The Chair of a Selection Committee is responsible for the selection process, and may have the assistance of a local Human Resource department or a central Human Resource office. The Chair’s role is to ensure that the selection process is conducted in a timely, transparent, and professional manner. In addition, he or she ensures that the process is free of discrimination. The Chair also coordinates the development of position documentation.
It’s important to prepare candidates for the selection process by ensuring that they have prepared for all questions that might be asked by the Selection Committee. During the interview, candidates should also listen to what the Selection Committee has to say and provide feedback on any topics that come up. This will ensure that they gain insight into the organization, its goals, and hiring process.
The Selection Committee is made up of individuals who are talented and willing to help the Admissions Office with the application review process. The members of the Selection Committee are responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing, and outreach. There are thirteen regional selection committees around the United States, each chaired by a seasoned member of the Selection Committee. These committees review applications from local citizens. Each selection committee has between 350 and 425 members who vote on the applications of semifinalists from their region.
The selection committee is made up of representatives from related APS units and committees. Its composition is dependent on the type of honor being sought. The unit’s bylaws may also specify the membership of the selection committee. APS staff members will reach out to the unit’s secretaries and chairs to ask them to serve on the selection committee. All members of the Selection Committee are required to complete a professional conduct disclosure before serving on it.
The Selection Committee is governed by Standing Order 222, which is available in PDF format (736KB). It selects bills for referral to committees, private Members, and delegations. This Committee also determines the program of business for a session, and selects the bills that should be assigned to the committees.