ACGIH® Organizational Chart
ACGIH® is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(6)
corporation. The following organizational chart may be helpful
to you. Note that the Board of Directors is responsible to the ACGIH® Membership.
In turn, the Committee Chairs and the Executive Director are accountable
to the Board of Directors. Finally, committee members are accountable
to Committee Chairs and Staff members to the Executive Director.
The dashed lines
show the relationships between Committee Chairs, committee members, and
the Staff. The dashed lines represent a staff relationship rather than
a direct line authority relationship. This is important for purposes of
management and coordination. Staff members, even those assigned to serve
as Staff to a particular committee, do not work directly for the committee.
Nor are they accountable to the committee. As a result, committees do
not have the authority to "direct" Staff to undertake work, but only to
"request" that they do so. With very few exceptions, all such "requests"
will, of course, be fulfilled in a timely manner. At times, however, competing
priorities from other committees, the Board of Directors, or the Executive
Director, may cause such "requests" to be delayed, deferred, or transferred
to another source so that the wishes of the committee and the best interests
of ACGIH® are met.
and committee members are encouraged to interrelate with Staff at all
levels, but at the same time, to be aware of the need and advisability
of official reporting relationships.
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