Agenda Center has different permissions definitions than other modules. It is recommended to assign permissions for a category's group, rather than global rights to all agenda categories.
- Author: Only has the right to create agenda items to go into the agenda itself; the Author level does not have the ability to create an agenda.
- Publisher: Has the right to create and modify agendas for review by an owner or a system administrator; they can publish and unpublish items but not publish and unpublish agendas.
- Owner: Has full rights to their group’s agenda categories, but the Owner and System Administrator are the only permission levels that can publish a completed agenda to the front side of your site; the Owner has the right to override any work rules that have been created for that agenda category.
- System Administrator: Has rights over all modules and content on the site.
Why it is Different
In some states, it is legally required that only certain staff positions are able to publish an agenda for a municipality board or commission. Due to the diverse client base that CivicPlus hosts, we have clients with different government structures in many different states and counties that utilize this system. In order to provide a system that can abide by each community's local law and to provide ease of use in this system, CivicPlus has built a workflow into the Agenda Center Module.
For this reason, the Agenda Center requires a user to have Owner rights in the module to be able to publish an agenda to be visible by the public. Because of this, your office can have many publishers who are all able to create, build and edit agendas for review, however, only owners and system administrators will have the ability to publish agendas.