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NEA-Retired Governance & Elections

We work within NEA to support public education and advocate for issues affecting retirees.
NEA-Retired members attend a meeting Gerald Lillard

Nominations for 2023 Retired elections are now open!

To file for an NEA-Retired office online, please use the following link, which is the easiest way to submit a nomination. A paper copy of this form will be available in the winter edition of the Retired magazine.

2023 Retired Candidate Nomination Form (smartsheet.com)

    Changes to 2023 Retired Elections

    1. All nomination submissions, including this form, are due no later than (close of business) 5:00 pm EST, May 1, 2023.
    2. For the first time, this filing deadline INCLUDES NEA Retired seats on the NEA Resolutions Committee. No Retired Resolutions nominations will be accepted later, as has been the previous NEA-Retired practice.

    Standing Governance Documents

    NEA-Retired Governance

    The NEA-Retired Executive Council shall comprise the President, Vice President, and Secretary of the NEA-Retired, and six members of the NEA-Retired elected at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting, for three-year staggered terms, through an open nomination and secret ballot election.

    Following the election of officers and Executive Council members at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting, if the total membership of the NEA-Retired Executive Council does not include at least one member of an ethnic-minority group, an ethnic-minority member shall be elected to the Council in accordance with the provisions of Article VI – Ethnic-Minority Representation, in the NEA-Retired Elections Rules. The election shall be conducted with open nominations and a secret ballot. The term of the ethnic-minority member shall be one year.

    Representation on the NEA Board of Directors

    NEA-Retired shall have representation on the NEA Board of Directors as provided in the NEA Constitution and Bylaws. The NEA Board includes six (6) designated Retired seats for members who are elected by Retired Representative Assembly delegates at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. NEA-Retired also elects six (6) Retired Alternates to the NEA Board of Directors.

    Representation to the NEA Representative Assembly

    Members of the NEA-Retired shall be represented at the NEA Representative Assembly by the Retired delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly. These delegates are elected from their governance states. The number of Retired delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly shall be determined as provided in the NEA Bylaws. Each Retired delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly in attendance shall be entitled to vote.

    Representation on the NEA Resolutions Committee

    NEA-Retired shall have representation on the NEA Resolutions Committee as provided in the NEA Standing Rules. The Resolutions Committee includes six (6) designated Retired seats for members who are elected by Retired Representative Assembly delegates at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting.

    Becky Pringle 2021 RA

    Join NEA-Retired

    Are you retiring this year and want to continue the benefits of NEA membership? Join more than 320,000 retired educators who continue to support students and public education. For a one-time fee of $300 (plus applicable state dues), you can lock in your NEA dues for life and secure existing and new benefits that will help make your retirement rewarding.
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