[Proposal] [Amendment] Administrative Bylaw addition 6.C. - Disciplinary Action Procedures

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 16-Dec-2019 12:00AM EST
Closing: 23-Dec-2019 12:00AM EST

As the Head Coordinator, I, Danielle Frink, propose the following addition to the Administrative Bylaws: 


Administrative Bylaw 6.C. (move current C-G to D-H)

  1. Disciplinary Action Procedure for Council
    1. There will be two representatives during every Disciplinary Action:
      1. Representative for the accuser(s)
        1. This representative will be the individual who proposed the Disciplinary Action
        2. If  it is a member of the Executive Team, that member will not be permitted to be a moderator for this particular proposal.
      2. Representative for the accused
        1. If  it is a member of the Executive Team, that member will not be permitted to be a moderator for this particular proposal.
    2. During the discussion phase, all questions will be sent directly to the appropriate representative with the Executive Team, as a neutral party, copied on the email. No questions/comments/concerns will be posted to Council by individual Council Members not serving as representatives.
      1. The representatives may offer paraphrased versions of questions to represent multiple individuals asking the same thing, or to remove leading or suggestive phrasing.
      2. Representatives will post questions, along with the appropriate responses, to Council stating whether a Coordinator or a Council Member asked them, without naming the specific office, chronicle or individual.
    3. With the exception of the Executive Team in their role as mediators and moderators and the representatives for the accuser and accused, any Council Member or Coordinator who posts questions/comments/concerns to Council in a Disciplinary Action Discussion will be placed on moderation immediately for 24 hours.
      1. Further violations of this restriction will result in a Disciplinary Action against the Council Member or Coordinator in question.
    4. For all matters involving violations of the Code of Conduct, a member of the Executive Team must represent the accuser.
    5. Disciplinary Action votes will be blind, meaning that individual votes and comments will not be visible until the vote is closed.


Rationale: Based on discussions held on Council over the past few months, I have put together these additions to update the process for Disciplinary Actions. The hope has been that making these changes will address some of the concerns that have prevented people from moving forward with Disciplinary Actions in the past and allow us to begin to address some of the toxic behavior in the org. 
Amended to add the requirement for appropriate responses from the representatives to all questions submitted to them, and removed Autopass. However, as this proposal will directly effect the position of HC and AHC if it passes (particularly the requirement that a member of Exec must represent accusers in all CoC violation DAs), this proposal goes directly to discussion and will open for voting in one week.



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