322 is an equal‐opportunity employer. Eligible members from underrepresented groups are encouraged to seek election for the Secretary/Treasurer position.

GEO ELECTIONS AND HIRING UPDATE

The nomination period for elected officials, and the the hiring period for staff are closed.

At the 3 February 2010 membership meeting, the election committee will be presenting the results of the closed nominations for President, Vice President and Secretary Treasurer.  Additionally, the personnel committee will present to the Assembly of Stewards their recommendations of candidates to fill four staff positions.

Membership Meeting Announcement

Membership Meeting Announcement

Please participate in GEO’s first membership meeting of the year, Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from 6pm -7pm, Campus Center 174-176.  This meeting is preceded by an Assembly of Stewards meeting that starts at 5pm (same location).  Both meetings are open to all members.

Membership will vote on electing a new member-at-large to steering to replace Megan Nagel who has resigned.  Members at large are voting members in the Steering Committee as well as voting members in the Assembly of Stewards.

The election committee will be presenting the results of the closed nominations for President, Vice President and Secretary Treasurer.  Additionally, the personnel committee will present to the Assembly of Stewards their recommendations of candidates to fill four staff positions.

Food and refreshments will be provided.