The Governance Committee, chaired by the secretary is responsible for the development of MRS volunteer policies and oversees MRS's Standards of Behavior. The Governance Committee is also responsible for advising the Nominating Committee on Board demographics.
The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the positions of Vice President, Secretary, when necessary, and Directors of the Materials Research Society, for submission to the Board of Directors for approval. Additionally, this committee proposes candidates for any vacant positions on the Board, and assists the Vice President in identifying candidates for Meeting Chair and Volume Organizer appointments. The Nominating Committee is an independent committee that is accountable to and reports directly to the Board.