SH GROUP CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
SH Group Executive
The SH Group Executive represents the interests of all Federal Government Health Service Professionals. This year, in accordance with the SH by-laws, four positions on the SH group executive shall be elected:
1. Nursing representative from Correctional Service Canada (NU) (Three-year term)
2. Nursing representative from Veterans Affairs Canada (NU) (Three-year term)
NOTE: Only regular NU members from the respective department are eligible to be candidates
3. Occupational and Physical Therapy representative (OP) (Three-year term)
4. Social Work representative (SW) (Three-year term)
Only regular SH members in the appropriate professional group are eligible to be candidates.
A nomination form is attached. In accordance to SH By-Laws:
7.2.2 Nominations must be supported by at least two (2) members of the Group and the nominee must indicate a willingness to serve if elected.
Nominations forms must be received at the National Office by November 21, 2012.
The successful candidates for the above positions will assume office on January 11, 2013.
7.3.6 The newly elected Group Executive members shall take office immediately following the announcement of the results of the election
We encourage you to participate in the process of nominating and electing your representatives.
SH Elections Committee
Simone Gardezy, Chair
Being a member of the SH group executive
Joining our Health Services (SH) Executive is an excellent opportunity to share in the issues and concerns of our membership and represent your occupational group in their concerns.
We meet 5 times a year usually in central Canada.
The Group Executive can establish committees as necessary, with terms of reference and membership to be decided by the Group Executive. These committees are tasked to work on specific issues affecting SH members and report back to the group executive. More information about the group and the executive can be found at http://www.pipsc.ca/portal/page/portal/website/groups/sh
Our meetings are usually held on Saturdays. If you work the day of the meeting the Institute will reimburse your salary. Salary reimbursement will also be available if you need time to travel to the meeting. Your expenses for travel and accommodation are covered by PIPSC travel policy. You can find more information at http://www.pipsc.ca/portal/page/portal/website/memberservices/forms
PIPSC also has a Union & Family Life Balance policy. Under this policy executive members can be entitled to a day off with pay for every meeting if they stay the Saturday night of the meeting.
Again, it's a great team of health professionals representing all parts of Canada and all of our SH groups working in a collaborative team approach to the betterment of our membership!
You will be assisted and supported in your new roles and responsibilities. The first meeting of the group executive in 2013 will be on January 26.
If you have any questions you can contact: Simone Gardezy, SH Elections Chair