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NASW Illinois Chapter committees are mandated per the association bylaws (Article IX, Section B). The committees focus on the long‐term needs of the association as identified by the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors and the strategic plan. A committee must have a direct charge from the board of directors to accomplish long-term and ongoing needs of the board.
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The Executive Committee is responsible for chapter affairs between NASW Illinois Board of Director's meetings. The committee consists of the chapter president, president-elect, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and two members at-large.
The Finance Committee consists of the chapter treasurer and selected members who review the financial reports of the association.
The Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identity (CCNLI) is responsible for conducting the chapter's nominations, selection, and election process in accordance with the Standards for NASW Chapter Nominations and Elections.
The Chapter Ethics Committee considers complaints of alleged violations of the NASW Code of Ethics, an employer's personnel standards, or the right of social workers to professional action on behalf of clients. The committee maintains a phone intake "warm line" that assists social workers with ethical issues they confront in everyday practice. Have a question about ethics? See the Ethics page for more information.
Provides opportunities for professional growth and cross-cultural exchange while addressing issues and policies of the chapter with respect to its diverse membership.
The NASW Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC) helps to elect candidates to public office who support legislation and policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession and the needs of those who are served by the social work profession in the NASW Illinos Chapter. The NASW Illinois PAC promotes NASW legislative policies through political action and or/through support of candidates as well as promotes political education and full participation in the electorial political process among NASW Illinois members.
The Legislative Committee recommends the annual legislative agenda to the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors (approved at the November board of directors meeting) and works with NASW Illinois legislative consultant and executive director in responding to legislation.