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THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION

Call for Nominations:

2015-2017 AFSA Governing Board

ADD YOUR VO I CE TO THE ‘ VO I CE OF THE FORE I GN SERV I CE ’

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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DECEMBER 2014

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December 3 12-2 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting December 11 2-5 p.m. AFSA Holiday Party HST 1251 December 24, 25, 26 Christmas: AFSA Oces Closed January 1 New Year’s Day: AFSA Oces Closed January 7 12-2 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting January 19 MLK Day: AFSA Oces Closed February 6 Deadline for Applications: AFSA Merit and Community Service Awards March 6 Deadline for Applications: AFSA Financial Aid Scholarships

Do you want to represent

your colleagues, contribute

to a stronger Foreign Service

and make sure its voice is

heard on the Hill and around

the country? Do you want to

participate in the manage-

ment and modernization of a

multimillion-dollar organiza-

tion with a large sta’ and real

impact in Washington?

If so, consider joining the

next AFSA leadership team

by running for a position on

the 2015-2017 AFSA Govern-

ing Board.

Election Call

Election of AFSA O cers

and Constituency Represen-

tatives.

This election call,

issued in accordance with

Article VII(2)(a) of the AFSA

bylaws, constitutes a formal

notice to all AFSA members

of the opportunity to partici-

pate in the nomination and

election of a new Governing

Board.

Call for Nominations

Available Positions.

The following positions will

be filled in this election:

Ocers

• President

• Secretary

• Treasurer

• Vice President for State

• Vice President for USAID

• Vice President for FCS

• Vice President for FAS

• Vice President for

Retirees

Constituency

Representatives

• State Department Repre-

sentatives (11)

• USAID Representatives (2)

• FCS Representative (1)

• FAS Representative (1)

• IBB Representative (1)

• APHIS Representative (1)

• Retired Member Represen-

tatives (4)

The positions listed above

have two-year terms begin-

ning July 15, 2015. AFSA

bylaws require that all Gov-

erning Board members must

be resident in the Washington

area within 60 days of taking

ožce on July 15, 2015, and

must remain resident in the

Washington area throughout

their term in ožce.

The president and State,

USAID, FCS and FAS vice

presidents are full-time posi-

tions detailed to AFSA. These

employees are assigned

over complement and are

eligible for time-in-class

extensions. The active-duty

representative positions are

not full time, but they are

given a reasonable amount

of ožcial time to attend

meetings regarding labor

management issues. Gov-

erning Board members are

required to attend monthly

lunchtime board meetings

and may volunteer to serve

on additional committees. To

see position descriptions for

all ožcer positions, see the

AFSA website:

www.afsa.org/

governing_board.aspx.

Nomination Procedures

Nominating Candidates.

Any AFSA regular member in

good standing (i.e., a member

whose dues are automatically

deducted or who has paid

dues as of February 2, 2015)

may nominate any person

(including themselves) for

any of the available positions

for which the nominee is

eligible. The following require-

ments apply to nominations:

1. No member may nomi-

nate more than one person for

each ožcer position or more

than the number of represen-

tatives established for each

constituency. No member’s

name may appear on the bal-

lot for more than one position.

Important Dates:

February 2, 2015 Deadline for nominations

February 16, 2015 Committee on Elections announces

candidates’ names

April 15, 2015 Ballots and candidate statements mailed

June 4, 2015 Ballots counted

July 15, 2015 New Governing Board takes ožce

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