The National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG) provides views and propose policies regarding national standards and conformity assessment issues, including related public policy issues. The NPAG responds to requests for input from time to time from the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, other PAGS, and Member Forums. The NPAG reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and follows the Operating Procedures of the National Policy Advisory Group.
The NPAG is also responsible for reviewing and formulating ANSI positions in connection with ANSI government-related activities. In addition to activities related to Congress, federal agencies and state and local governments, the NPAG is responsible for formulating and approving ANSI's role in connection with outside organizations and coalitions which may be useful in achieving ANSI’s objectives.
The NPAG may recommend policies or positions to the ANSI Board of Directors for approval, as necessary.
The Committee on Education (CoE) is a standing committee of the NPAG which, among other things, oversees all Institute initiatives related to standards education and outreach.
IPAG-NPAG Joint Task Force on Conformity Assessment
The IPAG-NPAG Joint Task Force on Conformity Assessment is a collaborative activity of the ANSI International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)
and National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG). The scope of the task force is to provide a user perspective on emerging issues, informed by advice and input from conformity assessment (CA) service providers; to consider the potential impact of an increasingly complex standardization environment; and provide advice to the IPAG and NPAG.