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The board of directors develops and updates the mission, strategic core and strategic directions for RAPS; establishes policy, directs the activities of the elected officials and committees; and approves all action pertaining to the business of RAPS.
The board meets three to four times per year, with half-day to one-day meetings, and conducts other business through teleconference and/or electronic communications. Members of the board must be able to allocate appropriate time and attention to the work of the board and to work on behalf of RAPS without regard to personal gain. Where possible, board members are encouraged to support some travel expenses with their employer’s support.
The Chairman is the chief elected official of RAPS and will preside at all membership, Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. The Chairman cannot be re-elected to serve as an Officer or Director of RAPS following the completion of the term as Chairman.
The President of RAPS will assume without election the office of Chairman at the expiration of the term of the incumbent. In the absence of the Chairman, the President will preside at meetings of the membership, Board of Directors or Executive Committee and will perform other duties, as assigned by the Chairman.
The President-elect will assume without election the office of President at the expiration of the term of the incumbent. The President-elect is responsible for becoming acquainted with the functions of the President and Chairman and performing other duties, as assigned by the Chairman.
The Treasurer will review the financial status of RAPS at least quarterly and will ensure all financial processes follow good business practice. The Treasurer will chair the Finance Committee and will report on financial status at every meeting of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer is authorized to sign all legal documents requiring the signature of a Board Officer.
Directors, along with the officers, are responsible for identifying strategic opportunities and directions RAPS and the profession, assuring the operational integrity and effectiveness of the organizations, developing policies, and promoting and representing RAPS and the profession. Directors serve a three year term and may be re-nominated to a second term.
Directors must have demonstrated regulatory expertise and experience and be able to identify and articulate opportunities for the profession and RAPS. Directors should be able to contribute to developing strategic directions of the organizations as well as assessing the effectiveness of operations and finances.