Resolutions Committee

The Resolutions Committee is a Standing Committee as specified in the NCTR Constitution. Its stated purpose is to recommend positions that should be taken by NCTR in regard to public policy issues that affect its operations, including resolutions affecting the concerns of retired teachers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working in conjunction with NCTR staff, the Resolutions Committee is responsible for notifying all member systems that it is requesting the submission of “In Memoriam,” “In Appreciation,” and “Policy” Resolutions (Continuing, New, and Amended). Such notification shall be sent by March 1. It shall set a deadline for the submission of resolutions. The deadline shall not be earlier than August 1.

In addition to notifying member systems, the Resolutions Committee is responsible for notifying the Legislative Committee, the Trustee Education Committee, and all other Standing Committees that the submission period has opened.

With the approval of the President, and working through the Executive Director of NCTR, the Chairperson shall be responsible for arranging a meeting of the Resolutions Committee. Such meeting shall be arranged for the middle of August. The purpose of the meeting will be to classify, coordinate, edit, and collate all resolutions to be disseminated to member systems. The Committee is responsible for determining whether a resolution will be”recommended, not recommended or no recommendation.”

It is the responsibility of the Resolutions Committee, via NCTR staff, to send to each member system, by September 1, a packet of the resolutions it has received and classified.

If deemed appropriate or necessary, and with the approval of the President and working through the Executive Director, the Chairperson shall arrange for a Resolutions Committee meeting for conducting Committee business on the Saturday or Sunday before the start of the Annual Convention.

At the Annual Convention, the Chairperson shall be responsible for presenting the resolutions to the delegates for consideration.

The Committee will be responsible for seeing that adopted/ratified resolutions are sent to the Legislative Committee in order to pursue various lobbying efforts. The Resolutions Committee shall also make arrangements to have the resolutions posted to the NCTR website.

In 2002, President Mills appointed a Special Committee on Resolutions. The Special Committee was asked to formulate and recommend procedures that would improve the “resolutions” process. The Special Committee on Resolutions submitted a report dated February 23, 2003, to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee adopted the recommendations made in the report at its spring 2003 meeting. It is the responsibility of the Chairperson to see that the Resolutions Committee incorporates all such recommendations and guidelines detailed in the report and adopted by the Executive Committee.

Resolutions Committee 2017

Curtis Rogers, Chair, Trustee, PSRS of Kansas City, MO

Karen Charleston, Trustee, Texas TRS

Tina Leiss, Administrator, Nevada PERS

Richard Liston, Trustee, Massachusetts TRB

Charlene McCoy, Trustee, Alabama RS

Dolores Ramirez, Trustee, Texas TRS

Theresa Lochte,  NCTR Executive Committee Liaison

Note: Pursuant to the NCTR Constitution, the President and President-Elect shall be ex-officio members of all committees.