Royal Decree 910/2012, Of 8 June, Which Approves The Regulation Of The Council Of Staff Of The Armed Forces.

Original Language Title: Real Decreto 910/2012, de 8 de junio, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento del Consejo de Personal de las Fuerzas Armadas.

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The Board of staff of the armed forces, hereinafter is regulated in title III, chapter II, of the Act 9/2011, July 27, 2011, rights and duties of members of the armed forces, the staff Council, establishing that it will take place the participation of professional associations of members of the armed forces and its dialogue with the Ministry of defence. In particular, its article 47 establishes that the personnel Board shall have the composition, functions and working regime set out in the aforementioned chapter and its regulatory development, which will also include standards that are accurate to determine the procedure and deadlines for the designation and incorporation of the members representatives of the associations that have accredited the legally required conditions. Also tenth final disposition of the aforementioned organic law 9/2011, of 27 July, gives a mandate to the Government so adjust personnel Council and set the timetable for its Constitution.

Thus, the Royal Decree contains a sole article approving the Council's staff rules, which then inserts and three additional provisions on their media, relations with professional associations and their representatives in health care and social welfare institutions; a transient who regulates its Constitution calendar, a derogatory and two end giving powers of development to the Minister of defence and setting up the entry into force.

In terms of the structure of the regulation which approves, in its chapter I General provisions relating to the staff Council, its powers and composition are established. In its chapter II is regulated as regards the members of the staff Council, limiting the duration of its mandate or the renewal thereof, duties and rights of its members, the loss of membership of the staff Council and the regime of substitutions. Chapter III specifically regulates the functions of its President, the representatives and the Permanent Secretary. Finally, chapter IV is devoted to the regime of work, by regulating aspects such as performance in full or by commissions, the Preparatory Commission, the different types of sessions, the order of the day, how deliberate and take agreements and the rule of the proceedings.

In the staff Council may raise proposals or suggestions on matters related to status and military status, the exercise of rights and freedoms, the regime of personal and living conditions and work units and, with his creation, is given participation so that the military, through their associations, to collaborate in the determination of his regime's staff. Intends that this new means of participation is a plugin suitable institutional representation, which is exercised through the military chain of command and the use of the channels legally provided for in article 28 of law 9/2011, July 27, for the submission of individual complaints by members of the armed forces and initiatives.

The special nature of this administrative body is necessary to give it a specific legal regime that is entirely contained in this regulation, so compliance is given to the aforementioned mandates contained in article 47 and the tenth final disposition of law 9/2011, of 27 July, being one of the major specialties of this regime concerns the adoption of agreements in the Council's staff which requires that they be taken by unanimous consensus to the hardly be repair by some of its members, reflecting in the report that is produced. Formulate any objection, the report will contain different positions reflected in the minutes of the meetings, in accordance with article 50.6 of the organic law 9/2011, of 27 July. It also highlights, with respect to the composition of the staff Council, that it is composed of equal numbers of representatives from the Ministry of Defense and representatives of associations that meet the legal requirements, establishing a representative for each association. On the other hand, determines that the staff Council will be updated in accordance with the information given in the annual responsible for statements which formulated the associations in accordance with the order DEF/3217/2011, on 18 November, which regulates the registration of professional associations of members of the armed forces. It also contains precision appoint additional from the associations representatives, when the number of those with representation in the staff Council is less than the minimum number of representatives of the Ministry.

The present Royal Decree also contains a further provision concerning the number of members of the organs of Government or administration in public law entities and State public sector consortia involving representatives of other public authorities, organisations representing social interests or persons designated by the special conditions of experience and knowledge in view of the nature of the functions assigned to the organs of the authority.

This provision is attending the characteristics of this type of collective bodies, referred to in the article 22 of law 30/1992, of 26 November, legal regime of public administrations and common administrative procedure, and article 39 of law 6/1997, of 14 April, organization and functioning of the General Administration of the State. It's clarified the existence of a necessary flexibility and autonomy in the determination of its number of members since, on many occasions, it depends precisely on its special composition. Now, this not should assume the non-application of the criterion of austerity which, among others, has motivated the adoption of Royal Decree 451/2012, March 6, so that in no case shall be admissible that the number of members who receive compensation for assists, diets and travel expenses or any other type of indemnification or compensation provided for in Royal Decree 462/2002 of 24 may, on compensation by reason of the service, you can overcome the limits referred to in article 6(2) that Royal Decree 451/2012, according to the group which is classified to the entity concerned.

