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OPPI is seeking non-planners to become members of its volunteer Council (two-year term), Discipline Committee and Complaints Committee (three-year term). These three (3) positions will offer an external perspective on the deliberations of OPPI's Council and Discpline/Complaints Committees, enhancing transparency and ensuring the interest of the broader public is paramount.
All eligible candidates for OPPI Council, Discipline Committee and Complaints Committee must complete this online Application Form and submit it to the Chair of The Governance and Nominating Committee with a photo no later than 4:30 p.m. April 1st. Should you have any questions, please contact the OPPI office.
Familiar with the goals and objectives of OPPI, Council members must attend 2-4 scheduled meetings annually and participate in the AGM and OPPI conference as well as workshops focusing on leadership skill building, policy governance and strategic planning. Council members discuss and voice an objective opinion concerning agenda topics and undertake assignments as requested by the President.
Appointments to the Discipline Committee shall be for a term of three (3) years. Committee members provide advice, assistance and interpretation to Council and the Professional Standards & Registration Committee in matters relating to differences, misunderstandings, and alleged breaches of the Professional Code of Practice of the Institute. This may involve holding hearings based on complaints referred to it by the Complaints Committee or issuing letters of warning, correction or advice.
Appointments to the Complaints Committee shall be for a term of three (3) years The Complaints Committee shall assess, review and respond to every complaint, including a complaint by the Registrar, regarding the conduct of a member of the Institute. The Complaints Committee shall have the authority necessary to provide for a process of considering complaints made against members, including making referrals to the Discipline Committee and requiring a member to appear before the Complaints and to provide for a process of investigating complaints made against members if such complaints contain information suggesting that the member may be guilty of professional misconduct.
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