Ethics Committee Volunteers Needed


RWA is looking for volunteers for the Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee is tasked with reviewing, investigating, and providing recommendations to the Board for complaints filed pursuant to the Code of Ethics, and handling any election challenges. Note that this committee does not review complaints against Industry Professionals.

General members, Honorary members, and Lifetime Achievement Award winners are eligible to serve on this committee. Ideal candidates are individuals who can review complaints fairly, by keeping an open mind during the review process in order to make decisions based on established policies and the facts related to each complaint. 
 
Members of the Ethics Committee are appointed by the Board to serve a two-year term, and the committee is required to have a minimum of 10 members at all times. Complaints received by RWA are reviewed by a panel usually consisting of 5 individuals selected from the pool of committee members. Our current goal is to add 8 to 10 members to the existing committee so that RWA will always have a full contingent of qualified members to serve. Due to the sensitive nature of all complaints, committee members are required to sign confidentiality agreements. Identities of committee members are known only by the board, RWA’s staff, and other members of the Ethics Committee.

Committee members will be selected soon, so if you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form by October 11. Questions? Contact volunteer@rwa.org

RWA’s Code of Ethics for Members and the related process for reviewing complaints can be viewed at: https://www.rwa.org/Online/About/Code_of_Ethics.aspx.