1 Whistleblower policy(Tracy)
2. Grace Aaron, Sherna Berger Gluck
As there are LSB elections this year, the matter of the definition of
who is and who is not an unpaid staff member should be reviewed. The
pertinent section of the Bylaws is Article Three, Section 1., B. STAFF
"Staff Members" shall be: (1) any non-management full-time or
part-time paid employee of a Foundation radio station; or (2) any
member of a Foundation radio station "Unpaid Staff Organization" or
"Unpaid Staff Collective Bargaining Unit" which has been recognized
by station management, or, if the station has neither such
organization or bargaining unit, then any volunteer or unpaid staff
member of a Foundation radio station who has worked for said radio
station at least 30 hours in the preceding 3 months, exclusive of
fundraising marathon telephone room volunteer time. Said volunteer
work shall be performed under the supervision of the Foundation
radio sation management and shall not include volunteer work on
committees of a Local Station Board.
3. The PNB shall revive the Code of Conduct Working Group(Sherna)(5 MIN)
4. Chris Condon
Pacifica Board Chair and iED Grace Aaron is to be commended for her well
planned and decisive intervention in the WBAI crisis. The PNB supports this
action and grants all authority to her as iED to turn WBAI around and
reinvent itself as a powerful mission driven radio station by and for the
entire progressive left of the greater New York City area.
The PNB shall seek a contractual undertaking from iEd Grace Aaron that
she shall remain in her position as iEd for the remainder of her term as
PNB chair, or until a permanent Executive Director shall be hired, and that
she shall be paid normal compensation for an ED for the period since she
assumed the position of iED.
The PNB shall waive any conflict of interest considerations and may
consider PNB chair and iEd Grace Aaron a candidate for permanent Executive
Director provided that Ms. Aaron recuse herself from any deliberations or
vote involving herself.Sherna Gluck
5. Sherna Gluck
Policy on unexcused absences
*_Motion on Funding Disclosure_*
All programmers, program providers, collectives, and/or independent production companies who have a program at any
station of the Pacifica Network and which recieve outside (i.e. non-Pacifica) funding from any source in excess of $5000
per year for the production of their program shall disclose to the GM of their respective station the source of that
funding, the amounts of money received or promised, and any contractural or grant agreements related to that funding for
that current year. The GM shall forthwith report that information to the Pacifica Executive Director who shall hold such
information in trust as a public record.
Any programmer, program provider, program collective and/or independent production company whose program is syndicated
or shared by more than one Pacifica station and who recieves outside funding from any source in excess of $5000 per year
for the production of their program shall disclose to the Pacifica ED the source of that funding, the amounts of money
received or promised and any contractual or grant agreements related to that funding for that current year. The ED shall
hold that information in trust as a public record.
In the case of a programmer whose outside funding is in excess of $25,000 for the current year, such disclosure should
be for a period of not less than three years prior to the date of the passage of this motion by the Pacifica National
Board, provided they have been a programmer or program provider for that period.
Any waiver to this requirement must have the written consent of the GM of the respective station, and the ratification
of that consent by the respective LSB, such as in the case of a purchased or syndicated program where compliance is not
practical, or the written consent of the ED and the ratification of that consent by the PNB when appropriate in the case
of a program aired on more than one Pacifica station.
7) Procedures for vetting Bylaws amendments. (George)