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File #: 2018-998    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2018 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 11/14/2018 Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: Closed Session Request - Personnel Evaluation
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel, Office of the Executive
Attachments: 1. 2018 CEO closed session letter

Title

Closed Session Request - Personnel Evaluation

 

Body

Agenda of:                      November 14, 2018

Item No.:                     2018-998

Amount:                     N/A                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

TO:                                          The Honorable

Board of Directors

Great Lakes Water Authority

 

FROM:                     Randal M. Brown, General Counsel

                                          Great Lakes Water Authority

 

DATE:                     November 8, 2018

 

RE:                                          Closed Session Request - Personnel Evaluation

                                          

                                          

 

MOTION

 

Upon recommendation of Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, The Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) having received the attached request from its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to meet in closed session:

 

                     1)                     Agrees to meet in closed session, pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act which permits a Public Body to meet in Closed Session:

 

To consider the dismissal, suspension, or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, or to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of, a public officer, employee, staff member, or individual agent, if the named person requests a closed hearing. A person requesting a closed hearing may rescind the request at any time, in which case the matter at issue shall be considered after the rescission only in open sessions.

                     

 

 

                     2)                     Notes that an affirmative roll call vote of 2/3 of the Board Members appointed and serving is required for approval of this Motion; and

 

                      3)                     Authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote. 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Section 8(a) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.268(h) allows a public body to meet in closed session: to:

 

To consider the dismissal, suspension, or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, or to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of, a public officer, employee, staff member, or individual agent, if the named person requests a closed hearing. A person requesting a closed hearing may rescind the request at any time, in which case the matter at issue shall be considered after the rescission only in open sessions

 

Pursuant to this provision of the Open Meetings Act the CEO has requested an opportunity to meet with the Board in closed session.

 

 

JUSTIFICATION

 

As permitted by provision of the Open Meetings Act quoted above, a request has been made to meet with you in closed session to consider a periodic personnel evaluation. When such a request is received, the Open Meetings Act allows a public body to meet in closed session for this purpose.

 

BUDGET IMPACT

 

The proposed Closed Session does not impact the budget.

COMMITTEE REVIEW

 

This matter is being presented directly to the GLWA Board of Directors.