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3.01.7 – SSO Limitations 


In the policy governance Board, the SSO is the official link between the Board and the organization. The Board contracts with the SSO for the management and administration of the organization. The SSO is responsible, within the parameters established by the Board, for determining the methods by which the Board’s directions and policies will be executed and the desired outcomes achieved.


  • SSO is responsible for implementing the Board’s policies and strategic plan, consistent with any legislative and regulatory requirements

  • SSO is responsible to the Board as a whole rather than to individual members, however will report to the Board Chair

  • SSO has the authority and accountability for staff of the organization

  • Specific responsibilities of the SSO are described in their job description append to their contract

  • SSO operates within scope of their business plan, policies of the Board and within the budget as approved by the Board


  • SSO will provide the Board with the information it needs to govern effectively, make informed decisions, and monitor the overall operation of the organization

  • SSO is authorized to expend funds within the annual budget as approved by the Board

  • SSO is responsible for bringing to the attention of the Board, the need for special and exceptional expenditures not included in the budget

  • SSO advises the Board on policy and program issues which affect the services provided by the organization


  Cross-reference guide:


  • SSO – Position Description

  • Bylaws – Article 14.06

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