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ARTICLE I - NAME

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1 - ELIGIBILITY
SECTION 3 - ASSOCIATION MEMBER
SECTION 2 - MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

ARTICLE IV - ORGANIZATION
SECTION 1 - COMPOSITION
SECTION 2 - DISTRICT PSA EXECUTIVE BOARD
SECTION 3 - DISTRICT PSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
SECTION 4 - REPRESENTATIVES
SECTION 5 - STANDING COMMITTEES

ARTICLE V - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
SECTION 1 - EXECUTIVE BOARD
SECTION 2 - MCCCD PSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

ARTICLEVl - MEETINGS
SECTION 1 - MCCCD PSA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS
SECTION 2 - MCCCD PSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS
SECTION 3 - MCCCD PSA GENERAL / ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
SECTION 4 - SPECIAL MEETINGS
SECTION 5 - RATIFICATION MEETINGS
SECTION 6 - ATTENDANCE
SECTION 7 - VOTING RIGHTS
SECTION 8 - QUORUM

ARTICLE VII - NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCESS
SECTION 1 - ELIGIBILITY
SECTION 2 - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
SECTION 3 - INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

ARTICLE VIII - OFFICERS AND TERMS
SECTION 1 - OFFICERS
SECTION 2 - TERMS OF OFFICE
SECTION 3 - FlLLING VACATED OFFICES
SECTlON 4 - REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

ARTICLE IX - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
SECTION 1 - PRESIDENT
SECTION 2 - EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT-ELECT
SECTION 3 - EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
SECTION 4 - EXECUTIVE TREASURER
SECTION 5 - COLLABORATIVE POLICY DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
SECTION 6 - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
SECTION 7 - CORRESPONDANCE
SECTION 8 - ABSENCE

ARTICLE X - PSA STANDING COMMITTEES
SECTION I - COLLABORATIVE POLICY DEVELOPMENT TEAM
SECTION 2 - PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT (PSD)
SECTION 3 - PROFESSIONAL STAFF INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE
SECTION 4 - PAID EDUCATIONAL LEAVE (PEL) COMMITTEE
SECTION 5 - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES (EBAC)
SECTION 6 - ELECTION COMMITTEE
SECTION 7 - SUMMER CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
SECTION 8 - AUDIT COMMITTEE
SECTION 9 - AD HOC COMMITTEES
SECTION 10 - FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ARTICLE XI - FINANCES
SECTION 1 - MCCCD EXECUTIVE PSA DUES
SECTION 2 - EXPENDITURES
SECTlON 3 - OTHER FUNDS

ARTICLE XII - FISCAL YEAR

ARTICLE XIII - UNIT BYLAWS

ARTICLE XIV - AUTHORITY

ARTICLE XV - AMENDMENTS


ARTICLE I - NAME



SECTION 1 . This organization shall be known as the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Professional Staff Association, hereinafter referred to as PSA.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE


SECTION 1 . It shall be the purpose of PSA to strengthen and unify the professional staff employees and to improve their salaries, working conditions, benefits, and policies.

SECTION 2 . It shall further be the purpose of PSA to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to employment; and to present the interests of professional staff employees to the MCCCD Governing Board, administration, and other authorities. MCCCD shall also benefit from having its interests presented to the Professional Staff employees through the PSA leadership.

SECTION 3 . It shall further be the purpose of PSA to encourage and promote the professional skills and standards of service of its members within their professional capacities and social responsibility & leadership.

SECTION 4 . It shall further be the purpose of PSA to represent the Professional Staff employees in Collaborative Policy Development sessions.

SECTION 5 . It shall further be the purpose of PSA to collect dues and utilize funds as needed for the attainment of these purposes and for the general benefit of its membership.

SECTION 6 . PSA shall abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP



SECTION 1 - ELIGIBILITY

A. Any regular employee as defined in the "Professional Staff Policy Manual" is entitled to membership in PSA.

SECTION 2 - ASSOCIATION MEMBER


A. Associate membership shall be open to all eligible Professional Staff employees.

B. Associate members shall constitute those persons who elect to pay dues at the MCCCD level; and shall be afforded all advantages and privileges offered to dues-paying members.


