ARTICLE VIOFFICERS, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS
The officers of this local shall be a president, a vice-president, a recordingsecretary, a treasurer, an executive director and executive board members elected by andfrom the membership of KOSE, except as provided in Section 4 of this Article, in each of the bargaining units represented by KOSE as provided in Section 2 of this Article, andthese officers and executive board members shall constitute the local union executiveboard. All officers and executive board members shall be elected for a term of two years;except that, those elected in the initial election held in this local shall serve a term expiringupon the installation of the officers elected in the election held immediately after theregular meeting of the local to be held in 2011.
Executive board members shall be elected by and from the membership of KOSE in each of the bargaining units represented by KOSE. Each certified bargainingunit shall be entitled to elect one executive board member for each 200 KOSE members,or fraction thereof, employed in that bargaining unit as of the second full month precedingthe month in which the nominations are held. For purposes of this section, all KOSEmembers employed in units for which KOSE is not certified, shall be deemed to beemployed in a single unit, which shall be entitled to elect executive board members basedon the combined total number of KOSE members employed in such unit as of the fourthfull month preceding the month in which the elections are to be held. In the first election inwhich KOSE has achieved a total membership of 5,000 and maintained that level for atleast twelve consecutive months by the fourth full month preceding the month in whichelections are scheduled to be held, executive board members shall be allocated to eachbargaining unit on the basis of one executive board member for each 500 members, or fraction thereof, employed in that bargaining unit. Thereafter, executive board membersshall be allocated to the bargaining units on that basis. Upon certification of KOSE as therepresentative of a new bargaining unit, that unit shall be allocated executive boardmembers in accordance with this Section and those positions shall be filled by theexecutive board in accordance with Section 7 of this Article until the next regular electionof officers.
Nominations shall be made at the regular meeting of the local held in theodd-numbered years. At least fifteen days' advance notice shall be given the membershipprior to the nomination meeting. All regular elections shall be held by mail ballot within 21days after the conclusion of the meeting at which nominations are held.
Except for the office of executive director, to be eligible for office, a member must be in good standing for one year immediately preceding the election, except in theinitial election held in this local; provided, however, that no retired member shall be acandidate for office. For a member who is transferred or promoted into this local fromanother AFSCME or AFT local, this requirement shall be satisfied if such member'scombined membership in good standing in both locals is one year at the time of election.To be eligible for the office of executive director, a candidate must be or become promptlyafter election a member in good standing of KOSE and, in addition, must have graduatedfrom a four year college with a BA or BS degree and have at least three years’ experiencein labor relations or other relevant union employment.Page 3 of 11