Panneau d’affichage du CA de Wikimedia Founation/Octobre 2020 – Proposition de changements dans les statuts

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This page is a translated version of the page Wikimedia Foundation Board noticeboard/October 2020 - Proposed Bylaws changes and the translation is 25% complete.
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Le Conseil d’administration de Wikimedia Foundation publie la proposition de changement des statuts précisée ci-dessous pour que la communauté l’examine et en discute. Merci de donner votre avis sur la page de discussion avant le 26 octobre 2020. Pour plus de détails, consultez la rubrique d’appel à commentaires concernant des changements dans les statuts et les candidats au CA.

Présentation

Comparaison des principaux changements
Version actuelle Mise à jour proposée
Nombre Au moins 9, au plus 10 :
  • 3 élus par la communauté
  • 2 élus par les affiliés
  • 4 élus par le CA
  • 1 fondateur
  • les administrateurs élus par la communauté ou par les affiliés doivent être en majorité
Au moins 9, au plus 16 :
  • 8 provenant de la communauté
  • 2 élus par les affiliés
  • 7 élus par le CA
  • 1 fondateur
  • pas besoin que la majorité provienne de la communauté
Administrateurs provenant de la communauté
  • 3 administrateurs élus tous les 3 ans à travers un processus de « vote communautaire » déterminé par le CA.
  • 2 administrateurs élus tous les 3 ans à travers un processus conçu par les affiliés et approuvé par le CA.
  • 8 administrateurs élus au besoin pour compléter les sièges vacants à travers un « processus de candidature communautaire » déterminé par le CA.
  • Ne plus faire la différence entre les sièges des affiliés et de la communauté.
Mandats, Durées des mandats et Démission d’autres statuts Outlined and repeated separately for each of the trustee selection methods Outlined in just one place for all trustees (with no substantive changes)
Staff Officers Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer CEO, Secretary, and Treasurer, with more detailed descriptions of the officers’ current roles

Changements proposés

[Les changements dans les statuts actuels sont surlignés en jaune]

Amendement à l’article IV, sections 2 et 3 des statuts :

Texte actuel de l’article IV, sections 2 et 3 des statuts

Le texte surligné en rouge est en train d’être mis à jour.

Amendements proposés

Le texte surligné en jaune a été changé ou ajouté.

Section 2. Nombre, Fonction et Qualification. Section 2. Nombre, Mandats et Durées des mandats.
Le nombre permis d’administrateur de l’Organisation doit être de neuf (9) au minimum. Les administrateurs sont désignés selon un processus spécifié à l’article IV, section 3 ci-dessous. Chaque administrateur conserve son statut jusqu’à l’expiration de son mandat, comme précisé à l’article IV, section 3 ci-dessous, ou jusqu’à sa démission, sa destitution ou sa mort.

(A) Nombre.

Le nombre autorisé d’administrateurs de l’Organisation doit être de neuf (9) au minimum et, au maximum, de seize (16), puisque le Conseil peut de temps à autre en déterminer. Les administrateurs sont désignés selon un processus spécifié à l’article IV, section 3 ci-dessous.

(B) Mandat.

À l’exception de ceux ci-mentionnés, les mandats des administrateurs doivent être de trois ans et les sièges des administrateurs doivent être répartis de telle manière que, autant qu’il est possible, les mandats d’un nombre similaire d’administrateurs expire chaque année, permettant à l’Organisation d’avoir une continuité d’administrateurs expérimentés. Chaque administrateur sera en responsabilité jusqu’à l’expiration de son mandat et jusqu’à ce que son successeur ait été désigné et qualifié, ou jusqu’à sa démission, destitution ou mort.

(C) Durée des mandats

Les administrateurs, à l’exclusion de celui ayant le statut de Fondateur de la communauté, peuvent être en responsabilité pour un maximum de trois mandats consécutifs (donc neuf ans). Après avoir été en responsabilité pendant neuf années consécutives, un administrateur n’est plus éligible au Conseil avant qu’au moins 18 mois ne se soient écoulés.

