In April 2020, UFF-UF will hold elections for the following positions:
UFF Senators: 24 seats
Delegates to the Florida Education Association: 12 seats
UFF-UF Chapter Officers
1st Vice President
Vice Presidents (4 positions)
The Nominating Committee—Renata Serra, Maria Cody, Laura Blecha—invites nominations for these positions. You may nominate yourself or another member by completing this simple form online (link). You can also find the link to the form on our main web site at www.uff-uf.org.
Please send (self-)nominations by Thursday March 19, 2020.
Vote count will be completed by April 15, 2020.
For Officer positions, you will be asked to submit a brief (50-100 word) position statement.
Description of Duties can be found on our website and also below:
UFF Senators. Our 24 Senators represent the UFF-UF chapter at the statewide UFF meetings. Senators are also encouraged to participate in monthly Council meetings and to participate in chapter activities. Senators also get an opportunity to develop skills in bargaining, facilitating grievances, and developing union membership. They learn about issues affecting other chapters and upcoming legislation affecting higher education. They meet UFF colleagues from around the state. Meetings occur on weekends, once in the fall and once in the spring (usually in September and February, in Orlando or Tampa), and senators’ travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed (Senators who carpool and share a hotel room receive 100% of room and transportation costs; those who drive solo receive half the federal mileage rate; UFF pays half the cost of a single occupancy hotel room).
UFF Senate-Alternates. Alternates attend the UFF senate in the place of a senator who cannot attend.
Florida Education Association Delegates. There are two FEA Delegate Assemblies each year. This meeting has representatives from every education local within FEA, so it’s important higher education locals have a voice. We currently have 12 delegate positions for UFF-UF.
President. The President calls and presides at all meetings of the Chapter Council, Executive Committee and Membership. The President appoints the Standing Committee Chairs and the Bargaining Representatives. The President reports to the membership annually on the activities of the Chapter Council, and is a member of the UFF President’s Council. The President represents the Chapter internally and externally.
First Vice-President. The First Vice-President assumes the duties of the President when the President is absent or incapacitated. In the event of the recall, resignation or incapacitation of the President, the First Vice-President shall assume this office for the remainder of the term of office.
Vice Presidents (4). Vice Presidents take an active role in helping to shape the goals and priorities of the chapter.
Secretary. The Secretary maintains the records of the Chapter, records the minutes of all Membership meetings, Council Meetings, Executive Committee Meetings or Consultations with the University President or Provost. Copies of these minutes are posted on the UFF website.
Treasurer. As chief financial officer of UFF-UF, the Treasurer exercises supervision over the receipt and disbursement of all monies, properties, securities and other evidences of financial worth of the organization. The Treasurer prepares an annual financial statement and a proposed budget for submission to the state UFF office by September 30, or by a date set by the Executive Director, whichever is earlier. The Treasurer also reports regularly to the Chapter Council on the financial status of the Chapter.