Within the framework of the Electoral Process Coopealianza 2022-2025, and in compliance with the fifth cooperative principle "Democratic control of its members ”, The Electoral Tribunal of Coopealianza encourages you to participate in the electoral process for the appointment of management members, corresponding to: Board of Directors, Vigilance Committee, Education and Social Welfare Committee and Electoral Tribunal.

We inform you that this process includes the appointment period from 2022-2025. To make it effective, registration is contemplated from January 03, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to February 03, 2022 until 5:00 p.m.

On this occasion, due to the health emergency generated by the Coronavirus Covid - 19, the Ordinary General Assembly of 2021 could not be held, which establishes that by the year 2022 all eligible positions must be appointed, since all They expire in April 2022, guaranteeing compliance with the alternation defined in article 63, subsection b) of the Bylaws, for which the appointments will be made, for this one time in the following way: three years for the period comprised between May 2022 to April 2025, and two years for the period from May 2022 to April 2024.

The total number of positions to be elected corresponds to 22 members, distributed as follows:

POSTS TO CHOOSE

Number of posts

For three years

By two Years

Board of Directors (7 Owners and 2 alternates)

9

4 owners

3 owners

2 alternates

Surveillance Committee

5

3 owners

2 owners

Education and Social Welfare Committee

5

3 owners

2 owners

electoral Tribunal

3

2 owners

1 owner

As part of this important process, those who wish to apply and aspire to a managerial position must comply with the requirements established in the Coopealianza Social Statute, which was approved at the XLIX General Assembly by Delegates 2018, as well as the SUGEF agreement 22-18 Regulation on Suitability of the Members of the Management Body and Senior Management of Financial Institutions.

The requirements to apply for a managerial position at Coopealianza are set out below.

IV. STEPS TO MAKE YOUR REGISTRATION TO CANDIDATE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS 2022

Steps for the registration of the candidacy:

Step 1. Take into account that the period for receiving registrations for the electoral process is between 8:00 am on January 03, 2022 and 5:00 pm on February 03, 2022.

Step 2: To know the information regarding the Coopealianza 2022 Electoral Process, namely, the Social Statute of Coopealianza, Regulation of the electoral process and operation of the Electoral Tribunal of Coopealianza RL, Candidacy Forms, among others, visit and consult the Coopealianza website at the following link : www.coopealianza.fi.cr. In case of doubts and inquiries, you can call the telephone number 2785-3000.

Step 3: Once the digital form has been identified, proceed to download it by double clicking on the form. Then proceed to complete the information, responding according to each section the requested data. Complete the Affidavits that are in said registration form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This year it is defined, by agreement of the Board of Directors, that registrations will be received only via email to the address: candidacy@coopealianza.fi.cr, for which the digital signature or scanned signature will be accepted in the documents that require it.

Registrations will not be received at the Cooperative's offices. If the associate has any questions, they can call 2785-3000. 

If you want to consult conditions and requirements, you can enter the website: www.coopealianza.fi.cr

V. ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF CANDIDATURES IN THE ELECTION PROCESS

i.
 Once all the registrations for the executive positions have been submitted, the Nominating Committee will be in charge of carrying out the validation.
ii. The Nominating Committee will send to the Electoral Tribunal the details of the inscriptions, and it will be the competence of the Electoral Tribunal (TECOOPA) of Coopealianza, to define based on the requirements of the Social Statute of Coopealianza and the Regulations of the electoral process and operation of the Electoral Tribunal of Coopealianza. the acceptance or rejection of the respective applications (corresponding to the governing bodies of: Board of Directors, Vigilance Committee and Education and Social Welfare Committee)
iii. The Electoral Tribunal will be responsible for communicating to the applicants (delegates or associates), the approval or rejection of their respective candidacy.
iv. In the case of those candidatures corresponding to the Electoral Tribunal, they will be analyzed by the Board of Directors.
v. In those cases in which the candidacy of an applicant is rejected by the Board of Directors, the Oversight Committee or the Education and Social Welfare Committee, the appeal and revocation terms are defined according to the following schedule:

vii. The applicant candidate must appear at the Coopealianza 2022 Forum and the XLIX General Assembly for Coopealianza 2022 Delegates, which will be held this year.

saw. The accepted candidate may attend the pre-assemblies to publicize his name and intention to be part of the governing body or the support committees to which he aspires.

VI.  FREQUENT QUESTIONS:

The process of inscription of the candidacies of those interested in forming part of the Board of Directors, Vigilance Committee, Education and Social Welfare Committee and Electoral Tribunal begins on January 3 and ends on February 03, 2022.

