• October 26, 2016
    • Welcome

      October 25, 2016

      Dear NEASO Sisters and Brothers,

           The NEASO Elections will be held at the NEA Headquarters and NEA Member Benefitson November 8th, 2016.

            Enclosed are the Candidates Statements from all candidates for NEASO office who timely submitted such statements. The balloted candidates for NEASO offices are as follows:


      For NEASO President and NSO Delegate

      -Susan Nogan (Candidate Statement Attached)


      For NEASO Treasurer and NSO Delegate

      -Richard Floyd (No Candidate Statement)

      -Timothy Reed (Candidate Statement Attached)


      For Director for NEA Headquarters (Three Positions Open)

      -Brian Beallor (Canididate Statement Attached)

      -Al Campos (Candidate Statement Attached)

      -Therman Evans (No Candidate Statement)

      -Andy Jewell (Candidate Statement Attached)

      -Lauren Mayeaux (Candidate Statement Attached)

      -Shannon Nephew (No Candidate Statement)

      -Gilbert Nuñez (Candidate Statement Attached)

      -Kelvin Smith (No Candidate Statement)


      NEASO Director for NEA Member Benefits

      -Jason Long (No Candidate Statement)


      It is important to note that NEASO neither endorses,opposes, favors, disfavors, nor takes any position whatsoever regarding the election of any candidate(s) for any NEASO office. The inclusion or absence of a statement from a particular candidate(s), the inclusion or absence of a photograph or other visual fluorish in any particular Candidate Statement(s), and/or the order in which the Candidate Statement(s) appear in this posting should not be understood as an implicit endorsement of/opposition to the election of a particular candidate(s) by NEASO. As earlier indicated, NEASO included in this posting statements from all candidates who timely submitted such statements. In this regard, please note that each candidate prepared and is solely responsible for the content and the visual presentation of his/her Candidate Statement (i.e. the inclusion or absence of any artwork, photography, emphasis, or other visual stimuli), and that NEASO did not draft, create, prepare, proof, review, revise, supplement, or edit any Candidate Statement, or otherwise assist any candidate(s) in the preparation of his/her statement. The Candidate Statements enclosed are arranged and presented in alphabetical order, by the candidates' last names, and any deviation from such arrangement and presentation in any packet(s) of Candidate Statements is completely unintentional (and, most likely, the result of copying/collating error).

      Finally, thank you for your participation in this important process. Your continued engagement in and support of NEASO's activities, programs, and democratic process keeps our Union strong.

      In Solidarity,

      The NEASO Elections Committee

      Download: Combined Candidate Statement.pdf

      To:       NEASO Members

      From:   NEASO Elections Committee

      Date:   September 30, 2016


      The annual election of Officers and Directors will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The following positions are open for election:

      President – 2 year term

      Treasurer – 2 year term

      Director (MB) – 2 year term
      Director (HQ) -  2 year term

      Director (HQ) -  2 year term

      Director (HQ) -  2 year term

      President and Treasurer will be elected by a vote of all NEASO members. One (1) Director representing the NEA’s Member Benefits bargaining unit will be elected by MB members.  Three (3) Directors representing the NEA Headquarters bargaining unit will be elected by NEA Headquarters members.

      NSO RA Delegates

      The NEASO Constitution and Bylaws provides that the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary will serve as delegates to the National Staff Organization (NSO) Representative Assembly for the duration of their terms. Therefore, when voting for the President and Treasurer elected offices, members will also be voting to elect two (2) delegates to the 2017 and 2018 NSO Representative Assemblies.

      Election Date and Locations

      The election will take place by secret ballot vote on Tuesday, November 8 at NEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and NEA’s Member Benefits in Gaithersburg, MD.

      Absentee Ballots

      Members unable to cast their votes at the designated polling locations on November 8 can obtain an absentee ballot by contacting the NEASO office.  (Email: jmondejar@nea.org or call 202-822-7808) Absentee ballots will be available from the NEASO office starting Friday, October 28.  Members who receive absentee ballots may not cast their votes at the designated polling locations on November 8. Completed absentee ballots must be received by close of business at the NEASO post office box (see below) by Monday, November 7.

      To cast an absentee ballot, one must mail it to NEASO Post Office Box 66806, Washington, DC 20036. Completed absentee ballots will not be accepted at the NEASO office.

      Nomination Procedures

      Candidates for NEASO office must be nominated by an active member and the enclosed form must be returned to the NEASO Office by close of business on Friday, October 7.

      Signatures of both the nominator and the nominee are required on the nomination form for the nomination to be considered valid. The nominator and nominee are solely responsible for the completion and accuracy of the nomination form.

      You may also nominate a NEASO member by electronic mail. The following rules apply to electronic mail nominations:

      1)         The nomination must be sent from the nominator’s work e-mail address (i.e. from the nominator’s NEA or NEA’s Member Benefits Corporation email), and state the name of the nominee and the position he or she is being nominated for or include the completed official nomination form as an attachment;

      2)         The nominee must accept the nomination from his/her work e-mail address;

      3)         The nominator and nominee must e-mail Jean Mondejar, NEASO Office Manager, at jmondejar@nea.org with the nomination/acceptance of the nomination; and,

      4)         Nominations, as well as the acceptance thereof, are due by close of business on October 7, 2016.

      To be eligible for candidacy, a nominee must be a NEASO member in good standing from the appropriate bargaining unit. In addition, Officers and Directors may serve up to two (2) consecutive full terms, or a combination of consecutive full and partial terms, not to exceed five (5) years; a two (2)- year break in service is required to be nominated to serve again in the same capacity.

      Nominees for union office may not have been convicted or have served any part of a prison term resulting from a conviction for robbery, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, grand larceny, burglary, arson, violation of narcotics laws, murder, rape, assault with intent to kill, assault which inflicts grievous bodily injury, or a violation of the LMRDA Title II or III, including any felony involving abuse or misuse of such person’s position of employment in a labor organization or employee benefit plan to seek or obtain an illegal gain, or conspiracy to commit any such crimes or attempt to commit any such crimes during the previous thirteen (13) years, according to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, Title V, section 504.
      Download: Nomination Form.pdf


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