restructuring plan approved on June 17 by the constituencies of Pacific Press
Publishing Association (PPPA) and the Review and Herald Publishing Association
(RHPA) call for the following:
will become an institution of the North American Division and serve as the
division’s base for its publishing program. This is accomplished by
constituency-approved amendments to the governance documents that define a new
division-based constituency and a re-composition of the PPPA board.
will continue to function from Nampa, Idaho, until such time as the North
American Division determines otherwise.
will remain a General Conference institution.
will move from Hagerstown, Maryland, to the General Conference office in Silver
RHPA office at the General Conference will require minimal staffing, if any,
since editors of General Conference publications are already employees of the General
will function as the publisher for current General Conference publications and
as the publisher for designated new products originating from the General
Conference and intended for global use.
will arrange for the printing, production and, where necessary, distribution of
materials published by the General Conference. Normally this will be done
through the North American Division publishing house, PPPA, as long as it
operates a production facility that can perform the work at competitive costs.
- Printing/production and fulfillment services currently done by RHPA will be
will accept responsibility for the printing/production and fulfillment services
required by both the North American Division and the General Conference as a
result of the phase-out of such services at Hagerstown, Maryland.
- Ownership and control of RHPA’s intellectual property will be retained by RHPA
with provisions for use by PPPA.
- Current RHPA employees who are necessary for the continued publishing of
products serving the North American Division may become employees of PPPA.
- Current RHPA employees whose services are no longer required as a result of the
restructuring arrangement will receive termination settlements.
physical assets of RHPA (land, buildings, equipment, inventory) or proceeds
from their sale or disposal will become assets of PPPA, subject to any existing
liabilities or indebtedness.
Source: Restructuring plan drafted by the General Conference and
North American Division and approved by the RHPA and PPPA constituencies on
Review news editor Andrew McChesney at [email protected].