Best practices approved; text posted on OCA web site

At their meeting at the Chancery here June 12-13, 2007, members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America voted unanimously to approve “Best Practices, Principles and Policies for Financial Accountability.”

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, who chaired the two-day meeting, approved and endorsed the document, the complete text of which is posted on the OCA web site in downloadable PDF format.

The document’s policies are both broad and specific, covering general guiding principles for good management, as well as specific structures and processes concerning ethics, conflict of interest, whistleblowing, internal audits, donor rights, and document retention.