Section 1.  Open to all non-judicial employees employed in the County of Suffolk in a title for which the SCCEA is the duly recognized or certified representative.

Section 2.  Applications for Membership must be filled out as soon as possible, on forms provided by the Association.  Membership officially begins when the dues deduction code appears on a state provided computer printout, which corresponds with a similar deduction code on the employees pay stub, currently listed as code “456”.

Section 3.  Only Members in full pay status will have the right to vote.

Section 4.  Any Member who resigns or is expelled from the Association shall forfeit all claims upon the Association.

Section 5.  Members shall notify the Association of any change of mailing address, e-mail address, or phone number.  Any Member failing to do so shall have no redress or claims on the Association for any consequences arising there from.

Section 6.  Any Member failing to be current in paying dues or assessments for a period of six pay periods shall be in default.  If a Member fails to correct such default within ten workdays after being so notified, the Member shall lose all privileges in the Association.  Re-entry into this Association may be withheld for a period to be determined by the Board of Delegates together with a fine and/or such other punishment as the Board deems appropriate.

Section 7.  There shall be no discrimination against any Member or applicant for Membership by reason of race, color, creed, disability, marital status, Veteran Status, national origin, religion, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Section 8.  The Executive Board, upon any person it deems appropriate, may confer honorary Membership.  Retired Members automatically qualify as honorary Members and may attend and address meetings upon invitation of the President, but shall not be entitled to any other rights or privileges of the Association.