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From: "Karen De Groote-Johnson" <>
Subject: [ABChat] Fw: Co-Sponsorhip Notification from IAGenWeb
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:56:04 -0600
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From: Barbara Hug
To: Karen De Groote-Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 3:46 PM
Subject: Co-Sponsorhip Notification
The IAGenWeb Project wishes to be a Co-Sponsor of the WVGenWeb sponsored amendment to the USGenWeb Bylaws pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3 after the polling of her CCs. The amendment has been posted to the USGenWeb Project national webpage at:
and is listed below:
The WVGenWeb Project requests that the following proposed amendments to the
USGenWeb Bylaws be presented to the USGenWeb Project membership for approval
in accordance with Bylaws Article XVI, Section 3. To this end: it shall be
posted to the Project website and mailing lists for a period of at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual voting period of July 1-July 31.
"These USGenWeb Bylaws; Article VI (Duties/Qualifications of Advisory
Board), Section 3 and Article XIV (Grievance Procedures and Appeals Process)
are repealed and replaced as stated below.
Article VI, Section 3.
The responsibilities of the Advisory Board shall include addressing any
problem issues as they arise; aiding the state projects upon request;
establishing and overseeing committees; reviewing grievance appeals in
accordance with the Grievance Committee Procedures, and appointing a
webmaster to maintain the national website.
Article XIV, Section 1.
A standing Grievance Committee will be established.
Article XIV, Section 2.
The Grievance Committee will operate under the Grievance Policies and
Procedures. Changes to the Grievance Policies and Procedures may be made by
the Advisory Board or may be proposed by the Grievance Committee for
approval by the Advisory Board. The current Grievance Policies and
Procedures shall be displayed on the National website.
Article XIV, Section 3.
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.
Article XIV, Section 4.
The Grievance Committee will administer a fair, orderly, and timely
resolution of a grievance in accordance with the Grievance Policies and
Article XIV, Section 5.
The resolution of a grievance is binding upon the membership.
Article XIV, Section 6.
All actions, whether by the national Grievance Committee or by a grievance
process at a state or special project level, shall be characterized by
fairness, courtesy, and respect for the dignity and the rights of each
individual. To that end, the following rights and responsibilities apply to
all grievance processes within the USGenWeb Project, XXGenWeb Projects, and
Article XIV, Section 6(1).
A member may choose to act as his or her own representative, or may select
someone to act as his or her representative. The member retains the right to
change or dismiss the representative at any step of the procedure; however,
such action will not affect the point at which the change or dismissal
Article XIV, Section 6(2).
When a member is dismissed from a position in a State, Local, or Special
Project, that member's position may not be filled until the expiration of
the time for that member to file a grievance. When the said member files a
grievance, that position may not be filled unless the grievance resolution
against the member calls for the member to lose that position. Nothing
should prevent the unlinking of the member's website and establishing a
temporary website pending resolution of any grievance.
Article XIV, Section 6(3).
Nobody shall be discriminated against for participating in the grievance
IAGenWeb State Coordinator
Barbara Lane Hug,
Coordinator of the Jasper Co. IAGenWeb site at http://iagenweb.org/jasper
State Coordinator of IAGenWeb at http://iagenweb.org/
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