HEU’s Provincial Executive (P.E.) is elected by delegates every two years during the union’s biennial convention.
The P.E. is responsible for implementing the goals and policies set by the union’s membership, and guiding the work of the union between conventions.
The 21-member Provincial Executive includes two full-time elected officers – the president and the financial secretary – as well as three vice-presidents, a senior trustee, a senior trustee elect (four-year term), an additional trustee, and 12 regional vice-presidents.
HEU’s top administrative staff person – the secretary-business manager – is also a member of the P.E. and is the union’s main spokesperson. The secretary-business manager is also the chief negotiator for the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA). The P.E.’s recommendation for this position is subject to delegate ratification at convention.