Senatus consultum ultimum de officio rei publicae administrandae

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Enacted on: Prid. Kal. Ian. Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ XX ANRC et MMDCCLXX AUC (In the year of the Consular Tribunes Sex. Lucilius, C. Claudius, P. Annaeus and Q. Catulus, 31st December, 20 ANRC / 2770 AUC / 2017 AD)

I. In order that the republic suffer no harm, and that the various magistrates and apparitores of Nova Roma can administer the republic and serve its citizens the best and most efficient way possible, in a coordinated manner, the Officium Administrationis Publicae (Office of Public Administration) shall be established..

II. The Officium Administrationis Publicae shall operate under the supervision of both consuls, and it shall be responsible for the functioning of the public service system and for civil service within Nova Roma, and shall assist, help and coordinate the work of all other magistrates and their staffs in the name, and under the imperium, of the consuls.

II.A. The Officium Administrationis Publicae shall connect the individual offices of each magistrate with the consular administration and with the Officium Administrationis Publicae itself to ensure quality assurance in each magisterial office of Nova Roma.

II.B. The Officium Administrationis Publicae shall supervise all apparitores in Nova Roma, and it shall work out an historically accurate system of the various apparitores, fulfilling also the requirement of the Constitution which states that they “shall be appointed into various decuriae (corporations) to fulfill those necessary functions as shall be assigned to them by law”. Under the current crisis, this senatus consultum ultimum authorizes the head of the Officium Administrationis Publicae to create a temporary system of the apparitors’ duties, responsibilities, ranks and titles even if that would contradict to the existing laws.

III. The Officium Administrationis Publicae shall be headed by the Praefectus Rei Publicae Administrandae, who shall be appointed by the unanimous decision of the consuls, and who remains in office until a new pair of consuls unanimously decide to remove the praefectus.

IV. The Praefectus Rei Publicae Administrandae shall have potestas to manage his office, to issue edicts relevant to his office and to appoint apparitores.

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