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Economic & Professional Affairs Charter

Economic & Professional Affairs Charter

Standing Committee of the Council

Bylaw III, Sec. 3(d) (1)(E)


  • Fostering ongoing improvement in the economic and professional status of chemical scientists
  • Receiving, addressing, and communicating to the Council concerns of the members in the area of professional affairs
  • Acting for the council, in cooperation with other appropriate governing entities, in monitoring and coordinating the professional affairs programs of the society, including career assistance and development programs
  • Monitoring the state of the economic and professional affairs of chemical scientists and formulating recommendations to the Council on policy in this area
  • Identifying, studying, and reporting to the Society long- and short-range economic and professional needs of chemical scientists
  • Conducting and reporting periodic fact-finding studies on supply and demand, compensation, and other matters that affect the economic status of the chemical profession
  • Reviewing, updating and, after approvals by the Board of Directors and the Council, issuing professional and employment guidelines for chemical scientists to members and employers
  • Monitoring employer/employee relationships and issuing to the Society periodic reports on such matters as personnel policies, fringe benefits, working conditions, terminations, job security, and compliance with Society guidelines
  • Proposing ethical standards of conduct for chemical scientists for consideration by the Council

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