A102 Create a Task Force on Budget Process

Resolved, That transparency throughout The Episcopal Church’s budget process, and timely participation in that process by the wider Church, are critical to the whole Church’s engagement in and support for the budget adopted by the General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the General Convention, the Executive Council, the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance, and the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons work cooperatively to examine the triennial budget process to (a) identify ways to enhance transparency throughout the process, (b) foster timely participation by the wider Church, (c) clarify the respective roles of the General Convention and the Executive Council in developing the triennial budget and its funding priorities and choices, and (d) promote effective and collaborative budgeting and management between and among all involved leadership and staff; and be it further

Resolved, That this examination conclude with a jointly prepared report published by December 31, 2019, with recommendations to the Executive Council and the 80th General Convention, including proposals for any needed revisions to the governing documents of the Church, the Executive Council and the General Convention so that the governing documents are consistent in all material respects; in preparing the report, resort to assistance from those knowledgeable about the Joint Rules of Order of the General Convention is encouraged.

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