Dear Minister Patterson,
With reference to the correspondence shown below, I do not share the view as expressed that it is disrespectful for a board member to request information from the CEO and that this … is a recipe for disaster. My interpretation of the governing legislation is that the ‘Authority’ in CH&PA is what is commonly referred to as the ‘Board’ and it these persons who hire staff to carry out the work of the Authority. Given this I do not understand what would prevent a
Member from requesting information.
Further, in the absence of specific regulations prohibiting a course of action, I am an adherent of the ‘School of Sunlight’, i.e. the one that holds the view that sunlight is the best disinfectant. This tells, therefore, on which side of a given issue I would prefer to err.
In any event Hon. Minister, I am open to being educated and would welcome learning from you what is the basis of your definitive pronouncements.
Finally, I do not find Mr. Jacobs’ inquiry to be either offensive, disrespectful or ultra vires and, therefore, would urge caution before he follows your advice.
Looking forward to your reply.
From: valerie.adams <email@example.com>
To: Mark Jacobs <firstname.lastname@example.org>; myrnap <email@example.com>
Cc: deborah edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Ronald Bulkan board members, Hamilton Green <email@example.com>;
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:32 PM
Subject: RE: Employment Contracts for next statutory meeting
Dear Mark Jacobs
I am really trying to understand how and why as a member of this board you are making request to the CEO for information /documentation. The CH&PA board has a Chairman and a Secretary in whom the authority is vested to make such requests. I have raised this matter before with Minister Bulkan yet it continues to be accommodated. I dare say that there are clear lines of authority set out for organisational operations and if and when not followed is recipe for confusion and disaster.
Trust that this kind of disrespect for line management does not repeat itself.
Min. Valerie Patterson
Min. Responsible for Housing.
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
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From: Mark Jacobs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 6/7/16 09:41 (GMT-04:00)
To: myrnap <email@example.com>
Cc: deborah edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ronald Bulkan “valerie.adams” <email@example.com>, Hamilton Green board members
Subject: Employment Contracts for next statutory meeting
Dear Ms. Pitt:
Please find attached a memo regarding employment contracts for CHPA personnel for our next statutory meeting.
Thanks in advance,