C. Members-at-Large shall only be allowed to vote on the ratification of proposals resulting from the Collaborative Policy Development sessions.

D. All officers of the Executive Board, Unit Presidents, Unit Representatives, Alternates, and Committee Chairs of PSA shall be Associate members for at least two (2) consecutive years prior to holding any PSA executive office.



SECTION 3 - MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

A. Membership-at-Large shall be open to all eligible Professional Staff employees. Members-at-Large shall constitute those persons who elect not to pay dues at the MCCCD level.

B. Members-at-Large shall not be granted any benefits offered exclusively to dues-paying members.

ARTICLE IV - ORGANIZATION



SECTION 1 - COMPOSITION

A. MCCCD PSA leadership shall be composed of an Executive Board and an Executive Council.

SECTION 2 - DISTRICT PSA EXECUTIVE BOARD

A. MCCCD PSA Executive Board will be comprised of these elected officers: President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Policy Chair.

SECTION 3 - DISTRICT PSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

A. MCCCD PSA Executive Council will be comprised of the Executive Board, each Unit President, Unit Representatives, and the Chairs of the Standing Committees as defined in Article X.

SECTION 4 - REPRESENTATIVES

A. Each Unit shall elect one (1) Representative for every fifteen (15) Professional Staff employees covered under the Professional Staff Policy Manual, and one (1) additional representative for any portion of fifteen (15) thereafter, to serve on the Executive Council.

SECTION 5 - STANDING COMMITTEES

A. PSA Standing Committees shall be as defined in Article X of this Constitution..

ARTICLE V - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP



SECTION 1 - EXECUTIVE BOARD


A. The Executive Board shall represent PSA, both generally and specifically, in all dealings with the MCCCD Organization.


B. The Executive Board shall either serve as or comprise part of the PSA Collaborative Policy Development Team.

C. The Executive Board shall determine and/or recommend policy and procedures with respect to the overall management and operation of PSA.

D. The Executive Board shall make recommendations on and oversee the proper management and disbursement of Professional Growth Funds (i.e. PEL, PSD, PSI, Summer Conference).

E. The Executive Secretary & Executive Treasurer shall verify each Unit's designated number of Representatives prior to the first meeting of the Executive Council.

SECTION 2 - MCCCD PSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

A. The Executive Council shall conduct and vote on the business of PSA.

B. The Executive Council shall act as liaison between the general membership and the PSA leadership. The Executive Council shall diligently represent the interests of PSA.

ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS



SECTION 1 -MCCCD PSA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS

A. The Executive Board shall meet once each month or as deemed necessary prior to the Executive Council meetings to discuss agenda items for the General / Association meetings as well as to conduct business that falls within the purview of the Executive Board duties and responsibilities. The time, place, and date shall be determined by the members of the Executive Board.

B. The Executive Board may also meet at any time when pertinent business and/or issues arise. These meetings can be called by either the President and/or by a simple majority vote of the Executive Board members.

SECTION 2 - MCCCD PSA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS

A. The Executive Council meetings shall meet a minimum of ten (10) times per fiscal year. The place and time of these meetings shall be determined by the Executive Council.

SECTION 3 - MCCCD PSA GENERAL / ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

A. An Association meeting is defined as a meeting attended by any PSA member and presided over by the MCCCD EXECUTIVE PSA President


B. A quorum shall be necessary to conduct the official business of PSA.

C. An Association meeting shall meet a minimum of ten (10) times per fiscal year to solicit input and to disseminate information to the membership.

 

D. All general elections shall be conducted at a General / Association meeting.

SECTION 4 - SPECIAL MEETINGS

A. Special meetings may be called by the District PSA President or by a simple majority of the Executive Council.

B. In such an event, the calling party shall present an agenda forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting; and only those items listed on the agenda will be discussed or acted upon.