By virtue, on the proposal of the Minister of defence, with the prior approval of the Minister of finance and public administration, in accordance with the Council of State and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting of June 8, 2012, available: single article. Adoption of the rules of procedure of the Council of staff of the armed forces.

Approves the regulation of the Council of staff of the armed forces, the text of which is included below.

First additional provision. Means of the personnel of the armed forces.

The Secretary of defense shall provide the necessary personnel, material and budgetary means for the operation of the Board of staff of the forces armed, hereinafter the staff Council, while start-up activity involves increasing public spending.

Second additional provision. Relationship with the professional associations.

1 in its relations with the Ministry of defence professional associations shall be addressed and will receive information exclusively through the Permanent Council staff Secretariat regulated in the regulation that is adopted, without prejudice to actions that, outside the scope of this Ministry, may exercise under cover of the articles 40.1 provisions. to), 40.2. b) and 40.2. c) of law 9/2011 rights and duties of members of the armed forces, on July 27.

2. once proposals, reports, requests or suggestions are received in the Permanent Secretariat, shall be to his Studio and where Association propose the issue to be debated by the Council's staff will be included in the corresponding order of the day, if the President considers this coming.

3. when the Association raise a proposal, request or suggestion and consider that discussion in the Council's staff don't need so I shall keep it and in this case the Permanent Secretariat of the staff Council shall refer the matter to the governing bodies of the Ministry of defence or the corresponding armies for their evaluation personnel.

The Permanent Secretariat of the staff Council shall notify the Association adopted resolution or reasoned response to your request.

Third additional provision. Health care and social welfare institutions.

1. the members of the associations that are part of the Council's staff will elect, including up to three representatives in the organs of Government or direction of mutual societies, associations and institutions of social and welfare forecast whose scope includes members of the armed forces and their families, when their specific regulations provide for it.

2. once elected shall communicate it to the Permanent Secretariat of the staff Council to make this transfer of election to the corresponding mutual societies, associations and entities.

Fourth additional provision. Number of members of the organs of Government or administration of certain entities.
Public law entities and consortiums of the State public sector in whose organs of Government or administration involve representatives of public authorities, organisations representing social interests or persons referred to in paragraph 3 of article 39 of the law 6/1997, of 14 April, of organization and functioning of the General Administration of the State the number of members of these bodies will be that determined by statutes, regulations or agreements by which, in each case, be regulated. However, the maximum number of members who receive compensation for assistance, diets or expenses of travel or any other compensation or compensation provided in the Royal Decree 462/2002, of 24 may, on compensation by reason of the service, in no case may exceed the limits referred to in article 6(2) of the Royal Decree 451/2012, March 5 which regulates the remuneration regime of the most responsible and managers in the public sector business and other entities.

Sole transitional provision. Constitution of the Council calendar.

1. within a maximum period of one month from the entry into force of this Royal Decree the direction General of staff of the Ministry of defence will publish the data of members of the armed forces, referred to in article 4(2) of the regulation which approves, on the day of entry into force of this Royal Decree.

2 starting from the day following the publication of the resolution contained in the preceding paragraph, associations entered in the register of members of the armed forces professional associations can make their statement responsible, having within two months to apply for the registration of the Declaration in the register of professional associations of members of the armed forces.

3 completed the period of two months referred to in the preceding paragraph, the associations who had not applied for registration of his responsible statement may not be part of the staff Council during 2012.

4 after registration of the responsible statement, the Undersecretary of Defense, by means of resolution, inform the Association which obtained representation on the Council's staff and has the possibility to appoint a representative and alternates.

5. the first session of the Council of staff of the armed forces must take place within the period of one month from the publication of the ministerial order of appointment of the representatives of the staff Council, which referred to in article 3.5 of the rules which were approved by Royal Decree.

