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Passed June 23, 2013
Amended April 21, 2013
TODO: If list archives are available, look for messages with subject of “Grounds Coordinator's job description” from June. This description has Sasona's description plus Hannah's amendments. I'm unsure whether there were further amendments. -MPG
Passed June 30, 2013
Passed September 22, 2013
Passed September 22, 2013
This position has been abolished with a sunset clause of one election cycle. [HM 1-8-17]
Chosen: A coop member may bring an agenda item to a House Meeting requesting to take on the Fixer position for a specified number of months, and how many hours per month that they plan to use. During the meeting the member may discuss their maintenance skills as well as what they plan to accomplish while they are Fixer. The house may then use the consensus process to handle the proposal.
Limitation: There is no requirement for the house to have a Fixer at any given time. No more than one member may be Fixer during any given month.
Accountability: This position can be officer reviewed.
Term: A member may not hold the Fixer position for longer than 6 months concurrently. A member may not hold the Fixer position for more than 6 out of every 12 concurrent months.
While coop officer positions do not receive compensation, The Fixer will receive a monthly rent credit equal to 1/40th the monthly cost of a single room's rent, per hour worked on maintenance as fixer [HM 3-29-15]. Labor fines from no shows for Fixer hours will equal the hourly rent credit given by the house for Fixer Labor [HM 3-20-16].
The cost of a half rooms rent will be set aside per month until a maximum of 1 full years wort of rent for a single room is held in anticipation of a Fixer. Should any income allocated to this fund in a given month exceed this limit the additional balance will be returned to the general house fund for use at the houses discretion. [HM 8-30-15]
The Fixer is a labor position created out of the hardwon realization that for the foreseeable future, our coop will need a more focused labor effort on maintenance than the traditional group of volunteers can provide. We need someone to give more time than we ask from the maintenance crew, and we need that from someone on a consistent basis, and we need to make it not put undue stress on the remainder of their lives.
The Fixer can be thought of as the hired gun to take the heaviest daytoday burden for maintenance. The Fixer is NOT the Maintenance Coordinator, but can be thought of more as the Commander Riker to the Maintenance Coordinator’s Captain Picard. The Fixer does not generally need to focus on evaluating priorities, worrying about budgets, or managing the rest of the crew that’s the Maintenance Coordinator’s job; The Fixer is expected to focus on solving maintenance problems pointed out by the coordinator.
The Fixer is expected to perform a minimum of 5 hours per week of maintenance, with a maximum of up to 10 hours a week [HM 3-29-15]. This number may fluctuate but the time spent is expected to average out.
The Fixer is responsible for communicating with the Maintenance Coordinator about: * Schedule of availability * Labor time spent and labor time remaining each week * Materials required to perform the tasks assigned * Roadblocks in the way of completing projects.
The Fixer is first accountable to the Maintenance Coordinator for his/her work and hours, and then to the house at large.
The Fixer can be officer reviewed The house must take into consideration that a negative outcome in such an officer review is very serious in that it affects the income stream of The Fixer.
* The Maintenance Coordinator is requested to work with The Fixer even more closely than with the rest of the volunteer maintenance crew, since The Fixer has higher expectations and is receiving rent credit.
* The Maintenance Coordinator must have a clear task list for The Fixer, and be in contact with The Fixer every week to monitor the progress of projects. * The Maintenance Coordinator must make sure The Fixer does not spend too little time on maintenance, or too much time on maintenance. * The Maintenance Coordinator may choose to require public accountability such as a public timesheet for The Fixer in the name of transparency. * The Maintenance Coordinator should keep the house informed of The Fixers work during weekly reports.
Passed August 25, 2013