The name of this non-profit organization shall be the “Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees”. The Organization will hereinafter usually, for convenience sake, be referred to as PAACE.



The Purpose of the PAACE shall be:
     1. To promote the general welfare of the members by acting to achieve all stated objectives.
     2. To promote efficiency in the Governmental service.
     3. To advance plans for improvement in Governmental operations through communication and   
         negotiation with management at all levels of Government.
     4. To achieve the stated objectives of the PAACE by any lawful means.

The Objectives of the PAACE shall be:    
     1. To provide an organization which is legally empowered to represent its membership in such
         matters as working conditions, formulation of personnel policy and practices and other actions
         which effect the employment of the members, and to negotiate with management, when and where
         necessary, binding agreements in accordance with applicable regulations and statutes.
     2. To insure that management provides a sound, well-defined and equitable Career Progression Plan.
     3. To insure that the FAA and management recognize the importance of the contribution of the
         employee to the overall mission of the FAA, and that the stature of the employee reflects the
         professional attributes of his/her duties in the mission of the FAA.
     4. To insure that management actively seeks to enhance the position of its employees by taking
         affirmative action to provide meaningful career progression throughout the individual’s career
         with the FAA.



Membership in the PAACE shall be in accordance with the Bylaws and no applicant for membership shall be denied on account of race, color, religious belief, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Honorary, non-participating membership in the PAACE may be accorded any individual by consent of the active membership in accordance with the Bylaws. No individual member of the PAACE may be nominated for, elected to, or hold any office in the PAACE unless that individual is a member in good standing as defined in the Bylaws.



The affairs and conduct of business of the PAACE shall be administered by an elected Board of Directors in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws. The Board of Directors shall conduct an Annual meeting of the PAACE as defined in the Bylaws for the express purpose of providing the active members an accounting of the activities of the PAACE. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the financial activities of the PAACE, having the power to authorize collections and disbursements of money by the Treasurer in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws.



All agreements negotiated with management affecting members of the PAACE shall be approved by a majority of the general membership present at a meeting having a quorum. All members of the PAACE shall be bound by the provision of such agreements. Negotiation with management shall be conducted in such a manner as to achieve the aims and objectives of the PAACE. Agreements with other organizations of similar purpose shall be approved by a majority of the general membership present at a meeting having a quorum.



This Constitution of the Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees may be amended upon approval of a Proposal to Amend by a majority affirmative (for) vote by the members of the PAACE in accordance with the election and voting procedures provided by the Bylaws. The Bylaws and any amendments thereto shall not in any way conflict with the Articles of this Constitution. Resolution of questions of conflict between the Constitution and Bylaws shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors.



The Officers of the PAACE shall be a President, Executive Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Administrative / Clerical Vice-President, and Vice-Presidents elected to represent employees of all organizations represented by the PAACE from which the membership is derived.



No individual member of the PAACE may be nominated for, elected to, or hold any office in the PAACE if said member is affiliated with the Communist or other totalitarian movement or persons identified with corrupt influences.



No officer of the PAACE shall have any business or financial interest which conflicts with said officer’s duty to the PAACE and its members. Provisions shall be made in the Bylaws for accounting and financial controls and regular financial reports or summaries are to be made available to members.