Policy Management 
    
    Aug 15, 2018  
Policy Management
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BOT 17.0 - Board of Trustees Stipend :


SUMMARY/SCOPE
Washington State Law and Office of Financial Management (OFM) policies authorize Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees members to receive compensation and/or reimbursement for meetings and associated travel expenses while conducting college business. This policy clarifies how board members will be compensated for meetings, and how board members will be reimbursed for travel.

DESCRIPTION
Classification

State Law divides boards, commissions, and councils into five classes for the purposes of compensation. As described in the State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM) section 10.70.30, the Board of Trustees is classified as “other.”

“other” – Any part-time board, commission, council, or committee not covered by RCW 43.03.230, 43.03.240, 43.03.250, or 43.03.265, but established by either the executive, legislative or judicial branch to participate in state government. These members have rulemaking authority, perform quasi-judicial functions, have responsibility for the administration or policy direction of a state agency or program, or perform regulatory or licensing functions with respect to a specific profession, occupation, business, or industry.

Compensation for Meetings

State law provides for members of boards, commissions, and councils serving without compensation to receive a special per diem rate (RCW 43.03.050) for time spent conducting official business. The Board of Trustees must determine whether or not its members will be compensated for attending meetings. At Edmonds Community College, the Board policy is that only the Student Trustee as defined in RCW 28B.50.102 shall receive compensation for attendance at Board meetings.

If the Student Trustee is currently receiving, or may receive in the future, financial aid, they are encouraged to meet with a Financial Aid Services Advisor to gain additional information as to whether it would be in their best interest as the Student Trustee to receive or decline the Board stipend.

Travel Reimbursement

The OFM articulates travel reimbursement policies and processes in its SAAM. All members of the Board of Trustees will receive reimbursement for travel on college business, the same as college employees.

Annual Review

At the June Board meeting of each year, the Board of Trustees will review the per diem rate for the coming academic year.

RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
BOT 17.01pr Board of Trustees Stipend: Procedure

SOURCE INFORMATION
RCW 43.03.050 Subsistence, lodging and refreshment, and per diem allowance for officials, employees, and members of boards, commissions, or committees.

RCW 43.03.230 Compensation of members of part-time boards and commissions—Class two groups (as amended by 2011 c 5).

RCW 43.03.240 Compensation of members of part-time boards and commissions—Class three groups (as amended by 2011 c 5).

RCW 43.03.250 Compensation of members of part-time boards and commissions—Class four groups (as amended by 2011 c 5).

RCW 43.03.265 Compensation of members of part-time boards and commissions—Class five groups (as amended by 2011 c 5).

RCW 28B.50.102 Boards of trustees—Student trustee.

State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM) Section 10.70.30    

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
President’s Office, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

PRIMARY CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR (Director/Dean)
President’s Office, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

REVIEW PERIOD
Three years. Requires President’s recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

REVIEW HISTORY
2018-Mar 08  Adopted by Board Resolution 18-3-1

2018-Feb 01  Second Consideration

2017-Nov 14  Revised

2017-Oct 12  Rejected by Board Resolution 17-10-4

2017-Sep 14  First Consideration



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