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    Dear 5th Unit Eligible Member . . .
    If you were not able to attend one of our virtual HCAA Information Sessions on July 15th, not to worry!  We've scheduled a session for August; please tune in using the following link: 

    Thursday, August 20th at 4:00 pm

    Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88285487791?pwd=VFg1MlNCNklYOWhKblZRdHlNTDg1UT09
    Meeting ID: 882 8548 7791
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    Information About the 5th Barganing Unit
    As you’re aware, HCAA would like to serve as the exclusive bargaining agent for the newly sanctioned 5th bargaining unit. Individuals to be represented by this unit include supervisory employees whose positions do not require certification.

    The first step to become the exclusive bargaining agent was for the Association to collect signatures from at least 10% of employees eligible for the unit.  Our “signed” petition has been accepted by the Public School Labor Relations Board (PSLRB), the organization charged with overseeing the process.  As a result, HCAA will be on the election ballot as a choice for 5thUnit eligible employees.

    The final step of the process is an official election where all employees eligible for representation will have the opportunity to choose their bargaining agent.  Based on the petition process, 5th unit employees will have four options – representation by HCAA, by HCEA (assuming they gather the required signatures), self-representation, or no representation.  Initially scheduled for June, the election is now postponed until offices and schools reopen for staff.  

    Why Choose HCAA?
    (Howard County Administrators Association)

    • HCAA is currently an exclusive bargaining agent for supervisory employees, including Coordinators, Facilitators, Athletic & Activities Managers, and school-based Administrators. 
    • The Association is governed by aBoard of Directors, composed of representatives from all facets of the bargaining unit.
    • HCAA employs an Executive Director to represent the Association and its individual members on matters pertaining to collective bargaining, contract implementation, supervision, discipline, grievances, and other contract disputes.
    • We have successfully negotiated one of the top compensation packages in the state for our members.
    • HCAA enjoys excellent relationships with the Superintendent and other top management officials, with regularly scheduled meetings to discuss and resolve matters of importance to members.
    • The Association provides ample funding for members’ professional development (e.g., conference attendance, professional coaching, dues for membership in professional organizations, licensure), at the rate of $600 per person per year.
    • HCAA offers access to experienced legal representation for all disciplinary matters.
    • Members enjoy the added protection of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the national labor union representing supervisors in the field of education.
    • As a smaller Association, we pride ourselves on our “personalized approach,” including regular updates from the President and Executive Director, eliciting members’ input through survey tools, and individualized support for members dealing with specific issues or concerns.
    • HCAA offers extremely reasonable annual dues ($350) as compared to other Howard County Associations.  

     

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