This committee is charged with reviewing the Board's internal governance procedures and recommending to the Board any changes or additions to existing policies.

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Meeting Agenda for April 22, 2020

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Open Session

9:00 a.m.
Or upon adjournment of the Performance, Compensation & Talent Management Committee – Whichever is later

  1. Item
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call (PDF)
    2. Election of Board Governance Committee Chair and Vice Chair
    3. Approval of the April 22, 2020 Board Governance Committee Timed Agenda (PDF)
    4. Executive Report (Oral Report)Matthew Jacobs
    5. Action Consent ItemsMatthew Jacobs
      1. Approval of the November 18, 2019 Board Governance Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF)
      2. Review of Board Governance Committee Delegation (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    6. Information Consent ItemsMatthew Jacobs
      1. Board Education Program – Education Activity Report and 2020 Program Schedule (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
        2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
    7. Action Agenda Items
      1. Approve Schedule Change for Board Self-Evaluation (PDF)Anne Simpson
      2. Board Workstream 4 Update: Code of Conduct (PDF)Anne Simpson
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    8. Information Agenda Items
      1. Board Workstream 5 Update: Insight Tool (PDF)Anne Simpson, Timothy Taylor
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. CalPERS Processes for Addressing Harassment Allegations (PDF)Matthew Jacobs
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
        2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
        3. Attachment 3 (PDF)
        4. Attachment 4 (PDF)
      3. Summary of Committee Direction (Oral Report)Matthew Jacobs
      4. Public Comment


  1. Items designated for Information are appropriate for Committee Action if the Committee wishes to take action. Any Agenda Item from a properly noticed Committee meeting may be considered by the Board at a subsequent Board meeting.
  2. The hour designated as the earliest starting time for this meeting is not intended to communicate the expected duration (or ending time) of the preceding meeting.
  3. Public comment may be taken on any agenda item. There is a three-minute limitation on each public comment, unless otherwise directed by the Presiding Officer. (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, § 552.1.)
  4. Board Members may attend meetings of committees of which they are not members and participate in the discussions during those meetings.
  5. In accordance with Executive Orders N-29-20, N-33-20, and the stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures put in place throughout California, Board members will participate via videoconference.


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