Anyone can recommend a Working Group. Suggestions are evaluated by the ACA Board each spring and as needs arise. A Working Group cannot be formed unless at least 7 ACAs are willing to contribute. You can use this form to recommend a Working Group.
Working Group time frames can vary from a few weeks to several months, or can exist on an ongoing basis, depending on the task at hand. Before the Working Group begins, potential participants will be advised of expected time commitments. It is common for meetings to last an hour and to occur every other week.
All staff at certifier member organization are eligible to participate. Non-expert participants are expected to connect with policy leads at their organization as needed. Supporting members may be allowed to participate in some cases. Non-members are typically not allowed to join working groups but may be invited to serve in an advisory role if appropriate.
Names of member organizations and individuals contributing to Working Group efforts are not considered confidential. However, conversation details and working drafts should not be shared outside the Working Group without authorization. Finalized working group products are made public.
ACA Best Practices are reviewed periodically (at least once every five years) to ensure they are accurate and up to date. Concerns with any ACA Best Practice or guidance document should be submitted to the ACA Coordinator.