Names in a greater font are essentially the speakers
for their department. They are not quite the heads of them so much
as the coordinators for and with other departments. If a
person wants an account of, for example, Internal Maintenance, rather
than trying to chase down one or the people involved, they can go
straight to Matthew. Matthew in turn is expected to keep tallies
of what his department is working in and to be able to provide a
report when asked.
We have two major divisions at the border of internal
and external matters; Internal Management keeps an eye on essentially
staff, and can be equated to a Personnel Department. Public Relations
keeps an eye how the group interacts with the external world to
allow us things such as a unified public face that still allows
the First Rank staff to retain their unique characteristics.
For example in this model, Seth and Malik both have
the responsibilities of interacting with one another and with the
staff directly in First Rank, though they do not have any stronger
of a vote than anyone else in First Rank. Seth and Malik are who
Second Rank and under speak to if they wish reports in turn.
Sasha and Morren interact frequently with Public Relations,
as do Lucas and Luka with Internal Management. Staff at this level
are allowed to be more specialized and report up to Seth and Malik
so that they do not have to be distracted in explaining things constantly
to any Second Rank inquiries.
Second Rank is on the internal side and involves everything
from long-term planning to finances to basic maintenance and health.
Because they are specialized, if they notice a problem in their
sphere of influence, they often send an alert up to First Rank
rather than try and overturn matters to solve the issue immedietely,
since that often causes confusion or miscommunication between departments.
The Consulting Team, formerly the Emergency Team/Communications Team, functions
as a training school to help those who might be interested in learning how to
work in both internal government and the external side, without having to
drop them into a work environment directly without any
Second Rank is much less formal and more with room
for excess or lack of responsibility. People here are specialized
further into various fields regarding talents and skills, as well
as stamina and quality of work experience. The representatives of
each department are responsible for ensuring the smooth operations
of their staff, whereas First Rank is more of a unified team without
a specific head.
The Third Rank, General Population, is essentially
exactly what it sounds to be. People can be asked to or volunteer
to take up working jobs and leave here, or they can choose to ride
along more passively. Occasionally people are requested to help
on single-shot projects. The difference between Third Rank and those
above it is that it is recognized that Second and First are the
people who actually perform the work of daily life for the group
and so are allowed to request time without distractions from them.
Those who refuse to be willing to be asked for participation
in single projects--in other words, who refuse to contribute in
exchange for being in the umbrella of the general company--are those
who are independants. They often are reclusive and wish little to
do with either the internal or external sides of the world, and
are allowed to remain as nonparticipants.