The challenge in this membership-driven process is that everyone's opinion is important. Still, when opinions differ and data exist, the task force has tried to "go with the data."
Redevelopment of ATS Commission Standards and Procedures
Next Public Drafts of Proposed Standards and Policies and Procedures
On February 10, 2020, the ATS Board of Commissioners released for comment the second set of public drafts of the proposed Commission Standards (text-only version and annotated version) and the proposed Policies and Procedures (annotated version) The second drafts were based on more than 120 comments received from the membership on the first public drafts released on December 2, 2019. The Redevelopment Task Force and ATS Board of Commissioners are now reviewing the nearly 400 comments received on those drafts. The Task Force and Board do not view any of the comments as requiring any major changes, but many minor revisions are being considered based on this membership input. In January, the Board approved a grandfathering procedure for how the new Standards and Policies and Procedures will be implemented, if approved at the June 2020 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting.
The task force and ATS staff have published many articles to keep the membership updated on this process since it was first announced in March of 2018 (click here for a list and access).
Ways to Provide Input on Next Public Drafts
The third and final set of public drafts will be released no later than May 8, 2020, well before the membership votes on new standards and policies at the ATS/COA Biennial Meeting on June 24-25, 2020. While the Task Force and Board provided multiple ways for the membership to provide input on the first and second public drafts, the third public drafts will constitute the Board’s final recommendations to the membership for approval in June. Between now and then, members can still provide comments by emailing email@example.com.
The Redevelopment Task Force met at the ATS office in October 2019 to work on drafts of the Standards and the Policies and Procedures.