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Annual Reporting for Local Sections

FORMS (Forms Online Reporting Management System) is used by local sections and technical divisions to complete their annual reports. For more information and user guides visit the FORMS information page.

Filing the Annual Report

Why should I file an annual report?

  • To review your activities during the past year, evaluate your programs, and highlight areas for possible growth
  • To communicate your accomplishments in relation to the overall goals of ACS to the Local Section Activities Committee (LSAC)
  • To keep a record of your section’s current experiences for the benefit of future leaders in your local section
  • To share successes to assist other local sections in program and activity planning
  • To self-nominate for ChemLuminary awards
  • To meet the requirement to receive your annual allotment
  • To fulfill requirements in the ACS Constitution and Bylaws

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How do I file?

Submit your annual reports online:

FORMS (Forms Online Reporting Management System)

FORMS is a web-based application that allows local section officers to complete and submit their annual reports online. Find more information about FORMS and user guides on the FORMS information page.

Local section chairs, chair-elects, secretaries, treasurers and councilors will be granted access to FORMS. Chairs can request access for additional users by contacting

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Who prepares the annual report?

Completing the annual report requires a coordinated effort by various volunteer members of the local section governance. The steps in preparing the report, along with roles and responsibilities are:

  1. Board and councilors consult and write preliminary and final drafts
  2. Section chair assures the report is complete and accurate
  3. Chair, chair-elect, and one councilor approve the report
  4. Section chair submits report online

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When is the annual report due?

Annual reports must be entered into FORMS by February 15 each year.

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Can I get an extension?

A one-month extension may be granted if you are unable to complete your annual report by February 15. Send an email to to request an extension to March 15.

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What if I have questions?

Additional Information

Statistical Review of Annual Reports for 2017 

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