Petition 81041

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Involuntary Retirement (81041-JA-¶359.3)

Amend ¶359.3 as follows:
  
3.   Involuntary Retirement---By a two-thirds vote of those present and voting, the clergy members in full connection may place any clergy members in the retired relation with or without their consent and irrespective of age if a written, Administrative Complaint (¶362.2) is filed with the Bishop by the District Superintendents and the complaint is affirmed by such relation is recommended by  the board of ordained ministry. 54   and the cabinet. The procedures for fair process in administrative hearings shall be followed in any involuntary retirement procedure. Written notice of the intended action....

Rationale

To clarify the confusion over what is required to initiate an involuntary retirement and affirm that fair process rights must be observed from the beginning of the procedure.