Bureaucrats are Wikishire users with the technical ability to:
- add the administrator, bureaucrat or bot user group to an account
- remove the administrator, reviewer, or bot user group from an account
They are bound by policy and consensus only to grant administrator or bureaucrat access when doing so reflects the wishes of the community. In the same fashion, they are expected to exercise judgement in changing usernames and in granting or removing bot flags. They are expected to be capable judges of consensus, and are expected to explain the reasoning for their actions on request and in a civil manner.