Board of Directors
Overview of Executive Roles
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Union and as its highest ranking official, responsible for carrying out the Union's mission. A member of the Executive, Board, Annual Delegates’ Conference (ADC) and Senior Management team, the President/CEO is responsible for ensuring general good governance and that all policies and actions approved by all governing bodies are properly implemented. The President is the Union’s chief negotiator, co-chair of all central employee relations (ACERC or CERC) tables, an ex-officio member of all bargaining teams, and has the sole ability to bind the union in its resolution of individual and policy disputes. As chief spokesperson the President/CEO speaks on behalf of the Executive, Board, ADC, and members of all bargaining units. The President/CEO has the authority to strike Board Working Groups to deal with in-year topics and together with the Chief Operating Officer represents management for internal audit and labour relations purposes.
The Vice President is a member of the Executive, Board, and ADC; shares some of the leadership responsibilities of the President/CEO; fulfills the duties of the President/CEO as designated, or when that officer is temporarily absent or unable to perform their duties; and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the ADC, Board, Executive and/or President/CEO. The VP sits as a member of ACERC (OPS) and of late has been designee for the Multi Bargaining Agents forum (MBA), and led education and equity initiatives, as well as employee relations committee standardization efforts.
The Treasurer is a member of the Executive, Board, and the ADC, is Chief Financial Officer of the Union, responsible for care and custody of AMAPCEO funds and assets, as well as for maintaining accurate records of the accounts and financial transactions. The Treasurer is responsible for leading the Board in the drafting the annual budget, is an advisor to the Audit Committee and sits as Chair of the cyclical Finance Committee when in session.
The Secretary is a member of the Executive, Board, and ADC, functions as the corporate secretary, is responsible for ensuring proper notice is given for meetings and that minutes and decisions are recorded for meetings of all governing bodies. Has the symbolic responsibility to oversee the registry of members. Is responsible for record keeping of incoming correspondence and formal outgoing communications. In conjunction with the President/CEO sets agendas for all governing bodies. Sits as an ex-officio liaison to the Resolutions Committee.
The Chair of the Board is duly elected on an annual basis from among their non-Executive District Director peers to officiate at Board meetings and to provide a District element as a fifth member of the Executive Committee. The Board Chair also assumes other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by the Board, Executive or President/CEO.
The Executive Committee may be contacted through the President/CEO. Read more about AMAPCEO’s governance structure, including the specific duties of the Board and ADC
Overview of Board Committees
The Executive Committee (EC) is comprised of the 4 executive officers duly elected by the delegates at the Annual Delegates’ Conference (ADC) with the fifth member being the Board Chair who is elected from among their District Director peers. The President/CEO chairs the EC.
The Board, Executive Committee and President/CEO, in descending order, are responsible for the day-to-day management of the union’s operation in accordance with approved policies and procedures. The Chief Operating Officer is meant to assist all three in their efforts and is a non-voting member of the EC.
In the same manner, that the ADC delegates authority to the Board to carry out daily operation, the Board further delegates special authorities to the Executive Committee for its oversight.
As such, the EC functions as the Personnel Committee, the Investment Committee, the Bargaining Readiness Working Group, as overseer of Strategic Planning, as caretaker of Disciplinary Matters, and exercises financial delegation of authority for the Board in-year.
As Personnel Committee, the EC in conjunction with the COO, oversee staffing structure and complement, as well as labour relations and bargaining. The President/CEO sits on the Senior Management Team in a reciprocal fashion. As Investment Committee, the EC receives regular reports from the Treasurer/CFO, Director of Finance & Administration and the Investment Advisor ensuring policy and procedure are being followed. As the Bargaining Readiness Working Group, the EC maintains strategic oversight of all bargaining efforts. As overseer of Strategic Planning, the EC utilize the President/CEO and COO to lead planning, monitor progress and adapt priorities accordingly. As caretaker of Disciplinary Matters, the EC enforces By-laws 9, 4 and 10 and acts as an appellant body for mediation and arbitration denials. The EC carries out the Board’s in-year financial authority for budget approvals, tendering and purchasing, and expense reimbursement discretionary approvals.
Finally, the EC is afforded the ability to comment collectively on all reports coming to the greater Board of Directors, from its perspective as primary day-to-day overseer of operations.
The Equity Committee develops proposed policies, offers advice, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors to ensure that AMACPEO remains a member-driven, accessible organization committed to inclusivity.
The Health, Safety & Wellness Committee, through education, promotion and with a problem-solving approach to issues, fosters an environment of health, safety, and wellness for members and the families both within and outside the workplace.
The Workplace Relations Committee administers the formal dispute resolution processes contained within the AMAPCEO collective agreements. It also develops, administers, and evaluates policies, procedures, and training for workplace representation; monitors employers’ application of agreements; and establishes appropriate linkages to other AMAPCEO committees and representative bodies.