Per the Constitution of the Michigan Postal Workers Union (amended as of May 24, 2014) (Article 11, Section 1): 

 

Section 1. President: It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all Conventions and meetings of the Executive Board. The President shall submit to the Editor an article for publication in the Michigan Messenger six (6) times a year. The President shall be a member of all Committees. The President shall appoint necessary Committees at each Convention. The President shall fill all vacancies, for any cause whatsoever, until such vacancy is filled by an election. The President shall have as one of his/her primary responsibilities of organizing and administering the MPWU Legislative program. The President shall be the Chairman of the Organizing Committee. The President shall submit to each convention a written report of the Presidentís official acts during his/her term of office. The President shall sign all orders of the Secretary-Treasurer and shall approve no more than five (5) days, per month per person of lost time. When the President approves actual lost time in excess of five (5) days, a full explanation of its use shall be made at the following Executive Board meetings. The President shall have jurisdiction over the functions of the Officers of this Union. The President shall retain a master set of this Constitution and these By-Laws, show the latest amendments and have the same available to all Conventions and meetings of the Executive Board.

 

It shall be the duty of the President to appoint three local Presidents or designee, not on the Executive Board, and the MPWU Secretary-Treasurer to a Budget Committee. This committee shall meet no later than the second week in March. The sole purpose for this committee shall be to create a budget recommendation to be presented to the Executive Board for modification if necessary and approval.  The MPWU president will hold a meeting of the affiliated local presidents at each convention and at other times the MPWU president deems it necessary. There shall be no less than two affiliated presidents meetings per calendar year.  Teleconferencing for these meetings shall be available.

 

Furthermore, the constitution also states the following (for all officers):

 

Section 11. All Officers of the MPWU, AFL-CIO will give a written report of their activities, to be printed and distributed to all delegates to the State Convention. All reports will be included in the Convention Officers Reports to the Convention Delegates, at the time of registration. These reports are to be given to the Executive Secretary thirty (30) days prior to the opening day of the Convention. Failure to comply with this provision will result in the Officer not having his/her Convention expenses paid.  Written notices will be sent by the Executive Secretary, reminding all Officers of their Constitutional Convention requirement provisions.

 

Section 12. All Officers shall turn over all records, supplies, and equipment to his/her successor within twenty (20) days of the certification of the election results.

 

Section 15. All officers, Area Directors, Committee Appointees or any other member receiving advances from the MPWU, shall be responsible for receipting all expenses on advances within each quarter or it shall be considered income and will be taxed accordingly.

 

Section 16.  No state officer or state representative may enter a local installation, local labor management meeting, or any other local issue without first getting approval from the said local president.

 

Additonally, per Article 10, Section 4, the following also applies to the office/position of President:

 

[B] When a vacancy occurs on the Executive Board, the President shall have the power to fill such vacancy; however prior to filling such vacancy, the MPWU Local Presidents shall be provided an opportunity to recommend candidates to fill the vacancy prior to the Presidentís official appointment.

                                                                      

[C] In the event the office of President is vacated: the Executive Secretary shall immediately call a meeting of the Executive Board and elect a President to fill the unexpired term. Nine (9) Members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum for such a meeting. The two-thirds (2/3) majority of those present and voting is necessary for election.

                                                                   

[D] In the event the President is temporary unable to perform the duties of his/her office, up to one hundred (100) days, this responsibility and authority shall rest with the senior member of the Executive Board. Any absence in excess of one hundred (100) days, provisions of Article 10.4.c will apply. The senior member of the Executive Board shall be determined by continuous time spent on the Board as an elected member of the Board. When two or more members have the same seniority, total continuous service with the USPS shall govern.