MSFC - NASA MPD 1150.1 REV G-1
ESTABLISHMENT OF COUNCILS, BOARDS, AND COMMITTEES With Change 1 (3/9/16)
|Publication Date:||6 November 2014|
This Marshall Policy Directive (MPD) states the policy for establishing Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Councils, Boards, and Committees in accordance with MPD 1000.1. It is MSFC's policy that:
a. Councils, Boards, and Committees at MSFC shall be wholly consistent with and supportive of Marshall's governance system as described in MPD 1000.1.
b. New bodies shall not replicate or overlap the purpose or responsibilities of existing approved bodies unless the new body replaces the existing approved body.
c. Any Body choosing to have members who are not full-time Government employees shall refer the appointment to the Office of the Chief Counsel for review.
d. Councils, Boards and Committees shall be formed as follows:
(1) Executive Bodies.
(a) Executive Councils, Boards and Committees shall be appointed and approved by the Center Director or the Center Director's designee (Deputy Director or Associate Director), and governed by one of MSFC's three governing councils from which they derive their authority.
(b) Executive Councils, Boards, and Committees shall be chartered using MSFC Form 3074-1, which includes a statement of purpose, authority, responsibilities, method of operation, frequency of meetings, a membership list by functional title, and the duration of appointment.
i. The statement of purpose on MSFC Form 3074-1 shall include a statement identifying which one of the three governing councils it supports.
(2) Non-Executive Bodies.
(a) Non-Executive Councils, Boards and Committees shall be appointed and approved by the manager or director of the organization to which they are accountable.
(b) The manager or director shall produce and retain a memorandum that, as a minimum, states the purpose, responsibilities, method of operation, frequency of meetings, membership, and duration of appointment for the body being established. MSFC Form 3074-1 may be used instead of a memorandum but is not required for non-executive bodies.
a. This MPD applies to Center personnel, programs, projects, and activities, including contractors and resident agencies to the extent specified in their respective contracts oragreements. ("Contractors," for purposes of this paragraph, include contractors, grantees, Cooperative Agreement recipients, Space Act Agreement partners, or other agreement parties.) b. This MPD applies to the Michoud Assembly Facility.
c. This MPD applies the following: all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
d. This MPD applies the following: all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
e. This MPD applies to all executive bodies (as defined below) established by MSFC, even if membership includes representation from other Agencies or other NASA Centers.
f. This MPD does not apply to Test or Operational Readiness Review Committees, Mishap Review or Investigation Boards or Teams, Source Evaluation Boards (SEBs), Performance Evaluation Boards (PEBs), Program/Project Review Boards, control boards (including configuration control boards), or teams associated with organizational elements on staffing plans.
g. This MPD does not apply to bodies containing MSFC members if:
(1) NASA Headquarters or another NASA Center appoints the body.
(2) MSFC and an external organization jointly establish the body.