Thursday, June 16, 2011

Executive Council begins three-day meeting

From ENS (and yes I'm there (or here))

The Episcopal Church's Executive Council opened its three-day meeting here June 15 by hearing about the rebuilding challenges facing three dioceses: Haiti, Quincy and San Joaquin.

A report about the current state of the Diocese of Quincy was conducted in open session. A question-and-answer period on the needs of that diocese and the initial discussion of the San Joaquin report were both heard during an executive session of council's Governance and Administration for Mission (GAM) and Finances for Mission (FFM) committees, apparently due to the inclusion in both instances of information concerning litigation.

An update of reconstruction efforts in Haiti will be published by ENS on June 16.

After the opening plenary session, council spent the afternoon of June 15 meeting as its five committees. Committee meetings will occupy the entire day June 16.

The final day of the meeting will begin in an executive session during which council will be updated on the report of the A&F093 Task Force, which was formed in 2009 to conduct a comprehensive review of the human resources practices of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the Episcopal Church's corporate entity) relating to all employees, contractors and consultants. In February, council members passed Government and Administration for Mission Resolution 010 directing Episcopal Church Center management to report to GAM at this meeting with recommendations for implementation, a timeline and actions taken to date regarding recommendations contained in the A&F093 Task Force report and in a Joint Audit Committee evaluation of employment and personnel practices.

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