The Board Takes Action (January 2010)

October 2009

Board's Action



Received the pre-audited financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and the fiscal year 2009-10 financial report for the two-month period ending Aug. 31, 2009.

NASW's total asset position in this pre-audit report was down 3.6 percent from the prior year. As of Aug. 31, assets increased to $15 million due to the recovery of financial markets in July and August.


Reaffirmed the Board of Directors' decision to discontinue geographically based dues.

The Board's decision to eliminate geographically based reduced dues was upheld on the basis of equity.

Accepted recommendation to extend advanced practice credentials to professional social workers who meet credentialing requirements, with an increased fee for non-members.

NASW's mission to advance the social work profession implies that standards, policies or practices are for all social workers. Extending advanced specialty practice credentials further enhances workforce professionalization.

Approved changes on termination of NASW membership based on conviction of a crime or revocation of a social work license.

The Professional Review Procedures require a process to address situations where public record identifies members who have committed an ethics violation by being convicted of a crime or by losing their license to practice social work in a state. A short-form process for terminating membership in such situations was approved.

Accepted proposed bylaws amendment process and amended the Bylaws Committee composition.

The process by which the bylaws will be amended requires that proposals be submitted by Sept. 1 of each year. Proposals may be submitted by individual members in good standing. Each proposal will be reviewed by the Board-established Bylaws Committee, which will recommend placement on a future Board agenda for a vote.


Notes: An action by the board to "receive" a report does not imply approval of the report in its entirety. Specifically, recommendations for board action included in a report are not adopted unless the board takes specific action to approve them. This list may not necessarily contain all actions the board took and actions that are reported elsewhere in the News.