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11 Dec 2011
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Most boards are driven by mission and the will to serve, but there are boards that have gone very awry, who act with impunity, and ignore accountability standards and best practices. These are often controlled by a small group supported by an apathetic majority.

Let's once again examine how the board members of OSM fail to ensure that decisions made are decisions of the board and not decisions of individuals on the board. For instance, the goals supposedly set by the board for the 2011 fiscal year were never discussed by the board in a board meeting and no motion was ever made to approve those goals. So what was the outcome - zero, zip, nada. As far as we can tell by the board minutes, the goals were not accomplished. No surprise there.

07 Dec 2011
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That's gotta be it!

What other explanation would there be for failure to post the OSM financials for November - now seven days (one week) after the end of November and soon to start the second week of December? Update: Now three weeks after the end of November and still no OSM financial reports for November available. In addition, the Attorney General of New York posted OSM's New York tax reports but OSM has failed to post their IRS 1120 tax return. Transparency - bah, humbug seems to be OSM's mantra this past year and a half.

I mean, after all, Paul Orwig's record for posting the financial reports is already dismal. Failure to post the November financials in a timely manner (within one week is certainly timely from my point of view) will keep him at only a 20% record of posting the financials at all for the entire year. Posting November and December would only get him to 33% for the year.