Short title: GPUS Appointment Procedure
Sponsor: Joshua Gerloff, Secretary and Statecom member, MDVR
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-335-6650
Co-sponsor: Dan Kontoff, Statecom member
Shephard: Joshua Gerloff
Vetting Committee: Adcom
Background: Each state party must have a clearly defined process for appointing delegates to GPUS committees. The Green-Rainbow Party does not have that. How does one apply for appointment? Is there a timeline for submittal? Does your appointment expire and who needs to keep track of that? Etc.
Proposal summary: The Applicant for GRP Appointment to GPUS Committee or other external organization will fill out an application and submit at any time by posting to the StateCom business list. (Any StateCom member can post such an application at the request of the applicant.) If less than two weeks have elapsed between submission and meeting, the application will be taken up at the next StateCom meeting/telecon. Applicant is required to attend the Statecom meeting to answer questions. Or if they can not attend in person, they can call in for a telephone interview. If consensus is not reached, a majority vote is required to approve their appointment.
Notice of appointments should go to the GP Secretary and to the committee co-chairs. The notice should include the start month and end month of the appointment. If a state party appoints more than their allotted seats, they should say which member they want to drop. Appointments can be no more than two years. The Secretary will notify delegates of the expiration of their term 1-2 months before the end of that term, or at the State Committee quarterly meeting before their term expiration.
Financial impact: none.
Implementation: Joshua will update the GRP Secretaries Handbook with these new responsibilities. Josh will create a post / web page / etc informing the GRP membership of this procedure with links to GPUS Committees page https://gpus.org/committees/ and an invitation to serve. Josh will set up a calendar page (or something) on the GRP website which will automatically notify future GRP Secretaries of waning appointments.
Statecom has approved the GPUS Appointment Procedure Proposal with a friendly amendment: that the application be welcoming
Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration and input.
I will be implementing the necessary work in the coming days.