September 27, 2022
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Dear Local 458 Member:

Earlier this month, at the request of Local members, NAGE conducted an online survey to see if members wished to reorganize Local 458, creating a new Local for Assistant Chief Court Officers.

The results of the survey revealed that Assistant Chief Court Officers overwhelmingly wished to operate in an environment that included only ACCOs, while Court Officers were almost equally split about whether they believed it made sense to keep ACCOs in Local 458.

As a result of the survey’s findings, I believe it is in the best interests of all Court Officers to create a new Local for Assistant Chief Court Officers.

The first step in this process is to ratify new Local by-laws for each group. Please find the new proposed by-laws for Local 458 linked below, and on your local website.

The only change from your previous by-laws calls for the direct election of your President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, while all elected Regional Offices remain the same; and the elimination of seats for Assistant Chief Court Officers on your Executive Board, since ACCOs will be forming a Local of their own.

The ratification vote will be held open until October 6, 2022.

Once the new by-laws are ratified, an election will be held to fill the seventeen (17) Executive Board seats. A tentative schedule is as follows:

               October 17         Nominations Open
               November 1       Nominations Close
               November 3       Ballots Mailed
               November 22    Ballots Counted
Newly-elected officers will be sworn into office effective January 1, 2023.

In solidarity,

David J. Holway
National President 
Ratification Information
The Ratification for the Local 458 By-laws is now open

Each member may vote only 1 time. 

The ratification will remain open until 12:00PM EST Thursday, October 6, 2022. Votes cast after that time will be void. 

A copy of the proposed by-laws can also be found on the Local 458 website. 
Proposed Local 458 By-laws
PDF of Letter to Local 458