The Board of Directors and all Committee Chairpersons participated in a one day workshop this month to draw up their goals for the coming year and set some plans into motion. The workshop allowed us to get a lot of conversation going without the delay of motions and votes encountered in a normal board meeting. I feel it was very productive and may become a regular occurrence.
Since the last Board Meeting
in November 2016, 19 complaints have been submitted to this committee
which is a 20% increase from the last period.
Of those complaints
1 have been
Non-Payment Complaints with 1 closed and 0 pending.
4 have been Unethical
Complaints with 3 closed and 1 pending.
14 have been Notices
of Intent to File Complaint with 11 closed and 3 pending.
The Committee has issued 2
Pattern of Behavior Warning Letters during this period.
The changes made by the ad
hoc committee mentioned in the November-December 2016 Docket Sheet
report have been posted on https://napps.org/members-policy
and summarized on the Arbitration & Grievance Committee blog at
The benefits of the changes most likely will not come to light for
another one to two quarters as the cases will need to progress
through the entire process, but we believe they will streamline and
ease the procedures for our membership.
If anyone is interested in
becoming a member of a Panel Review Committee, please reach out to me