AFSCME Financial Standards Code

The AFSCME Financial Standards Code is a resource for those within AFSCME who oversee union finances—not only affiliate secretary-treasurers, but officers, executive board members, trustees, and AFSCME members. Copies of the Code are mailed to newly-elected secretary-treasurers and distributed at our popular Secretary-Treasurer Training classes.

The Code is one of the most comprehensive sets of financial standards in the labor movement. It provides step-by-step procedures for maintaining financial records, preparing meaningful financial reports, makes recommendations regarding sound business procedures, clarifies the rules governing paying wages, reimbursing expenses, paying allowances, etc.

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