Section 3. Élection. Section 3. Élection et Affectation.
(A) Governance priorities. The Board must be composed of Trustees with a diverse set of talents, experience, backgrounds, and competencies that will best fulfill the mission and needs of the Foundation. The Board is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both in terms of trustee composition and in other aspects of its work. The Board and its Trustees are understood to act as fiduciaries with regard to the Foundation, and their duties include, but are not limited to, the fiduciary duty of care and the fiduciary duty of loyalty, as described in Sections 617.0830 and 617.0832 of the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act (the Act). (A) Governance priorities.

(i) The Board shall be composed of Trustees with a diverse set of talents, experience, backgrounds, and competencies that will best fulfill the mission and needs of the Foundation, as determined by the Board. The Board is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both in terms of trustee composition and in other aspects of its work.

(ii) The Board and its Trustees must act as fiduciaries with regard to the Foundation, and their duties include, but are not limited to, the fiduciary duty of care and the fiduciary duty of loyalty, as described in Sections 617.0830 and 617.0832 of the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act (the Act). yellow

(iii) All Trustees must resign from any other board, governance, or paid positions at the Foundation and Affiliates for the duration of their terms as Trustees, but may serve Affiliates in informal or advisory capacities.

(B) Governance definitions. "Affiliates," as used in the Bylaws, shall be defined as Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups in good standing. "Community," as used in the Bylaws, shall be defined by the Board, consistent with the mission statement. "Chapters", “Thematic Organizations”, “User Groups”, and “Partners”, as used in these Bylaws, shall be defined by the Board, consistent with the mission statement, and will function as independent groups or legal entities that operate in coordination with the Foundation to implement the mission statement. Chapters, Thematic Organizations, User Groups, and Partners must have a formal agreement with the Foundation. In no instance will a Chapter, Thematic Organization, User Group, or Partner be an agent of the Foundation. (B) Governance definitions.

(i) "Community," as used in the Bylaws, shall be defined by the Board, consistent with the Foundation’s Statement of Purpose as defined in Article II above.

(ii) "Affiliates", as used in these Bylaws, shall be defined by the Board, consistent with the Foundation’s Statement of Purpose as defined in Article II above, and will function as independent groups or legal entities that operate in coordination with the Foundation to implement the mission statement. Affiliates must have a written agreement with the Foundation. In no instance will an Affiliate be an agent or member of the Wikimedia Foundation.

(C) Community-selected Trustees. Three Trustees will be selected from candidates approved through community voting. This process will be held every three years according to a rotational schedule to fill open Community-selected Trustee seats. The Board of Trustees shall determine the dates, rules and regulation of the voting procedures. The Board shall determine who is qualified to vote for community-selected Trustees. The Board will approve candidates who receive the most votes, subject to Article IV, Section 3(A), and other provisions of these Bylaws. In the event that a candidate is selected who does not meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 3(A) or other requirements of these Bylaws, or of applicable state or federal law, the Board will (i) not approve the selected candidate, (ii) declare a vacancy on the Board, and (iii) appoint the candidate receiving the next most votes to fill the resulting vacancy, subject to this Section 3 and to Article IV, Section 6 below. Community-selected Trustees must resign from any board, governance, or paid positions at the Foundation, Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups for the duration of their terms as Trustees, but may continue to serve Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups in informal or advisory capacities. Trustees selected in accordance with this Article 3(C) shall serve three-year terms and cannot serve for more than three consecutive three-year terms. After serving any nine consecutive years, a Trustee is not eligible for selection under this provision for a period of 18 months. (C) Community-sourced Trustees.

(i) As many as eight (8) Trustees will be sourced from candidates vetted through a community nomination process. This process will be held according to a schedule determined by the Board of Trustees to fill open Community-sourced Trustee seats. Off-cycle vacancies may be filled normally as described in Article IV, Section 6 below.

(ii) The Board of Trustees shall convey its priorities and requirements for members, as set forth in Article IV, Section 3(A) above, and shall determine the dates, rules and regulation of the approval procedures. The Board shall determine who is qualified to participate in the approval process for Community-sourced Trustees.

