Committee Descriptions

NASW WA State Chapter Committees

Chapter Ethics Committee (Formerly Professional Review Committee)
The Chapter Ethics Committee shall be responsible for hearing and determining complaints filed in accord with the Association’s policy for adjudication of grievances.  The Chapter Ethics Committee receives and processes complaints regarding unethical conduct by individual members of NASW, an agency’s violation of personnel standards in social work, and an agency’s imposition of limitations or penalties for professional action on behalf of clients.  In each instance, the CEC is empowered to recommend sanctions.  The Chapter Executive Committee must approve all findings of the committee.  The CEC shall be composed of a minimum of five members representing at least three Regions and are appointed by the Chapter President.  The terms are two years and staggered.

Committee on Diversity
The Committee on Diversity members participate in identifying issues, events, and programs on diversity that impact the Association and it members.  Each member on the Committee on Diversity serves a two year term in office (with one half of the positions being filed every year), attends all meetings of the Committee on Diversity, and participates in the decision making process.  The Committee shall be composed of a minimum of five members representing at least three Regions and are appointed by the Chapter President.  The Committee Chair is elected from the Committee by the Committee members.  The Committee Chapter reports to the VP of Diversity who is a member of the Chapter Board of Directors.

Nominations Leadership Identification Committee
The Nominations Leadership Identification Committee (NLIC) duties are to select at least two candidates for each state wide position such as Chapter officers, Board members, and NLIC members and Delegates.  The candidates shall be selected so as to guarantee that candidates reflect the population concentrations, geographic distribution, ethnic minority distribution, gender distribution, students and special interests of the membership.  The committee is also responsible for assuring the Regions recommend such nominees as may be required for Regional positions and to adopt such operating procedures and make such recommendations to the Board as to assure the orderly and equitable conduct of the election process.  The NLIC will be comprised of one member from each Chapter Region for a two year term.  The members of the Committee shall be elected by the members of their own Region.  The Chair shall be elected from the members of the committee.

Legislative Action Committee
The Legislative Action Committee sets the legislative priorities and assists the contract lobbyist in carrying out the legislative programs approved by the Chapter Board of Directors.  The duties of the Legislative Action Committee are to review legislation before the State Legislature and determine the position the Chapter will take on the legislation and develop a legislative agenda for the Chapter that could include introduction of legislation that benefits NASW members.  The Legislative Action Committee will be comprised of one member from each Region, appointed by the Chapter President, and serve a two year staggered term.

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