NAPS BR. 5 CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS
HARTFOR CONNECTICUT BRANCH No. 5 THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL SUPERVISORS
HARTFORD CONNECTICUT REVISED: DECEMBER 2008

1) NAME – This Association shall be known as Hartford Connecticut Branch #5 of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. 2) PURPOSE – The purpose of this association shall be to cooperate with the U.S. Postal Service to improve the Postal Service and the welfare of its employees; to raise the standard of efficiency; to establish uniform; modern; economical business methods and widen the field of opportunity for worthy employees who make the business of the Postal Service their life’s work.

3) MEMBERSHIP – All
EAS employees of the U.S. Postal Service who exercise supervisory duties or who perform an administrative, professional or technical duty shall be eligible for full membership. Included are all
supervisory/managerial and postmaster personnel who are not subject to
collective bargaining agreements under Chapter 12 of Title 39, US Code, and who are employed in processing and distribution centers and facilities; including but not limited to headquarters, area and district offices, post offices, bulk mail centers and other installation personnel. NAPS Branch 5 is not the representative of personnel employed as PCES installation heads and postal inspectors, or other like positions in the USPS headquarters or field
facilities. Retired members of the association shall be entitled to honorary
membership, shall have no right to vote but may become associate members.
Associate members in good standing who are elected officials and delegates are granted voting rights at national conventions; they may vote at the local level or any issues deemed protective and beneficial of the rights of working
EAS employees now and in the future. The dues for an associate member shall be ˝ National Per Capita and payable in advance in two payments; each due in January and July and will receive the Postal Supervisor magazine upon payment of the subscription price.

 

Upon retirement, members will receive a $100 check. To be eligible to receive the $100 check, a member must have been a member of NAPS in good standing for the immediate year prior to retirement.

4) MEETINGS – All branch meetings will be held as follows: Branch 5 regular meetings will coincide with the Postal fiscal year. Branch 5 meetings will be held on the first Saturday of the months of October, December, February, April and June, unless change is deemed necessary by the executive board. The body will be notified by mail of said change. The June meeting will be known as the Annual Meeting. A member must attend three out of five meetings prior to the vote (not to include present meeting) to become eligible as a PAID delegate to any state, national, or legislative training conference.

 

Two scholarships of $500 each shall be given on a one-time basis to dependent children or grandchildren of NAPS members (active or associate) in good standing. Scholarships will be awarded to college freshmen and to eligible high school seniors who have received a letter of acceptance from an accredited college. If a recipient elects not to attend an institution of higher learning, the award is forfeited.  Priority consideration shall be given to new first-time applicants; if there is no successful first-time applicant, consideration shall be given to second-time applicants.



5) OFFICERS – The Officers shall consist of a president, two vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, and three trustees. These officers shall also be the executive committee of the association. All officers will be elected. The officers will serve for a period of two years. The President shall call and preside at all meetings; shall name the place for the holding of said meetings and shall give at least one week notice to members of the calling of said meetings. Special meetings may be called by the president at any time or must be called by the president upon the written request of seven members in good standing. They shall specify in such request the purpose of the meeting and no other business shall be transacted except that stated in the request. He/She shall appoint the standing committees. All members will be notified of special meetings and topics to be covered. For his/her services, he/she will receive free dues. The 1st vice-president shall assume the duties of the president in his/her absence and inability to serve for any reason. The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings and shall attend to all correspondence. He/she shall receive free dues. The treasurer shall receive and disburse all funds of the association. He/she shall render a report of all receipts and disbursements at the Annual Meeting. For his/her services, he/she shall receive free dues. The treasurer shall be bonded in the amount of $10,000. The duties of the trustees shall consist of making a yearly audit of the association’s books and a report is presented at the yearly meeting.

6) DUES The dues of the association shall be
$156 per year, payable monthly, preferably by dues withholding. The treasurer shall notify members who are three months in arrears for dues of their arrearage. Upon failure to pay all arrearages within thirty days after dues, they shall be dropped from membership unless the Executive Committee extends time for payment. Former members, dropped for failure to pay dues shall, on seeking re-admittance, be assessed the amount owed at separation.

 

7) RULES OF ORDER - This Constitution may be amended at any meeting of the association by a two-thirds vote of the members present. Seven members at any meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the proceedings of meetings in a parliamentary way shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order in the absence of our own. Amendments must be presented to the Secretary ten days prior to the calling of the next meeting. In the event that an Officer or Committee Chairman will be absent from the meeting, with prior knowledge, the minutes of the reports will be given to an alternate member for presentation at the meeting.

ORDER OF BUSINESS:

Meeting called to order

The president at each meeting will appoint sergeant at arms

Roll call of officers

Reading of minutes of the previous meeting

Treasurer’s Report

Report of Committees

Reading of Communications

Unfinished business

New Business and

Good & Welfare of the Service

Election of Officers (Annual Meeting)

Adjournment