SECTION 5 - RATIFICATION

A. Ratification meetings may be called by the MCCCD PSA Executive President.

B. The purpose of ratification meetings shall be to discuss and vote upon the acceptance/rejection of sections or articles in the "Professional Staff Policy Manual" resulting from the Collaborative Policy Development process.


C.  For the purposes of efficiency, the CPD committee has unilateral authority to approve technical / verbiage changes to the PS Policy Manual as long as the proposed change does not change the intent of the article / section. Prior to approving such changes, the CPD Chair will submit them to the PS Executive Board for its review.

D. MCCCD EXECUTIVE COUNCIL will be invited to attend and participate in the ratification process of the PSA Policy Manual.  The approval of PSA Policy Manual will be a simple majority vote of the MCCCD Executive Council.


E. The Ratification meeting will be called within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the Collaborative Policy Development process

SECTION 6 - ATTENDANCE

A. Any Executive Board member or Executive Council member absent from four (4) Executive Board or Executive Council meeting in one fiscal year may be replaced on a permanent basis.

SECTION 7 - VOTING RIGHTS

A. Each member of the Executive Board and Executive Council shall have one vote each. Alternate Representatives may vote only if attending as a replacement for an absent Representative.

SECTION 8 - QUORUM

A. A quorum shall be necessary to conduct the official business of PSA.

B. A quorum is defined as at least three (3) members of the Executive Board for Executive Board meetings. A quorum for the Executive Council meeting includes the definition for the Executive Board plus a simple majority of the balance of the Executive Council.

ARTICLE VII - NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCESS



SECTION 1 - ELIGIBILITY

A. A person seeking nomination for an Executive Board position must have been an Associate Member (MCCCD and Unit dues-paying) of PSA for a minimum of two (2) years as of the date of the election for that position and have supervisor approval for their nomination.

B. Eligibility will be verified by the presiding Secretary and Treasurer (or their designee) of the Executive Board prior to the date of being placed on the Nomination Ballot.

SECTION 2 - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

A.  The Immediate Past President and/or designee will establish an Election Committee to oversee and conduct the Election.


B.  A Nomination Committee will be chaired by the Immediate Past-President and/or designee and will be confirmed by the Executive Board. The Nomination Committee shall solicit candidates for available Executive Board positions and submit a slate of candidates on a Nomination Ballot to the Executive Board and Election Committee.


C. A slate of candidates for office in PSA will be developed by the Election Committee and presented to the Executive Council fifteen (15) business days prior to April General / Association meeting.


D. The Nomination Ballot shall be determined, verified, and available to Associate members ten (10) business days prior to the end of April General / Association meeting.

 

E.  The Election of officers for the Executive Board shall be held during the April General / Association meeting prior to the last day of accountability for 9-month professional staff employees.


SECTION 3 - INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

A Installation of all seated and newly elected officers shall be conducted at the PSA Summer Conference.

B All seated and newly elected officers shall assume their offices on July 1st of each year.

ARTICLE VIII - OFFICERS AND TERMS



SECTION 1 - OFFICERS

The officers of the Executive Board shall be as defined in Article IX

SECTION 2 - TERMS OF OFFICE

A.  The Executive President-Elect shall be elected annually and serve for a period of one (1) year.

 

B. The office of Executive President-Elect is a three (3) term commitment. The Executive President-Elect shall assume the position of Executive President following the completion of his/her term; and following his/her completion as Executive President, shall assume the position of Executive Immediate Past President.

C. The office of the Executive Secretary and Executive Treasurer shall be elected every two (2) years and may serve up to two (2) consecutive terms. The term of office for the Executive Secretary begins July 1, in the odd-numbered years.  The term of office for the Executive Treasurer begins July 1, in the even-numbered years. 

D. The Collaborative Policy Development Chair shall be elected every two (2) years and may serve up to two (2) consecutive terms.


F. At the expiration of the term as Executive Immediate Past President (who has served a full 3 (three) year term), may not serve on the Executive Board for a minimum of two (2) full years unless deemed necessary by the Executive Board and approved by the Executive Council.


