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From: Scott Burow <>
Subject: Re: [BOARD] Challenge
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:59:04 -0700 (PDT)

I believe the one making the challenge is misreading the process, Phyllis.

The Grievance Committee Procedures state, "The Advisory Board will appoint the initial members of the Grievance Committee. Thereafter, the Grievance Committee will recommend for approval by the Advisory Board a slate of members to fill vacant positions."

The operative phrase in the procedures is "will recommend for approval by the Advisory Board". The process is clear that the GC recommends a slate of candidates, and the Advisory Board either approves or disapproves of the slate proposed.

Any vote for approval of a slate or issue inherently includes the option to disapprove, much the same way that a vote on 'passage of an amendment' can ultimately fail.

To accept the conclusion made by the challenge would therefore imply that all votes taken must end in a pass or approval of the issue being voted upon.


----- Original Message ----
From: Phyllis Rippee <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:45:49 PM
Subject: [BOARD] Challenge

A challenge to the AB's authority to accept or reject a slate of candidates
has been made. The authority comes from the Grievance Committee's
procedural rules.

Quote: "Future vacancies within the Grievance Committee will be filled by
USGenWeb Project members in the following manner: The Grievance Coordinator
will solicit volunteers for the position, and post their qualifications for
comment. Volunteers will be chosen by a vote of Grievance Committee members,
and presented to the Advisory Board for approval."

>From the votes already cast, it appears that the AB does not approve of this
slate. Results of vote will be announced by the NC.

Phyllis Rippee

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