The Board Takes Action (March 2009)

Jan. 2009

Board's Action



Received the financial report for the period ending Dec. 31, 2008

The treasurer presented the financial statements as of Dec. 31, 2008. She reported that year-to-date revenues were $7.8 million and expenses were $9.1 million, resulting in a net loss of $1.3 million for the six month period July to December 2008. Ths difference of approximately $1.3 million as of Dec. 31 reflected an unrealized loss on investments of $1.6 million.

Accepted the FY 2007-08 Audit Report

Representatives from the Raffa, PC, NASW's auditors presented the FY 2007-08 audit of NASW's consolidated financial statements.

Accepted the proposed budget parameters for the FY 2009-10 program.

The approved parameters provide the framework for the program agenda for FY 2009-10. The agenda includes but is not limited to: support for activities that will improve chapter viability, expansion of non-dues products and services to members and non-members, financial support for the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, expansion of the Social Work Across Nations Initiative and activities related to veterans' issues.


Approved the legislative agenda for the 111th Congress

In addition to social justice issues, NASW will focus on the Social Workers' Reinvestment Act (SWRA), H.R. 795; the Social Workers' Safety Act, H.R. 2165; loan forgiveness; and states' reinvestment initiative plans.


Declined to process the proposed bylaws amendments submitted by the Washington Chapter

The proposal was to amend Article VI.B. (Board Composition), to add four positions (two chapter presidents and two executive directors) to the Board to allow chapters to have greater representation on the national Board of Directors.


Approved a request from the Missouri Chapter

With a number of conditions to be met before filing, agreed to pursue litigation against the state of Missouri to allow social workers to be reimbursed as providers for adult Medicaid services.


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.