Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

AFT Constitution: Article XI


Section I

When Officers, Delegates and Representative of this Federation are on authorized business for the organization, they shall be compensated for legitimate and directly related expenses.

Section II 

Expenses shall be paid as follows:

  • Transportation at the rate allowed for deductions on the Federal income tax by the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue, plus necessary parking fees and tolls;
  • Telephone charges directly related to Federation business;
  • Lodging and food expenses which are incurred while engaged in Federation business. Such expenses shall be paid in amounts actually incurred to a maximum of one hundred twenty-five ($125.00) dollars per day for lodging and a maximum of thirty-five ($35.00) dollars per day for food.
  • Other legitimate and necessary expenses directly related to the performance of authorized business for the Federation.

Section III

  • Expense requests shall be submitted as soon as possible after they are incurred and in all cases should be submitted within thirty (30) days of the date incurred.
  • All expense requests should be submitted on the authorized EXPENSE SHEET. Receipts should be attached for all requested expenses when the Expense Sheet is presented for payment.
  • Expense requests in amounts less than $50.00 shall be approved by a Campus Vice President before submittal to the Federation Treasurer, while Expense requests of $50.00 or more shall be approved by the Executive Committee before submitted to the Federation Treasurer.
  • Should expenses of a nature not clearly defined in this ARTICLE, or more expensive than the rates stipulated in this ARTICLE, or of an unusual or uncertain nature be incurred in the direct performance of authorized business of this Federation, such expenses shall be fully documented, explained, and submitted to the Executive Committee for review.
  • When such expenses can be foreseen, the Executive Committee should be informed of the situation in advance of incurring such expenses, in addition to securing their authorization prior to payment. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to approve such requests.

Section IV

  • The President shall receive, in lieu of accepting no more than one (1) overage per calendar year, each month a stipend in the amount equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the equivalent of five (5) three-credit overages.
  • The Secretary shall receive a monthly stipend payment equivalent to one-twelfth (1/12) of a three (3) credit overage per year
  • The Treasurer shall receive a monthly stipend payment equivalent to one-twelfth (1/12) of a six (6) credit overage per year. Additionally, the Treasurer shall receive an hourly compensation according to the per diem rate for required audit work. 
  • The Grievance Vice President shall receive a monthly stipend payment equivalent to one-twelfth (1/12) of a three(3) credit overage per year.
  • Federation Officers shall receive compensation for work performed from June through August on an hourly based per-diem for official union work, to the equivalent of one (1) credit exclusive of Executive Board meetings.

Section V
The members of the Negotiating Committee shall receive up to $250 each month of scheduled meetings to a cap of $1,000. The amount of $50 will be deducted for each scheduled meeting missed.

Section VI
The members of the Negotiating Team shall receive up to $495 each month of scheduled meetings, to a cap of $2,475. The amount of $100 will be deducted for each scheduled meeting missed.