AIA Orange County Policies and Strategic Plan

2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Every five years, AIAOC publishes a formal update to it’s Strategic Plan.  This plan is the guiding document for how the Chapter will evolve and improve its services to members and the community.

Every year, the Strategic Plan is visited by the incoming President.  Objectives achieved and attempted are noted.  New objectives may be added.  It is the intent that this letter outline the immediate objectives of the following year.

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Conflict of Interest Policy

The American Institute of Architects Orange County is a not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California for the purposes of conducting operations and activities as an organization eligible for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The purpose of this conflict of interest policy is to protect the interest of the Chapter when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer, director, committee member, chief employed executive, chief employed finance executive, or other employed staff of the Council.  This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable federal or State of California laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit mutual benefit corporations.

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Records Retention Policy

The mission of the AIA Orange County Records Management program is to improve operational efficiency; to ensure compliance with record keeping requirements; and to preserve a record of the functions, programs, and activities of The AIAOC.

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Whistleblower Policy

The American Institute of Architects Orange County is open and accountable to its members and employees. The AIACC Board of Directors expects all AIAOC volunteers and employees to obey the law and act ethically. It also expects employees to report honestly to their supervisors. It requires that volunteers and employees contact senior management, or AIAOC officers, as appropriate, about any activity that they think might violate law, policy, or ethical standards.

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Joint Venture Policy

The purpose of this policy is to require that The American Institute of Architects Orange County evaluate its participation in joint venture arrangements under Federal tax law and take steps to safeguard The AIAOC’s exempt status with respect to such arrangements.  It applies to any joint ownership or contractual arrangement through which there is an agreement to jointly undertake a specific business enterprise, investment, or exempt-purpose activity as further defined in this policy.

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