The Bylaws & Policies of the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

A professional association is set up to accomplish certain definite purposes for its members. It therefore must be governed by certain policies. The purpose of this manual is to define the policies and procedures for the operating committees and the staff of the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®. The scope of the manual will include all Board policies that are required to support the current Bylaws of the Association and those approved policies necessary to administer the Boards day-to-day operation. The manual will also include a procedural guide for all standing committees within the Association. A secondary purpose of the manual is to provide leadership and members with a standard guide to professionalism in the management of the Association.



Policy Manual

Table of Contents




1   Leadership
1.1.1.1   President Description*
1.1.1.2   President-Elect Description*
1.1.1.4   Treasurer Descriptions
1.1.1.5   Board of Director Description
1.1.1.6   Affiliate Director Description
1.1.1.7   Immediate Past President Description
1.1.1.8   Committee Chair Responsibilities
1.1.1.9   NAR Directors Descriptions & Application
1.1.1.10 Director/NNRMLS Trustee Description
1.1.1.11 Board of Directors Commitment Form
1.1.1.12 NNRMLS Trustee Commitment Form
1.1.1.13 NNRMLS Trustee Description

1.2 Other Leadership Policies
1.2.1.1  Scholarship & NVAR Leadership Application*
1.2.1.2  Check Signing and Contractual Signatories
1.2.1.3  Policy Deleted 10/28/10
1.2.1.4  Conflict of Interest
1.2.1.5  Investment Policy
1.2.1.6  Whistleblower Policy

2   Election Procedures
2.1.1.1  Credentials Committee Description
2.1.1.2  Criteria for Officer & Director Candidates
2.1.1.3  Criteria for Appointment to NNRMLS Trustee
2.1.1.4  NNRMLS Trustee Appointment Process
2.1.1.5  Voting/Associations Elections Policy
2.1.1.6  Special Election

3   Travel Policy
3.1.1.1  Travel Policy*
3.1.1.2  Reimbursement of Travel Expenses
3.1.1.3  NAR Committee Stipend & Application*
4   Committees
4.1.1.1   Standing Committees and Director Liaisons
4.2   Events
4.2.1.1   Events Committee Description
4.3   Budget & Finance
4.3.1.1   Budget & Finance Committee Description
4.3.1.2   Emergency Expenditures
4.4   Bylaws & Policy 
4.4.1.1   Bylaws & Policy Committee Description
4.5   Building  
4.5.1.1   Classroom Rental Agreement
4.5.1.2   Classroom Rental Rates
4.6   Executive
4.6.1.1   Executive Committee Description



4.7   Education
4.7.1.1   Education Committee Description
4.7.1.2   Instructor Qualification & Performance
4.7.1.3   Instructor Application
4.7.1.4   Instructor Training Reimbursement*
4.7.1.5   Student Cancelation Policy
4.7.1.6   Instructor Filming Release Letter
4.8   Grievance

4.8.1.1   Grievance Committee Description
4.8.1.3   
Criteria for Grievance Committee & Application
4.9   Multiple Listing Service
4.9.1.1   Real Estate Technology Committee Description
4.10   Legislative
4.10.1.1   Legislative Committee Description
4.10.1.2   Government Affairs Reserve Account

4.11   Professional Standards
4.11.1.1   Professional Standards Committee Description
4.11.1.2   Grievance & Professional Standards Training
4.11.1.3   Criteria for Professional Standards & Application
4.11.1.4   Procedures - Addendum
4.11.1.5   Mediation Dispute Resolution Service

4.12   Risk Reduction
4.12.1.1   Risk Reduction Committee Description
4.13   Strategic Planning
4.13.1.1   Strategic Planning Committee Description
4.14   Communications
4.14.1.1 Communications Committee
5    Board Membership

4.15   N NV REALTORS® Young Professionals Network
4.15.1.1 N NV REALTORS® YPN Committee Description
5    Board Membership

5.1.1.1   REALTOR® Member
5.1.1.2   Affiliate Member
5.1.1.3   DELETED
5.1.1.4   Life Membership Nomination
5.1.1.5   Honorary Member and Application
5.1.1.6   
Insititute Affiliate Member
5.2   Leave of Absence Request
5.3   Orientation Attendance & Induction
5.4   Release of Member Account Information
6   
Membership Services
6.1.1.1   REALTOR® Membership Benefits
6.1.1.2   
Credit Reporting Service*

 




7   Billing and Accounting
7.1.1.1   Delinquent Broker Accounts
7.1.1.2   Delinquent Agent Accounts
7.2.1.1   Dues Billing and Application Fees
7.3.1.1   Reserves Accounts
7.4.1.1   Repayment of Money Overages
7.5.1.1   Non-Member Billing Procedures
7.6.1.1   Refund of Services, Dues, Application Fees...
7.7.1.1   Return Check Policy
7.8.1.1   Annual Financial Audit
7.9.1.1   Retention of Records Timeline
8   Other Policies
8.2   Awards and Recognition
8.2.1.1   Awards Committee
8.2.1.2   REALTOR® of the Year*
8.2.1.3   Affiliate of the Year*
8.2.1.4   Mat Gibbons Good Neighbor Award*
8.2.1.5   Gifts & Awards*
8.2.1.6   Officer, Director, Committee Plaques*
8.2.1.7   Educator of the Year

8.3   Contract Services
8.3.1.1   Contract Negotiating and Executing
8.3.1.2   Retention of CPA
8.3.1.3   Governmental Affairs Director
8.3.1.4   Retention of Legal Counsel
8.3.1.5   Authorized Use of Legal Counsel
8.3.1.6   Vendor Contracts
8.3.1.7   Website Privacy/Security Policy
8.3.1.8   Privacy Policy
8.4   Miscellaneous
8.4.1.1   Request for Contributions*
8.4.1.2   Complimentary Tickets for Functions*
8.4.1.3   Discretionary Fund*
8.4.1.4   Alcohol
8.4.1.5   Association Credit Card Policy
8.5   Administrative
8.5.1.1   Desk Audit
8.5.1.2   Electronic Maintenance of Membership
9   Personnel (See Executive Officer to request the following policies)
9.1.1.1   Policy Manual
9.1.1.2   Staff Job Descriptions
9.1.1.3   Benefits Package
9.1.1.4   Executive Officer Contract Negotiations
* Indicates policy with a budgeting impact.



                                               

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Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-823-8800 
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