LOPSA Policies/Committees

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Policy approved by the Board on 31 July 2005.

Policy amended on 8 August 2005. Policy amended on 21 November 2005.

The report or recommendation of any Committee shall not be binding upon the Board.

The Board shall establish the following committees:

Board level committees

Name Chair Secondary Description Disposition Contains subcommittee(s)
Development Kacoroski Involve no entangling commitments. Develop development policy, plan, kit, identify and ask candidates, fund-raise
Note: though the President will often have development duties (e.g., hobnobbing, etc.) that doesn't mean the President must chair this committee.
Standing As required
Partnership & Liaison Atom Powers George Beech Involve mutual commitments and relationships. Liaise with USENIX and other partners on contract, etc. Conflict resolution. Standing As required
Leadership Warner Moore Ski Kacoroski (Liaison) Develop leadership skills. Board induction. Volunteer cultivation. Election slates. Standing (per Bylaws) None
Policy As needed Draft policy manual for Board approval.
May be "Committee of the Whole".
Ad-hoc None.
Communications Paul English Kacoroski Oversight of all communications to members and external parties. Drafting of communications policy. Standing None.
Membership development Steve VanDevender Matt Simmons Investigate growing the membership. Develop Membership classes and policy. Recommend whether standing committee is needed. Ad-hoc None.
Finance Committee Disney Financial oversight Standing None.

Program committees

Name Chair Secondary Liaison Description Disposition Subcommittee(s)
Awards Annual Contribution to the Profession award; Yerkes award. Annual Maybe (one for each award?)
Conference Planning Bilancio John Boris Plan our robust ubiquitous presence at LISA. Posters, BOFs, everything. In future, will handle all conferences. Standing One for each conference
Locals Thomas Uphill John Boris Investigate Locals program. Ad-hoc None.
Technical Services George Beech Steve VanDevender Deliver and manage online services and other technology. Standing Email/Website transition team
Content Services Kacoroski LOPSAGram; Magazine; Journal; etc. Standing (One for each publication)
Mentorship Program Edward D'Azzo-Caisser John Boris Beech Mentorship Program Standing None.
Educators and Training Program Steve VanDevender Atom Powers Educator Program, Speakers Bureau Standing None.