Committees

Grievance Committee

Duties:

The Grievance Committee shall respond to all complaints as provided in the current contractual agreement between the Federation and the District. The committee shall further have the responsibility of representing all members of the Federation and/or of the bargaining unit when personnel grievances are filed and/or there are violations of the negotiated contract.

Members:

  • Chair, Chief Negotiator
  • Vice Presidents of Grievance
  • President as an ex-officio member

Elections Committee:

Duties:

This committee shall have the responsibility of implementing the election policies as outlined in Article VII, and to conduct all elections authorized by the Executive Council or the membership. The Elections Committee shall further have the responsibility of certifying the results of all elections conducted by the Federation.

Members:

  • Chair
  • Executive Vice President
  • At-Large Faculty Representatives of the Executive Council

Membership Committee:

Duties:

This committee shall have the responsibility of conducting membership drives to recruit potential full- and part-time Federation members.

Members:

  • Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • At-Large Faculty Representatives of the Executive Council

Scholarship Committee:

Duties:

The Scholarship Committee shall disseminate information regarding eligibility and application process of the scholarships to be awarded; set all deadlines; collect, review and judge applications; and finally, notify applicants of final committee decisions.

Members:

  • Co-Chairs
  • Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs
  • At-Large Faculty Representatives of the Executive Council

Committee on Political Education (COPE):

Duties:

The Committee of Political Education shall act as the political action arm of the Federation, actively engaging in appropriate fund raising activities designed to protect and promote the political interests of the Federation and the faculty members it is charged to represent. The committee shall make  recommendations to the Executive Council concerning endorsement of candidates for public office and/or the disbursement of Federation COPE funds.

Members:

  • Chair
  • Vice President of Labor Relations/COPE
  • Executive Vice President
  • Chief Negotiator
  • President as an ex-officio member
  • At-Large Faculty Representatives of the Executive Council

Part-time Faculty Advisory Committee:

Duties:

The Part-time Faculty Advisory Committee shall act to protect and promote the professional interests of the Federation and its part-time faculty members. The committee shall keep the Executive Council and the membership informed of the major issues and concerns faced by local, state and national part-time faculty.

Members:

  • Chair
  • Part-time Faculty Representative At-Large
  • All other Part-time Faculty Representatives At Large

Special Committees:

Collective Bargaining/Negotiations Committee:

Duties:

The Chief Negotiator shall be the principal spokesperson for the Committee, and shall execute his/her duties and responsibilities under the direction of the President and the Executive Council. Only members of the Federation shall be eligible for selection by the Executive Council to serve on the Collective Bargaining/Negotiations Committee.

The Collective Bargaining/Negotiations Committee shall prepare contract-negotiating proposals for review by the Executive Council prior to their presentation to the District for the purpose of negotiations. These proposals should reflect the committee’s consideration of contract suggestions from a diverse cross-section of the Federation’s constituency. The committee has the further responsibility of conducting the contract negotiations with the District. It shall have the authority to modify Federation contract proposals, accept or reject District proposals, and grant tentative approval of contract proposals pending ratification by a simple majority of Federation members voting at a general membership meeting called for that purpose.

Members:

  • Chair
  • Chief Negotiator
  • Additional members of the Executive Council or from the Federation
    membership appointed and approved by the Executive Council

Constitutional and By-Law Revision Committee:

Duties:

The Constitutional and By-Law Revision Committee shall review the Federation Constitution and By-Laws as necessary in order to ensure that the governing procedures of the Federation remain current and functional.

Members:

  • Immediate Past President
  • Additional members of the Executive Council