Sole repeal provision. Repeal legislation.

Repealed the Royal Decree 258/2002, of 8 March, which regulates the boards advisors of staff of the armed forces, as well as all provisions of equal or lower rank that conflict or contradict the provisions of this Royal Decree.

First final provision. Enabling development.

It empowers the Minister of defence to dictate how many provisions are necessary for the development of this Royal Decree.

Second final provision. Entry into force.

This Royal Decree shall enter into force the day following its publication in the "Official Gazette".

Given in Madrid on June 8, 2012.

JUAN CARLOS R.

The Minister of defence, PEDRO MORENÉS EULATE REGLAMENTO of the Board of staff of forces armed chapter I provisions general article 1. Personnel of the armed forces Council.

1. the personnel of the forces Council armed, hereinafter the staff Council, is the body in which takes place the participation of professional associations of members of the armed forces and its dialogue with the Ministry of defence, on matters related to the status and condition of military, the exercise of rights and freedoms, personnel regime and conditions of life and work in the units.

2. the staff Council is assigned to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of defence.

Article 2. Functions of the Council's staff.

1 the Council's staff will perform the following functions: to) receive, analyze and assess proposals or suggestions raised by the professional associations regardless of which are represented or not in the staff Council.

b) have knowledge and be heard on the following issues: 1st establishment or modification of the professional status and the disciplinary regime of the armed forces.

2nd determination of working conditions.

3rd payment regime.

4th plans of training and improvement of education in the armed forces.

5th regime of permits, vacation and leave.

6th complementary social security plans.

7 issues affecting other economic, professional and social aspects of the military.

(c) report, prior to its approval, the legal provisions and mandatory character and its regulatory developments that are handed down on the matters referred to in the previous subsections.

(d) receive quarterly information on personnel policy.

(e) meet the quarterly statistics on the rate of absenteeism and its causes, accidents in Act of service and occupational diseases and its consequences and on accident rates, as well as the specific or periodic studies carried out on conditions of work.

(f) any other that attributed the laws and general provisions.

2. the staff Council will analyze and assess other issues that, within its sphere of competence and functions, the Minister of defense can submit you to for consideration.

3 are excluded from the scope of the Council's personnel matters related to security and defence policy decisions, with the planning and development of the exercises or military operations and the use of force.

Article 3. Composition of the staff Council.

1 Defense Minister presides over personnel Council and when it does not will the Undersecretary of Defense. It shall consist of representatives of the professional associations of members of the armed forces that meet the requirements of article 48.2 of the Organic Act 9/2011, on July 27, rights and duties of members of the armed forces, and representatives of the Ministry of defence, in equal numbers by both parties.

2 Undersecretary of defense shall have powers which are assigned to the President of the staff Council in this regulation when so determined by the Minister of defence.

3. the representatives of the Ministry of defence will be, at least, the following: the Undersecretary of Defense, if not chaired by the staff Council, the Director-General of personnel and managers or Chief of staff of the armies. In any case the minimum number of representatives of the Ministry will be five.

4. for each professional association which meets the requirements provided for in article 48.2 of law 9/2011, of 27 July, attend staff Council a representative who complies with the provisions of article 43 of this law.

Each association may appoint two alternates of their representative on the Council's staff, which must meet the same requirements as the owner.

5. the composition of the Council's staff will be updated in accordance with the information given in annual responsible for statements which formulated the associations. The appointment or dismissal of the representatives and their alternates, of the professional associations, both the Ministry of defence shall be effected by ministerial order published in the official bulletin of the Ministry of defence. Publication will take place after registration of the representatives of the associations in the registry of professional associations of members of the armed forces.

Article 4. Requirements of the professional associations represented in the staff Council.

1 so that a professional association of members of the armed forces may be part of the staff Council should accredit affiliate percentages provided for in article 48.2 of law 9/2011, July 27.

2. for this purpose the direction General of staff of the Ministry of defence will publish details of troops which refers the mentioned article 48.2, referring to 31 December of each year.