POSTS TO CHOOSE

Number of posts

For three years

By two years

Board of Directors (7 Owners and 2 alternates)

9

4 owners

 

3 owners

 

2 alternates

Surveillance Committee

5

3 owners

2 owners

Education and Social Welfare Committee

5

3 owners

2 owners

electoral Tribunal

3

2 owners

1 owner

Step 1: Take into account that the period for receiving registrations for the electoral process is between eight o'clock on January 03, 2022 and seventeen hours on February 03, 2022.

Step 2: To know the information regarding the Coopealianza 2021 Electoral Process, namely, the Social Statute of Coopealianza, Regulation of the electoral process and operation of the Electoral Tribunal of Coopealianza RL, Candidacy Forms, among others, visit and consult the Coopealianza website at the following link : https://coopealianza.fi.cr/proceso-electoral-coopealianza/
In case of doubts and inquiries, you can call the telephone number 2785-3000.

Step 3: Once the digital form has been identified, proceed to download it by double clicking on the form. Then proceed to complete the information, responding according to each section the requested data, complete the Sworn Declarations that are in said registration form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This year it is defined, by agreement of the Board of Directors, that registrations will be received only via email to the address: candidatura@coopealianza.fi.cr, for which the digital signature or scanned signature will be accepted in the documents that require it.

Registrations will not be received at the Cooperative's offices. If the associate has any questions, they can call 2785-3000. 

If you want to consult conditions and requirements, you can enter the website: www.coopealianza.fi.cr

PROFILE AND REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Have at least 5 consecutive years as an associate of Coopealianza RL
  2. Being a user, in the last 36 months, of Coopealianza RL products
  3. Have in Social Capital the equivalent of 60 monthly contribution installments set in force by the Board of Directors.
  4. Present certification issued by the academic entity of higher education, defined by Coopealianza RL of having approved the Permanent Training Program for Members of the Board of Directors and Applicants to these Management Bodies. The certification may not be older than 3 years. Important note: The corresponding Certification will be requested by Coopealianza from the academic entity.
  5. Comply with the soft competencies defined in the Profile of the Post of Director of the Board of Directors; For this purpose, the candidate may decide whether to submit to the evaluation through the Human Talent Management of Coopealianza or by an independent entity specialized in the recruitment of personnel hired by the Cooperative.
  6. Obtain a minimum grade of 85% as a result of the Performance Evaluation Methodology for the members of the Board of Directors, for the appointed directors who wish to run by term expiration.
  7. Have, preferably a university academic degree in a career commensurate with the financial intermediation activity.
  8. Sign the affidavits that appear on the application registration form.
  9. Be qualified in Level I in the Credit Information Center (CIC).
  10. Indicate a place or electronic means to receive notifications.
  11. If I were appointed to an owner or alternate managerial position, for a period that exceeds the date of the Assembly, it will be my duty to present, at the time of registration, my irrevocable resignation dated to the Next Ordinary General Assembly, before the corresponding body with copy to the Electoral Tribunal.

PROFILE AND REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO THE MONITORING COMMITTEE AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  1. Have at least 2 consecutive years as an associate of Coopealianza RL
  2. Have been appointed as proprietary, alternate or ex-officio delegate.
  3. Having been a user, in the last 24 months, of Coopealianza RL products
  4. Contribute to the Capital Stock the amount of the current quota defined by the Board of Directors, having to maintain at least the equivalent of 24 monthly contribution quotas.
  5. Present certification issued by the academic entity of higher education, defined by Coopealianza RL of having approved the Permanent Training Program for Members of the Board of Directors and Applicants to these Management Bodies. The certification may not be older than 3 years. Important note: The corresponding Certification will be requested by Coopealianza from the academic entity
  6. Comply with the soft skills defined in the Profile of the Position of a member of the Vigilance Committee or the Education and Social Welfare Committee; For this purpose, the candidate may decide whether to submit to the evaluation through the Human Talent Management of Coopealianza or by an independent entity specialized in the recruitment of personnel hired by the Cooperative.
  7. Obtain a minimum grade of 85% as a result of the Performance Evaluation Methodology for the members of the Support Committees. For appointed directors who wish to run by term expiration.
  8. Sign the affidavits that appear on the application registration form:
  9. Be qualified at Level I in the Credit Information Center (CIC)
  10. Indicate a place or electronic means to receive notifications.
  11. If I were appointed to an owner or alternate managerial position, for a period that exceeds the date of the Assembly, it will be my duty to present, at the time of registration, my irrevocable resignation dated to the Next Ordinary General Assembly, before the corresponding body with copy to the Electoral Tribunal.

