ARMA InternationalARMA International Governance Current Policies and Procedures

Part 3 – ASSOCIATION & HEADQUARTERS

 

SECTION:  General Administration

 

POL 3-005

Disciplinary action

 

Effective date:  July 1, 2009

Approval date:  May 3, 2009

Last revised: May 3, 2009

Cancelled date:

Reference: Bylaw I, Sec.5,

BD 09/1983, 03/1990, 07/1993, 03/1995

Cross reference: POL 3-004

 

POLICY

 

The Board of Directors of ARMA International, for good cause and at its discretion, may censure, suspend or expel an Association member.  In addition, the Board of Directors, for good cause and at its discretion, may remove an officer from office or may censure, suspend or expel an officer or Board member from the Board of Directors.

 

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

Definitions

 

Censure is a public reprimand for inappropriate behavior.  The manner and method of censure is within the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.  The decision to censure may be communicated to members of the Association.

 Suspension is a temporary removal from membership.  The length and term of suspension is within the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.  During the period of suspension the suspended person has only those rights and privileges as the Board of Directors may designate.  Upon the expiration of the suspension period, the suspended person is restored to all of his or her rights and privileges unless otherwise communicated by the Board of Directors in the suspension decision.  

 Expulsion from membership is permanent. Expulsion of an officer from the Board of Directors is permanent.  Expulsion or removal of a member or an officer/member of the Board of Directors is perpetual, except that the Board of Directors, in its sole discretion, may set forth a length of time that must pass before the person so expelled or removed may apply for membership in ARMA International. 

 

Censure, suspend or expel a member

 

a) Good cause: Violation of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or Policies and Procedures; failure, refusal or neglect of a member to satisfy, within a designated or reasonable time, a debt due to ARMA International by the member; or conduct unbecoming of a member or conduct inimical to the welfare of ARMA International. 

 

b) Principles of the Code of Professional Responsibility (see POL 3-003) may be considered in conjunction with infractions.

 

c) The decision by the Board of Directors not to renew the membership of a member will be deemed an expulsion of that member. 

 

d) The decision to censure or suspend a member is effective upon a majority vote of the Board of Directors.  The decision to expel a member is effective upon a two thirds vote of the Board of Directors.

 

 

Censure, suspend or expel an officer or a member of the Board of Directors

 

 

 a)  Good cause: Violation of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or Policies and Procedures; dereliction of duty; conduct unbecoming a Board member or officer, or conduct inimical to the welfare of aRMA International.

 

b)  The Board of Directors may censure, suspend or expel an officer or a Board member from the Board of Directors without such action affecting the Association membership of the person concerned. 

 

c)  The decision to censure or to suspend an officer or member of the Board of Directors from the Board is effective upon a vote of the Board of Directors. The decision to remove an officer from office or expel a member of the Board of Directors from the Board is effective upon a two-thirds vote of members of the Board who are qualified to vote at any regular or special meeting.

 


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