Re: #06: Public resolutions

From: David Graham <cdlu(at)pkl(dot)net>
To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen(at)complete(dot)org>
Cc: Bdale Garbee <bdale(at)gag(dot)com>, spi-bylaws(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: #06: Public resolutions
Date: 2003-04-01 14:42:49
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The Employmee Management (for the sake of argument) Committee passes an
internal resolution which should be kept confidential. Because of the
money-nature of this resolution, the Board must give its assent, and so
it, too, must pass the same resolution. That resolution is no less
confidential now then it was at the EMC.

I think it's very important that the board be left with a mechanism
allowing it to keep resolutions secret though, as it's what you don't see
coming that invariably gets you. Getting unanimous consent in this
community is tremendously difficult, so requiring it is as good a
safeguard as any against irrational or excessive use of this clause.

David "cdlu" Graham cdlu(at)pkl(dot)net
Guelph, Ontario SMS: +1 519 760 1409

On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, John Goerzen wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 05:41:23PM -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> > John Goerzen <jgoerzen(at)complete(dot)org> writes:
> >
> > > I can't see a need for any secret resolutions.
> >
> > If SPI ever has any paid employees, the board will need a mechanism for
> > dealing with personnel issues privately to meet legal obligations.
> Can you give a for instance?
> We're talking about resolutions only here. This would be something like
> creating a new position, eliminating a position, etc. I'd imagine that they
> would do something like appoint a personnell committee to handle paid
> employees. The board is not supposed to be involved in day-to-day
> management, and probably isn't and shouldn't be acting as a paid employees'
> supervisor.
> >
> > Bdale
> >
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