The management board in general, sets the working conditions of the Court, exercises disciplinary powers in cases of gross misconduct, distributes cases between Sections, appoints delegates instructors and all other functions it is assigned by the law 7/1988 of 5 April, on the Court of Audit.
Specifically, the management board also has the following powers:
- Maintain permanent relations with Parliament through the Joint Congress-Senate Committee for relations with the Court of Auditors.
- Prepare plenary sessions, drafting and proposing the right agenda to the President.
- Propose to the Plenum the election and removal of the posts of Secretary-General, Auditor and, where appropriate, the Director and Deputies of the Technical Office.
- Suggest to the Plenum hiring experts commissioned to audit procedures.
- Propose the draft job positions, as amended, to the Plenum.
- Approve the selection criteria for the competition and selective processes to become a civil servant at the Court.
- Assign and remove civil servants to the units in which the Court of Audit is organized, after finalization of the selection procedures and appropriate provision.
- Exercise, as regards staff and work system, the powers not specifically reserved to the Plenum, the President of the Court or the bodies of the General State Administration.
- Granting authorization to procure works, goods, services and supplies where the budget exceeds EUR 30,050.60 or expenditure which is not ordinary and periodic.
Composition and functioning
The management board is composed of the President of the Court of Audit and the Presidents of the Audit and Prosecution Sections. The Secretary-General shall act as Secretary of the Management Board, with the right to speak but not to vote.
The same rules provided for the Plenum concerning its call, constitution, proceedings and keeping of minutes are applicable to the operation of the Management Board.