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Governance

Goals:

  • Comply with federal and sate laws
  • Mitigate Risk
  • Keep intitute, state and local strategic plans up to date and aligned.
  • Develop visionary leaders­ to serve at institute, state and local levels

Requirement: Adopt and comply with written policies on whistleblower protection, conflicts of interest and records retention and destruction, and (for staffed components) review of executive director compensation and benefits. Adopt and comply with a policy on joint ventures, if the component participates in them. (The IRS states that such policies can improve tax compliance and prevent activity that is inconsistent with tax-exempt status.)

Documentation: Provide a copy of the component's policies on whistleblower protection, conflicts of interest and records retention and destruction and (for staff components) compensation benefits reviews for the executive director. If the component engages in joint ventures, provide a copy of the component's policy on joint ventures.

AIA Florida Resources:

Requirement: Comply with AIA's policies on antitrust and sexual harrassment. Adopt the institute's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

Documentation: Describe how the component complies with and educates its leadership and members about the antitrust compliance and sexual harassment policies. Describe how components upholds the institute's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

Requirement: Review and update bylaws at least once every 10 years using the AIA Model Component Bylaws as a guide. Submit bylaws to AIA's General Counsel for review as they are created or amended.

Documentation: Provide a copy of current bylaws with the date they were last amended.

  • AIA Model Bylaws

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