Membership

Why Join? There is no cost to join! 
  • You will have an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with other employers.
  • You will enhance your company’s awareness of important issues and their impact on business operations.
  • You can help educate the employer community on important issues and legislation that affects the way we all do business.
  • You can obtain a better understanding of the department’s local career centers and can use that that knowledge to save your company time and money.
  • You will develop a network of contacts.
The Committee shall have no limit on the number of members permitted to join.       
Eligibility for Membership
Membership on the Committee shall be open to employers in counties: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Lincoln and McDuffie counties in Georgia; Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina.
Membership Categories
Membership on the Committee shall be limited to one of three (3) categories: (1) individual; (2) corporate or (3) ad-hoc.     
Individual membership is personal to the individual member, and that person may continue membership on the Committee despite transferring to another employer, so long as the new/current employer meets the eligibility requirements, above.               
Corporate members may designate persons to attend Committee meetings and replace those representatives as necessitated by their business demands/needs. The Committee, however, requests that corporate members provide notice as soon as possible of any substitutions/replacements.                  
Ad-hoc members shall be limited to employees of the Georgia Department of Labor.
Selection 
Nominations for membership shall be brought before the Committee for consideration. Any member may nominate Individual members. Additionally, the Membership Sub-committee shall nominate Corporate members. All nominations for membership shall be presented to the Committee, which nominations shall require an affirmative vote of a majority of the Committee.
Dues
Currently, there are no dues for membership. However, members of the Committee support the Committee by attending seminars, workshops and events and paying any registration fee in lieu of dues.         
Voting
Each member, regardless of membership category, will be entitled to one (1) vote on any matter before the Committee Members must be present to vote; no proxies will be allowed
Resignations 
A member may resign at any time by notifying the Chair or Vice-Chair of his/her resignation, either verbally or in writing. All resignations shall be effective immediately upon their communication. Individual members that resign may nominate a replacement, but nominations shall be subject to approval of the Committee.          
Attendance
Members are expected to attend a minimum of 4 Committee meetings per calendar year. Failure to meet this minimum attendance will result in the automatic removal of the member from the Committee. Members removed from the membership of the Committee pursuant to this section may reapply for membership.           
Guests
Guests are welcome to attend Committee meetings, but no more than two times per year. Members are encouraged to bring guests to Committee meetings, who may be potential members of the Committee.
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