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  • To: "comments-draft-new-bylaws-21apr16@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-draft-new-bylaws-21apr16@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Bylaw
  • From: Chris LaHatte <chris.lahatte@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:43:48 +0000

I refer to the draft of 4.2 (l) on the Ombudsman role. Just a minor point
but in (iii) can we tweak the language to be non gendered? We could use his
and her, as drafted in (ii) but I would prefer no gendered terms at all. We
could use their or them rather than his or hers.

My suggestion_


(i)                  The Ombudsman shall be entitled to seek any outside
expert assistance as the Ombudsman deems reasonably necessary to 15 perform
this task to the extent it is within the budget allocated to this task. 

(ii)                The Ombudsman shall submit to the Board Governance
Committee their substantive evaluation of the Reconsideration Request within
15 days of the Ombudsman's receipt of the Reconsideration Request. The Board
Governance Committee shall thereafter promptly proceed to review and

(iii)               For those Reconsideration Requests involving matters for
which the Ombudsman has, in advance of the filing of the Reconsideration
Request, taken a position while performing their role as the Ombudsman
pursuant to Article 5 of these Bylaws, or involving the Ombudsman's conduct
in some way, the Ombudsman shall recuse themself and the Board Governance
Committee shall review the Reconsideration Request without involvement by
the Ombudsman.



Chris LaHatte


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Pronouns used: he, his, him





All matters brought before the Ombudsman shall be treated as confidential.
The Ombudsman shall also take all reasonable steps necessary to preserve the
privacy of, and to avoid harm to, those parties not involved in the
complaint being investigated by the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman shall only make
inquiries about, or advise staff or Board members of the existence and
identity of, a complainant in order to further the resolution of the
complaint.  The Ombudsman shall take all reasonable steps necessary to
ensure that if staff and Board members are made aware of the existence and
identity of a complainant, they agree to maintain the confidential nature of
such information, except as necessary to further the resolution of a



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