Our next APSA Election will be held at our Semi-Annual meeting tentatively on April 20, 2021, 11:30am-1:00pm via Microsoft Teams Live Event.   


This year we will have 2 Executive Board Officer positions, Vice President and Recording Secretary, along with 4 Board of Directors positions.

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Please preview the position descriptions below:

Vice President 

Term of office: Aug. 1, 2021 – July 31, 2024 - 4 years
Remuneration: $675/month 



  • Perform those tasks and duties pertaining to the preparation of materials and information needed for contract negotiations. All members of the Association shall be provided an opportunity to propose contract issues which will help determine the degree of support of the proposed contract issues and objectives.

  • Serve as a liaison to Association representatives on designated committees and provide reports to the Executive Board of activities of designated committees that apply to the Association in the absence of any other reporting member.

  • Serve as Chair of the Negotiating Committee.

  • Appoint the Association's Negotiating Committee, at least four (4) months prior to the onset of contract negotiations, said Committee members to be approved by the Executive Board.

  • Provide monthly reports to the Executive Board and semi-annual reports to the Association membership on contract negotiations or issues related to contract negotiations.

  • Perform duties common to all Executive Board members as listed in Section 5.4.

  • Perform those tasks and duties that result from any grievance of concern arising from proper or improper administration of any Association contracts.

  • Consult with Association members and bargaining unit employees, as needed, including, but not limited to, concerns about contract issues or events in the person’s workplace.

  • Coordinate grievance paperwork.

  • Resolve or recommend methods of resolution to any such grievance matters that arise, reporting same to the President and/or Executive Board.

  • Serve as Chair of the Grievance Committee.

  • Appoint the Association's Grievance Committee, subject to approval by the Executive Board.

  • Provide a current written grievance report at monthly Executive Board meetings and provide semi-annual written reports to the Association membership.

  • Consult and refer appropriate matters to the Association's legal counsel.

  • Report to the President and/or Executive Board recommended methods of resolution to any grievance matters that arise. Seek Executive Board approval to pursue arbitration in specific cases.

  • Assist with training the Association's grievance committee, convene meetings of the grievance committee.

  • Perform duties common to all Executive Board members as listed in Section 5.4.

Recording  Secretary

Term of office: Aug. 1, 2021 – July 31, 2024 - 3 years

Remuneration: $250/month 



  • Keep a record of all regular and special meetings of the Association, all Executive Board meetings, and all other meetings of Association committees as directed by the Executive Board.

  • Provide electronic copies of the previous month's Executive Board meeting minutes prior to the next Executive Board meeting and written copies at the next Executive Board meeting for approval by the Board.

  • Keep all past minutes and records of such meetings, updating as necessary and pass the cumulative material on to succeeding Recording Secretaries.

  • With approval of the Executive Board, prepare, provide and disburse compiled and recorded material as directed.

  • Prepare the agenda for all meetings.

  • Act as the Historian of the Association by keeping minutes, newsletters and any other relevant documentation of the Association.

  • Perform duties common to all Executive Board members as listed in Section 5.4. viii. Perform all other duties which are normal to the Office of Recording Secretary

(4) Directors

Term of office: Aug. 1, 2021 – July 31, 2023 - 2 years

Remuneration: $60/month 



  • Represent the Association as an elected member of the Executive Board.

  • Perform duties authorized by the President and/or the Executive Board.

  • Attend all monthly Board meetings, retreats, and special meetings, unless excused by the President. Begin attending Board meetings as soon as elected to the position with voting privileges to begin when term of office begins.

  • Serve as members of Association committees and/or University committees, as appointed by the Association President or Executive Board.

  • If the President is unable to make appointments as set forth in these Bylaws, the majority of the Executive Board present and voting will designate an Acting President until the President is able to resume their duties.

  • Act as Recording Secretary, as appointed by the President, if said Secretary is unable to attend a monthly Executive Board meeting.

  • Be available to all Association bargaining unit employees for consultation and be knowledgeable to direct said bargaining unit employee to the appropriate Association Officer, if further consultation is needed.

  • Vote on issues brought before the Executive Board.

  • Approve all appointments of committee members.

  • At the expiration of their term shall deliver to their successor all books, monies,and other property of the Association.5.5


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