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House of Bishops

Pastoral letters, communication to the Church, records of the Secretary of the House including rolls, registers and Interim Meeting records, and House committee records. (Does not include Presiding Bishop's administrative records on the House's operation, or records pertaining directly to the triennial session.)

Bishops Suffragan for Special Ministry Areas

Includes records of bishops suffragan and assisting and their offices, which are authorized to engage in such jurisdictional areas as the Pastoral Care and Oversight of Bishops, Chaplaincy Endorsement and Oversight, the charge of Episcopal Churches in Europe, and similar non-geographical Episcopal authorities and jurisdictions.

Official Acts of the Presiding Bishop

Pastoral records relating to the House of Bishops, diocesan visitations, ongoing episcopal relationships with active and retired bishops, participation in governance bodies, pastoral letters and official communications; formal addresses and sermons; may include the Council of Advice; also includes confidential communications and records of the Ecclesiastical Discipline process, such as official inquiries, charges, proceedings, and accords and orders; also confidential incident or case files of in the oversight of bishops, employees, diocesan entities, and similar bodies.

Administration

Records created in the conduct of official business by the Presiding Bishop or his/her office assistants, administrative and program canons, and other agents acting on the primate's behalf. May include events, special program records, employee management, activities of representatives to ecumenical bodies, other Episcopal agencies, projects, outside activities and networks, name correspondence, and miscellany; also includes confidential correspondence and other records of the Presiding Bishop's Chancellor.

Executive Council of the DFMS

Records of the proceedings and directly supervised programs of the entities under the management of the Executive Council. Records include proceedings, minutes, reports, documents, governance records, and some administrative records. With the consolidation of executive powers under the primate after 1973, staff offices typically associated with the National/Executive Council were placed under the authority of the Presiding Bishop acting as mission program or administrative entities. These staff offices exist as a separate categories of mission program or in their administrative capacity with the DFMS.

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