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Professional & Member Relations Charter

Professional & Member Relations Charter

Regulation III, 10


A. Develop plans to advance the members’ professional and economic interests and stature and to obtain the best possible understanding of the members’ wishes concerning Society policies and activities in these areas.

B. Assure a similar understanding by the membership of the Society’s objectives, policies, and activities in the professional and member relations field; and to seek ideas about ways to extend Society influence in these areas.

C. Oversee the Society awards program to recognize accomplishments by persons and organizations within the fields of activity of the Society. The Committee shall develop policies, rules, and regulations for the Society awards program; recommend to the Board the creation or termination of Society awards and new award sponsors; establishing Society award selection and canvassing committees as needed and recommending appointments thereto to the Chair of Board; and ensuring to the extent possible, that the Society awards program is administered fairly and without bias and encouraging broad and diverse participation in all phases of the program. To assist it in administering these award-related duties, the Committee is authorized to establish as a subcommittee a national awards advisory board, whose members shall be appointed jointly by the Chair of the Board and the Chair of P&MR. In addition, the ACS Fellows Oversight Committee reports to P&MR.

D. Enhances member value by reviewing and recommending policies regarding member facing IT initiatives, and expanding the types of digital content we deliver, and the audiences who access it. and the Society’s safety initiatives are of particular interest.

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