SECTION 3 - FlLLING VACATED OFFICES

A. Should an Executive Board position (other than President) be vacated prior to the end of the term, the President shall notify the Executive Council immediately.


B. At the next scheduled General / Association meeting, the President shall call for eligible nominees, and a vote to fill the vacancy.


C. The newly elected officer shall serve the unexpired term of the vacated office.


D. In the event the President Elect office is vacated there shall be an emergency meeting of the Executive Board to decide the process for filling the vacated office.


E.  In the event any elected office is vacated, the Executive Board will decide how to fill the vacated position.



SECTlON 4 - REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

A. When a majority of the Executive Council agrees that an officer has been grossly negligent in the duties of office, or has not served in the best interest of PSA. The Executive Council shall recommend that the office be declared vacant.

B. The officer in question shall have the right to appear before the Executive Council to hear allegations, and to present rebuttals, prior to a vote taken by the Executive Council.

 

C. Removal from office shall be confirmed by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council and the vacated office shall be filled according to SECTION 3 of this article.

ARTICLE IX - DUTIES OF OFFICERS



SECTION 1 - PRESIDENT

A. The Executive President or designee from the Executive Board shall preside over all General / Association meetings.


B. The Executive President shall serve as a liaison between District-wide, unit, and Professional staff employees.


C. The Executive President shall act as an ex-officio member of all PSA committees.


D. The Executive President shall appoint representatives of PSA to fill vacancies on committees (with the exception of those committees and chairs that require election).


E. The Executive President shall be the official spokesperson in representing the views and position of Professional Staff employees.


F. The Executive President shall be responsible for preparing and distributing agendas for Executive Board,  Executive Council, General / Association, and special meetings.


G. The Executive President shall update the Executive Board on a regular basis.



SECTION 2 - EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT-ELECT

A. The Executive President-Elect shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence and as defined in Article IX SECTION 1 .


B. In the event that the Executive President's office is vacated, the Executive President-elect shall assume the office of Executive President for the remainder of that term, and the succeeding term.


C. The Executive President-Elect shall serve as the Executive Board's representative to the Summer Conference Committee.


SECTION 3 - EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

A. The Executive Secretary shall be the official record keeper of PSA.


B. The Executive Secretary shall record and distribute minutes of the Execute Board, Executive Council, General / Association, and Special meetings.

 

C. The Executive Secretary shall maintain the official files, correspondence, committee reports, and will maintain distribution lists

SECTION 4 - EXECUTIVE TREASURER

A. The Executive Treasurer shall be the official financial officer for PSA.

B. The Executive Treasurer shall be responsible for opening, recording, and maintaining permanent financial records and statements and reporting of all accounts at the general meetings for all PSA monies (with the exception of Professional Growth Funds). This includes all disbursements and collection of funds.

C. The Executive Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining a current list of all Associate members.

D. The Executive Treasurer shall cooperate fully with the Audit Committee.



SECTION 5 - COLLABORATIVE POLICY DEVELOPMENT CHAIR

A. The Collaborative Development Policy Chair shall be responsible for gathering and preparing information to present during Collaborative Policy Development and periodic review of the Professional Staff Policy Manual.

SECTION 6 - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

A. The Executive Immediate Past President shall advise the President at his/her request.

 

B. The Executive Immediate Past President shall chair the Nomination and Election Committee.

 

C. The Executive Immediate Past President shall act as the Parliamentarian to PSA.

 

SECTION 7 – CORRESPONDANCE

 

  1. All Elected Officials shall answer or confirm receipt of all correspondence via email or phone calls in a timely manner, (exception is vacation or a recognized MCCCD holiday).

SECTION 8 – ABSENCE

In the absence of the Executive President and / or Executive President Elect an Executive Board member shall assume the duties thereof.


ARTICLE X - PSA STANDING COMMITTEES



SECTION I - COLLABORATIVE POLICY DEVELOPMENT TEAM

A. The Collaborative Policy Development Team shall be comprised of the members of the Executive Board and a minimum of two (2) additional elected Associate members.


