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<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline" id="internal-source-marker_0.4590814715317756">Whereas, Occupy Boston has, at last count, 57 working groups listed on its website, and . . . </span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Whereas,</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">the GA has previously authorized the Financial Accountability Working </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Group to disburse up to $100 per week to working groups, and . . .</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Whereas, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">it is important to have a transparent process for establishing minimum </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">standards for working group activity and membership for the purpose of receiving Occupy Boston funding,</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">The </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Financial Accountability Working Group Proposed the following process </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">for authorizing working groups to receive Occupy Boston funds:</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">The process for obtaining authorization consists of three steps:</span></span></span>
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<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline" id="internal-source-marker_0.4590814715317756">Whereas, Occupy Boston has, at last count, 57 working groups listed on its website, and . . . </span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Whereas, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">the GA has previously authorized the Financial Accountability Working </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Group to disburse up to $100 per week to working groups, and . . .</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Whereas, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">it is important to have a transparent process for establishing minimum </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">standards for working group activity and membership for the purpose of receiving Occupy Boston funding,</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">The </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Financial Accountability Working Group Proposed the following process </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">for authorizing working groups to receive Occupy Boston funds:</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">The process for obtaining authorization consists of three steps:</span></span></span>
  
 
#<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">The working group completes an Occupy Boston Working Group Funding Authorization Form, which includes, at a minimum: &nbsp;</span></span></span>
 
#<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">The working group completes an Occupy Boston Working Group Funding Authorization Form, which includes, at a minimum: &nbsp;</span></span></span>
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##<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Weekly meeting schedule of the working group</span></span></span>
 
##<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Weekly meeting schedule of the working group</span></span></span>
 
##<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Proposed or typical expenses of the working group</span></span></span>
 
##<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Proposed or typical expenses of the working group</span></span></span>
#<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">FAWG</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">reviews form for completeness and accuracy, and requests additional </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">information or clarifications from the working group, if necessary.</span></span></span><br/>
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#<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">FAWG </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">reviews form for completeness and accuracy, and requests additional </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">information or clarifications from the working group, if necessary.</span></span></span>
 
#<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">FAWG </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">reaches a decision about authorizing funding for the working group, and let’s the working group know and publishes the information on the FAWG </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">wiki.</span></span></span>
 
#<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">FAWG </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">reaches a decision about authorizing funding for the working group, and let’s the working group know and publishes the information on the FAWG </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">wiki.</span></span></span>
  
 
<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">If </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">a working group is denied authorization for funding from FAWG, it may </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">ask FAWG to reconsider its decision. &nbsp;If upon reconsideration, FAWG again determines that the working group does not meet the minimum requirements, as stated above, the working group may bring its proposal for funding authorization directly to General Assembly.</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Once </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">a Working Group has been authorized for funding, actual requests for </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">funding should follow the Cash Disbursement Policy and Procedure. </span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Members of FAWG will sign up for all Working Group email lists to be able to monitor Working Group development and activities.</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">FAWG suggests that each Working Groups that is authorized for funding send a liaison to at least one FAWG meeting per month.</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: italic;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">* </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: italic;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">WG liaisons to FAWG are simply the messengers and the WG assigned </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: italic;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">purchasing agents. Decisions on any monies to be spent are made at the WG level.</span></span></span>
 
<span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">If </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">a working group is denied authorization for funding from FAWG, it may </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">ask FAWG to reconsider its decision. &nbsp;If upon reconsideration, FAWG again determines that the working group does not meet the minimum requirements, as stated above, the working group may bring its proposal for funding authorization directly to General Assembly.</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Once </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">a Working Group has been authorized for funding, actual requests for </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">funding should follow the Cash Disbursement Policy and Procedure. </span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">Members of FAWG will sign up for all Working Group email lists to be able to monitor Working Group development and activities.</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">FAWG suggests that each Working Groups that is authorized for funding send a liaison to at least one FAWG meeting per month.</span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: normal;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline"></span><br/><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: italic;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">* </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: italic;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">WG liaisons to FAWG are simply the messengers and the WG assigned </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);  background-color: transparent;  font-weight: normal;  font-style: italic;  font-variant: normal;  text-decoration: none;  vertical-align: baseline">purchasing agents. Decisions on any monies to be spent are made at the WG level.</span></span></span>

Revision as of 01:14, 5 December 2011

Whereas, Occupy Boston has, at last count, 57 working groups listed on its website, and . . .

Whereas, the GA has previously authorized the Financial Accountability Working Group to disburse up to $100 per week to working groups, and . . .

Whereas, it is important to have a transparent process for establishing minimum standards for working group activity and membership for the purpose of receiving Occupy Boston funding,

The Financial Accountability Working Group Proposed the following process for authorizing working groups to receive Occupy Boston funds:

The process for obtaining authorization consists of three steps:

  1. The working group completes an Occupy Boston Working Group Funding Authorization Form, which includes, at a minimum:  
    1. Name of the Working Group
    2. Mission and Goals of the working group and what the working group expects to accomplish
    3. Working group email address
    4. Names,email addresses and phone #s of 3 working group liaisons to FAWG who will be responsible for signing off on individual funding requests*
    5. Weekly meeting schedule of the working group
    6. Proposed or typical expenses of the working group
  2. FAWG reviews form for completeness and accuracy, and requests additional information or clarifications from the working group, if necessary.
  3. FAWG reaches a decision about authorizing funding for the working group, and let’s the working group know and publishes the information on the FAWG wiki.

If a working group is denied authorization for funding from FAWG, it may ask FAWG to reconsider its decision.  If upon reconsideration, FAWG again determines that the working group does not meet the minimum requirements, as stated above, the working group may bring its proposal for funding authorization directly to General Assembly.

Once a Working Group has been authorized for funding, actual requests for funding should follow the Cash Disbursement Policy and Procedure.

Members of FAWG will sign up for all Working Group email lists to be able to monitor Working Group development and activities.

FAWG suggests that each Working Groups that is authorized for funding send a liaison to at least one FAWG meeting per month.


* WG liaisons to FAWG are simply the messengers and the WG assigned purchasing agents. Decisions on any monies to be spent are made at the WG level.