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SIG RESPONSIBILITIES

MAY 2017

Once a SIG has been accepted by CAPM, the CAPM bylaws and general operating procedures describe the following basic responsibilities and activities of SIGs:

  • The SIG must elect its executive with at least 3 officers, all who are active members of CAPM. SIG shall elect their own officers using the principle of one vote per member
  • All SIG members must be members of CAPM and the SIG membership database is maintained by CAPM
  • Each SIG must submit an annual report to the CAPM Secretary describing meetings held, publications, financial affairs, list of members, and other matters as appropriate
  • SIGs may offer suggestions to the CAPM Scientific Program Committee and CAPM task forces.
  • SIGs or SIG members may not enter into a contract or agreement binding CAPM
  • SIGs or SIG members may not purport to speak on behalf of CAPM
  • SIG bylaws or operating procedures must provide that all debits and liabilities incurred by the SIG are the sole responsibility of the SIG and not the responsibility of CAPM
  • SIG meetings shall not conflict with the AGM or conferences or courses of the Academy
  • SIG meetings must be open to all interested CAPM members on a space-available basis
  • SIGs may use CAPM office services at a negotiated fee
  • If the SIG collects dues from SIG members, the SIG dues are collected at the same time as payment of annual CAPM membership dues and recorded in separate accounts which are solely under the control of the SIG leadership.
  • SIGs are supplied with quarterly financial reports by the CAPM office
  • SIG funds are distributed by CAPM only with approval of the SIG treasurer and the SIG president (or other Executive); approval by two SIG principals is required
  • It is the expectation of CAPM that a SIG publishes at least two newsletters in a 12-month period and/or contribute to the CAPM newsletters.
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