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Branch officers get trained in Phoenix

The first of two 2017 sessions of NALC’s Branch Officers Training took place recently in Phoenix.

Branch Officers Training sessions consist of three and a half days of educational seminars tailored to assist branch presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, recording secretaries, financial secretaries and trustees in the performance of their duties.

The training covers the basics for financial officers: taxes; accounting systems and maintenance of proper controls; reporting to the Department of Labor; fiduciary duties under the Landrum-Griffin Act; bonding of branch officers and IRS reporting requirements.

Additional training topics include the NALC Constitution and branch bylaws; branch operations and identifying branch policies; running a branch meeting; maintaining accurate and complete meeting minutes; member notification requirements; record keeping; branch elections and branch dues and how to read a dues roster.

A more detailed overview of the training is included in Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine’s November Postal Record article.

Another training session is set for March in St. Louis. (That session is already full.)

(Photos by NALC Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Judy Willoughby and Phoenix Branch 576’s Al Linde.)

2017 Branch Officers Training in Phoenix