Committees

Board committees, when used, have one essential role– to strengthen and support the work of the Board as a whole. A committee is a Board committee only if its existence and charge come from the Board, regardless of whether Board members sit on the committee.

Nominating Committee

  • Nominating Committee Details

    Products

    Product #1: Per the bylaws, preparation of a slate of up to two (2) candidates for each open Region Director position, for presentation to the membership at the House of Delegates, prior to March 1 of each year.

    Product #2: Per the bylaws, preparation of a slate of up to two (2) candidates for each open position (At-Large Director, Speaker-Elect, and President-Elect), for presentation to the membership at the House of Delegates, prior to March 1 of each year.

    Product #3: Per the bylaws, on even-years only, preparation of a slate of up to two (2) candidates for the Treasurer position, for presentation to the membership at the House of Delegates, prior to March 1 of each year.

    Product #4: Per the bylaws, preparation of a slate of candidates for each open Delegate position, for presentation to the membership at the House of Delegates, prior to March 1 of each year. The slate should include one candidate for each open position, plus at least one (1) additional candidate.

    Authority

    To incur costs not to exceed the amount approved by the board annually.

    Composition

    Chaired by the President-Elect. Also includes two (2) additional members chosen by the Board of Directors at its August meeting (may include non-Board members).

Audit Committee

  • Audit Committee Details

    Products

    Product #1: Confirmation of auditor’s independence, and recommendation to Board for engagement of auditor– by no later than June of each year.

    Product #2: Annual specification of scope of audit, prior to outside audit, consistent with Board monitoring schedule (3,4), including approval of any permitted non-audit services to be provided by the independent auditor.

    Product #3: Assurance that the auditor has unfettered access to organizational management and records.

    Product #4: Review with the independent auditor of any problems encountered performing the audit, of the audited financial statements, and of any management letter provided by the auditor.

    Product #5: “Direct Inspection” (internal audit) monitoring of compliance with the Board’s fiscal policies (Financial Condition, Asset Protection, Budget, Compensation and Benefits), as directed/scheduled by the Board per the “Monitoring CEO Performance” Policy (policy 3,4).

    Product #6: Recommendations for Board consideration regarding revisions to the Board’s fiscal policies.

    Authority

    To direct work of outside auditors, to use management time as needed for administrative support, and to incur costs not to exceed the amount approved by the Board annually.

    Composition

    Chaired by the Treasurer. Also includes up to two (2) additional members chosen by the Board of Directors at its August meeting. Only current Board members may serve on this committee.

Legislative Affairs Committee

  • Legislative Affairs Committee Details

    Product

    Product: Options and implications for Board consideration regarding legislative effects to be pursued, or decisions regarding public positions.

    Authority

    To incur costs not to exceed the amount approved by the Board annually.

    Composition

    Chaired by the Immediate Past President/Vice Chair. Also includes the President/Board Chair and President-Elect President. Shall include a minimum of seven (7) additional members, not currently serving on the Board, chosen by the Board of Directors at its August meeting.

Executive Compensation Committee

  • Executive Compensation Committee Details

    Products

    Product #1: Annual CEO compensation package alternatives for Board consideration. To be presented to the Board to allow for Board decision to be made in June, to be effective October 1st.

    Product #2: Accompanying the options for Board consideration, data as to comparable compensation for similarly qualified persons in functionally comparable positions at similar organizations.

    Product #3: Contemporaneous documentation and record keeping with respect to the deliberations and decisions regarding CEO compensation.

    Authority

    To incur costs not to exceed the amount approved by the Board annually, to include compensation surveys and outside counsel to draft contract.

    Composition

    Chaired by the President/Board Chair. Also includes the Immediate Past President, President-Elect/Vice Chair, and Treasurer.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee Details

    Products

    Product #1: Per bylaws, upon receipt of proposal to amend bylaws submitted with signatures of 15 active members, review of such proposal with recommendations to the Board of Directors.

    Product #2: Liaison between the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates– ensuring all proposals for bylaws amendments, whether recommended by members or the Board of Directors, are shared with the House of Delegates, along with Board of Directors recommendations pertaining thereto.

    Authority

    To incur costs not to exceed the amount approved by the Board annually.

    Composition

    Three (3) members chosen by the President/Board Chair each year in August.

Awards Committee

  • Awards Committee Details

    Product

    Product: Recommendations presented for the Board’s approval each year in April, for categories and recipients of SCPhA’s annual awards.

    Authority

    To incur costs not to exceed the amount approved by the Board annually.

    Composition

    Chaired by the Immediate Past President. May include all, but must include at least three (3) of the previous year’s award recipients.