Well again, I see Filthie and Pez for example moderating mostly on weekdays but thankfully, for their sake, I don’t recall seeing it much if at all on weekends.
I would just say that as far as a business process or company hierarchy, I would just silo them off from modding completely. That shouldn’t be in their mindset imo. I’d rather see CM’s modding a forum be as odd to see as a developer or artist moderating the forum - where it just doesn’t happen. As it is, I see it quite a bit.
As far as browsing forums and condensing info to pass up the chain, there are apps for that. Very good apps that condense, cross-reference, keyword chain, etc that CM’s could use rather than manually browsing.