CON:The Executive Council (Rewrite)
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ARTICLE VI: THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
- There are a maximum of five seats available on the EC, however, only three seats need to be occupied for the EC to function, providing a Captain at Large participates in all votes. As such the EC shall be composed at all times of minimum four members, and may be structured in any of the following ways:
- Three Flag Officers, and one (voting) Captain at Large.
- Four Flag Officers, and one (voting) Captain at Large.
- Five Flag Officer, and one (non-voting) Captain at Large
- If at some future time the group has grown to the point where fairness and demographic considerations suggest additional members, the number shall be increased by amendment of this CONSTITUTION in accord with article IV.
- The Membership of the EC shall be composed only of flag officers, or by captains with at least one full year of service at that official rank.
- While all members of the EC must be flag officers, not all flag officers shall be members of the EC unless the EC is expanded or an EC member retires or is expelled. All flag officers and captains with at least one full year will be considered if the EC is expanded or if an EC member retires/is expelled, however, providing the EC is functioning within the requirements of Article IX, part 1 (above) then the EC is not required to fill an available EC seat until a suitable candidate meets the EC’s requirements (chosen at their own discretion depending on the UFoP’s demography at the time).
- Once a flag officer becomes a member of the EC, he shall remain a member of the EC until such time as he shall be removed in accordance with Article VIII hereafter or until he retires.
- Captain At Large:
- The EC shall appoint during each year a "Captain At Large" (CAL) from the Captains Council. This shall occur by a deliberation of the Executive Council members, and upon a decision, an offer shall be extended to the chosen captain. A majority vote shall be used if a decision can not be reached.
- The CAL shall retain his position on the CC and so perform his duties therein.
- The CAL shall hold the right of one vote on both the CC and EC councils (as restricted in Article VIII).
- No CAL shall serve in such office more than two years in five as a captain.
- The CAL should seek to do what's best for the captains, although this action may not necessarily what the captains would vote.
- The CAL is bound by his duty requirements as outlined by whatever procedural documents are presented by the EC, and approved by the CC.
- Vote viability of the CAL:
- When the EC is composed of five Flag Officers and a CAL, the CAL is present as an observer with full discussion rights but without voting rights. The Captain at Large may always vote, however, his vote will never be counted unless the fifth EC member has failed to vote. Thus in the event that a stalemate is created through the votes of only four members, and after all due diligence the fifth member cannot be contacted to so participate, the vote of the Captain at large shall be counted to break the tie. If the Captain at Large has not voted and neither he nor the fifth permanent EC member can be contacted, then the vote of the least senior member shall be disregarded.
- When the EC is composed of four Flag Officers and one (voting) CAL, the vote of the CAL will always be counted.
- When the EC is composed of three Flag Officers and one (voting) CAL, the vote of the CAL will be counted, unless a stalemate occurs. Should an unbreakable stalemate occur, the vote of the CAL shall be disregarded to break the stalemate.
- Only in these events will votes be disregarded.
- Reserved Powers: The EC reserves to itself the following powers which can be exclusively exercised only by the EC by vote as may be called for elsewhere in this CONSTITUTION:
- Commissioning a new starship installation or base;
- Decommissioning a starship installation or base;
- Bestowing upon a captain any flag rank or upon a flag officer a higher rank and bestowing upon a full commander the rank of captain;
- Administrating the discipline of captains;
- Administrating the discipline of flag officers;
- Serving as the appeals body for discipline of commanders and junior officers;
- Creation and appointment of committee membership and committee chairpeople to address the needs of the group, as those needs arise and decommissioning said committees when appropriate;
- The appointment of a new EC member when an EC member retires, places himself on administrative leave or is expelled;
- Creation, alteration or amendment of the requirements for promotion to the rank of Captain and above;
- Creation, or removal of specific ranks above the rank of commander;
- Creation or alteration of awards applicable exclusively to flag officers only;
- Enacting or altering by-laws, or regulations which pertain to the powers above;
- Veto of any action undertaken by the CC (absolute two-thirds majority required).