Executive Committee Responsibilities

Members of the Executive Committee (the "Committee") manage the property of the Party between Conventions. As such, they are given specific areas of authority by the Party Constitution and Bylaws, and charged by the same documents with certain specific tasks or responsibilities. .

These standards are meant as both (1) a job description for those interested in serving on the Committee and (2) a set of guidelines for other party members to evaluate an Executive's performance on the Committee. The aim has been to break down each position into a set or series of discrete, observable tasks; the hope is that an Executive's success in meeting these would in turn allow one to evaluate his or her performance.

A distinction is made between 'expectations' and 'responsibilities'. 'Responsibilities' are those tasks that are explicitly enumerated in either the Constitution or Bylaws. Failure to meet a 'responsibility', therefore, arguably is a violation of the Constitution, and may result in disciplinary action. (See below). 'Expectations' are more subjective measurements of whether a job is well or poorly done; failure to meet expectation would be a reason to not re-elect an Executive, or (in an extreme case) for asking for an Executive's resignation.

In contrast to responsibilities, expectations will differ from Committee to Committee. It is hoped that Executives will themselves provide the needed feedback to keep such guidelines current and relevant.

[In the following, C, B and R refer to the Party Constitution, Bylaws, and parliamentary authority (/.Robet's rules of Order/) respectively, while the number following refers to the section of that document. For example, C 1.1 should be read as "Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution."]