That the 1987 Apportionment Budget Spending Ceiling be amended by reducing the Apportionment from $6,151,300 to $5,925,486, increasing Investment Income by $10,000, drawing $191,311 from the M.S.C.C. reserve, and adding special grants of $214,500 to make a revised 1987 Apportionment Budget Spending Ceiling of $7,412,377. CARRIED #51-11-86
That in the light of shortfalls in 1987 Apportionment Acceptances ($225,814 at the present time), the `moratorium' on Overage grants be continued for a further year, and that this decision be reviewed in October 1987. CARRIED #52-11-86
That a second task force be struck by the National Executive Council to review both the constitutional and administrative documents that presently exist concerning the General Secretary and to draft a full job description of the position of General Secretary which would - among other things -
a) clearly describe the relationships among the General Secretary, the Executive Director of Program, and the Treasurer;
b) outline the salary ranges of the General Secretary and clearly establish the process for and frequency of salary reviews;
c) describe the relationship and function that the General Secretary has as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of General Synod with reference to the Primate and to the national staff;
d) distinguish the difference between:
i. the General Secretary;
ii. the Senior Provincial Metropolitan's functions as the Acting Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in the event of the death or incapacity of the Primate;
iii. the Prolocutor's function as the "Deputy" Chair of General Synod;
e) investigate the merit of establishing a definite term of office for senior executive positions;
f) outline clearly and with greater specificity both the authority and the accountability of the General Secretary;
g) describe the parameters of the position of General Secretary so that this ministry could be equally, though not identically, served by either a cleric or a lay person;
and report back to the National Executive Council no later than March 1989. CARRIED #28-05-87
The Primate referred to the Constitution which states that the General Secretary shall be appointed by the National Executive Committee.
One of the issues involved has to do with the question of a body of this size making an appointment, and because of that a Search Committee was appointed. In other places (House of Bishops) if a situation involves specific names of persons that part of the meeting has been held "In Camera". The Council was asked for its opinion as to how it wished to proceed.
That this be an In Camera session. CARRIED #21-05-87
Moved by: Rt. Rev. J.F.S. Conlin
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. W.H. Jones
That the staff people to remain be Pamela Bird as a resource person and Lorraine Perch as Secretary to the National Executive Council. CARRIED #22-05-87
Moved by: Ven. A.R. Reed
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. H.J.P. Allan
That the person designated as functioning with the press be requested to remain. CARRIED #23-05-87
That the request from the General Synod Archivist for an additional $5,550 from the 1987 Assessment Budget for Archives expenses and an additional $7,500 from the same source for Archives Committee meeting costs be approved. CARRIED #53-11-86
(i) That suggested Diocesan Apportionments for 1988 and succeeding years be calculated using the `fair share' formula based on Total Parish Income less diocesan grants and appeals income.
(ii) That the Budget Sub-Committee of the Administration and Finance Committee develop annually the total amount required from the Diocesan Apportionments and the Suggested Diocesan Apportionments based on the approved formula; and then determine whether, based on best available information, any Suggested Diocesan Apportionments should vary from those based on the formula.
(iii) That Suggested Diocesan Apportionments which vary from the formula application be discussed by representatives of the Budget Sub-Committee of the Administration and Finance Committee with appropriate persons or committees in each of the dioceses concerned. CARRIED #54-11-86