The Board has three standing committees.
A standing Personnel Committee assists the Board in its oversight of the congregation’s personnel matters. Its purpose is to help the Board with the oversight of FUS as it relates to personnel matters. This includes insuring that the FUS Personnel Manual is adequate, and that all FUS staff are operating consistent with all Board policies related to personnel matters. Membership of this committee shall be 4 – 5 people with at least one Board member and the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Minister serving as members.
A standing Governance Committee helps the Board focus on its role. Its duties include maintaining accurate job descriptions for the Board, leading an annual training session for new Trustees, organizing the Board’s annual evaluation of itself, and other appropriate process monitoring and improvement. Membership of this committee shall be 3-5 people, with a current Board member and the Senior Minister serving as members.
A standing Finance Committee assists the Board in its oversight of the congregation’s finances. Its purpose is to ensure that routine financial reports are clear and helpful, and to coordinate a periodic audit. The Finance Committee should hold an educational session at least bi-annually to insure that Board members have an adequate understanding of the congregation’s financial status and goals. Membership of this committee shall be 3-5 people, with at least one Board member and the Chief Operating Officer serving as members.