See below for information about contacts made with the nominator (during the process) and the nominee after acceptance by the Jury of Fellows.
Confirmation of Receipt:
What does a Nominator receive from the Academy?
Following receipt and review of at least three of the four parts of the “nomination package”, the Secretary of the Jury will send an acknowledgement letter to the nominee(s) advising of receipt of nomination information. The letter will also indicate the promise to submit the nominee to the Jury of Fellows at the next meeting. When some parts have not been properly submitted, such letter might also indicate additional requirements (with appropriate deadlines for submission).
The Academy office is charged with assembling a consistent “package” of nominees
for the Jury to review. Accordingly, we may re-format or make other adjustments to parts of the package. Whether we do this or not, we will request confirmation of the final package to be sure the nominator agrees with the package the Jury will review. Accordingly, when all parts of the Nomination Package have been received and reviewed, the Academy office will mail a letter with the full nomination package
Phone Contact following the first review by the Jury of Fellows:
The Secretary of the Jury will contact the nominator of anyone who does not
receive unanimous approval. The Secretary can advise any nominator of the outcome of any nominee, but no
communication regarding the outcome of the Jury process will be in writing. While the Secretary does not communicate with the nominator of successful
nominees, any nominator may contact the Secretary via email (or phone) and he will advise of the results of the jury by phone.
Notice of Acceptance:
How Are Nominees Notified of Their Acceptance?
When the nominee has successfully passed the second review process at two consecutive meetings (at least 15 months after the process was begun), the Chairman of the Academy will notify the nominee by overnight mail of their acceptance.
Copies of the letter are also mailed to the nominators (chapters and any Academy Fellows). These copies are mailed several days later (by regular mail) so as not to interfere with the direct communication between the Chairman of the Academy and the new Fellow.
We continue to believe that receipt of this special handling letter is the best way a nominee can learn of their acceptance into the Academy ~ especially if they are unaware of their nomination.
Academy staff will contact a nominator just prior to the second meeting where candidates are being reviewed to determine the best address for this special handling letter.
Installation into the Academy of Electrical Contracting
When are New Fellows Installed?
The letter from the Chairman will advise of installation at the next NECA Convention. The Academy Secretary will follow the Chairman’s letter with further information about the responsibilities of a Fellow, the installation, etc.
There are also several requirements for new Fellows, as described in Article II, Section 4 of the Rules of the Academy of Electrical Contracting:
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