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    • Alexander B. Raquepo Cooperative Governance Practitioner and Advocate
    •  - it is the practice of FAIRNESS, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY (FAT) in the management and operation of cooperatives;  - it is a set of ethical standards for cooperative officers, staff and other stakeholders  - it is an expression of our cooperative social responsibility.
    •  A. FAIRNESS  - equality in the treatment of members;  - eliminate biases, favoritism and accommodations;  - equal privileges, benefits and risks; &  - equal rights
    •  B. ACCOUNTABILITY  - roles, responsibilities and levels of authorities are defined and clear;  - duties and its parameters/boundaries written and defined; and  - benefits and risks are understood by all cooperators
    • C. TRANSPARENCY  - transactions within the coop are within the parameters of coop rules and regulations;  - no secret deals and “behind close-door” transactions;  - coop must also be audited regularly (internal & external); and  - records are open to members.
    •  1. KNOW YOURSELF  - Capabilities – experience and educational background;  - Capacities – time, effort and service;  -Co-teammates; and  - Concerns – am I supportive to coop programs/projects
    •  2. KNOW YOUR ROLES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  - don’t go beyond your boundaries; and  - do your job and practice complementation.
    •  3. EDUCATE YOURSELF  - training, seminar and self-study is a must for BODs, officers and staff;  - use your CETF (local);  - have a regular in- house training; and  - link with other coops.
    •  4. BE THE EXAMPLE/SET MODELS  - be the model to other coop members;  - follow coop rules and regulations;  - patronize your coop; &  - pay your loan on time.
    •  5. INITIATE RELEVANT PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS FOR THE COOP
    •  6. FORMULATE THE COOPS CODE OF ETHICS
    •  7. Practice FAT in all these steps and undertakings
    •  8. PRAY
    • 1. Strategic planning and direction setting for the cooperative; 2. Approve Annual Plans and Budget; 3. Hire or fire the General Manager or CEO; 4. Formulate/promulgate rules, regulations, resolutions and directives to enhance coop operations (legislative work);
    • 5. Approve and disapprove membership applications; 6. Initiate amendments of Coop by-laws and Articles of Cooperation; 7. Report to the GA every year; and 8. Act as the official representative of the coop.