(iii) The Board will appoint candidates who are nominated through this process, subject to Article IV, Section 3(A), and other provisions of these Bylaws. In the event that a candidate is selected who does not meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 3(A) or other requirements of these Bylaws, or of applicable state or federal law, the Board will (a) not appoint the candidate, (b) declare a vacancy on the Board, and (c) fill the resulting vacancy, subject to this Section 3 and to Article IV, Section 6 below.

(D) Trustees selected by Affiliates. Two Trustees will be selected from candidates approved through a process determined by Affiliates collectively. This process will be held every three years according to a rotational schedule to fill open Trustee seats selected by Affiliates. The process will be conducted according to a procedure approved by a majority of Affiliates collectively and approved by the Board. Amendments to the procedure established to select trustees by Affiliates also must be approved by a majority of the Affiliates collectively and approved by the Board. Trustees selected by Affiliates must resign from any board, governance, or paid positions at the Foundation, Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups for the duration of their terms as Trustees, but may continue to serve Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups in informal or advisory capacities. Trustees selected by Affiliates must meet the requirements of applicable state or federal law for Trusteeship. In the event that a candidate is selected who does not meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 3(A) or other requirements of these Bylaws, or of applicable state or federal law, the Board will (i) not approve the selected candidate, (ii) declare a vacancy on the Board, and (iii) request that the Affiliates collectively select a new candidate whom the Board may appoint to fill the resulting vacancy, subject to this Section 3 and to Article IV, Section 6 below, and with applicable state and federal law. Trustees selected in accordance with this Section 3(D) shall serve three-year terms and cannot serve for more than three consecutive three-year terms. After serving any nine consecutive years, a Trustee is not eligible for selection under this provision for a period of 18 months.
(E) Board-appointed Trustees. As many as four Trustees may be appointed by the Board to non-community-selected, non-chapter-selected positions, and the term of each such appointment shall not exceed three years. The appointment of Board-appointed Trustees shall be conducted consistent with the provisions of Article IV, Section 3(A) and with applicable state and federal law. Board-appointed Trustees must resign from any board, governance, or paid positions at the Foundation, Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups for the duration of their terms as Trustees, but may continue to serve Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups in informal or advisory capacities. The Board may reappoint a Trustee appointed under this Section 3(E) for successive three-year terms and cannot serve for more than three consecutive three-year terms. After serving any nine consecutive years, a Trustee is not eligible for appointment under this provision for a period of 18 months. (D) Board-selected Trustees.

(i) As many as seven (7) Trustees may be sourced, selected and appointed directly by the Board.

(ii) The appointment of Board-selected Trustees shall be conducted consistent with the provisions of Article IV, Section 3(A) and with applicable state and federal law.

(F) Community Founder Trustee Position. The Board may appoint Jimmy Wales as Community Founder Trustee for a three-year term. The Board may reappoint Wales as Community Founder Trustee for successive three-year terms (without a term limit). In the event that Wales is not appointed as Community Founder Trustee, the position will remain vacant, and the Board shall not fill the vacancy. (E) Community Founder Trustee Position.

The Board may appoint Jimmy Wales as Community Founder Trustee for a three-year term. The Board may reappoint Wales as Community Founder Trustee for successive three-year terms (without a term limit). In the event that Wales is not appointed as Community Founder Trustee, the position will remain vacant, and the Board shall not fill the vacancy.

(G) Board Majority. A majority of the Board Trustee positions, without counting the Community Founder Trustee position, shall be selected or appointed from the Affiliates collectively and the community.
Current text of Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws

Text highlighted in red is being revised.

Proposed Amendments

Text highlighted in yellow has been revised or added.

The Board of Trustees shall elect from among the Trustees the following officers: a Chair, Vice Chair, and any Board committee chairs. The Board of Trustees shall also appoint the following non-Trustee officer positions: an Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Board from time to time may appoint. The Board of Trustees shall elect from among the Trustees the following officers: a Chair, Vice Chair, and Board committee chairs. The Board of Trustees shall also appoint the following non-Trustee officer positions: a Chief Executive Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Board from time to time may appoint.
(A) Chair.

The Chair shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees. The Chair shall have general supervision of the affairs of the corporation and shall make reports to the Board of Trustees at meetings and other times as necessary to keep Trustees informed of corporation activities. The Chair may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Foundation thereunto authorized by the Board of Trustees, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Trustees has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Trustees or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the Foundation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed or executed. The Chair shall in general perform all duties as from time to time may be assigned to them by the Board of Trustees.

