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Are you a West Midlands police officer who is interested in becoming a Fed rep?

  • Posted On 3 Jan 2018

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    Are you a West Midlands police officer who is interested in becoming a Fed rep?

     

     

    If you are thinking of standing to be a Federation representative and would like to know more about what the role entails, please visit the Reps@Work page.

     

    If you have any further questions about being a rep, please contact us on westmidlandspf@polfed.org with your details and one of our Full Time Representatives will be back in touch.

     

     

    Information on the first round of elections for workplace reps explaining how to stand and how to vote, will be sent directly to all reps and members via their PNN email addresses at the appropriate time.

     

    Why is there a new election process in 2018?

    As part of the PFEW organisational reform, we worked with the Home Office to write new regulations to change the way the organisation is structured and how our elections are run - these new regulations became law on 31 December 2017.

    The new process will provide a new rank-less structure; there will be no more separate rank committees at local or national level. The number of officials on the National Board will be reduced from 30 to 24.

    The National Board along with the National Council (which is made up of local Federation Chairs and Secretaries and other individuals from protected characteristics groups) will be the key decision-making bodies for the organisation.

    What is the new election process?

    • Members vote for workplace reps 
    • The Branch Council vote for the Branch Board members
    • Members elect the local Chair
    • The Branch Board elects the local Secretary
    • Branch Board Chair and Secretary make up the National Council
    • National Council votes to elect the National Board
    • Members vote to elect the National Chair
    • National Board select the General Secretary
    • National Board vote in remaining Principal Officers 

    The new process allows members to vote for their workplace representatives, local chairs as well as the national chair via a new electronic voting system which will be facilitated by the national members' database.

    Please be advised, the election process will not affect the services we provide to members, who will continue to be served by their current reps until the new ones are elected.

     

     
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