B. Each Associate member of the Collaborative Policy Development Team may serve a two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

SECTION 2 - PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT (PSD)

A. Membership of this committee shall be comprised of one (1) representative from each Unit.

B. Committee members may serve a two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

C. Committee members shall be Associate members.

D. The purpose of the Professional Staff Development committee is to develop procedures, oversee, and award PSD funds allocated through the Collaborative Policy Development process.

E. The Chair of the PSD Committee shall be a voting member of the Executive Council.

F. The Chair shall make regular reports to the Executive Council with respect to the activities of the PSD Committee.

G. The Chair of the PSD Committee shall be elected by the PSD Committee members and shall serve a term of one (1) year.


H. The President of PSA shall be on the distribution list for all correspondence for the PSD Committee.

SECTION 3 - PROFESSIONAL STAFF INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE (PSI)

A. There shall be one (1) member from each Unit to serve on the Internship Committee.

B. Committee members may serve a two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

C. Committee members shall be Associate members.

D. The purpose of the Internship Committee is to develop procedures, oversee, and award Internship funds allocated through the Collaborative Policy Development process.

E. The Chair of the Internship Committee shall be a voting member of the PSA Executive Council.

F. The Chair shall make regular reports to the Executive Council with respect to the activities of the Internship Committee.

G. The Chair shall be elected by the membership of the Internship committee, and shall serve a term of  two (2) year and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.


H. The President of PSA shall be on the distribution list for all correspondence for the PSI Committee.

SECTION 4 - PAID EDUCATIONAL LEAVE (PEL) COMMITTEE

A. There shall be one (1) member from each Unit to serve on the PEL Committee.

B. Committee members may serve a two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

C. Committee members shall be Associate members.

D. The purpose of the PEL Committee is to develop procedures, oversee, and award PEL funds allocated through the Collaborative Policy Development process.

E. The Chair of the PEL Committee shall be a voting member of the PSA Executive Council.

F. The Chair shall make regular reports to the Executive Council with respect to the activities of the PEL committee.

G. The Chair shall be elected by the membership of the PEL Committee, and shall serve a term of one (1) year.


H. The President of PSA shall be on the distribution list for all correspondence for the PEL Committee.

SECTION 5 - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE(S) (EBAC)

A. Membership on EBAC shall be comprised of one (1) elected representative(s), the President of PSA, and an elected alternate.

B. Elected and Alternate representative(s) shall serve a two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

C. Council representative(s) shall be an Associate member.

D. The responsibility of the PSA EBAC representative(s) is to meet as necessary to study, discuss, and propose changes in the benefits for Professional Staff employees.

E. An EBAC representative(s) shall make regular reports to the Executive Council with respect to the activities of EBAC.

SECTION 6 - ELECTION COMMITTEE

A. Members of the Election Committee shall be appointed by the Past President or designee.


B. Committee members shall be Associate members.

C. The purpose of the Election Committee is to develop procedures, oversee, and conduct the annual election of officers.


D. The Chair of the Election Committee shall be the sitting Immediate Past President or designee.

SECTION 7 - SUMMER CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

A. There shall be one (1) member from each Unit to serve on the Summer Conference Committee.

B. Committee members shall be Associate members.

C. The purpose of the Summer Conference Committee is to plan, oversee, and conduct the PSA Summer Conference

D. The Chair-shall be the sitting President-Elect or his/her designee.


E. The Chair shall make regular reports to the Executive Council with respect to the activities of the Summer Conference Committee.

SECTION 8 - AUDIT COMMITTEE

A. The Audit Committee shall consist of the President and two (2) associate members appointed by the PSA Executive Council.

B. The purpose of the Audit Committee is to conduct an annual review and audit of the PSA financial records.

C. The Chair shall be elected by the membership of the Audit Committee.

D. The Chair shall make a yearend Audit Report at the September PSA General / Association meeting.  The time period audited will be July 1 through the last day the Treasurer held office.

