Financial Accountability

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This page is the homepage for the Finance Working Group. Please fill this in with pertinent information and resources for newcomers. Use the Discussion tab above to start discussions.

Working Group Meeting Minutes

(Instructions for Uploading Minutes)

File:FAWG minutes Oct 19 2011 PM.txt

FAWG_minutes_Oct_14_2011_PM.txt - [task: download and transfer mins from wikispaces and upload here]

FAWG_minutes_Oct_15_2011_AM.txt - [task: download and transfer mins from wikispaces and upload here]

Working Group Forms

Cash Disbursement Request - File:OB Cash Disbursement Form.pdf

Finance Support Logistics


Operation Expenses

On-Going Expenses

  • Item - $xx.xx per (hour|day|month|year|mb|gallon|lb|etc)

GA approved proposals

Below is the text of the proposal that was passed at the GA on 10/15.

The Finance Working Group will oversee the accounting of all monetary donations and monetary disbursements.Specific targeted funds, such as the Legal/Bail fund, are already allocated and do not require any further approval by the General Assembly.

For the general Occupy Boston funds, Working Groups and individual requests for cash disbursements in amounts more than $100 per week must be proposed directly to and approved by the General Assembly. The Finance Working Group has the authority to approve and disburse up to $100 per week to each Working Group.

Each Working Group will determine at least two (2) pointpersons for monetary disbursements and register those names and contact information with the Finance Working Group, in order to ensure accountability and transparency in monetary disbursements. Working groups will fill out cash disbursement request forms and submit them to the Finance Working Group. Part of that process will be to detail the items requested and to check first with Logistics Working Group to make sure that the requested items are not readily available as in-kind donations.

Working Groups must submit receipts for purchased items and any change back to the Finance Working Group.

If a Working Group pointperson does not provide receipts or absconds with the funds, that pointperson will not be allowed to receive further cash disbursements.

Monetary donations made to the Food Working Group stay autonomous with transparency through biweekly reports of money taken in and going out and copies of receipts to the Finance Working Group.

Members of the Finance Working Group will be on site at a specified time each day to accept disbursement forms and to make disbursements. Minutes of the finance Working Group will be posted publicly. The Finance Working Group will make financial records publicly available.


Video Streaming Proposal - $3050 + ~$460 monthly

Total of Proposed Asset purchases needed : $3050
Total of Proposed Estimated monthly costs: $460

Finance and Social Policy

[This page is for Occupy Boston finance and accounting procedures. For discussions on general finance reform, etc, please look on the Issues link to the left and then look at the specific reforms/issues being discussed. Please keep this page to "internal finance".]

Based on: Finance Working Group at wikispaces