public election created by Ian Stapleton Cordasco
Voting start at June 1, 2017, 3:01 a.m.
Voting end at June 11, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
|Paola Katherine Pacheco||126|
|Justin Myles Holmes||57|
|Irma Leticia Kramer||105|
|Certification by members is not "each year." -- Under the current bylaws, managing and contributing members must certify each year. In practice, this has been unsuccessful. This change removes the "each year" and simply says that these members must certify in a manner selected by the board, which would include certifying at the time of a vote.||284|
|Change of procedure for voting in fellows -- This change a) makes any member capable of nominating a fellow, and b) allows a vote by a working group to act on and approve a nomination.||273|
|Staggered terms for board members -- It is proposed that the board of directors be split into three classes with staggered terms. This change is made to avoid excessive turnover in the board. Instead of every board member being up for election each year, there would be three classes of board members, of which only one third would be up for election each year. This change would keep the at-large board seats at 11. These seats would be known as "at-large" directors.||251|
|Creation of Officer Directors; selection of initial officer directors by vote; no-confidence vote. -- It is common for certain members of an organization's leadership to also hold seats on the Board of Directors. This change creates two "Officer Director" positions that stay on the board, subject to approval voting, while the respective PSF officers stay in their positions. The original Officer Directors will correspond to the offices of Director of Operations and General Counsel. Under this proposed change, officer directors are subject to an initial vote during the current cycle. In addition, this updates the conditions under which an officer director will be removed. Officer directors will be removed if they: a) fail an approval vote, held on at least the same schedule as class A directors; b) leave the office associated with the officer director position; or c) fail a no-confidence vote by the at-large directors. This is both pragmatic (if there is a catastrophic loss of confidence, then the officer directors will not be effective) and it can also help mitigate any sense that these positions are overly insulated from accountability||236|
|Delegation of the ability to set compensation -- Under the current bylaws the ability to set compensation is reserved to the President. For purposes of clarity, this change explicitly delegates that power.||276|