Board Committee on Professional & Member Relations (P&MR)

Committee Information Sheet

Committee Committe on Professional and Member Relations (P&MR)
Type Board committee, appointment by the Board Chair
Mission Statement Understand and advance through Board‐level policy recommendations the professional and economic interests of ACS members worldwide.
Responsibilities & Duties

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. ACS.org and the Society’s safety initiatives are of particular interest.

Normal Meeting Schedule Four times per year to the start of the Board of Directors’ meeting. Interim electronic ballots as necessary.   WebEx and teleconferences as needed.
2018 Roster

• Dorothy Phillips, Chair

• Christina Bodurow

• Peter Dorhout

• Rigoberto Hernandez

• Paul Jagodzinski

• Wayne Jones

• Ingrid Montes

Staff Liaison John Katz

P&MR - ACS BOARD REGULATION III, 17

17. Standing Committee on Professional and Member Relations.

The Committee on Professional and Member Relations shall be responsible for developing plans to advance the members’ professional and economic interests and stature; to obtain the best possible understanding of the members’ wishes concerning SOCIETY policies and activities in these areas; to 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.

(4/4/08)

The Committee shall suggest policies and procedures for promoting the effective interchange of information and ideas among the national officers, Board of Directors, Council, staff, and members of the SOCIETY; it shall also be responsible to the Board for increasing SOCIETY membership and reviewing and advising on the services that the SOCIETY provides to its members. (9/10/03) The Board of Directors delegates to the Committee authority to approve requests for cosponsorship of meetings, whether cooperative or nominal, when the SOCIETY is the sponsor. Cooperative cosponsorship requests that exceed the financial commitment level specified in Regulation VI require the additional approval of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Committee, unless the funds are available for this purpose with an approved budget. (12/4/04)