ART. II POL. 7 | COMMISSION PRINCIPLES
Any committees created by the Commission will be assigned so as to reinforce the FCHR’s Mission and so as never to interfere with the Commission-Executive Director Linkage.
1. Committees are to help the Commission do its job; committees are not to advise, help, or instruct Commission staff. Committees ordinarily will assist the Commission by preparing policy alternatives and implications for Commission deliberation. In keeping with the Commission’s broader focus, neither Commissioners nor Commission committees will have direct dealings with staff operations.
2. Committees may not speak or act for the Commission except when formally given such authority for specific and time-limited purposes.
3. Committees cannot exercise authority over staff. Because the Executive Director works for the Commission, he or she will not be required to obtain approval of a committee before undertaking any operational, administrative, or executive action.
4. Committees are to avoid over-identification with organizational parts rather than the whole.
5. Committees will be used sparingly.
6. This policy applies to any group, whether or not it is termed a "committee" or whether or not it includes Commissioners, which is formed by Commission action. It does not apply to committees formed under the authority of the Executive Director.
Florida Commission on Human Relations
Governance Policy - January 20, 2022
Previously revised September 2014; Original November 2006