Magazine article Information Management

Decisions of the Board of Directors

Magazine article Information Management

Decisions of the Board of Directors

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The following is a recap of the decisions made by the ARMA International Board of Directors during its April meeting.

Administrative Letters

The board reviewed and approved changes to the following policy administrative letters (ALs). These and all ALs are available in the Governance and Administration section of the Online Member Resources area (www.arma.org/admin_letters/index.cfm).

* Outside Directors AL #110

* Industry Specific Group Program AL #140

* Committee Structure and Operations AL #300 (new)

* Internal and Financial Audits AL #311

* The Financial Planning Committee AL #313

* Executive Director Compensation Committee AL #328 (new)

* SAA/ARMA Accord AL #802

Committee Structure Review

The board approved the formation of a task force to review and evaluate the existing committee structure to ensure it adequately serves the association's needs. The task force will report back to the board in October.

Board Size and Make-up

During its September 2002 meeting, the board tabled a discussion on the feasibility of reducing its size and make-up until its April meeting pending more information. In April, the initiators of the discussion pulled the item, citing a desire to ensure a larger pool of potential president-elect candidates in the future.

Establishment of a Communications Working Committee

Based largely on the success and benefit the Communications Task Force has brought to the members, leaders, and staff of the association, the board approved making the task force a formal working committee.

Industry Specific Group (ISG) Program Update

In October 2002, the board created a task force to "study how to maximize the ISG program based on the new dues structure and member survey results." The board accepted the task force's recommendations to structure the ISGs to focus on the development of industry-specific content. The board also directed the task force to continue intact until the board's October meeting to assist in the creation of a communications plan and general roll out of the revised program.

ICRM Proposal

In February, the board approved a proposal to the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) regarding the development of electronic records credentialing; the ICRM accepted the proposal in March. In accordance with the proposal, a special joint task force is being formed to define the body of knowledge. The task force will report back to the ARMA and ICRM boards in October.

Member Relations Committee (MRC) Proposal

The board endorsed the proposed LINC program, whereby chapters can "adopt" an international member by paying the member's dues for one year and, in exchange, receive written articles for publication in their chapter newsletters. …

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