Chapter I: The Council
(a) The President's term shall begin and he or she shall assume office at the end of the program of the Annual Meeting in the calendar year following his or her election as President-Elect, or immediately upon notification by the Executive Director of his or her succession to the Presidency under one of the conditions in 2.2(b).
(b) "In case of death, resignation, or inability of the President to perform the duties of his or her office, the President-Elect shall immediately succeed him or her and shall be President for the remainder of the term unless that is less than four months, in which case he or she shall serve out the unexpired term and one additional year" (Constitution, VI, 3).
(a) The President-Elect's term shall begin and he or she shall assume office when the Election Committee has certified his or her election to the Executive Director.
(b) The President-Elect's term shall end when he or she becomes President as specified in Chapter I, Section 2.2.
(a) The terms of the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall begin and they shall assume office when the Election Committee has certified their election to the Executive Director.
(b) The terms of the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall end when the Election Committee has certified the election of their successors to the Executive Director.
(a) The terms of new members of the Council shall begin and they shall assume office when the Election Committee certifies their election and the terms for which they have been elected to the Executive Director.
(b) The terms of outgoing Council members shall end when the Election Committee certifies the election of their successors to the Executive Director.
(a) Tourist or economy air fare (where available), train fare, or mileage and related costs for travel in private automobiles.
(b) Hotel room charges.
(c) Restaurant charges.
(d) Taxi fares.
(a) A brief statement of the policy issues involved.
(b) A proposed budget presenting the estimated costs of the proposed program.
(c) Suggested sources of funds to support the program.
Chapter II: Appointive Society Officers and Representatives
(a) "The Executive Director of the Society shall be appointed by the Council, after it hears the recommendations of the President. (The Executive Director) shall have (a term) fixed by the Council and shall be eligible for reappointment" (VII, 1).
(b) The Council shall appoint the Executive Director for a term of six years.
(c) The salary and other terms of the appointment shall be stipulated in a contract proposed jointly by the President and the person recommended for appointment as Executive Director. The contract shall be presented to the Council and shall become operative when approved by the Council and signed by the President and the person appointed as Executive Director.
(d) At least once every two years, the president, president-elect and treasurer, after gathering comparable data, shall review the salary of the Executive Director and, if they deem it advisable, recommend to the Administrative Committee an increase above the cost-of-living adjustment approved by the Council. The same procedure will be followed in those special circumstances when it is inappropriate for the Executive Director to set the salary of an employee.
(a) The Executive Director shall be the chief administrative officer of the society.
(b) The Executive Director shall:
1. Have charge of the National Administrative Office;
2. Assist the President and the Administrative Committee in preparing the annual budget;
3. Have custody of the Society's funds, discharge its financial obligations, and arrange for an annual independent audit of the Society's accounts;
4. Formulate plans and policies for the Society and submit them to the Administrative Committee for its consideration;
5. Provide information and assistance to the President, the Administrative Committee, the Council, and to the members of the Society;
6. Prepare an annual report on the activities of the Society for presentation to the Annual Meeting of members;
7. Arrange for the editing and publishing of all publications authorized by the Council; and
8. Perform such other duties as the President, the Administrative Committee, or the Council may direct.
(a) "The Managing Editor shall be appointed by the Council, after it hears the recommendation of the President. The Managing Editor of the Society's Journals) shall have (a term fixed by the Council; and be eligible for reappointment". (VIII, 1).
(b)The President, in consultation with an ad hoc search committee selected by the procedures stipulated in Chapter V, 1.2(h), shall review candidates for the post of Managing Editor of the Society and shall recommend one to the Council for appointment.
(c) It shall be Council policy to appoint a Managing Editor for a total of not more than five years. The Council shall stipulate the salary and other conditions of the Managing Editor's appointment at the time of appointment.
(d) If a vacancy occurs during the Managing Editor's term, the President shall, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint an acting Managing Editor until the office is filled.
(a) The Managing Editor of the Society shall have the final responsibility for the Society's editorial content.
(b) The Managing Editor shall be responsible for deciding how manuscripts for articles, research notes, book reviews, book notes, and communications shall be reviewed; for deciding which manuscripts will be published; for determining the journal's format; for keeping the journal's editorial costs within the limits authorized by the Council; and for reporting annually to the Society's members on the journal's affairs.
(a) The President-Elect shall appoint a Chairperson-Designate of the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting to be held during the President-Elect's term as President, to take office on appointment.
(b) The Chairperson-Designate shall become Chairperson of the Program Committee, including membership on the Council, on the first day after the close of the Annual Meeting whose program was organized by his or her predecessor, and terminate at the end of the last day of the Annual Meeting whose program he or she organized.
The Chairperson and Chairperson-Designate of the Program Committee shall, within the rules and guidelines made by the Council, be responsible for the organization of all aspects of the Annual Meeting.
Chapter III: Constitutional Committees
(a)The Administrative Committee shall consist of the Executive Directory of the Society and 3 elected members of the Council.
(b)No appointed officer shall be eligible to serve on the Committee.
The Administrative Committee shall:
a) Call Council meetings in addition to those called by the Council itself whenever in the Committee's judgment such a meeting is desirable.
b) Solicit suggestions for agenda items from Council members and prepare the agenda for each Council meeting.
c) Prepare the agenda for the Annual Business Meeting.
d) Recommend the annual budget for action by the Council.
e) Make special appropriations from the contingency funds under the conditions stated in Chapter III, 11.3.
f) On behalf of the Council, dispose of policy issues deemed of insufficient weight to require decisions by the Council.
g) On its own initiative or as directed by the Council, from time to time commission reviews and evaluations of Society programs and relationships with other organizations.
h) On the recommendation of the President, establish ad hoc advisory committees, advise and consent to the appointment of their members, and fund them by appropriations from the contingency fund.
a) The Administrative Committee shall deliver to each member of the Council at least one week prior to each Council meeting a written report of its actions taken under 1.2(e) and (h).
b) The Council shall question and discuss any items in this report it chooses, and no action taken by the Administrative Committee under 1.2(e), (f) and (h) shall become Society policy if specifically disapproved by the Council.