Committee Chairperson's Manual

CAS Committees

The key to the success of the CAS lies in the effective utilization of all of its resources - officers and directors, committees and task forces, and staff. The work done by committees, all on a volunteer basis, is the lifeblood that constitutes the core of the Society's professional actuarial commitment to fulfilling its purposes. All references in this manual to committees apply to task forces and working parties as well.

This manual is designed to be a repository of information useful to a committee chairperson in effectively running a CAS committee. It should answer many questions, allowing the committee to focus attention on its mission. It also offers committee chairpersons important policy guidance in a number of areas. Although the manual provides more structure for committee operations in such areas as planning and reporting, it is not intended to significantly increase the bureaucratic load placed on committees. The CAS has always encouraged its committees to be independent and responsive to a changing environment, and this policy continues.

Appropriate updates of position descriptions were incorporated based on coordination with the respective committee chairpersons.

This manual is intended to be a living document. Please forward any suggestions you may have for changes in the manual to the CAS Membership & Volunteer Manager, who will compile them for the annual review by the Executive Council during October.

CAS Committee Chairperson's Manual

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General Provisions

The general provisions include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Governance of Committees
  • Committee Appointment Process
  • Committee Planning Process
  • Committee Meetings, Telephone Conferences, and Electronic Communications
  • External Communications
  • Publicity
  • Legal Considerations
  • Fraudulent or Dishonest Conduct and Whistleblower Policy Statement

Download the Committee Chairperson's' Manual General Provisions.

General Provisions [PDF]

For detailed chairperson position descriptions for each committee, see below.

Committees Reporting to Board of Directors

Audit Committee Chairperson Position Description
CAS Centennial Steering Committee Chairperson Position Description
Discipline Committee Chairperson Position Description
Leadership Development Committee Chairperson Position Description
Nominating Committee Chairperson Position Description
Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson Position Description

Committees Reporting to VP-Administration

Actuarial Review Editorial Board Chairperson Position Description
Assistant Treasurer Position Description
CE Compliance Committee Chairperson Position Description
eForum Committee Chairperson Position Description
Editorial Committee Chairperson Position Description
Finance Committee Chairperson Position Description
Investment Committee Chairperson Position Description
Monograph Editorial Board Editor-In-Chief Position Description
Periodicals Editorial Board Chairperson Position Description
Publications Management Board Chairperson Position Description
Variance Journal Editor-in-Chief Position Description

Committees Reporting to VP-Professional Education

Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar Joint Program Committee Chairperson Position Description
e Joint Program Committee for the CIA/CAS Appointed Actuary Seminar, Chairperson Position Description
Financial Reporting and Analysis Committee Chairperson Position Description
Joint CAS/SOA Enterprise Risk Management Symposium Committee Chairperson Position Description
Professionalism Education Committee Chairperson Position Description
Professional Education Policy Committee Chairperson Position Description
Program Planning Committee Chairperson Position Description
Reinsurance Seminars Joint Program Committee Chairperson Position Description
Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar Committee Chairperson Position Description
Webinars Committee Chairperson Position Description

Committees Reporting to VP-Research and Development

Climate Change Committee Chairperson Position Descripttion
Dynamic Risk Modeling Committee Chairperson Position Description
Health Care Issues Committee Chairperson Position Description
Open Source Software Committee Chairperson Committee Description
Ratemaking Committee Chairperson Position Description
Research Oversight Committee Chairperson Position Description
Reinsurance Research Committee Chairperson Position Description
Reserves Committee Chairperson Position Description
Committee on Theory of Risk Chairperson Position Description

Committees Reporting to VP-International

Asia Regional Committee Chairperson Position Description
International Actuarial Association (IAA) Liaison Committee Chairperson Position Description
IAA Response Resource Committee Chairperson Position Description
International Member Services Committee Chairperson Position Description

Other General Position Descriptions

Document
Task Force Chairperson General Position Description
Book
Research Working Party Chairperson General Position Description
Search
Board of Directors Position Description
Writing
Board Chairperson Position Description
Search
Executive Council Position Description
Document
CAS President-Elect Position Description

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