One of the items on the agenda at the upcoming PACOE Annual Meeting in Lancaster are a couple of proposed amendments to the PACOE Constitution and Bylaws. The only way to amend our bylaws is by the membership in attendance at an annual meeting.
I’d ask every member to take a couple of minutes and review these proposed amendments. As a reference, you can find our current Constitution and Bylaws here: PACOE Constitution and bylaws
The first is PACOE_BylawAmendment_AlternativeMember. This resolution and proposed amendment to the PACOE Constitution and Bylaws is being offered for FSA Employees in the County Office from States that do not have enough total membership to meet the 50% or greater requirement for NASCOE affiliation and want to have or maintain full NASCOE Membership. Without being a member of a NASCOE Affiliate State Association in the State that they are employed in, these employees cannot be full members of NASCOE. NASCOE updated their Constitution and Bylaws to allow affiliate State Associations, such as PACOE, to accept as full members to their affiliate Associations FSA County Employees from adjoining or neighboring States that do not meet the 50% membership to be an Affiliate State. This does not stop the States that do not have enough membership to meet the 50% requirement for NASCOE Affiliation in the future. If membership levels in neighboring Associations would increase to 50% or greater the States would then be able to become affiliated with NASCOE on their own. The neighboring FSA County Office employees who were members of PACOE would then be required to belong to their affiliated State Associations in the State that they work in.
The second is PACOE_BylawAmendment_SecretaryTreasurer. This resolution and proposed amendment to the PACOE Constitution and Bylaws is being offered to separate the workload of our Secretary-Treasurer into more equitable portions and to bring our officer structure more in-line with our parent association.
Please let any officer or your area executive know if you have any questions or concerns.