This page refers to an obsolete Imperial Title; the civilian commissioners were abrogated by the Senate during the Winter 380YE summit.
Each nation of the Empire appointed a civilian commissioner to oversee construction of sinecures, ministries, and great works in that nation. The commissioner was usually selected by the senators of their nation but in rare circumstances it was possible for them to be elected by the Imperial Senate. Although the commissioner was not a member of the Senate, they had powers comparable to or greater than those of a senator - and any constructions they intended to commission were announced in the Senate.
The Commissioners were responsible for the prosperity of the Empire. They were expected to approve and oversee the commission of sinecures, ministries, and great works in their nation.
Once during each summit, each commissioner could commission the construction of a sinecure, ministry, or great work in their nation. The materials and money required for construction were provided by the commissioner. A sinecure or ministry automatically created an Imperial title to oversee the commission. The new title was a national appointment by the Senate. They could only approve a commission in their one of territories that is part of their nation. Control of a sinecure or ministry is a lifetime title, unless it is revoked by the General Assembly, the Council of Nine or the appropriate national Assembly.
Prior to Spring 380YE, this power was unlimited. An administrative motion amended the power to be usable once each season.
To use their power of commission, the commissioner needed to provide an announcement to the Civil Service, who presented the decision to the Senate. No voting was possible by the Senate at this point, as the power had been delegated to the commissioner. The Imperial Synod could, however, choose to exercise their veto over the commissioner's decision.
A civilian commissioner could commission anything that requires an upkeep.
A civilian commissioner could not commission anything that provided votes in the Imperial Synod. Having such sinecures be assigned by the Senators of a nation would be unconstitutional. This meant that was not normally possible to commission a sinecure that produces liao (as sinecures that produce liao also provide votes in the Synod), without an opportunity that specifically permits such a thing.
The commissioner was a national position appointed by the Senate. Under normal circumstances it was appointed by unanimous vote of the senators of that nation.
Only a citizen of the appropriate nation could be appointed as the commissioner from that nation.
In Spring 380YE, the Senate appointed the following people as Civilian Commissioners
- The Civilian Commissioner of The Brass Coast - Carlos I Guerra
- The Civilian Commissioner of Dawn - Morien Stewart
- The Civilian Commissioner of The Marches- Henry Ward
- The Civilian Commissioner of The Imperial Orcs - Bloodcrow Yargol
- The Civilian Commissioner of The League - Lorenzo of the Butchers
- The Civilian Commissioner of Navarr - Bron Foxden
- The Civilian Commissioner of Varushka - Nadya Gremani
- The Civilian Commissioner of Highguard - Rhesa of the Scions of Ravensfell
- The Civilian Commissioners for Wintermark and Urizen were left vacant.
At the same time, the Imperial Senate voted to restrict the powers of the civilian commissioners.
During Autumn 380YE Henry Ward resigned his post as the Civilian Commissioner of The Marches as he had just become a senator.
After a year, in Winter 380YE, the Senate abrogated the motion that created the titles, meaning that they ceased to exist.