• Duties for Association Officers and Reps


  1. The officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, Immediate Past President and a Treasurer.


  1. These officers shall be and remain currently paid-up members of the UEP as a condition for nomination to and service in their respective positions during their terms of office.


  1. These officers shall be elected by and from the Active membership of the Association. Such election shall be by open nominations and secret ballot.


  1. Officers shall be elected for a term of one (2) year, commencing on the May General Meeting of any calendar year.


  1. A vacancy shall be deemed to exist in the case of death, resignation, or inability to serve in any of the offices of the Association. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of the President, the Vice-President shall assume the office.  In the event a vacancy occurs in the other offices, a special election shall be held to elect successors to fill the unexpired terms.  Vacancies in the office of Immediate Past President need not be filled.


  1. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. The President shall:


  1. Preside at all meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and Executive Board;
  2. Prepare the agenda for the meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and the Executive Board;
  3. Be the official spokesperson for the Association;
  4. Be familiar with the governance documents of the Association, CTA and NEA;
  5. Appoint all chairpersons and members of committees, and of the bargaining team, with approval of the Executive Board;
  6. Call meetings of the Association and the Executive Board;
  7. Serve as one of the NOCUT Board Members for the term of his/her office;
  8. Co-sign all checks, with the Treasurer, drawn upon the treasury;
  9. Suggest policies, plans and activities for the Association and be held responsible for the progress and work of the Association;
  10. Attend meetings of the Service Center Council of which the Association is a part or send an alternate; and
  11. Attend or send an alternate to other CTA/NEA meetings as directed by the Representative Council.


  1. The Vice-President shall:


  1. Serve as assistant to the President in all duties of the President;
  2. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President;
  3. Be responsible for the formation and distribution of the Association’s calendar of activities;
  4. Serve as coordinator of committee activities at the direction of the President; and
  5. Handle membership coordination and keep an accurate roster of the membership.


  1. The Secretary shall:


  1. Keep a careful and accurate record of the proceedings of each meeting, regular or special, of the Association, Representative Council, and the Executive Board;
  2. Be responsible for the distribution of minutes, notice of meetings, and agendas for all meetings to members of the Representative Council and Executive Board; and to the membership when appropriate.
  3. Keep an accurate roster of the Executive Board, Representative Council and all committees;
  4. Carry on the correspondence pertaining to the affairs of the Association; and
  5. Be responsible for overseeing the distribution of ballots prepared by the Elections Committee.


  1. The Treasurer shall:


  1. Receive all funds belonging to the Association and be responsible for their safekeeping and accounting;
  2. Pay out such funds upon orders of the President, and co-sign, with the President, all checks drawn upon the treasury;
  3. Prepare a written financial report for each regular meeting of the Representative Council and Executive Board;
  4. Be responsible for an annual audit of the books of the Association and distributing a summary of this audit to the membership;
  5. Coordinate with the vice-president in keeping an accurate roster of membership; and
  6. Submit membership and financial reports to CTA, NEA, and other agencies as required by law.

11. Members of the Representative Council shall serve a term of 1 year


12. The Representative Council shall:


  1. Establish Association policies and objectives;
  2. Adopt the annual budget of the Association on or before the first meeting of the school year;
  3. Approve the establishment or discontinuance of committees recommended by the Executive Board; and

     4.  Establish the dues of the Association


Duties of Delegates to NEA RA:

  1. Each delegate will be expected to arrive in the NEA-RA host city in time to ensure registering as an official delegate to the Representative Assembly (RA) with both the California delegation and NEA.
  2. Each delegate will be expected to attend all caucuses of the California delegation. Normally, the caucus begins at 7 a.m. daily. Delegates must be registered with the California delegation to participate in the caucus. Delegates are expected to remain through the convention.
  3. Each delegate shall attend all business meetings of the RA.
  4. Each delegate is strongly encouraged to attend NEA budget committee hearings, resolutions committee hearings, bylaw committee hearings, speeches by prominent national figures, etc.
  5. Each delegate should take into consideration CTA State Council and caucus policy when voting.
  6. Each delegate is encouraged to participate fully in all activities of the California delegation.
  7. Each delegate — state and local — will be expected to sit with his or her Service Center Council delegation on the RA floor or to inform the appropriate person where he or she will be seated. This is to ensure communication regarding RA business and/ or personal emergency information of concern to the delegate, as well as to verify attendance.

All Delegates need to understand that, as a state delegate, their attendance is being directly funded, at least partially, by membership dues. Delegates need to accept their responsibility to carry out the above specified duties.