Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available


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An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2021–22 Board of Directors:

1.3.2. Functional Descriptions of Officers and Board Members – Housekeeping updates to the Duties of the President, Duties of the President-Elect, Duties of the Treasurer, and Duties of the Secretary.

3.1.3.17. Designated Safe Person – Addition of a Designated Safe Person (under 3. Meetings and Educational Outreach, 3.1. Annual Meeting, 3.1.3. Program Authority).

3.3.3. Approval of Executive Committee Actions and 3.4.1. Preparation of Minutes – Clarification regarding drafting of minutes from Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings.

6.5. Ethics Committee Rules and Procedures – Housekeeping edits, clarification, and procedural updates to 6.5.3.1. Confidentiality/Disclosure of Information, 6.5.3.2.1. Jurisdiction, 6.5.3.3. Conflicts of Interest, 6.5.3.4. Expenses, 6.5.3.5. Records, 6.5.3.7. Acceptance of the Code of Ethics, 6.5.3.8. Authorized Delivery, 6.5.3.9. Deadlines, 6.5.4.1. Preliminary Determinations, 6.5.4.2. Notice of Preliminary Investigations, 6.5.4.3. Preliminary Investigations, 6.5.5. Consultation with Subject Matter Experts, 6.5.6.1. Appointment of Investigator and Presenter, 6.5.6.2. Scheduling, 6.5.6.3. Notice, 6.5.6.5. Hearing Procedures, 6.5.6.6. Composition of Panel, 6.5.6.7. Decisions, 6.5.7. Board Procedures, and 6.5.10.2. Reinstatement of Suspended Members or Affiliates.

6.9.1. International Affairs Committee Composition – Increase in number of committee members from ten to twelve.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director Kimberly Wrasse (kwrasse@aafs.org).