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Branch Officers Training set for San Diego, Baltimore this fall

NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that two Branch Officers Training seminars will be held this fall.

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.

Branch Officers 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 complete overview of what the training entails was included in Secretary-Treasurer Rhine’s November 2016 Postal Record article, available for review at

One session of Branch Officers Training will take place Oct. 16-19 in San Diego. The room rate (single/double) is $169 plus tax. The other session will take place Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Baltimore. The room rate (single/double) is $159 plus tax.

The registration form for both classes was included in the June 23 NALC Bulletin. Please do not make airline reservations until you receive an acceptance letter. Hotel reservation information will be included with letters of acceptance.