1998 Handbook on Committees

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION
A. A Letter from the President

B. Types of Committees

C. The Committee Web Page

II. COMMITTEE STANDARDS AND PRACTICES

A. Authority

B. Committee Advisory Panel (CAP)

1. Mandate

2. Composition

3. The Committee Coordinator

C. The Role of Committees
1. Responsibilities

2. Procedure for Recommendations

3. Procedure for Projects

4. Committee Self-Rule and Regulation

5. Formation of New Committees

6. CAP Bi-annual Review of each Standing Committee

D. Election of Committee Officers

E. Chairperson Responsibilities

1. Parliamentary Procedure

2. Annual Committee Caucus

F. Vice Chair Responsibilities

G. Secretary Responsibilities

H. Committee Membership

1. Responsibilities

2. WGA Member Status and Eligibility for Committee Involvement

3. How to Get Involved

I. Staff Liaison Responsibilities

J. Committee Budgets

K. The Image of the Writer

1. Writers Image Campaign Committee (WICC)

2. Master Calendar Form

3. Board Policy on Writing Seminars

L. Recognition of Service

III. ACTIVE WGA COMMITTEES

A. Open Committees

B. Board-Appointed Committees

C. Constitutional Committees