ARMA InternationalARMA International Governance Current Policies and Procedures



SECTION:  General Administration


POL 1-015

Bylaws of ARMA International


Effective date: July 18, 2013

Approval date: July 18, 2013

Last revised: June 29, 2012

Cancelled date: 



04/1999, 06/2001, 08/2001, 09/2002, 10/2003, 04/2004, 7/2009, 6/2011, 7/2012, 4/12, 6/12

Cross reference: POL 1-010, POL 1-014




As a not for profit entity incorporated under the name “The Association of Records Managers and Administrators” under the laws of the State of Kansas and tax exempt under the United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(6), ARMA International is operated in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and other relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.





1.                The bylaws establish an operational foundation for fairness and impartiality for all members in all association activities.


2.                The bylaws set forth the fundamental aspects of the corporation’s operations that do not change frequently and therefore the bylaws should not include items that are subject to being changed more frequently.


3.                The Board of Directors of ARMA International has the power to alter, amend or repeal the bylaws of the association.


4.                A two-thirds vote of the board of directors is required for adoption of any amendment to the bylaws.


5.                The board of directors should have a working knowledge of the bylaws under which it is responsible for directing the operation of the Association.


6.                The board and the chief executive officer (CEO) have a joint responsibility to ensure that the association adheres to the Bylaws.


Questions about previous Policies & Procedures? Contact Connie Hardy, Corporate Secretary.