The Truth About NATLFED

Roles and Responsibilities

Liaison: A cadre assigned at regional or national level in charge of overseeing a local arena to ensure implementation of the local strategies.  Every arena had one liaison.  During the personnel shortage, some persons doubled up on arenas but ideally it was preferred to have one person per arena.

Liaison Floor: The euphemism to refer to the assembled field entity liaisons at regional or national.  COSHAD has liaisons for west coast arenas.  National has liaisons for every NATLFED arena (National liaisons are ordinate to COSHAD liaisons.).

Protocol Field Director: A cadre assigned at regional or national level responsible for implementation of proscribed Organizational protocols.

Floor Field Director: A cadre responsible for implementation of organizational methodology who is directly in charge of the liaison floor.

Senior Field Director: A cadre assigned at regional or national level responsible for overseeing implementation of organizational strategies in the entities.

Chief of Protocol: A Party position responsible for overseeing adherence to Party protocols.

Senior Traffic Officer: A cadre assigned at regional or national responsible for overseeing the flow of traffic (written communications) within the administrative office as well as between Organizational offices (NATLFED or otherwise).  This cadre may utilize assistants referred to as Traffic Officers.

Senior Control Officer: A cadre assigned at regional or national responsible for overseeing the implementation of the daily schedule including assigning of personnel to basic activities such as cooking, sentry, bingo, etc.  This cadre may utilize assistants referred to as Control Officers.

Scheduling Officer: A cadre assigned at regional or national responsible for compiling the weekly schedule of activities.  Once briefed by National OPS, the Scheduling Officer (working alone or with a team of trained Control Officers) will construct the schedule and assign personnel to carry out those activities.  Some cadres are scheduled to one thing (their primary role at all times) such as an Operations Officer.

Receptionist 1: A cadre assigned at national responsible for overseeing implementation and monitoring of telephone and other communications.  In the old days, this included using the telex as well as the computer terminal to collect news wire stories.  The Receptionist 2 was a trained cadre capable of staffing the desk while the Receptionist 3 was a cadre in training.

Security Officer: Cadres assigned to maintain basic security protocols at national under the supervision of the MFADC.

MFADC: Military Fraction Aide de Camp is a cadre at national responsible for maintaining military discipline within the ranks of cadres who join the military wing of the Organization.

Offensive Executive Officer: A cadre assigned at national responsible for implementation of strategies for operations not part of the NATLFED Fraction.  This includes strategies with unions friendly to the Party cause.

Fraction Director: A Central Committee member assigned to oversee one of the fractions that comprise the Party.  Fractions include Business, Medical, Legal (NEJA falls under the Legal Fraction), Women’s Bureau, Youth, etc.

National Operations Officer: A Central Committee member appointed and endorsed by the Central Committee to oversee the daily operations of the Organization.  This has been modified over time, originally as the NATLFED OPS, then divided between NOC OPS and NATLFED OPS, then restructured as OPS 1 (National), OPS 2 (NOC operations) and OPS 3 (in training to be OPS 1 or OPS 2).  The National Operations Officer is overall in charge of the Secretariat.

Political Liaison: A cadre assigned at the regional or national level who works directly with the Liaison Floor to ensure adherence to the Organizational line as well as provide direction for recruitment.

Associate to the National Political Commissar: A cadre assigned at the national level who works directly under the supervision of the National Political Commissar overseeing communications with the local field commissars.

National Political Commissar: A Central Committee member at the national level who oversees the development and implementation of Party line as authorized by the Central Committee and overall responsible for overseeing recruitment of cadres.  This was last known to be Daniel Foster.

National General Secretary: A Central Committee member at the national level appointed and endorsed by the Central Committee to oversee and direct the Commissariat.  This was last known to be Diane Garrett.

Party Chair: A Central Committee member at the national level elected by the Central Committee to oversee and direct all Party strategies.  This was last known to be Margaret Ribar.

Party Organizer: This position was synonymous with the open role known as Field Commander and was retired by quorum decision of the Central Committee in June 1995.  This was the true leader of the Party who could choose to endorse Central Committee decisions or veto them.  This position was retired along with the Field Commander position under the guise of utilizing a true party structure, centralizing all operations and decisions to the Party Chair.

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