Delegation of Authority

Unanimously

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board of Directors adopted Goals and Objectives directing CPB to support "innovation on digital platforms; content that is for, by and about diverse people; and services that foster dialogue between the American people and the public service media organizations that serve them"; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has supported the Online Video Engagement Experience (OVEE), an innovative digital project that benefits the public media system, with a grant of $955,000; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management recommends additional funding of $575,000 for enhancements to OVEE; and

WHEREAS,

CPB policy requires Board approval for contracts and grants of and over $1 million in total contemplated payments for non-program funding or program related activities;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors hereby authorizes CPB management to provide additional funding to ITVS up to the amount of $575,000 to support enhancements to OVEE.

(written consent)

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Unanimously, Written Consent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB President and CEO Pat Harrison to negotiate and enter into a contract with ASCAP and BMI for music licenses for public broadcasting.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Unanimously, Written Consent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB President and CEO Pat Harrison to negotiate and enter into a contract with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to help stations build their significance as local community institutions.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Unanimously, Written Consent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB President and CEO Pat Harrison to negotiate and enter into a contract to renew the rental property lease for the site of CPB headquarters.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby delegates the approval authority of the annual budget for the Office of the Inspector General to the Audit and Finance Committee.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2006
Unanimously

BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The CPB Board Resolutions dated May 17, 1984, June 28, 1985, July 18, 1989, May 15, 1991, January 28, 1992, April 2, 1993, December 3, 1993 and May 9, 1995, all dealing with authorization of specific officers to issue checks, drafts, or other orders on behalf of the Corporation, and to establish certain bank accounts for the Corporation, are superseded by this action.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

The President and Treasurer are individually authorized to execute agreements in the appropriate standard form or forms required to establish, maintain, and close general or special accounts of deposit with the following banks, trust companies, or depositories:

1. Bank of America 2. National Capital Bank of Washington 3. Any federally insured bank, trust company or depository as required by the business.

The Board will receive annually a list of all authorized accounts.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT

The President, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer, or in their absence and as specifically authorized by the President, any Corporate Officer, are individually authorized to:

- deposit, on behalf of the Corporation and in its name, in general or special accounts established by this Resolution, checks, drafts, and other orders for payment of money, which are payable to the order of the Corporation;

- issue checks, drafts, or other orders on behalf of the Corporation, and in its name, for the payment of money from such accounts as may be established pursuant to this Resolution.

- approve the performance by electronic means of any of the transactions listed above in this Resolution.

The signature of the Treasurer may be affixed to such checks or drafts, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), by a device bearing an authorized facsimile of such signature.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Unanimously

BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The CPB Board Resolutions dated May 17, 1984, June 28, 1985, July 18, 1989, May 15, 1991, and January 28, 1992, all dealing with authorization of specific officers to issue checks, drafts, or other orders on behalf of the Corporation, and to establish certain bank accounts for the Corporation, are superseded by this action.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

The President and the Treasurer are individually authorized to execute agreements in the appropriate standard form or forms required to establish and maintain general or special accounts of deposit with the following banks, trust companies, or depositories:

1. The Bank of America National Trust Savings Association;

2. The Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C.;

3. The Bank of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont; and

4. The Chittenden Bank in Rutland, Vermont.

The President and the Treasurer are individually authorized to deposit, on behalf of the Corporation, and in its name, funds of the Corporation, not otherwise employed, in general or special accounts established pursuant to this Resolution; and

For the purpose of deposits and for the purpose of collection for the account of the Corporation, checks, drafts, and other orders for payment of money, which are payable to the order of the Corporation, may be endorsed, assigned, and delivered by any officer of the Corporation and may be endorsed by the bank, trust company, or depository to whom delivered; and

The President, the Treasurer, and in their absence or as specifically authorized by the President, the Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Secretary; the Executive Vice President; and the Vice President, Government Relations are individually authorized to issue checks, drafts, or other orders on behalf of the Corporation, and in its name, for the payment of money from such accounts as may be established pursuant to this Resolution.

The Treasurer is authorized to affix his or her signature to such checks, drafts, or other drafts, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) by a device bearing an authorized facsimile of such signature.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, April 2, 1993
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

In light of the reorganization of the Corporation announced by the CPB President on February 10, 1993, the Board desires to revise its existing policies regarding delegations of authority to obligate funds and execute agreements to be consistent with that reorganization.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

The CPB Board Resolutions dated November 8, 1973, January 17, 1980, and May 17, 1988, all dealing with the delegations of authority to obligate funds and execute agreements, are superseded by this action.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

The President of the Corporation is authorized to obligate the funds of the Corporation and to execute agreements reflecting those obligations on behalf of:

(1) all of the Corporation's program-funding and program-related activities, within the limits of the individual budgets established for such program-funding and program-related activities; and

(2) all other activities of the Corporation, not to exceed $1 million, unless otherwise specifically approved by the CPB Board or unless specifically included in the CPB corporate budget approved by the Board.

The President is authorized to delegate such authority to one or more officers of the Corporation. Any such delegation of authority by the President shall be made and accepted in writing and filed with the Secretary of the Corporation.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, April 2, 1993
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

that the Resolutions dated May 17, 1984 and June 28, 1985, as previously amended by Resolutions dated July 18, 1989 and May 15, 1991, dealing with authorization of specific officers to issue checks, drafts or other orders on behalf of the Corporation, and the establishment of certain bank accounts for the Corporation, is hereby further amended so that the amended paragraph five shall now read as follows:

"The President, Senior Vice President, Station Relations and Treasurer, and in their absence or as specifically authorized by the President, the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and the Vice President, Government Relations, are individually authorized to issue checks, drafts or other orders on behalf of the Corporation, and in its name, for the payment of money from such accounts as may be established pursuant to this Resolution in the following banks, trust companies or depositories:

1. The Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association;

2. The Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C.;

3. The Bank of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont;

4. The Chittenden Bank in Rutland, Vermont; and

the Senior Vice President, Station Relations and Treasurer is authorized to affix his signature to such checks, drafts, or other orders, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), by a device bearing an authorized facsimile of such signature."

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 1992
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

The Inspector General's Amendments Act of l988 (P.L. 100-504) ("Act") included CPB in a group of organizations called "designated federal entities" and imposed on these entities the obligations described in the Act; and

WHEREAS,

The Act describes certain responsibilities for the "head" of each "designated federal entity" (defined as any person or persons designated by statute as the head of the designated agency) including establishing the office of Inspector General, supervising it and providing it with direct access to the "head" for any purpose pertaining to its performance of functions; and

WHEREAS,

According to the laws of the District of Columbia under which CPB is incorporated, the CPB Board is the chief policy making entity at CPB, and therefore would be considered the "head" of CPB in its status as a "designated federal entity" for purposes of the Act; and

WHEREAS,

Efficient management of CPB and effective supervision of any CPB Inspector General and compliance with any provisions of the Act which are applicable to CPB requires a day-to-day supervision that the Board cannot provide.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The Board hereby designates and delegates to the CPB President the authority to act as "head" of CPB in its status as a "designated federal entity" and solely for the purposes described in the Act.

Resolution Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 1989