PROFILE AND REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO THE ELECTORAL COURT

  1. Having been appointed proprietary, alternate or ex-officio delegate.
  2. Having been a user, in the last 24 months, of Coopealianza RL products
  3. Contribute to the Capital Stock the amount of the current quota defined by the Board of Directors, having to maintain at least the equivalent of 24 monthly contribution quotas.
  4. Be up to date in the payment of credit obligations in Coopealianza RL and the rest of the entities that make up the national financial system. In addition, you must be rated at level I in the Credit Information Center (CIC).
  5. Not being part of the governing body or support committees of any financial entity supervised by SUGEF, except for managerial positions in state banks, Banco Popular and Banco de Desarrollo Comunal, subsidiaries of public banks, cooperative banks, institutions with which there are strategic alliances , unsupervised microfinance institutions, NGOs, solidarity associations, savings funds and loans from public entities created by law, as they are closely linked entities.
  6. Not being a worker of Coopealianza RL and subsidiaries, any other financial entity supervised by SUGEF or of a company whose main line of business is the placement of credit.
  7. Not having consanguinity ties with each other up to the second degree, or affinity up to the first degree, with the directors of the Board of Directors, members of the Vigilance Committee, Education Committee, Electoral Tribunal and Workers.
  8. If he is appointed to a proprietary or alternate managerial position, for a period that exceeds the date of the Assembly, he must present, at the time of registration, his irrevocable resignation dated to the next Ordinary General Assembly, before the corresponding body with a copy to the Electoral Tribunal.
  9. Indicate a place or electronic means to receive notifications. Unanimous vote in favor.

The information is available on the website, at the link

https://coopealianza.fi.cr/proceso-electoral-coopealianza/

In case you need more information or inconvenience, you can gladly call 2785-3000.

 

Any additional questions, we are happy to serve.

In Coopealianza we want to invite you to know the Electoral Process Coopealianza 2022, an alternative to build in favor of the cooperative principle: Democratic participation of its members.

An important process, which reveals the growth of the cooperative with the largest associative base in the country, more than 220.000 associates.

Coopealianza has been in existence for 50 years, with 50 offices and a presence in 33 cantons nationwide.

It is a cooperative financial entity that manages to provide its associates and clients with a wide platform of services and products adapted to their needs.

Faced with an increasingly competitive context, Coopealianza offers a diverse network of contact channels, where each associate can carry out their transactions either online from the comfort of their office, home or anywhere and through platforms designed to strengthen the customer service. client.

The supreme body of representation of Coopealianza is the General Assembly, made up of the delegates. It has a Board of Directors, a Vigilance Committee, an Education and Social Welfare Committee, and an Electoral Tribunal, which are made up of associates and delegates. The process of electing these representatives and the formation of the Governing Bodies are of great importance for the entity.

The participatory dynamics of the associates in these election processes is essential to achieve the growth of the company. That is why those people who are not yet part of the Cooperative, we invite them to join.

The following are the association requirements:

Additional information on requirements, calls and assemblies

Coopealianza will define its delegates as part of the election process in the period 2022-2025, a space determined by Statute, approved in the General Assembly by Delegates.

Along with meeting the association requirements, the democratic process includes a macro body, which governs the provisions and ensures compliance with the proper functioning of the most important decisions of the Cooperative, which is the General Assembly by Delegates.

The year 2022 will be a period where Coopealianza defines its delegates again through the Regional Assemblies throughout the country.

RENTAL CAR

To be appointed as a Coopealianza delegate, the following requirements must be met:

to. To have been associated before December 31 of the year prior to the delegate appointment process.
b. Contribute to the Social Capital on a monthly basis the amount of the current quota defined by the Board of Directors.
c. Be a user of the products and services offered by Coopealianza.
d. Not maintaining credit operations in Coopealianza with a delay of more than 30 days.
and. Do not maintain credit operations in Coopealianza in judicial or uncollectible collection.
F. Not being a member of a governing body or of support committees of any financial entity supervised by SUGEF, with the exception of managerial positions in state banks, Banco Popular and de Desarrollo Comunal, subsidiaries of public banks, cooperative banks, institutions with which there is Strategic alliances, unsupervised microfinance institutions, NGOs, solidarity associations, savings funds and loans from public entities created by law, as they are closely linked entities.
g. Not being a worker of a financial institution supervised by SUGEF or in a company in which the main business is the granting of credit, with the exception of unsupervised microfinance institutions, NGOs, solidarity associations, savings funds and loans from public entities created by law, by be closed-link entities.
h. Participate in the trainings to which they are summoned. Otherwise, you must justify your absence.
i. Participate in the pre-assemblies and General Assemblies to which they are summoned. Otherwise, you must justify your absence.

Additional information on requirements, calls and assemblies

The appointment of the delegates will be made in the regional assemblies of associates, which for all purposes will be called "Regional Assembly."

This appointment of the Coopealianza delegates will be made in Regional Assemblies constituted by the associates and associates that are grouped in administratively defined territorial areas.