 

E.  The Audit Committee shall be responsible for conducting a special audit if the Treasurer position is vacated. 

 

F.  The Chair shall make a special audit report at the following PSA General / Association meeting.

SECTION 9- AD HOC COMMITTEES

A. The President of PSA may form Ad Hoc Committees, as needed, to perform specific duties.


B. The Chair of said Committees may be appointed by the President.

SECTION 10- FINANCIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (FAC)

A. PSA representation on the FAC shall be comprised of the current Executive President of PSA or designee.

B. The responsibility of the members of FAC is to meet as necessary to study, discuss and make recommendations on budget related matters.

C. The elected representative shall serve two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.


D. Elected representative shall be an Associate member.

SECTION 11 - DIVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (DAC)

A. PSA representation on the Diversity Advisory Council shall be comprised of the current President of PSA and one (1) elected representative.


B. The responsibility of the members of the Diversity Advisory Council is to meet as necessary to study, discuss and make recommendations on diversity related matters.


C. The elected representative shall serve a two (2) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.


D. Elected representative shall be an Associate member.

SECTION 12 - OUTSTANDING PSA MEMBER COMMITTEE

A. The Outstanding PSA Member Committee shall be comprised of the Immediate Past President and four (4) additional Associate members appointed by the PSA Executive Council.


B. The purpose of the Outstanding PSA Membership Committee shall be to review and select one professional staff associate member for the Outstanding PSA Member award.


C. The Chair shall be the Immediate Past President or his/her designee.


D. The award shall be presented at the Summer Conference.


E.  If the Immediate Past President is nominated for Outstanding PSA Member they need remove themselves from this committee and the Chair shall then be the PSA Executive President

SECTION 13 – FRIEND OF PSA MEMBER COMMITTEE

A. The Friend of PSA Member Committee shall be comprised of the Immediate Past President and four (4) additional Associate members appointed by the PSA Executive Council.


B. The purpose of the Friend of PSA Membership Committee shall be to review and select at least one nominee for the Friend of PSA Member award.


C. The Chair shall be the Immediate Past President or his/her designee.


D. The award shall be presented at the Summer Conference.


ARTICLE XI- FINANCES



SECTION 1 - MCCCD EXECUTIVE PSA DUES

A. All Professional Staff employees are encouraged to pay dues. The amount of dues for each fiscal year shall be determined at the Executive Council meeting in April.

B. Dues will be collected through December 15th for continuing employees.

C. For new employees hired after December 15th, membership dues will be assessed at one-half the current rate.


D. Dues shall expire on June 30th for all Associate members.

SECTION 2 - EXPENDITURES

A. The Executive Board shall recommend an annual budget and submit same to the Executive Council for approval by the first General / Association meeting of the fiscal year.

B. Once the budget is approved; the Executive Board shall direct all budgetary expenditures pertinent to the operation and general business of PSA.

C. Non budget expenditures exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) must be voted upon by the Executive Council.


D. The PSA President shall have discretionary authority to expend up to one hundred dollars ($100) annually for PSA business without the Executive Board or Executive Council approval.

SECTlON 3- OTHER FUNDS

A. PSA may raise and deposit other funds pursuant to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

ARTICLE XII - FISCAL YEAR



SECTION 1

A. The fiscal year of PSA shall begin on the first day of July and shall end on the last day of June.

ARTICLE XIII - UNIT BYLAWS



SECTION 1

A. Each Unit shall adopt Bylaws for the governing of PSA at the Unit level.

B. This Constitution shall supersede any and all Unit bylaws; no Unit Bylaws may be written to circumvent the purpose or intent of this Constitution.

ARTICLE - XIV - AUTHORITY



SECTION 1

A. Robert's Rules of Order (Revised) shall be the parliamentary authority for PSA on all matters of questions not covered by this Constitution.

ARTICLE XV - AMENDMENTS



SECTION 1

A. Any proposed amendment or revision to this Constitution must be submitted in writing to the PSA Executive Council business.

B. Amendments or revisions of this Constitution must be approved by two-thirds of the PSA Executive Council.

C. Upon adoption, copies of the revised or amended Constitution shall be conveyed to each member of the Executive Council.