[NA-Discuss] Draft NARALO Operating Procedures

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Mon Aug 5 23:31:08 UTC 2013

Fine with me.

On 5 August 2013 15:10, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> I offer the following draft of the reviser NARALO Operating Procedures
> In summary, I have changed:
> - a number of things we noted before as problems but never fixed
> - the tie-breaking which triggered this revision
> - other important things I found along the way.
> All of our documents are BADLY in need of revision. This is NOT that
> effort, but I have tried to fix the really serious issues and particularly
> ones that have caused us problems in the past.
> In detail by section number:
> 7. Adding the possibility for a shared Secretariat, which already implied
> in section 8 by the "person(s)". As far as I can find, we have no "language
> requirements", so I deleted the reference to it.
> 9. That is primarily where the ALAC Member responsibilities now reside (or
> pointed to by RoP).
> 11. Removal of the term "Statement of Interest" which now has another
> meaning. Nominations is what this process is referred to in ALAC docs, and
> in fact, that is what actually happens except in the rare self-nomination
> case.
> 12. Goes with above.
> 15. Currently, only a rep of a true ALS can vote to alter the Operating
> Procedures. The representative of unaffiliated members was accidentally
> omitted. This fixes that.
> 16. Since we say that selections should largely be by consensus, this fits
> better than just counting votes which might not happen.
> 17. Again removing a mis-used "Statement of Interest" and making the
> process clear. I also made it clear how you lose unaffiliated membership. I
> removed what is essentially an implementation issue that did not belong in
> the rules and added a tie-breaking rule patterned on that in 13.
> 19. The new rule for tie-breaking in a Chair or Secretariat election.
> 20. To counteract section 12.9 of the Procedure for Meetings which says we
> vote like LAC, with weighted voting balancing countries.
> 21. Fix the many discrepancies among documents.
> Comments?
> Alan
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