Policy IV. H. - Communication and Counsel to the Board

With respect to providing information and counsel to the Board, the President shall not permit the Board to be inadequately informed.

Accordingly, the President shall not:

  1. Neglect to submit in a timely, accurate, and understandable fashion monitoring data required by the Board (see Policy III.C, Monitoring Executive Performance) that directly addresses provisions of the Board policies being monitored.
  2. Allow the Board to be unaware of relevant trends, anticipated adverse media coverage, actual or anticipated legal actions, or material external and internal changes, particularly changes in the assumptions upon which any Board policy has been established.
  3. Fail to advise the Board if, in the President's opinion, the Board is not in compliance with its own policies on Governance Process and Board-Staff Relationship, particularly in the case of Board behavior that is detrimental to the working relationship between the Board and the President.
  4. Present information that is in unnecessarily complex or lengthy form or that is knowingly inaccurate or incomplete.
  5. Fail to provide a mechanism for official communication with officers, members, or committees of the Board.
  6. Fail to deal with the Board as a whole except when: (a) fulfilling individual requests for information or (b) responding to officers or committees duly charged by the Board.
  7. Fail to report in a timely manner an actual or anticipated non-compliance with any policy of the Board.

Adopted 5/19/99

Revised 06/06/07