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Ten Reasons for Executive Session
1.To discuss the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health, rather than professional competence, of an individual, or to discuss the discipline or dismissal of, or complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual. <Additional Information>

2. To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel. <Additional Information>

3. To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares. <Additional Information>

4. To discuss the deployment of security personnel or devices, or strategies with respect thereto. <Additional Information>

5. To investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints. <Additional Information>

6. To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property if the chair declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body. <Additional Information>

7. To comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements. <Additional Information>

8. To consider or interview applicants for employment or appointment by a preliminary screening committee if the chair declares that an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants; provided, however, that this clause shall not apply to any meeting, including meetings of a preliminary screening committee, to consider and interview applicants who have passed a prior preliminary screening. <Additional Information>

9. To meet or confer with a mediator, as defined in section 23C of chapter 233, with respect to any litigation or decision on any public business within its jurisdiction involving another party, group or entity, provided that... <Additional Information>

10. To discuss trade secrets or confidential, competitively-sensitive or other proprietary information provided... <Additional Information>