The GRMA Technical Committee was created to advise the governance board over matters related to the stewardship of GRMA certification program. The committee takes an active role with the management of the Master Certification Program documentation and is responsible for the following activities or sub-committees:
- Auditor Training, Education & Grievance
- Audit Integrity & Benchmarking
- Protocol & Guidance Document Oversight
The Technical Committee is co-chaired with each chair sitting on the GRMA board. As the sub-committees are developed to support the Technical Committee’s responsibilities the sub-committee chair(s) will also sit on the Technical Committee
Expected Involvement & Commitment – Members will not receive compensation for involvement and are expected to be active participants in the committee or sub-committees. While there may be functions on a monthly basis the GRMA would expect members in these (sub)committees to volunteer approximately 2-4 hours/month for projects, calls, and planning.
The GRMA Advisory Committee is responsible for advising the GRMA on evolving topics related to consumer safety, quality, and regulatory changes. The committee serves as an advocate for the organization to the member community, gathers input from and serves as a liaison with relevant constituencies, provide feedback to the organization from the community. The committee provides technical expertise and acts as an independent/unbiased sounding board, and assist staff in determining important activities will hold roundtable events to engage with members, regulators, and industry organizations and seek to identify solutions.
Advisory committee will establish policies similar to those of a governing board of directors – for example: meeting attendance, decision-making, conflict of interest, and ethics policies. A written description of the role and responsibility of advisory committee members is also critical.
The Advisory Committee chair will sit on the GRMA governance board.
Expected Involvement & Commitment – Members will not receive compensation for involvement and are expected to be active participants in the committee or sub-committees. While there may be functions on a monthly basis the GRMA would expect members in these (sub)committees to volunteer approximately 2-4 hours/monthly for projects, calls, and planning.