Board of Directors

WPPA Board of Directors

The WPPA Board of Directors consists of 28 members – 27 shall be active WPPA members, and one retired WPPA member. One-third (1/3) of the Directors are elected each year by the Delegates at the Annual Meeting of Delegates. Except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws of the Association, each Director serves a term of three years. The Retired Director is appointed by the President annually for a one-year term. The Board sets the policies of the Association and provides direction to the Executive Board and to the Executive Director.

The Board of Directors elects an Executive Board to oversee the operations of the WPPA and is corporations.

The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of all divisions of the WPPA. He reports directly to the Executive Board.

The activities of the LEER division are governed by the LEER Committee. Only Directors who are non-supervisory, sworn law enforcement employees are eligible to serve on the LEER Committee. Members of the LEER Committee shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of Delegates, provided, only Delegates representing local associations of non-supervisory, sworn law enforcement employees shall be entitled to vote for LEER Committee members.

The activities of the SORD division are governed by the SORD Committee. Only Active Members who are supervisory, sworn law enforcement employees are eligible to serve on the SORD Committee. Members of the SORD Committee shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of Delegates, provided, only Delegates representing local associations of supervisory, sworn law enforcement employees shall be entitled to vote for SORD Committee members.

The activities of the CERD division are governed by the CERD Committee. Only Active Members who are non-sworn municipal or county employees are eligible to serve on the CERD Committee. Members of the CERD Committee shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of Delegates, provided, only Delegates representing local associations of non-sworn employees shall be entitled to vote for CERD Committee members.

WPPA Staff

The WPPA staff consists of the following: Executive Director; Director of Finance; Director of Field Services; Governmental Affairs Personnel; Legal Services Personnel; Office Manager; Administrative Assistant; Receptionist; and Business Agents located around the state of Wisconsin and in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The WPPA has toll-free numbers into all offices, including the home offices of Business Agents. Each office has the capacity to forward calls to the general operations office in Madison.

Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside regular business hours, calls are routed to an answering service, with staff members “on call” to contact a member in case of an emergency.

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