3. the accreditation referred to in paragraph 1 above will be made by entry in the register of professional associations of members of the forces Armadasde the responsible declaration provided for in article 36.7 Law 9/2011, of 27 July, on 31 December of the previous year.

4 once the registration of the responsible Declaration to the current year, Undersecretary of Defense by resolution shall notify the Association which continues with representation in the staff Council, which keeps its representation or, in the case that is the first time that gets representation in the staff Council, the possibility of appointing a representative and their substitutes in the staff Council.
5. the responsible statement will produce the effects contained in this article during the year he referred to and from the moment where he is notified of the resolution referred to in the preceding paragraph, without prejudice to the powers of verification, control and inspection which correspond to the Ministry of defence, as indicated in article 71 bis paragraph 3, of the law 30/1992, of 26 November, legal regime of public administrations and common administrative procedure.

6. for the so-called administration verify the inaccuracy, misrepresentation or omission of essential character, of the responsible statement made or non-submission of the declaration before the registry of professional associations of members of the armed forces, the Association will no longer be represented on the Board of staff in accordance with article 71 bis of law 30/1992 , 26 November. This circumstance shall be notified to the corresponding Association, according to the formalities and procedures laid down in this Act, by resolution of the Undersecretary of Defense, which will indicate the date from which no longer be represented on the Board of staff.

Article 5. Representatives of professional associations in the staff Council.

1. once the Undersecretary of defence communicate the resolution referred to in paragraph 4 of the preceding article, the competent organ of the Association shall appoint its representative in the Council's staff and two alternates. Such representative and alternates must be full members of the Association.

2. inside of the period of one month from notification of the decision of the Undersecretary of Defense Association, this should apply to the registry of professional associations of members of the forces Armadasla registration of the designation of the representative and his deputies to the staff Council, unless they were already enrolled in that register.

3. Once verified compliance by part of the designated legal requirements and, in particular, the regime of incompatibilities, the register of professional associations of members of the forces Armadasprocedera to register this designation in accordance with its applicable regulations.

Article 6. Representatives of the Ministry of defence in the Council's staff.

1. the representatives of the Ministry of defence in the Council's staff will be least referred to in article 3(3), increasing in the necessary to, in your case, the same number as the representatives of professional associations.

2. the representatives of the Ministry of defence and their alternates shall be appointed by the Minister on the proposal of the Secretary and designation will be sought to meet the principle of balanced presence of gender.

Chapter II of the members of the Council by personnel of the forces armed article 7. Rights of the representatives of professional associations in the staff Council.

Representatives of professional associations in the staff Council and their alternates shall have the following rights: to) to express themselves freely in the exercise of its functions under the principles of independence and responsibility and not be discriminated against in their career advancement because of the performance of its representation.

(b) have credits on time for the exercise of its responsibilities in the preparation of the issues, elaboration of proposals and possible membership of working groups of the Council's staff. The allocation of these appropriations in time shall be fixed by decision of the head of the General direction of staff, settling in 33% of the normal workday in monthly computation.

(c) attend the meetings of the Council's staff, in plenary or in committees, ordinary or extraordinary. Assistance to the above-mentioned meetings will be considered preferential service, so representatives designated, and if alternates, will attend the call by making use of the regulation uniform.

d) expose and disseminate advertisements, communications or publications of the Association through the means, procedures and developing General of electronic communication facilitated by the Ministry of defence, which referred to article 44.1 of law 9/2011, July 27.

Article 8. Regime of incompatibilities.

1 the appointment of a military as representative or alternate of a partnership in the staff Council will be inconsistent when they occur in the person concerned, any of the following circumstances: to) be appointed representative of the Ministry of defence.

(b) be designed abroad or in the Permanent Secretariat of the staff Council, referred to in article 50.7 Law 9/2011, July 27.

(c) be appointed representative of two associative bodies.

(d) being a member of the Observatory of military life or be destined in his body of work.

2. by resolution of the Undersecretary of defense shall declare the incompatibility struck a member of the staff Council.

Article 9. Duration of the mandate.

1. the mandate of the members of the Council of Personal representatives of the Ministry of Defense, appointed by reason of his office, will be kept as long as they remain in the same.

