The secretary general is at the service of the Rector Major and his council in the role of a notary. He is present, without the right to vote, at meetings of the council, of which he draws up the minutes.
He is responsible for the offices of the general secretariate and for the central archives of the Society. He is appointed by the Rector Major with the consent of his council, and remains in office ad nutum. (Const. 144)