Bureau 2: The District

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The second bureau in the community is the District Bureau. The Bureau comprises agencies that facilitate access to insurance services, health and nutrition, education, life planning, sports, arts, and recreation. These agencies are Health and Nutrition (agency 4), Life Planning (agency 5), and Recreation and Arts (agency 6).

District

The nature of the services offered by these agencies is such that there needs to be greater interaction between them and participants. However, the bulk of direct engagement is channeled through contractors or the automated system. Each of the three agencies has a district presidency, which serves a particular district of four villages.

Roles of agencies in the district bureau

This table summarizes the duties of the three agencies in the District Bureau:

Health and NutritionLife PlanningRecreation and Arts
Handles mental and physical healthFacilitates participants’ life planningFacilitates recreation and artistic expression
Facilitates food productionFacilitates education and life-long learningBuilds and manages stadium with sports and recreation centers
Monitors the nutrition of food consumedProvides insurance for participants’ businessesBuilds and manages external resorts (which are built in the hinterlands)
Builds and manages District buildings Insures all community assets
Provides life and health insurance to participants  

Shared responsibilities of agencies in the bureau

Insurance – collectively, the three agencies in the District Bureau are responsible for providing all insurance services. Insurance services provide much–needed financial stability, promote trade, and boost economic growth. By helping mitigate losses, the three agencies encourage participants and agencies to employ their resources optimally. This includes not hoarding resources as preparation for anticipated negative events.

The agencies receive premium payments from participants and other agencies for their insurance services. They invest this money in the Capital Bank Agency. This gives the Capital Bank additional resources to invest in the community. It also gives the agencies a constant source of income in terms of the annuities that they receive for invested funds. Ultimately, this means more income for the ultimate investor – limited partners, better quality services, and lower premiums for the insured.

Quality of life – the services that the three agencies provide combine to provide participants with a superior quality of life through proper nutrition, education and lifelong learning, and recreation and artistic expression. The agencies help participants live a full life that is not just focused on economic production, but on their social and mental well-being and development too.

Public servants and organization

A four-member executive presidency serves each agency in the District Bureau. Each president represents a specific demographic. However, they serve the entire district, not just their demographic.1 The presidencies serving the three agencies come together to form the District Bureau Board. This is a 12-member body that advises individual presidents and presidencies and acts as an additional check and balance beyond the presidencies.

Additionally, each president belongs to a demographic presidency. Three presidents who serve the same demographic on a board form a demographic presidency. A demographic presidency helps in articulating issues that cut across the board and are specific to the demographic.

Executive presidencies set strategy and draw up operating policies. They also set up and monitor their respective agencies’ automated systems.

Demographic presidency ADemographic presidency BDemographic presidency CDemographic presidency D
Executive presidency, Health and Nutrition (4)4A4B4C4D
Executive presidency, Life Planning (5)5A5B5C5D
Executive presidency, Recreation and Arts (6)6A6B6C6D

The community has 96 villages, organized into 24 districts of 4 villages each. Each district has three village presidencies. Each of the presidencies serves an agency in the District Bureau. Each consists of four presidents: married men (A), married women (B), single women (C), and single men (D).

District presidencies are the operational presidencies of their agency – they implement policy, and advise the executive presidency where they spot areas in need of adjustment. Three presidencies in a district also form a bureau board. The community therefore has 24 district boards.

Each of the 24 district boards has its offices in the corresponding district presidency, such that District 1’s district board has its offices in District Building 1, which also has offices for Agency 1 – Human Relations.

The arrangement of presidencies in the board can be illustrated as follows, in this case, the district 1 board.

Married men (A)Married women (B)Single women (C)Single men (D)
District presidency, Health and Nutrition 1(4)A1(4)B1(4)C1(4)D
District presidency, Life Planning1(5)A1(5)B1(5)C1(5)D
District presidency, Recreation, and Arts1(6)A1(6)B1(6)C1(6)D

Where: 1 – village number

  • – agency served

A – demographic group

Operational or district presidencies that serve their agencies in the district depend on branch presidencies for any engagement with participants. Branch presidencies are a service extension of the Human Relations Agency, which has the most interaction with participants.

  1. married men (A), married women (B), single women (C), and single men (D). []