Resolutions are discussed, debated and voted upon at both Regional & National PSAC Conferences and Regional & National PSAC Conventions.
Goal of a Good Resolution: Resolutions should be aimed at strengthening and improving the Union's work on human rights and advancing our objectives.
Who can submit a resolution: All PSAC constitutionally recognized bodies and union structures (locals, area councils, regional committees) will be entitled to forward resolutions to the regional & national event accepting resolutions.
Important note: Resolutions should be accepted at a meeting of the recognized body with the motion noted in the minutes. Prior to submitting a resolution to the Conference or Convention. A copy of the minutes may be requested.
Helpful points to remember:
- Please limit your resolution to a maximum of 150 words;
- Resolutions can be submitted in either the traditional or clear language format (see examples of both formats) Do not submit a resolution in both formats - select one format per resolution;
- Submitted resolutions should not include any special formatting such as boxes or drawings;
- Respect the deadline date for submission of resolution as per the event's listing.
A Good Resolution...
- uses clear simple wording;
- is concise and focused - respects the word limit (150 words for the PSAC Convention);
- deals with just one topic (problem) and has one major objective;
- clearly identifies the problem;
- specifically outlines the required action;
- builds in accountability i.e., deadlines, who will be responsible for implementing the proposed action, what resources will be required;
- ensures the action proposed is within the jursidication of the organization to implement;
- isn't something that is constitutionally dealt with in another way (i.e., bargaining demands);
- allows for flexibility in implementation - it's the end result that accounts;
- is submitted on time (is not a late resolution);
- isn't about something that is already enacted;
- applies the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY and HOW test.