Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA)

Mission

The Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA) identifies and monitors the needs of the chemical workforce and develops, coordinates, and oversees the implementation of programs and activities to enhance the economic and professional status of chemical professionals.

Reports to Council at National Meetings

Spring 2011 – Anaheim, CA

CEPA Celebrates IYC 2012

Lisa Balbes describes what the American Chemical Society's Committee on Economic & Professional Affairs did in conjunction with the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

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Activities & Time Commitments

CEPA conducts and reports the results of periodic fact-finding studies on matters that affect the economic and professional status of chemical professionals and makes recommendations to Council on policy in this area. The committee reviews the programs of the ACS Department of Career Services, and plans and conducts symposia and workshops with Divisions and other committees at national ACS meetings. In addition to attendance at committee meetings, CEPA members may be asked to review, comment, or act on specific materials or information brought to the committee's attention throughout the year.

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