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Unitarian Universalist Association Governance Manual

These Governance Policies, making up the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Governance Manual, were adopted by the Board of Trustees at their April 2009 meeting. These policies went into effect on July 1, 2009. The Board notes that these policies continue to be revised as we learn and gain experience. Any policy revisions made can be found in the Minutes of the UUA Board meetings, and are also noted at the end of each Policy Section.

UUA governance is based on the Policy Governance® model. For assistance with specific governance language adaptations that the UUA has adopted, see the "Notes on UUA Governance Language." For example, The UUA will use "Sources of Authority and Accountability" language instead of the typical "moral ownership." The "Notes on Language..." piece will explain the rationale. The full text of the "Sources..." statement is found in "Section 3: Governance Process."

If you have questions about the UUA's governance model or these policies, write the Board's Governance Working Group at uua-gov @ and a member of that Working Group will respond as soon as practicable. Please understand that the Trustees cannot do "policy governance" education by email.

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Last updated on Friday, December 19, 2014.

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