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Management Policy

The Management Policy committee is concerned with oversight of the overall governance structure of the NPA, including the corporate charter, by-laws and policy statements related to organizational and business management of the the NPA.   The committee is responsive to direction from the Board to evaluate or revise current organizational or business related policies or develop new policies.  The committee may also originate and recommend new policies to the Board.  

Science Policy

The Science Policy committee is concerned with oversight of  NPA positions and policies involving scientific matters.  Such matters include definition of scientific domains considered to be within the NPA mission, development of quality screening criteria for works to be included in the Proceedings of the NPA and response to inquiries of a scientific nature from members or the general public.  The committee is responsive to direction from the Board to evaluate or revise current science related policies or develop new policies.  The committee may also originate and recommend new policies to the Board.  

Conference

The Conference committee is concerned with oversight of planning and execution of NPA sponsored conferences.  The committee is responsible to recommend date, location, duration, presentation schedule, special events and fees associated with the conference. The committee is responsive to direction from the Board to evaluate or revise conference plans and policies or develop new plans.  The committee may also originate and recommend new plans and policies to the Board.

Internet & Database

The Internet & Database committee is concerned with oversight of development and maintenance of the overall NPA internet presence and the underlying database of member information and member works.  The committee is responsible to determine the theme, style and content of NPA websites, approve external links to related sites and ensure that website content is in conformance with NPA Guidelines for Published Works.  The committee is responsive to direction from the Board to evaluate or revise internet related website and database development, maintenance and security plans and policies.   The committee may also originate and recommend new plans and policies to the Board.

Proceedings

The Proceedings committee is concerned with oversight of collection, screening, formatting and publication of the annual Proceedings of the NPA.  The committee is responsible to ensure that all works included in the Proceedings are in compliance with NPA Guidelines for Published works and Board approved guidance from the Science Policy committee regarding quality screening criteria for works.  The committee is responsive to direction from the Board to evaluate or revise Proceedings related plans and policies.   The committee may also originate and recommend new plans and policies to the Board.

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