Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Chris Bernard » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:17 pm

Would this help with the finances ?
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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:59 pm

Additional revelations on the ECF website

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/Forum/vi ... read#p2571

It appears the "suspended" director is subbing for the FIDE Delegate in Abu Dubai.

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:13 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
It appears the "suspended" director is subbing for the FIDE Delegate in Abu Dubai.
He is certainly making contributions to meetings that are useful and appreciated. I don't think anyone here much cares about the capacity in which he is doing that.
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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by E Michael White » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:05 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:
It appears the "suspended" director is subbing for the FIDE Delegate in Abu Dubai.
He is certainly making contributions to meetings that are useful and appreciated. I don't think anyone here much cares about the capacity in which he is doing that.
On balance I think a suspension of 2 weeks was about right.

I see Alex H attended the "systems of pairings and programs" commission. I hope he quoted some of my statistics on pairings from the other thread.

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Angus French » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:26 pm

Just spotted that the message has been updated. It now reads:
ECF website news item wrote:Update

Director of Home Chess Alex Holowczak was given a two week suspension from duty from 25 August to 8 September 2015 following a complaint by Commercial Director Bob Kane made in accordance with the ECF Complaints Procedure. The investigation found that Mr Holowczak breached the Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials, specifically Regulation 4 paragraphs 2.1, 2.6 and 3.3.1. As of 8 September both Mr Holowczak and Mr Kane are appealing. The Board will consider the appeals on 18 September. The outcome will be published.
So Bob is also appealing the decision...

And, apparently contra to the Complaints Procedure, it's the Board, not a Non-executive Director, which (who) will hear the appeals.

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:31 pm

It's being heard by the whole Board now! Is it possible for this to get any worse?

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:32 pm

Angus French wrote:
Just spotted that the message has been updated. It now reads:
ECF website news item wrote:Update

Director of Home Chess Alex Holowczak was given a two week suspension from duty from 25 August to 8 September 2015 following a complaint by Commercial Director Bob Kane made in accordance with the ECF Complaints Procedure. The investigation found that Mr Holowczak breached the Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials, specifically Regulation 4 paragraphs 2.1, 2.6 and 3.3.1. As of 8 September both Mr Holowczak and Mr Kane are appealing. The Board will consider the appeals on 18 September. The outcome will be published.
So Bob is also appealing the decision...

And, apparently contra to the Complaints Procedure, it's the Board, not a Non-executive Director, which (who) will hear the appeals.
Somewhat ironic that Alex gets to appeal against his suspension two weeks after serving it :roll:

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:35 pm

Ironic, but brilliant
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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:37 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:It's being heard by the whole Board now! Is it possible for this to get any worse?
Both appealing what a farce.
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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Michael Flatt » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:50 pm

Bob Kane is appealing?
Has he been sanctioned too?

Who (ie which individual) made the original decision to apply a suspension?
Who (ie which individual) heard the appeal?
Is it right that one Non Executive Director makes a Public Announcement regarding his (unspecified) part in the process in his election address before the result of the Appeal was made Public?

Governance?
Does anyone know the meaning of the word?

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:56 pm

Michael Flatt wrote:Bob Kane is appealing?
Has he been sanctioned too?
Appealing against the laxity of the penalty perhaps? Presumably he wants Alex dismissed.

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by IanCalvert » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:42 pm

Angus French wrote:
Just spotted that the message has been updated. It now reads:
ECF website news item wrote:Update

The Board will consider the appeals on 18 September. The outcome will be published.
Angus, is it wise to assume publication before Christmas ?

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Angus French » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:22 pm

IanCalvert wrote:
Angus French wrote:
Just spotted that the message has been updated. It now reads:
ECF website news item wrote:Update

The Board will consider the appeals on 18 September. The outcome will be published.
Angus, is it wise to assume publication before Christmas ?
I'd hope for soon after 18 September and well in advance of the AGM on 17 October.

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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:22 pm

Interestingly Mike Truran is questioning if the complaint should ever have been accepted in the first place.

More here:

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/Forum/vi ... t=40#p2936
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Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Post by Mike Truran » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:26 pm

So far, and despite repeated requests, with a complete lack of success.

I'm not holding my breath.

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