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Call for Technical Sub-Group Applicants – Social Equity

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) Open Call for Applicants opened on November 1 and concludes on November 19. The Social Equity Technical Sub-Group (SE TSG) is an integrated group of volunteer members, appointed by the HPDC Technical Committee, that is convened to help HPDC develop the HPD Open Standard in the area of Social Equity. SE TSG appointments will be made by Technical Committee on December 2 and the first meeting will be held on December 15, 2021.

The deadline to submit applications for the SE TSG is 5 PM PST Friday, November 19, 2021.

Roles and Responsibilities

The SE TSG has the following responsibilities, which are carried out working with HPDC Staff and the broader building industry community of practice:

  • Gather and understand trends in Social Equity information and reporting practices.
  • Assess Social Equity information for relevance to material health practice and feasibility of implementation.
  • Develop proposals for information to be included in revision of the HPD Open Standard. Work with other TSGs and Technical Committee to review, evaluate and gain approval.
  • Review the progress of Social Equity practices in material health and adjustments to the HPD Open Standard to accelerate adoption in the material health community
  • Advise HPDC on other actions and programs to support the adoption of Social Equity practices in material health and the building industry.

Membership

The SE TSG may include any number of members, as determined by the HPDC Technical Committee.  The SE TSG will commence in December 2021.  Initially, membership will be open to any HPDC member who participated in the Working Group on Social Equity.  Additionally, and on an ongoing basis, HPDC will hold an annual Open Call for Applicants for membership on the Committee.  Applicants will be reviewed by the Technical Committee, which will determine who is approved for membership.  Every effort will be made by the Technical Committee to ensure that SE TSG membership reflects the diversity of HPDC, through representation of each of the membership categories:  User, Manufacturer, Ecosystem, Community.

Leadership

The SE TSG has two Co-Chairs, who are appointed by the Technical Committee.  Both must be representatives of HPDC General Member organizations. The Co-Chairs work with HPDC Staff to manage the activities of the Committee, facilitate all meetings of the Committee, and serve as a conduit of information between the Committee and the Technical Committee, by providing reports to the Technical Committee on a quarterly basis, or as requested by the Technical Committee.

Ad Hoc TSG

The SE TSG is being initiated as an Ad Hoc TSG.  The planned duration will be through December 2023.  At that time, the Technical Committee will determine whether to continue with the SE TSG as a focused TSG, or to incorporate the work of the TSG into the work of the Standing TSGs.

Terms and Term Limits

The Co-Chairs may serve a maximum of two, two-year consecutive terms, or until either he or she resigns from the role, or is removed by the Technical Committee.

Terms for SE TSG members are two years with a maximum of three consecutive terms. (All terms will conclude when the ad hoc SE TSG concludes, even if an individual has not completed a term.)

Meetings

The SE TSG will meet regularly, normally on a monthly basis and for one hour per meeting.  Meetings will be by conference call unless a face-to-face meeting is scheduled.  SE TSG members will also be asked to review documents and other tasks between meetings as needed. HPDC Operating Procedures for Groups provides guidance on procedures, attendance, and other policies.

Members of the SE TSG must attend six (6) of the last (8) meetings in order to have voting rights in a meeting and must attend at least 60% of the Committee’s meetings within a calendar year to retain their appointment, or to be a candidate for re-appointment.

The deadline to submit applications for the SE TSG is 5 PM PST Friday, November 19, 2021.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact us at membership@hpd-collaborative.org, or by phone at: +1.781.876.8871.