ACSUM, the Associated COLT Staff of the Universities of Maine, represents the hourly COLT (clerical, office, laboratory, technical) staff in the University of Maine System. ACSUM consists of eight local chapters and a state executive board.
Local Chapters of ACSUM:
UM Orono, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM and UMS.
Members elect chapter officers and board members.
The State Executive Board elects members from their local chapters to serve on the State Executive Board. Each chapter is allowed a certain number of representatives on the board based on the number of dues-paying members at each chapter.
ACSUM has four state officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
State officers are elected at the ACSUM Delegate Assembly by delegates who themselves have been elected to represent their local chapters.
ACSUM Mission Statement
The Associated COLT Staff of the Universities of Maine (ACSUM) is the voice of the clerical, office, laboratory and technical (COLT) staff in the University of Maine System. ACSUM is by law the sole bargaining agent for the COLT unit, and negotiates with the University to establish better workplace conditions, wages and benefits for all COLT employees.