By-Laws of EEO Worldwide and Switzerland
English version (Statuten)
The Equal Employment Opportunities Organization named EEO Worldwide and Switzerland exists since April 24, 1998. This organization has its head office in Switzerland, Bern (postal code - 3257).
The purpose of EEO Worldwide and Switzerland is:
- To cultivate a non-discriminatory relationship among job applicants, workers, and employers
- To provide information for employers and job applicants
- To assist companies in becoming EEO employers
- To develop training programs
- To represent job applicants against employers’ employment barriers
- To promote EEO nationally and internationally
- To encourage governments about EEO issues and policies
Anyone who is interested can become a member. The executive committee decides who will be admitted as a voting member. There are also passive members and active members.
Free membership for Passive members - non-voting members. Though they can also advance the interest of the organization in several ways, they are considered as active observers without any commitment to the direction of this organization.
Active members are paid members. They are interested in advancing the EEO organization’s aims. Active members can become voting members.
Cancellation of active membership requires written notice. And it has to be addressed to the executive committee within that calendar year. Members whose payments are overdue for at least two years are considered to have resigned.
Upon a request from the executive committee, the general assembly will exclude members. The excluded will be given a fair opportunity to express their opinion.
The annual membership fees will be decided by the general assembly (the collection of active members). It is currently set at Sfr. 100. Members are not liable for the organization’s obligations.
The organs of EEO Worldwide and Switzerland are:
1. the general assembly
2. the executive committee
3. the auditors
The organization hosts an annual meeting of members; members will be informed about one month in advance.
All elections are open and are decided by 2/3 of the majority. If necessary, the executive committee or 25% of members can requested a meeting. And voting can also be done on the Internet.
Executive organ is the executive committee. This committee consists of not more four members. The executive committee appoints itself. All additional members of the executive committee are elected by the general assembly for a period of 3 years.
Executive committee's meetings are held on request. The president invites participant in advance. All votes are decided on simple majority. In case of a tied, the vote of the president is final. EEO Members of the UN, European Community and government are invited to executive meeting.
The EEO Worldwide and Switzerland organization’s annual financial statement has to be prepared prior to the annual meeting. And it has to be verified by a qualified accountant who was elected to the executive committee for a three-year period. The organization annual membership corresponds to a calendar year.
Change to statutes
Changes to the statute are presented to the general assembly. With a 2/3 vote of all members, changes are accepted.
Dissolution of the organization
If a majority of 2/3 of all members who were presented in person voted in favor to dissolve the organization, it is dissolved. Should the organization be dissolved, its capital must be used with respect to its initial purpose.
These by-laws became effective on the 24 of April, 1998 in Switzerland. These regulations were revised and accepted by the general assembly on 13 February 2004 in Switzerland.
Bern, February 23, 2004
For the executive committee of EEO Worldwide and Switzerland:
Dr. Amo Sulaiman
Dr. Martin Keller
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