May 3, 2010
To: NW Council Members
From: NW Council Officers
Subject: PRESUBMITTED NEW BUSINESS: Extension of SPEEA Leadership Conference Training Requirements
The SPEEA Constitution and SPEEA NW Regional Policy require each Council Representative and Executive Board Member to attend Refresher Training/SPEEA Leadership Conference, completed within two months of being seated and annual refresher training to be completed within two-months of the anniversary of elections.
Each Council Representative and Executive Board Member will hold that position for a term of office if a training course on grievance handling is completed within two months of being seated and annual refresher training is completed within two-months of the anniversary of elections. For adequate cause, the two-month period may be extended to a four-month maximum period provided that interim training has been completed. Such approval for Council Representatives and Regional Vice Presidents shall require a 2/3rd-majority vote of a Regional Council.
SPEEA Northwest Policy Manual SECTION VI: SUBSECTION B:
UNION REPRESENTATIVES Training Requirements
1. Training Requirements.
b. Refresher Training/Leadership Conference -- For each additional year on the Northwest Regional Council, each Council Representative or Regional Vice President, if not required to participate in the Basic Training, must participate in the Leadership Conference.
c. Interim training for grievance handling - Prior to the Northwest Regional Council considering an extension to the training time requirements for adequate cause of the SPEEA Constitution 2.3.3, each individual must have received interim training for grievance handling. “Adequate cause" for a waiver for either the basic or refresher course shall be defined as conditions beyond the control of the individual.
NW Regional Council Representatives have asked to be excused because they have a conflict and are not able to attend the scheduled Refresher Training/SPEEA Leadership Conference. We are requesting they be granted extensions prior to the Leadership Conference.
It is moved: THAT THE NW REGIONAL COUNCIL GRANTS A TRAINING EXTENSION FOR REFRESHER TRAINING/LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, EXTENDING THE WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF BEING SEATED TO A FOUR MONTH MAXIMUM PERIOD, TO NW REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES: