2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1785

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1785. In the interim of General Board sessions, the Executive Board shall exercise such powers and have such duties as may be assigned to it by The Discipline or by the General Board, including the power:

(1) To transact all business referred to it by the General Board; to change the time and place of a regular session of the General Board if circumstances require it (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1615); and to order a special session of the General Board if deemed necessary (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1620).
(2) To transact any and all other business the General Board may transact except that the Executive Board shall not make recommendations directly to the General Conference, nor take final action on the adoption of the annual budgets (1655:23) nor the amending of General Board policies (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655), nor transact any business which requires more than a simple majority vote of the General Board (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1530; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1532; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:6, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 40a, 40b, 44; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4300; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5279; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5365).
(3) To provide overall correlation of corporate entities, divisions, agencies, auxiliaries, and institutions in planning and carrying out programs adopted by the General Conference and the General Board.
(4) To serve as the members of the budget committee with the General Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer serving as a non-voting member of that committee.
(5) To require reports from all such officers as it shall designate and to consult with and give direction to the same.
(6) To receive a report from the General Superintendent regarding the annual review of all General Officers based on mutually agreed goals and objectives (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1935:17) and issue a report of the same to the General Board (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:29).
(7) To take emergency action by a two-thirds majority vote of all the members of the Executive Board, suspending from office a person under the jurisdiction of the General Board (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:37), pending the action of the General Board. In the case of a general official (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1800), no more than thirty days shall elapse from the time such suspension is effected until the General Board shall review the matter, either through a regular or special session.
(8) To appoint such subcommittees as it shall deem wise, and to delegate duties and powers to the same.