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   April 14, 2006

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Council Acts to Amend By-Laws

Council voted on February 21, 2006 to approve the recommendations of the President's Planning Committee and the Constitutional Review Committee to amend the by-laws regarding the hiring, contract terms, renewal of contract and termination of executives. Section 6 Executives now reads as follows (changes are in italics):

  • (a) Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be a paid employee, contracted by the Council, who shall safely keep the books, papers and other records of the Association and shall perform such other duties as may be directed by the National Council. The Executive Director shall be the custodian of the official seal of the Association.
  • (b) Assistant Executive Directors. Assistant Executive Directors (Regional or National Assistant Executives) shall be paid employees, contracted by the Association, and shall perform such Regional or National duties as may be directed by the National Council or the Executive Director.
  • (c) Contract Terms.
    • (1) Executive Director. There shall be a three-year contract term for any new Executive Director. The second contract term for an Executive Director shall be for three years. After two consecutive contract terms (six years) subsequent contract terms shall be for three, four or five years, as determined by the National Council.
    • (2) Assistant Executive Directors. There shall be a two-year contract term for any new Assistant Executive Director. The second contract term for an Assistant Executive Director shall be for two years. After two consecutive contract terms (four years) subsequent contract terms shall be for two or three years, as determined by the Executive Director.
  • (d) Hiring of Executives:
    • (1) Executive Director. A committee of the National Council shall be formed, in accordance with such rules as the National Council shall establish for the composition of such a committee, to recommend the hiring of an Executive Director to the National Council. This committee may elect to utilize the services of a professional executive search firm or any other appropriate method of candidate search and evaluation to assist in this process. No fewer than two and no more than four candidates shall be presented by the committee to the National Council for action.
    • (2) Assistant Executive Directors. The Executive Director shall have the authority to hire (and discharge) any Assistant Executive Director (Regional or National Assistant Executives). The Executive Director may elect to utilize the services of a professional executive search firm or any other appropriate method of candidate search and evaluation to assist in the hiring process. The Executive Director shall also have the authority to enter into contracts with Assistant Executive Directors on behalf of the Association.
  • (e) Renewal of Non-Renewal of Subsequent Executive Contracts.
    • (1) Executive Director. Not later than six months before the expiration of the Executive Director's contract, a committee of the National Council shall be formed in accordance with such rules as the National Council shall establish for the composition of such a committee, to review the Executive Director's work and report a recommendation as to the renewal or non-renewal of the Executive Director's contract to the National Council. This recommendation by the committee shall be made to the National Council not later than four months prior to the expiration of the Executive Director's contract.
    • (2) Assistant Executive Directors.
      • (a) Not later than four months before the expiration of an Assistant Executive Director's contract, the Executive Director shall inform the Council of his or her decision to renew or not renew an Assistant Executive Director's Contract. In the case of a Regional Assistant Executive Director, the Executive Director shall consult with the applicable Regional Vice President and/or the Regional Board prior to making a decision as to the renewal or non-renewal of the contract. In the case of a National Assistant Executive Director, the Executive Director shall consult with the President and/or the National Officers.
  • (f) Termination for Cause.
    • (1) Executive Director. The Executive Director's contract may be terminated for cause by the National Council. The National Council's action to terminate an Executive Director's contract for cause shall be subject to any dispute resolution mechanisms that may be contained in an Executive Director's contract of employment.
    • (2) Assistant Executive Director. An Assistant Executive Director's contract may be terminated for cause by the Executive Director. That action to terminate the Assistant Executive Director's contract for cause shall be subject to any dispute resolution mechanisms that may be contained in the Assistant Executive's contract of employment.



 
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