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Board of Directors CNA/NNOC members elect the board, delegates to the Convention, Ballot Committee, and the Joint Nursing Practice Commission. All CNA/NNOC policy is formulated and directed by members through this representative democracy structure. The national elections are conducted in the spring every three years. Council of Presidents Reflecting explosive growth in membership and activity, a four-RN Council of Presidents was over- whelmingly elected in May 2017. The Council of Presidents updated the single-president system of CNA/NNOC and reflects the need to maintain links with a diverse and national membership. The current presidents are: Cathy Kennedy, RN, Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center; Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN, Kaiser South San Francisco; Cokie Giles, RN, Eastern Maine Medical Center; and Sandy Reding, RN, Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield. CNA/NNOC Convention The Convention is the triennial fall meeting of CNA/ NNOC elected RN delegates. The Convention acts on proposed bylaw amendments and formulates policies through adopting resolutions. Each CNA/ NNOC region is allotted a specific number of dele- gates in accordance with CNA/NNOC bylaws. Any member in good standing is eligible to submit a consent-to-serve form and appear on the ballot as a candidate for delegate. In between the conventions, the CNA/NNOC board carries out and formulates policy. Board meetings are open to all members. Elected Member Committees The Ballot Committee is an elected committee that oversees the conduct of CNA/NNOC's elections. The Joint Nursing Practice Commission makes policy recommendations to the board on nursing practice issues. Bylaws and Resolutions Bylaws are the rules adopted by an organization for managing its internal affairs. These rules state the purpose and functions of the association, deter- mine how and by whom the organization is run, and establish the criteria for membership and dues assessment. Resolutions are formal position statements voted on at the Convention. Examples of past res- olutions include issues such as international nurse recruitment, new technology, patient advocacy, environmental justice, and voting rights. Bylaw proposals and resolutions are submitted by individual members and by structural units to the bylaws and resolutions committees for review. The committees then forward the proposals to the Convention, where the proposals are discussed and voted on by the elected delegates. CNA/NNU CODE OF CONDUCT CNA/NNU is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment free from discrimination and harassment, and other unacceptable behav- ior based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, or immigration status. It is our union's duty to prioritize that commit- ment and expectation that all CNA/NNU leaders, members, and staff will carry out that goal and be a model for others. CNA/NNU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in the workplace, in a union meeting or other union-sponsored action or event, or in other public expressions, including social media, whether the discrimination or harass- ment is committed by a supervisor, coworker, staff, or anyone else. If you are subject to, or witness to discrimination, harassment, or other unacceptable behavior under this Code of Conduct in the workplace, or at a union activity or meeting, please inform a CNA/NNU staff person or elected CNA/NNU leader to respond to the complaint. It is expected that elected leaders and representatives of the union will also act to oppose acts of discrimination by others, especially in the workplace and at union events and meetings. It is the responsibility of the union to follow up on all complaints. CNA/NNU takes these complaints seriously and may, at its discretion, take action that it deems appropriate upon assessing the situation. Possible responses may include a warning to or expulsion of the alleged offender from the CNA/NNU activity, event, or meeting. There will be no retaliation or other adverse action taken against any individual who makes a complaint. 19 How We Are Organized Elected Nurse Leadership Structure

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