Ministry of STUFF

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Ministry of STUFF
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Current Head: Glüc da Dhi
Deputies: Alexandreu Soleiglhfred
Function: To prepare informative texts about Talossa, manage publicity for the Kingdom, and manage the Kingdom's official public presence and social networks.

The Ministry of STUFF (La Ministrà à Sanavarh da Talossa àls Ultra-Fiovaes Folas, pronounced [ɫɐ minisˈtɾaː‿a‿zɐnɐˈvaːʃ dɐ tɐˈɫosa‿awz‿ˈuɬtɾɐˌfi̯ovajs ˈfoɫɐs]; literally, the "Ministry to Herald Talossa to Crowds Across the River") is one of the Talossa's six Cabinet positions chartered by Organic Law (others were established by statutory law). According to its Organic charter, "[t]he Minister of STUFF shall prepare, at the behest of the Cosa, the Seneschal, or on his own initiative, informative texts about the Kingdom of Talossa." (Org.12.6) The Minister of STUFF is sometimes known by the abbreviation "MinSTUFF." As of the 47th Cosa, the name of the Ministry is stylized in uppercase ("STUFF") in all official correspondence.

Duties

"The Cabinet Refinishing Act" (Talossan statute 36RZ17) establishes also that the Ministry of STUFF be further responsible for the promotion of the Kingdom through public relations, ensuring that the Kingdom and events therein are regularly publicized in worldwide media. The Ministry is further charged with producing and circulating "a national publication for internal and external promotion of all things Talossan." In times past, this has generally extended towards managing Talossa's official social media presence, advertising campaigns, and miscellaneous initiatives like Talossan identification cards or TalossaWare. A national radio and television network for Talossans, called "RTV" (Regipäts Televiziun), is also under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of STUFF.

A further, unnamed directive, developed by former Minister Alexandreu Davinescu and which pretty much no one understands, emphasises that "The Minister of STUFF knows the gate. The Minister of STUFF is the gate. The Minister of STUFF is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in the Minister of STUFF. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread."

Minister of STUFF

The post of Minister of STUFF is currently held by the Right Honourable Glüc da Dhi, appointed 31 January 2017/XXXVIII.

Minister Party Took office Left office
Alexandreu Davinescu RUMP April 4th, 2007 March 3rd, 2008
Ieremiac'h Ventrutx RUMP March 3rd, 2008 November 7th, 2008
Viteu Marcianüs RUMP, FGP, PP November 7th, 2008 April 6th, 2012
Danihel Teziun RUMP April 6th, 2012 July 23rd, 2012
Steafan d'Unmortadel RUMP July 23rd, 2012 October 2nd, 2012
Litz Cjantscheir RUMP, IND October 2nd, 2012 April 19th, 2013
Alexandreu Davinescu RUMP April 19th, 2013 January 24th, 2014
Lüc da Schir MRPT January 24th, 2014 September 20th, 2014
Sevastáin Pinátsch MRPT September 20th, 2014 December 20th, 2015
M.T. Patritz da Biondeu FreeDem December 22th, 2015 April 4th, 2016
Ian Plätschisch MRPT April 4th, 2016 January 31st, 2017
Glüc da Dhi MRPT January 31st, 2017 incumbent

During the 47th Cosa, Minister Pinátsch established the practice of the uppercase styling of "STUFF" in all official Ministerial use, highlighting the word's status as an acronym.

Bureaus

SPAM

The Bureau of Social Publicity Administration and Management (or, Bureau of SPAM) is the sole branch of the Ministry of STUFF. Historically, it oversees the Gremiour Talossan dels Zesegneirs Telaragneschti (GTZT, or Talossan Website Designer's Guild). The bureau chief is titled the "Head Spammajamma".

Given the relative inactivity of the GTZT, the office was left intentionally vacant during the 47th Cosa, as the Right Honourable Sevastáin Pinátsch considered the oversight of the Guild well within the abilities of himself and his deputies, without the need for additional middle management.

As of the 48th Cosa, the Bureau will hold responsibility for the maintenance of Talossa's various social media presences, as directed by the Minister.

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