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ART. IV INTRO | GLOBAL EXECUTIVE CONSTRAINT

The Executive Director shall NOT cause or allow any practice, activity, decision, or organizational circumstance which is either unlawful, imprudent, or in violation of commonly accepted governmental, business, and professional ethics and practices. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:
1. Compromise the Commission’s public image or credibility.
2. Fail to assess and consider the capability of the Commission to produce appropriately targeted, effective, and efficient results that are aligned with the Commission's Ends Policies.
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 1 | TREATMENT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC

With respect to interactions with the general public, the Executive Director shall NOT cause or allow conditions, procedures, or decisions that are unlawful or unethical. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:
1. Initiate legal action for allegations of discrimination that are not covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act, and/or other pertinent state statutes, administrative rules, and federal law.
2. Use methods of collecting, reviewing, transmitting, or storing information that fail to secure information against improper use, access, damage, or loss.
3. Operate facilities without appropriate accessibility and adequate security measures in place.
4. Fail to provide the general public clear and accurate information as to what is and is not covered under the Florida Civil Rights Act, and/or other pertinent state statutes, administrative rules, and federal law.
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 2 | TREATMENT OF STAFF

With respect to the treatment of Commission staff, the Executive Director shall NOT cause or allow conditions that are unfair, undignified, disorganized, or unclear. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:
1. Operate without written human resources policies and procedures that provide for effective handling of grievances and protect against wrongful conditions, such as nepotism and preferential treatment for personal reasons.
2. Discriminate or retaliate against any staff person for non-disruptive expression of dissent.
3. Fail to acquaint staff with the Executive Director’s interpretation of staff responsibilities and protections under the Commission's human resource policies and procedures.
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 3 | FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

With respect to the financial conditions and activities of the Commission, the Executive Director shall NOT deviate from the Legislature's fiscal priorities and the Commission's Ends Policies and shall NOT cause or allow the development of fiscal jeopardy of actual expenditures. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:
1. Fail to include credible projection of revenues and expenses, separation of capital and operational items, and disclosure of planning assumptions.
2. Expend more funds than have been appropriated in any fiscal year.
3. Fail to process and submit payroll and debts in a timely manner.
4. Allow for overdue payments or inaccurate invoicing.
5. Make a single purchase of or commit funds greater than $500,000 without Commission approval.
6. Make a purchase in violation of the Florida Statutes relating to procurement policy.
7. Receive, process, or disburse funds under controls that are insufficient to meet the State of Florida’s audit standards.
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 4 | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUCCESSION

To protect the Commission from loss of the Executive Director’s services, the Executive Director must have one or more managers familiar with the Commission’s operations and the Executive Director’s responsibilities, tasks, issues, and processes. Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 5 | OPERATIONAL PROTECTIONS

The Executive Director shall NOT allow Commission assets to be unprotected, inadequately maintained, or unnecessarily risked. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:
1. Fail to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to minimize theft of Commission tangible assets.
2. Subject equipment to improper use or insufficient maintenance.
3. Unnecessarily expose the Commission or staff to claims of liability.
4. Fail to protect information, data, and files from loss or significant damage.
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 6 | COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

With respect to employment, compensation, and benefits to employees, consultants, and contract workers, the Executive Director shall NOT cause or jeopardize fiscal integrity. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:

1. Change his or her compensation and benefits.
2. Promise or imply permanent or guaranteed employment.
3. Establish compensation and benefits that deviate from state statutes, administrative rules, or Commission compensation and benefits policies.
4. Create financial obligations over a longer term than revenues are appropriated.
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

ART. IV POL. 7 | SUPPORT AND INFORM THE COMMISSIONERS

The Executive Director shall NOT permit Commissioners to be uninformed or unsupported. Furthermore, the Executive Director shall NOT:
1. Submit data and information in an untimely, unclear, or inaccurate fashion.
2. Fail to inform the Commissioners of relevant trends, anticipated adverse media coverage, threatened or pending lawsuits, and changes to established Commission policies.
3. Fail to advise the Commissioners if, in the Executive Director’s opinion, the Commission is not in compliance with its own policies and/or state statutes and administrative rules.
4. Fail to advise the Commissioners if, in the Executive Director’s opinion, a Commissioner’s behavior is detrimental to the Commission or to the working relationship between the Commissioner(s) and the Executive Director.
5. Fail to provide a mechanism for official Commission communication.
6. Fail to deal with the Commissioners as a collegiate body except when (a) fulfilling individual requests for information or (b) responding to individual officers or committees duly charged to serve in such capacity by the Commissioners as a body. Adopted by the Florida Commission on Human Relations on this 17th day of September, 2014, signed by the Chair, with the following Commissioners present:
Gilbert Singer, Chair
Gayle Cannon
Derick Daniel
Donna Elam
Elena Flom
Michael Keller
Rebecca Steele
Florida Commission on Human Relations - Governance Processes
September 2014 - Revised (Original November 2006)

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