While participation in a Committee is voluntary it does come with responsibilities and commitments that the ACFE expects one to meet. The following minimum requirements are meant to serve as an indication of the minimum commitment required to participate in a Committee. Actual requirements may vary among Committees.
Submit a committee volunteer application form
Submit forms or questionnaires that may be required depending on the volunteer position being sought
Be able to devote minimum time commitments for the committee and position (outlined in committee description)
Adhere to the committee description policies and procedures
Respond to all assignments in a timely manner, or indicate inability to do so by established deadline
Be willing to listen to and fully consider other opinions or points of view
Demonstrate professionalism/teamwork/spirit of cooperation
Be able to work with minimal supervision
Be able to work effectively on a geographically dispersed team
Accept direction from appropriate level of leadership, whether volunteer or staff
Adhere to ethical behavior
Abstain from promoting personal agendas, proprietary methodologies, or other self-serving, political, or commercial purposes
Demonstrate integrity and act within the established protocols
Maintain confidentiality (when appropriate) on the work and work products of the committee
Ensure the requisite level of knowledge/expertise to accomplish the assigned tasks, or inform the team leader in a timely manner if additional guidance or help will be needed.
Participation on ACFE committees can vary significantly depending on the role or work an individual volunteer may undertake. In all cases though, the minimum level of participation is defined by:
Active participation in a majority of the assigned committee activities.
Responding to surveys or polls in a timely manner.
Volunteers must possess the following minimum capabilities in order to be considered for a committee position:
Access to e-mail and Internet (Required for collaboration and to send written documents)
Access to telephone (Required to participate in project team teleconferences)
Skill in written and spoken English language
While the above are general capability requirements, the ACFE and board of regents may impose other capability requirements for specific positions within a Committee.
Volunteers expectations from their participation in the committee include, but are not limited to:
Clear communication of the expected time and extent of their involvement in the committee
Assignment of clear and achievable goals for their committee recognition and appreciation
The application process for 2018 will open on October 1, 2017. The committee appointments for 2018 will be approved by February 29, 2018. Additional opportunities are available from time to time, thus the previous year’s applications are kept on file for consideration for any task force or ad hoc committees that may be appointed.
Volunteers are vital to achieving the goals of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Again, we thank you for your interest in volunteering.
Volunteer in Your Local ACFE Chapter
Chapter Leaders Committee
Editorial Advisory Committee
Higher Education Committee