2. the mandate of the representatives of the professional associations will be maintained while the Association complies with the percentages provided for in article 48.2 of the Organic Act 9/2011, July 27, and until by the governing bodies of each association are appropriate to a new designation, in accordance with the provisions of article 48.3 of the Act. In any case, the representative of the Association at the Council's staff and their alternates will be those who are entered as such in the register of professional associations of members of the armed forces and whose designation or renewal for the relevant annual period has been published by ministerial order, in accordance with the provisions of article 3.5 of the rules of procedure.

Article 10. Loss and suspension of membership of the Council's staff.

1 the members of the Council's staff will lose this condition by any of the following reasons: to) end of its mandate or termination of office.

(b) death or sudden incapacity.

(c) waive, in the case of the representatives of the associations.

(d) change to an administrative situation in which you have the military on hold, according to regulated in law 39/2007, of 19 November, the race condition military.

(e) conviction through adjudication firm by offence covered by the penal code or military criminal code involves penalty loss, suspension or deposition of employment, absolute or special disqualification, suspension of employment or public office or prison.

(f) incompatibility struck, declared through resolution of the Undersecretary of Defense.

(g) termination of the commitment of the soldiers who maintain a relationship of temporary unavailable services.

(h) pass to withdrawal.

2. the loss of membership of the Council's staff, will be declared by ministerial order, published in the "Bulletin official of the Ministry of defence". Publication will take place after the loss of the status of representative registration in the register of professional associations of members of the armed forces.

3. the suspension of membership of the Council's staff, as a representative of an association, will occur when the Association you represent has not asked, before 31 January each year, the registration in the register of associations of the annual responsible Declaration. This suspension will be maintained until the corresponding registration is performed.

Article 11. Substitutions of the members of the staff Council.

1 recognising alternates appointed by the associations pursuant to article 3.4 during all the period of his appointment the rights contained in article 7.

2. when the holder loses such status in accordance with the provisions of the preceding article, it will be temporarily replaced by one of the alternates.

3. in case of absence, Committee service, or disease, and in general when if any justifiable cause, members of the staff Council shall be replaced by one of his deputies, for long lasting cause arising from the temporary absence. This substitution should be communicated and accredited in the Permanent Secretariat, at least twenty-four hours before the start of the session.

Chapter III organs of the Council by personnel of the forces armed article 12. Holders of the staff Council.

1. holders of the Council's staff are its Chairman and the representatives of both the Ministry of defence and professional associations.

2. the staff Council shall be assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who will not have the status of holder.

Article 13. Of the President.

Functions of the President are the following: to) the staff Council in relations with other bodies or entities to represent and authorize any official communication of the same.

(b) agree on the call of the ordinary and extraordinary sessions and set the order of the day.

(c) preside over sessions, moderate development of the debates and suspend them for justified reasons.

(d) ensure compliance with the laws.

(e) endorse the minutes of meetings and reports of the Board of staff.

(f) establish or dissolve, a proposal from the plenary, the relevant committees.
(g) appoint the members of the staff Council or their substitutes that part and Chairperson of committees, so that they have representation in the various associations and the number of their representatives and the Ministry of defence is the same.

(h) agree the exclusion treatment matters and matters which, pursuant to article 46.2 of law 9/2011, of 27 July, are not attributed to the Council's staff.

(i) refer to the military life Observatory reports and proceedings of the staff Council, as provided for in article 54.2 of the organic law 9/2011, of 27 July.

(j) to exercise many other functions are inherent to their status as President.

Article 14. Of representatives.

1 are functions of representatives, professional associations and the Ministry of defence, analyze, evaluate and discuss the proposals and suggestions raised in the staff Council.

2. the representatives shall act under the principles of independence and responsibility, have the right to express themselves freely in the exercise of their functions.

Article 15. The Permanent Secretary of the staff Council.

1. the Permanent Secretary of the staff Council will have military status and shall be appointed by resolution of the Undersecretary of Defense published in the «Bulletin official of the Ministry of defence".

2 corresponds to the Permanent Secretary of the staff Council: to) propose to the President the agenda and prepare the necessary documentation for the corresponding session.

