The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2023

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2023 45 AFSA NEWS AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION Call for Nominations: 2023-2025 AFSA Governing Board Volunteering for service on the AFSA Governing Board means that you can represent your colleagues and help ensure that the voice of the Foreign Service is heard on the Hill and around the coun- try. You will participate in the management and moderniza- tion of a multimillion-dollar organization with a large staff and real impact inWash- ington, including securing congressional funding for the Foreign Service, working to tell the story of diplomacy to our fellow Americans, and ensuring that all members of the Foreign Service are treated with fairness. If this sounds like some- thing you would be proud to do, please consider joining the next AFSA leadership team by running for a posi- tion on the 2023-2025 AFSA Governing Board. The Com- mittee on Elections encour- ages members of all back- grounds to consider running; diversity is a core strength of any governing body. Election Call Election of AFSA Officers and Constituency Representatives. This election call, issued in accordance with Article VII(2)(a) of the AFSA bylaws, constitutes a formal notice to all AFSAmembers of the opportunity to participate in the nomination and election of a new Governing Board. for time-in-class extensions. The active-duty representa- tive positions are not full time, but they are given a reasonable amount of official time to attend meetings regarding labor-management issues. Governing Board members are required to attend monthly lunchtime board meetings and may vol- unteer to serve on additional committees. To see position descriptions for all officer positions, go to http://www. Nomination Procedures Nominating Candidates. Any AFSA regular member in good standing (i.e., a member whose dues are automatically deducted or who has paid dues as of Feb. 15, 2023) may nominate any person (includ- ing self-nominations) for any of the available positions for which the nominee is eligible. The following requirements apply to nominations: 1. No member may nomi- nate more than one person for each officer position, or more than the number of representatives established for each constituency. No member’s name may appear on the ballot for more than one position. 2. All nominations must be submitted in writing by letter or email. To be valid, Call for Nominations Available Positions. The following positions will be filled in this election: Officers • President • Secretary • Treasurer • Vice President for State • Vice President for USAID • Vice President for FCS • Vice President for FAS • Vice President for Retirees Constituency Representatives • State Department Representatives (6) • USAID Representative (1) • Alternate FCS Representative (1) • Alternate FAS Representative (1) • USAGM Representative (1) • APHIS Representative (1) • Retired Member Representatives (2) These positions have two- year terms beginning July 15, 2023. AFSA bylaws require that Governing Board mem- bers participate via in-person attendance at regularly sched- uled meetings of the board within 60 days of taking office on July 15 or appointment to office thereafter, and through- out their term in office. The president and State, USAID, FCS, and FAS vice presidents are full-time posi- tions detailed to AFSA. These employees are assigned over complement and are eligible CALENDAR Please check for the most up-to-date information. December 5-April 3 AFSA Scholarship Applications Available January 2 New Year’s Day Observed AFSA Offices Closed January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day AFSA Offices Closed January 16 Governing Board Election Cycle for 2023- 2025 Board Begins January 18 12-2 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting February 2 4:30-6:30 p.m. Happy Hour: AFSA Celebrates 50 Years as a Union February 15 12-2 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting February 15 Nominations for Governing Board Election Due by 5 p.m. EST February 20 Presidents’ Day AFSA Offices Closed February 27 12 p.m. Virtual Meeting for Governing Board Election Candidates March 15 12-2 p.m. AFSA Governing Board Meeting Continued on page 51