Updated February 7, 2011
Reports to: Board of Governors
Charge: Develop a framework and monitoring tools to be used by all areas of the organization for identifying, evaluating and managing risks faced by the College of American Pathologists, pathologists, the profession of pathology, and laboratory medicine.
Number of face-to-face meetings: 3-4
Length of each meeting: 1½ days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday with one meeting per year on Friday and/or Saturday in Chicago
Location of meetings: Usually within 50 miles from airports, with at least one meeting in Chicago.
Number of conference calls: As needed
(1 hour); usually 3-4 per year
Hours of committee work required outside of
Member and Chair: 2 hours/quarter
Additional travel or time commitments: None
- Develop policy advice to identify, eliminate, mitigate or control risks to the CAP in non-financial areas. CAP financial risks are addressed by the Finance Committee (e.g., internal financial controls not business risks).
- Establish and refine a risk identification framework to be used by all CAP business units and Councils for identifying, evaluating and managing the key risks faced by the College.
- Monitor the activities of the Councils and Committees of the Board that are directly involved with managing risk and review their objectives and action plan as appropriate.
- Advise on the resources required to manage risk.
- Forward strategy related issues to the Strategic Planning Committee for evaluation and recommendation to the Board of Governors.
- Evaluate specific issues referred to the RMC for risk assessment and determination of next steps.
- Evaluate and make recommendations to the Board on cross Council issues identified for which there is an apparent conflict on action.
- Evaluate risk mitigation plans to ensure continued relevancy, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness.
- Typically, RMC is composed of Council chairs or representatives of the Councils with one or two ‘at large’ members; the Committee is chaired by a Board of Governors member.
- Knowledgeable of the College’s transformation agenda, strategies, and product/service lines
- Familiar with enterprise wide risk management principles
- Opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the bigger picture healthcare environment in which pathologists practice as well as the specific market in which the College operates
- Interaction with colleagues to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities facing the specialty of pathology
- Opportunity to collaborate with peers that share an interest in risk management
Representation on committee beyond the CAP: