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== The Board of Directors (Set by Bylaws) ==
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== The [[Board of Directors]] (Set by Bylaws) ==
  
The Board of Directors, per our [[Bylaws]] consists of the Ministers and two At-Large Directors.  The Board of Directors at HacDC is largely ceremonial.  Members generally directly decide on all issues before HacDC.  Only certain minutae and other actions required by law are carried out by the Board of Directors.
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The [[Board of Directors]], per our [[Bylaws]] consists of [[the Ministers]] and two At-Large Directors.  The [[Board of Directors]] at HacDC is largely ceremonial.  Members generally directly decide on all issues before HacDC.  Only certain minutiae and other actions required by law are carried out by the [[Board of Directors]].
  
Despite direct membership control wherever possible, the Board of Directors remains primarily responsible for the affairs of HacDC under District of Columbia Corporate Law.
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Despite direct membership control wherever possible, the [[Board of Directors]] remains primarily responsible for the affairs of HacDC under District of Columbia Corporate Law.
  
=== The Ministers ===
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=== [[The Ministers]] ===
  
Most corporate law refers to "officers".  The Ministers are our Corporate Officers and serve in the following roles:
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Most corporate law refers to "officers".  [[The Ministers]] are our Corporate Officers and serve in the following roles:
  
* Coordinator in Chief = President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
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* [[Coordinator in Chief]] = President and Chairman of the [[Board of Directors]]
* Minister of Information = Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors (and Chief Information Officer)
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* [[Minister of Information]] = Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the [[Board of Directors]] (and Chief Information Officer)
* Keeper of the MIBS = Secretary
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* [[Keeper of the MIBS]] = Secretary
* Minister of Finance = Treasurer
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* [[Minister of Finance]] = Treasurer
  
 
=== At Large Directors ===
 
=== At Large Directors ===
  
The At Large Directors are the membership's direct representation on the Board of Directors.  At Large Directors should be regular members who are not involved with the day-to-day running of HacDC.  They are there to offer advice and perspective to the Ministers and act as a form of internal control.
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The At Large Directors are the membership's direct representation on the [[Board of Directors]].  At Large Directors should be regular members who are not involved with the day-to-day running of HacDC.  They are there to offer advice and perspective to [[the Ministers]] and act as a form of internal control.
  
 
== "Shadow" Ministers ==
 
== "Shadow" Ministers ==

Revision as of 11:10, 24 November 2008

"Central Services" is the internal reference for all members who serve in some leadership or official function at HacDC.

Disorganization Chart

The Will of the Membership (Directly Elected Positions)
The Board of Directors
The Ministers At Large Director Foo At Large Director Bar
Coordinator in Chief Minister of Information Keeper of the MIBS Minister of Finance


Central Services (i.e. HacDC Organizational Administration)
Coordinator in Chief Minister of Information Keeper of the MIBS Minister of Finance

Appointed by the Coordinator in Chief:

  • Shadow Coordinator in Chief
  • Sergeant-at-Arms (Physical Security)
  • (Member who handles Public Relations)

Appointed by the Minister of Information:

  • (Member who handles Intranet)
  • (Members who handle website/wiki/etc)
  • (Members who handle Flickr, Twitter, etc.)

Appointed by the Keeper of the MIBS:

  • The Undersecretary

Appointed by the Minister of Finance:

  • Shadow Minister of Finance
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Grants Guru

Note: These are presently all proposed positions and are, if the draft policy below is adopted, subject to discretion of the relevant minister as well as full-member review. (Review means the membership can change it if they don't like it, but they don't have to approve it in advance)

The Board of Directors (Set by Bylaws)

The Board of Directors, per our Bylaws consists of the Ministers and two At-Large Directors. The Board of Directors at HacDC is largely ceremonial. Members generally directly decide on all issues before HacDC. Only certain minutiae and other actions required by law are carried out by the Board of Directors.

Despite direct membership control wherever possible, the Board of Directors remains primarily responsible for the affairs of HacDC under District of Columbia Corporate Law.

The Ministers

Most corporate law refers to "officers". The Ministers are our Corporate Officers and serve in the following roles:

At Large Directors

The At Large Directors are the membership's direct representation on the Board of Directors. At Large Directors should be regular members who are not involved with the day-to-day running of HacDC. They are there to offer advice and perspective to the Ministers and act as a form of internal control.

"Shadow" Ministers

Note: This is the primary concept up for approval on June 17

Approving this policy will:

  • Force the ministers to appoint assistants (i.e. Ad-Hoc Ministers, Shadow Ministers, etc.)
  • Force the ministers to teach and share duties with these appointed assistants
  • Allow the ministers to delegate control and allow relevant access, when necessary, so these members may fulfill their appointed roles.
  • Allow the ministers discretion to create or eliminate positions, though each minister must have at least one assistant who is fully capable of assuming their job if necessary.
  • Allow the membership to revoke or reinstate a position or member to a position by majority vote.

The reasoning for ensuring that ministers appoint shadows is threefold:

  • Each minister has (at least one) designated backup
  • Provides continuity of operations and preservation of institutional knowledge
  • Helps membership elect new ministers based on merit and performance