In said assemblies, three hundred delegates as owners and the equivalent of 20% as alternates, who will assume functions in the event of temporary or permanent absences of the delegates and proprietary delegates. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to regulate the replacement process.

The appointment of the delegates is for a period of four years, and they can be re-elected.

The function of the delegates will conclude when others are appointed in their respective Regional Assemblies.

In the event that it is required to convene a General Assembly in an extraordinary manner, in full appointment of delegates, they will be summoned in ownership newly appointed and will be completed with the proprietary delegates named in the previous period, according to the corresponding geographic region.

In the call for the Regional Assemblies for the Appointment of Delegates, the following elements will be considered: 

  1. All natural and legal persons associated with Coopealianza who comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements and provisions will be summoned.
  2. The official call will be made by means of a statement that will be published on the website, in each of the physical service points that Coopealianza maintains or to the electronic means registered by the associate. This will indicate the place, date and time. The call must indicate that in the event that a minimum quorum is not achieved in the first call, the second call will be held 30 minutes later and if it is not achieved, the Regional Assembly will be reconvened within a maximum period of 30 calendar days.
  3. The call will include a common agenda for all Regional Assemblies, indicating the appointment of delegates as the main point.

To form the Regional Assemblies, those who strictly comply with the following requirements will be summoned:

  1. Natural persons, who are reliably and unequivocally identifiable, with a full name and legal identification number.
  2. Legal persons that are reliably and unequivocally identifiable, with full name and legal identification number. Legal persons must be represented by natural persons, who must demonstrate, by means of an agreement certified by a Notary Public, that they were designated by the entity to participate in the respective Regional Assembly. In the event that the person named intends to run as a candidate for Coopealianza delegate, this must be explicitly indicated.
  3. Natural and legal persons who are in a condition that does not generate conflicts of interest, as defined in this chapter.
  4. That they are not suspended in the exercise of their rights and that they have not renounced their associate status.
  5. That they have been associated with Coopealianza at least as of December 31 of the previous fiscal year.
  6. Associates who have been appointed as a delegate in the Regional Assembly, must register an electronic means so that they can be notified, issues related to the condition of their appointment as delegate, modifications to the bylaws, calls to General Assemblies, invitation to training and any other relevant information. In case you make changes, you must inform the Cooperative.

The associates present at the Regional Assembly may request the floor of the person who presides over it, according to the defined agenda order.

The election process will be carried out as follows:

  1. In the event that a natural person represents a legal person and is appointed as a Coopealianza delegate, they must be associated with the Cooperative, so that they can assume the responsibilities and functions in a personal capacity.
  2. A natural person associated with Coopealianza who registers in a Regional Assembly and who also represents a legal person in the same Regional Assembly, will only have the right to one vote.
  3. Voting will be public or secret, as decided by the respective Regional Assembly. The proprietary delegates will be elected, by majority of votes and in consecutive order, and then the alternates when it is required to appoint them.
  4. If there is doubt in the result of a vote, it may be repeated as long as it is agreed by a simple majority of the Regional Assembly.
  5. In the event of a tie in a vote, it will be repeated and if the tie persists, it will be decided at random.
  6. In the Regional Assemblies the elected associates will be announced as proprietary and alternate delegates.
  7. After the appointment and annually, it must be verified that the appointed delegates meet the requirements defined in these Bylaws. The Board of Directors must regulate due process for associates who:
  • They do not comply with the requirements, defined in this Statute, can correct their situation.
  • In the event that the associate does not remedy the breach, if he was appointed owner, he will be replaced by the alternate. If he was appointed as a substitute, he will be substituted by the next substitute or the associate who has obtained the highest number of votes and who has not been appointed, initially as an alternate delegate in the respective assembly.
  1. For all legal, administrative and functional purposes, the delegates, owners and alternates, who meet all the requirements, must be ratified by agreement of the Board of Directors, according to the defined procedures.
  2. The Board of Directors, each year, before the Ordinary General Assembly is held, must verify that the proprietary and alternate delegates meet the requirements defined in the Statute. Otherwise, due process will apply.

The appointment of the delegates is for a period of four years, and they can be re-elected.

In the Regional Assemblies the corresponding delegates will be appointed proportionally, until completing the total defined in this Statute. Additionally, using the same procedure, alternates will be appointed.

Conclusion of appointment. The function of the delegates will conclude when others are appointed in their respective Regional Assemblies.

In the event that it is required to convene a General Assembly in an extraordinary manner, in full appointment of delegates and delegates, the newly appointed delegates and proprietary delegates will be summoned and it will be completed with the proprietary delegates appointed in the previous period, from according to the geographic region that corresponds.

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