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Bylaws

These are the official Bylaws of the Open Computing Facility, as last amended at the Board meeting of February 26, 2018.

  1. [Repealed]

  2. The OCF Board of Directors shall meet at least once every two weeks while the OCF is formally in session.

  3. Any Director appointed to the Board by the Decision Making Process missing two consecutive regularly scheduled meetings will be removed from the Board, regardless of whether the meetings achieve quorum.

  4. OCF Board meetings must be announced to all Directors at least twenty-four hours in advance.

  5. Resolutions by the Board of Directors can be put to a vote electronically. When putting a resolution to the Board in this manner, all Board members must be included in the request for votes. To pass an issue this way, at least half of all the Board members must agree. If the motion fails to achieve a majority within seventy-two hours of being called to such a vote, the motion fails. The results of the vote will be posted in roll call form.

  6. Attendance lists and minutes for all OCF meetings shall be maintained for the decisions of that meeting to be valid.

  7. BoD appointments will take effect at 12:00 midnight after the conclusion of the meeting at which the appointment took place.

  8. [Repealed]

  9. The Cabinet

    1. The Cabinet of the Open Computing Facility shall consist of the General Manager, Site Manager, Deputy General Managers, and Deputy Site Managers.

    2. The General Manager shall be chair of the cabinet.

  10. Deputy Managers

    1. Deputy Managers shall be appointed and removed by the General Manager or Site Manager, subject to the OCF Decision Making Process.

    2. Deputy General Managers and Deputy Site Managers shall be ex officio Deputy Managers.

    3. The authority of Deputy Managers derives jointly from the General Manager and Site Manager, and their actions can be overruled by either the General Manager or the Site Manager.

    4. A Deputy Manager elected to an elected office shall cease to be a Deputy Manager upon taking that office.

    5. Only persons who have been students at some time during the last 12 months shall be eligible to hold the offices of Deputy Manager, Deputy General Manager, or Deputy Site Manager.

  11. Deputy General Managers

    1. Deputy General Managers shall be appointed and removed by the General Manager, subject to the OCF Decision Making Process.

    2. Deputy General Managers shall assist the General Manager with his or her duties.

    3. The term of office of a Deputy General Manager shall expire at the beginning of a new term of a General Manager.

    4. The resignation, dismissal, or completion of term of a Deputy General Manager shall not apply to their status as a Deputy Manager.

  12. Deputy Site Managers

    1. Deputy Site Managers shall be appointed and removed by the Site Manager, subject to the OCF Decision Making Process.

    2. Deputy Site Managers shall assist the Site Manager with his or her duties.

    3. The term of office of a Deputy Site Manager shall expire at the beginning of a new term of a Site Manager.

    4. The resignation, dismissal, or completion of term of a Deputy Site Manager shall not apply to their status as a Deputy Manager.

  13. Officers

    1. All Cabinet members and Deputy Managers shall be Officers of the Open Computing Facility.
  14. Any non-Director member who attends a Board meeting can request to be appointed as a Director at that meeting. In that case, they shall be automatically appointed unless at the same meeting a Director moves for a vote on their appointment, in which case the candidate will be appointed if not more than three-fifths of Directors present vote against their appointment.

    Directors not in good standing shall be disqualified from the Board until they are in good standing again.

  15. The Board of Directors may select and recall a Faculty Sponsor for the OCF.

Bylaws 1–4 amended at the general meeting of March 21, 2008. Bylaws 5–6 from the revision of the bylaws last amended February 7, 1995. Bylaw 8 added at the Board meeting of April 30, 2014. Bylaws 9–13 added at the Board meeting of October 10, 2016. Bylaw 14 added at the Board meeting of October 17, 2016. Bylaw 7 amended at the Board meeting of October 31, 2016. Bylaws 1 and 8 repealed, bylaw 7 amended, and bylaw 15 added at the general meeting of November 14, 2016. Bylaws 13.2, 11.3, 12.3 amended, and bylaws 10.4 and 10.5 added at the Board meeting of March 6, 2017. Bylaws 13.2 and 13.3 repealed and Bylaw 14 amended at the Board meeting of August 28, 2017. Bylaws 9.1 and 13.1 amended at the Board meeting of February 26, 2018.