Steve Lee

Resignation

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Does the following section apply to employees?

ACTIONS THAT CANNOT BE RESCINDED OR AMENDED. The motions to Rescind and to Amend Something Previously Adopted are not in order under the following circumstances:
    a)    When it has previously been moved to reconsider the vote on the main motion, and the question can be reached by calling up the motion to Reconsider (37).
   B)  When something has been done, as a result of the vote on the main motion, that is impossible to undo. (The unexecuted part of an order, however, can be rescinded or amended.)
    c)    When a resignation has been acted upon, or a person has been elected to or expelled from membership or office, and the person was present or has been officially notified of the action. (The only way to reverse an expulsion is to follow whatever procedure is prescribed by the bylaws for admission or reinstatement. For the case of an election, see pp. 653–54 regarding removal of a person from office.)

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No, unless the employee is a member or officer of the organization and had resigned or was elected to or expelled from membership or office.

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5 hours ago, Steve Lee said:

Does the following section apply to employees?

ACTIONS THAT CANNOT BE RESCINDED OR AMENDED. The motions to Rescind and to Amend Something Previously Adopted are not in order under the following circumstances:
    a)    When it has previously been moved to reconsider the vote on the main motion, and the question can be reached by calling up the motion to Reconsider (37).
   B)  When something has been done, as a result of the vote on the main motion, that is impossible to undo. (The unexecuted part of an order, however, can be rescinded or amended.)
    c)    When a resignation has been acted upon, or a person has been elected to or expelled from membership or office, and the person was present or has been officially notified of the action. (The only way to reverse an expulsion is to follow whatever procedure is prescribed by the bylaws for admission or reinstatement. For the case of an election, see pp. 653–54 regarding removal of a person from office.)

Could you please clarify what the situation is?

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 Yes, certainly. An employee of our nonprofit organization gave her resignation a while back. Her resignation was accepted by the board of directors. Subsequently, she offered to rescind her resignation and continue in her job past the original termination date.

The passage above was used as a rationale for not accepting her letter of recension.

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18 minutes ago, Hieu H. Huynh said:

Whoever hired her before could hire her again.

This.  There is no prohibition in RONR against rehiring the person. 

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31 minutes ago, Steve Lee said:

 Yes, certainly. An employee of our nonprofit organization gave her resignation a while back. Her resignation was accepted by the board of directors. Subsequently, she offered to rescind her resignation and continue in her job past the original termination date.

The passage above was used as a rationale for not accepting her letter of recension.

I think it is correct that the board may not rescind the resignation after it has been accepted - not because of the bolded passage, but because it is an action which is impossible to undo. Nonetheless, the board is free to rehire this person if it wishes to to so.

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On 9/12/2017 at 11:13 AM, Steve Lee said:

 Yes, certainly. An employee of our nonprofit organization gave her resignation a while back. Her resignation was accepted by the board of directors. Subsequently, she offered to rescind her resignation and continue in her job past the original termination date.

The passage above was used as a rationale for not accepting her letter of recension.

I agree with Josh.  Even if not a member, the situation is governed by paragraph b, rather than paragraph c.

Once an action has been completed--and acceptance of a resignation is only one example--it is no longer subject to amendment. 

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