(b) carry out the convening of the session.

(c) draw up the minutes of meetings.

d) elaborate proposals for reports which referred to article 50.6 Law 9/2011, of 27 July.

(e) receive notifications, requests, corrections or any other kind of writings or acts of communication of the members comprising it.

(f) issuing certificates of the reports.

(g) dispatch with the President.

(h) submit annually to the plenary, through the President, a report of activities.

(i) guarding the proceedings, once signed with the approval of the President, as well as any other documents relating to their activity.

(j) provide the necessary support to achieve the coordination of the work of the Council staff and committees.

(k) receive, acknowledge, record and process proposals or suggestions from professional associations, regardless of whether or not they are represented in the staff Council.

(l) how many other functions are inherent to their status as Secretary or be assigned to it by the President.

3. in accordance with the provisions in article 50.7 of law 9/2011, of 27 July, the Permanent Secretary of the Council's staff will have a permanent secretariat in the field of the Undersecretary of Defense, who help him in his duties.

4. the Permanent Secretariat of the Council's staff will have the information and support you need registry of professional associations of members of the armed forces.

Chapter IV section 1 article 16 operation work regime. Meetings.

The staff Council for its operation can meet in full or by commissions.

Article 17. Plenum.

The full Council's staff shall consist of all its members, under the direction of the President, assisted by the Permanent Secretary and will adjust its duty to the rules contained in this chapter.

Article 18. Commissions.

1. the President of the staff Council may establish or dissolve, a proposal from the plenary, working with either permanent or temporary committees, to address those issues that are assigned to it by the plenary. It also falls to the President of the staff Council the appointment of the President and the Secretary of each of the working commissions, and, in any case, in its composition will have equal number of representatives from the Ministry of defence and of the associations.

2. the representatives of the Ministry of defence appointed as members of a Commission, may delegate his participation therein in any of their deputies or a public employee of the governing body. Such delegation shall be communicated to the Permanent Secretariat.

Representatives of associations designated as members of a Committee, may delegate his participation therein in any of their deputies or other full member of the Association. Such delegation shall be communicated to the Permanent Secretariat.

3. the meetings of the commissions shall be governed in terms of its operation, in which may apply, as provided to the plenary and shall not participate in them other people who are not the designated as members or corresponding delegates.

Article 19. Of the Preparatory Commission.

1. the staff Council will have a Preparatory Commission of the meetings of the plenary, which will meet prior to the celebration of its ordinary or extraordinary sessions, for the preparation of the same and the elaboration of the proposal the President of matters that form part of the agenda.

2. the composition of the Preparatory Committee and the appointment of its members will be by agreement of the Council President's staff, on a proposal from the plenary. In any case, there will be equal number of representatives of the Ministry of defence and of the professional associations.

3. the Chair of this Committee will be carried out by the Permanent Secretary and shall act as Secretary of an official assigned to the Permanent Secretariat of the Council's staff.

Section 2 types of sessions and agenda item 20. Sessions of the Council's staff.

1. meetings shall be ordinary and extraordinary.

2. shall meet in ordinary session, to the office of the matters within its competence, at least once every three months.

3 it shall meet in extraordinary session when it is convened by its Chairman, on his own initiative or at the request of the majority of representatives of the professional associations. Each representative shall be by means of a letter sent to the President, through the Permanent Secretariat of the staff Council, which will include topics to be treated, accompanying documents that are necessary for that purpose.

4. associations of military retirees and disabled most representative shall be convened meetings of the plenary of the Council's staff, to deal with matters that could affect its partners, at least once a year, in accordance with the provisions of the first additional provision of law 9/2011, of 27 July.

Article 21. Call for sessions.

1 the call shall contain: a) place, date and time of the meeting.

(b) order of the day.

(c) minutes of the previous sitting.

2. the members of the Council's staff will receive the convening of sessions of the plenary and the reports and documentation requiring at the registered office of the Association or by the electronic medium that is set with the respective Association, at least seven days for the ordinary and the extraordinary two-day.

Article 22. The order of the day.

1. the agenda contained in the convocation of the meeting will be set by the President.

