Our Society Operating Guidelines describe in detail the manner in which American Society of Safety Professionals is structured and governed. They are intended to accompany and be consistent with ASSP bylaws.

Section 1: Management Organization

1.1 Organizational Structure

1.2 House of Delegates

1.3 Board of Directors

1.4 Board of Directors - Position Descriptions

1.5 Councils

1.6 Regional Organization

1.9 Society Staff

Section 2: Society Policies

2.2 Policy Statement Management

2.3 Representation of and Commitments on Behalf of the Society

2.4 Smoking

2.5 Anti-Harassment

2.6 Policy and Procedures on Conflicts of Interest (Record of Disclosure Form)

2.7 Intersociety Relations Operating Procedures

Section 3: Society Operations

3.4 Travel Expenses (Check Request) (Travel Expense Verification) (Travel Expense Report)

Section 4: House of Delegates Operations

4.1 House of Delegates Operating Procedures

Section 5: Board of Directors Operations

5.1 Board Reports and Briefing Book (Standard Report Formats)

5.2 Board Meetings (Sample Agenda) (Motion/Recommendation/Proposal Form)

5.3 Motion Log (Board Motion Log)

5.4 Board Orientation (Sample Agenda)

5.8 Appointment Procedures for Board Committees and Task Forces

5.9 Removal of an Elected Officer from Office

5.10 Email Motions Procedure

Section 6: Board Committee Operations

Executive Committee

6.1 Executive Committee Operating Procedures (Sample Agenda)

6.2 Decision Procedures for Invitation Acceptance

Finance Committee

6.11 Operating Procedures

6.11A - Operating Funds

6.12 Investment Policy

6.13 The Business Planning and Budgeting Process

6.13A Development Fund Process

6.14 Budget Exceptions by the Finance Committee

6.15 Risk Management Subcommittee Operating Procedures

6.18 Staff Compensation Committee

6.19 CPI & Dues

Nominating and Elections Committee

6.31 Nomination and Election of Society Officers

6.33 Criteria for Candidates for Society Office

6.34 Accountability for Elected Officers (Accountability Letters - Society Level)

6.35 Rules for Campaigning After Nomination for Society Office

Professional Conduct Committee

6.51 Operating Procedures

6.52 Code of Professional Conduct

Bylaws Committee

6.61 Operating Procedures

Section 7: Council Operations

7.1 Congress of Councils Operating Procedures (Standard Report Format)

7.2 Award for Innovation in Safety Management

Section 8: Council on Region Affairs

8.1 Council on Region Affairs Operating Procedures (Report Format)

8.3 Region Operating Procedures

8.6 ASSP Diversity Policy

8.8 Region Assessments

8.9 Chapter Dues

8.10 Maintenance of Chapter Charter

8.12 Establishing a Chapter Partnership

Section 9: Council on Professional Development

9.1 Council on Professional Development Operating Procedures

9.3 PDC Planning Committee Operating Procedures (Program Development Guidelines) (Moderator Guidelines)

9.3.1 Host Chapter Guidelines

9.4 Technical Publications Advisory Committee Operating Procedures (Concept/Project Review Process)

9.5 Editorial Board Operating Manual

9.7 Continuing Education Units

Section 10: Council on Professional Affairs

10.1 Council on Professional Affairs Operating Procedures

10.2 Professional and Educational Standards Committee Operating Procedures

10.4 Technical and Professional Recognition Committee Operating Procedures

10.5 Governmental Affairs Committee Operating Procedures

Section 11: Council on Practices and Standards

11.1 Council on Practices and Standards

11.2 Model Practice Specialty and Common Interest Group Operating Procedures

11.3 Practice Specialty and Common Interest Group Formation and Dissolution

Section 12: Society Staff

12.2 Executive Director Annual Performance Review (Annual Evaluation Form)


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