An organizational chart makes clear who reports to who which can help with accountability and performance management.
The FAL requires that a First Nation have a policy to create and keep up-to-date an organizational chart.
This policy must state that the organizational chart needs to correctly show all governance, management, and administrative positions at each level of the organization. This includes Council, Finance and Audit Committee, and all other committees of Council or the First Nation.
This policy must include the steps to make sure that the organizational chart:
- is available to everyone it applies to. This includes Councillors, committee members officers, employees, contractors, and agents of the First Nation and the First Nation’s members.
- is kept up-to-date.
- may only be changed if requested by Council or a person approved to make such requests. The approved person must be approved by Council or by the senior manager.