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Comprised of nearly 1,000 businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations, ANSI represents the diverse interests of more than 120,000 entities and 3.2 million professionals worldwide. The Board of Directors is comprised of approximately 40 representatives of the ANSI membership and is responsible for governance oversight of the issues, properties and affairs of the Institute. The ANSI Member Forums represent the voice of their respective membership segments in the Institute, providing a venue for dialogue on global standards and conformity assessment issues and a unique opportunity to network with representatives of other ANSI members. The Executive Committee has the power to act for the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the Executive Committee shall present a report on any such actions to the Board. The main duty of the Audit Committee is to maintain a continuing review of the internal controls and audit affairs of the Institute. Using this information, it is the committee’s duty to make appropriate recommendations to the Board or the Executive Committee regarding internal control and audit matters. Comprised of a diverse cross-section of Board representatives, the NC oversees the nomination of ANSI members for seats on the ANSI Board of Directors, as well as candidates for chairman and vice-chairmen positions. The Finance Committee maintains a continuing review of the financial affairs of the Institute and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors or to the Executive Committee of the Board. The Board Officers comprise the current chairman of the board, the immediate past chairman, the vice-chairmen, and the ANSI president and CEO. Follow this link for biographical information. All ANSI members have the opportunity to participate in the policy-setting committees established to provide the strategic direction for defined program areas. The CMF provides a venue for ANSI members representing the broad spectrum of U.S. industry to discuss national, regional and global standards and conformity assessment issues and collectively shape and influence U.S. policy in the domestic and international arena. The CIF promotes the education of consumers regarding the activities of ANSI and the standards development community and facilitates the representation of consumer interests in voluntary standards and conformity assessment activities. The GMF provides a forum for government executives at all levels to discuss standards and conformity assessment issues as they relate to government agencies and their missions and objectives. The OMF provides a forum for U.S. professional societies, trade associations, standards developers and academia to come together to discuss national and international standards and conformity assessment issues of interest. Each Institute Program Oversight and Standing Committee is responsible for the operational aspects of a particular ANSI program or service and reports to one of the Institute Policy Committees or Councils described above. The CAPC is responsible for broad-based policy and position decisions on national, regional and international conformity assessment issues. This includes receiving policy recommendations from ACC, PCAC and ACAC committees. The Intellectual Property Rights Committee is responsible for broad-based policy and position decisions regarding national, regional and international property matters, including the global trade aspects of such matters. The NPC is responsible for broad-based policy and position decisions regarding national standards development process issues, government relations and public policy issues. The COE is responsible for all Institute initiatives related to standards and conformity assessment education and outreach, as well as fulfilling the objectives of the National Standards Strategy. The AIC is responsible for developing ANSI policy positions on issues exclusive to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as preparing ANSI delegations to the ISO General Assembly, ISO Council and ISO Technical Management Board (ISO/TMB). The IPC is responsible for broad-based policy and position decisions on international and regional standards, public policy and related issues that are not exclusively related to either ISO or IEC. The RSC-EMEA was created in an effort to broaden the participation of ANSI in the development of policy positions regarding regional standards and conformity assessment activities relating to the European, Middle Eastern and African regions. The RSC-AP was created to broaden the participation of ANSI in the development of policy positions regarding regional standards and conformity assessment activities relating to the Asia Pacific region. The main focus of the TMC is to manage the technical work of the USNC and to represent the interests of the U.S. at the Standardization Management Board (SMB) level in IEC. The USNC IEC Council coordinates the U.S. involvement in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and other electrotechnical bodies associated with the IEC. It also coordinates USNC activities with appropriate standards boards to promote consistency between those international and national activities that fall within the scope of the IEC. The ICAC is the U.S. interface to the ISO Council Committee on Conformity Assessment (ISO CASCO), the international group responsible for standards and guides related to the effective operation of conformity assessment bodies and activities. The PCAC is responsible for accrediting personnel certification bodies in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 and IAF Guidance. The ACC is responsible for the operational aspects of the ANSI Accreditation program for certification programs, including program development and evaluation. The Appeals Board considers appeals by directly and materially affected persons (organizations, companies, government agencies, individual, etc.) who believe they have been, or will be, adversely affected by a decision of ANSI, whether in the form of action or inaction. The Appeals Board is the final level of appeal at ANSI. The BSR is responsible for the approval and withdrawal of American National Standards, and for hearing appeals of its decisions. The ExSC is responsible for the procedures and criteria for national and international standards development activities of the Institute, and accredits national standards developers and U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to ISO. The ANSI ExSC hears appeals related to its areas of responsibility. The ANSI ISO Forum is responsible for formulating ANSI positions on technical coordination and procedural issues of the ISO Technical Management Board. The three Regional Standing Committees are venues for the participation of ANSI members in policy position development regarding standards and conformity assessment activities in regional standards bodies. The RSC-A was created in an effort to broaden the participation of ANSI in the development of policy positions regarding regional standards and conformity assessment activities on matters relating to the Americas.

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