(A) Chair.

The Chair shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees. The Chair shall have general supervision of the affairs of the corporation and shall make reports to the Board of Trustees at meetings and other times as necessary to keep Trustees informed of corporation activities. The Chair may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Foundation thereunto authorized by the Board of Trustees, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Trustees has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Trustees or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the Foundation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed or executed. The Chair shall in general perform all duties as from time to time may be assigned to them by the Board of Trustees.

(B) Vice Chair.

The Vice Chair shall perform the duties and have the powers of the Chair when the Chair is absent or unable to perform their duties. Other duties of the Vice Chair may be designated by the Board of Trustees or the Chair.

(B) Vice Chair.

The Vice Chair shall perform the duties and have the powers of the Chair when the Chair is absent or unable to perform their duties. Other duties of the Vice Chair may be designated by the Board of Trustees or the Chair.

(C) Board Committee Chairs.

Board committee chairs shall perform the duties and have the powers set forth in the charters of the committees of which they are the chair and as determined by the Board from time to time.

(C) Board Committee Chairs.

Board committee chairs shall perform the duties and have the powers set forth in the charters of the committees of which they are the chair and as determined by the Board from time to time.

(d) Executive Director.

The Executive Director, a non-trustee officer position, is the chief executive officer of the Foundation. The Executive Director has charge of the business and affairs of the Foundation, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Trustees, and shall see that the resolutions and directives of the Board of Trustees are carried into effect except in those instances in which responsibility is assigned to some other person by the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director may execute on behalf of the Foundation any contracts or other instruments that the Board of Trustees has authorized to be executed through a delegation of authority, which the Executive Director may further delegate in writing.

(D) Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the chief executive officer of the Foundation. Except where there is a conflict of interest (such as when the Board is discussing the CEO’s performance), they shall attend all Board meetings, including at least part of all executive sessions, and receive all communications and information in the same manner as all members of the Board. They shall have charge of the business and affairs of the Foundation, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Trustees, and shall see that the resolutions and directives of the Board of Trustees are carried into effect except in those instances in which responsibility is assigned to some other person by the Board of Trustees. The CEO may execute on behalf of the Foundation any contracts or other instruments that the Board of Trustees has authorized to be executed through a delegation of authority, which the CEO may further delegate in writing.

(e) Secretary.

The Secretary, a non-trustee officer position, shall keep accurate records of all Foundation meetings; ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; maintain corporate records and perform all duties of the office of the Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the Chair or the Board of Trustees. The Secretary may delegate certain duties as necessary.

(E) Secretary.

The Secretary shall act as secretary of each meeting of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of the Secretary, the presiding officer of the meeting or the CEO will appoint a secretary of the meeting. In addition, the Secretary shall coordinate with other staff to give notices of all meetings of the Board of Directors, keep minutes of such meetings, maintain corporate records, and in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as the Board may from time to time assign to the Secretary. The Secretary may delegate certain duties as necessary.

(f) Treasurer.

The Treasurer, a non-trustee officer position, shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Foundation; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the Foundation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Foundation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws; review the financial operations of the organization and advise with the Secretary on financial matters, including audits; make financial reports to the Board of Trustees at regular and special meetings; and perform such other duties as assigned by the Chair or the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer may delegate in writing certain day-to-day duties, as the Treasurer and Board of Trustees deem appropriate.

(F) Treasurer.

The Treasurer shall present to the Board of Trustees an annual budget, as well as such other operating budgets and income estimates as may be requested. The Treasurer shall also present a complete financial report of the Foundation at least annually. The Treasurer shall be available at reasonable times for consultation with the Board Chair and the Chair of the Audit Committee. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Foundation; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the Foundation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Foundation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws; review the financial operations of the organization and advise with the Secretary on financial matters, including audits; make financial reports to the Board of Trustees at regular and special meetings; and perform such other duties as assigned by the Chair or the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer may delegate in writing certain day-to-day duties, as the Treasurer and Board of Trustees deem appropriate.