The Executive Board is the managing committee of the PSA, with responsibility to oversee the effective operation and maintain the collective integrity of the union.
The Role of the Executive Board
- set policy and the budget and has governance oversight of PSA activities;
- be accountable to the members of the PSA through the national delegates’ congress;
- be responsible for the effective functioning of the PSA between congresses.
Membership of the Executive Board
The members of the Executive Board are:
- The President
- The convenor of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina
- The duly elected convenor of each sector committee
- The Secretariat
- A representative of the staff group
The Executive Board meets at least five times a year.
The election of the Executive Board
Each sector convenor, rūnanga convenor and staff group representative may
- hold office for two years with right of re-election for a further two consecutive years;
- stand for such office again after a break of two years;
- if unable to attend a particular executive board meeting, have a proxy representative (selected by the body which selected the convenor).
The decision about when to elect the convenor is to be made by the sector committee and the Committee of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina. This means that existing Board members can stay on as Board members until such time as their committees decide to vote on the convenor according to their own timeframes.