2. the Preparatory Committee will prepare a proposal for the agenda on the basis of proposals, reports, requests and suggestions received on the Permanent Secretariat and raised by the representatives of the various professional associations. This proposal will rise to the President so that, where appropriate, be adopted.

3 the agenda will contain, at least, the following: a) relationship of affairs to be treated.

(b) proposer Association of each case.

(c) presentation and defence or, in his case, reading of the topic.

(d) order of participation in the discussion of the other members of the staff Council.

(e) requests and questions.

4. the documents on which has to meet personnel at each meeting Council will be sent to members and will be in the Permanent Secretariat at its disposal, from the date of the announcement until the holding of the session.

5. cannot be subject to discussion or agreement no matter which figure not included in the agenda, unless, exceptionally, the President authorizes to be at the point of prayers and questions.

Section 3 development sessions, discussions and agreements article 23 decision. Development of meetings of the staff Council.

In the development of the sessions members may: to) participate in the discussions of the session and formulate, in his case, objections to the common position proposed by the President.

(b) formulate questions and remarks.

(c) exercise other functions that are inherent to their status.

Article 24. Start of the sessions.

1. sessions of the Council's staff will start with the reading by the Permanent Secretary of the order of the day.

2. then they assayed each issues appearing on the agenda, with its presentation and defense by the proponent Association, when attending or reading by the Secretary in all other cases.

3. in the event that matters proposed under article 2.2 should be, a representative of the Ministry of defence will expose the appropriate proposal pursuant to the order of the day.

Article 25. Debates.

Discussions will take place as indicated in the order of the day, being competition from the President to moderate them.

Article 26. Reports of the Council's staff.
1. the reports reflect the agreements reached in the topics listed in the order of the day when, after the corresponding debates, there is consensus among the representatives of professional associations and the Ministry of defence.

2 means that there is consensus when there is no objection to the common position raised by the Chairman at the end of the corresponding debates. This common position, if any, will yield the corresponding agreement to be collected in the report of the Council's staff.

3 where, at the end of the relevant discussions, there is some objection to the position put forward by the President, the report will reflect different positions of each performance reflected in the records of the meetings.

Section 4 of the minutes of the meetings article 27. Proceedings of the session.

1. for each session that the Council's staff will rise Declaration signed by the Secretary to specified necessarily attendees, the agenda of the meeting, the circumstances of place and time that was held, the main points of the debate that has taken place and, where applicable, the content of agreements reached with the common position.

2. in the event that there are objections to the position put forward by the President, the Act will succinctly reflect those objections and the reasons which justify them.

3. any member of the Board of staff shall be entitled to request that it has attached to the Act its objection to the common position provided that will provide in the Act, or in the term indicated President text that faithfully match their qualms, becoming so recorded in the minutes or joining copy to it.

4 in the event that repairs are all and, therefore, there is the possibility of reaching any common positions, the minutes will reflect the position of each representative.

5 minutes will endorse the President once approved by the plenary of the Council's staff and signed by the Secretary; This, however, can issue certification on specific agreements which have been adopted, without prejudice to their subsequent adoption. Agreements adopted certifications issued prior to the adoption of the Act shall contain expressly this circumstance.

6. the Observatory of military life will be recipient of reports and proceedings of the Board of staff of the armed forces which will be collected proposals or suggestions raised by the professional associations and the agreements reached.

Sole additional provision. Associations with representation.

1 in the case of that at an annual session of the staff Council, the number of associations that meet the requirements of article 48.2 of the organic law 9/2011, of 27 July, is less than five will act as then shown: to) if only an association, will attend the staff Council representative of the Association and the number of Deputies needed to equal to the minimum of the Ministry representatives referred to in article 3. (3 b) if the number of associations that meet is two, attend your session the representative of each association and two alternates.

(c) if the number of associations that meet is three or four, will attend their session the representative of each association and an alternate.

2. in any case the representatives of the associations will be the only ones involved in the debates raised by the staff Council.

3. the Assistant Secretary of defense shall notify the corresponding associations the possibility to designate alternates to attend to the session of the Council's staff.