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A committee is a group of people that come together to do something or decide something. It is often part of a bigger deliberative assembly. A committee might have a special job to do for a specific topic.

Purpose[change | change source]

A deliberative assembly may create a committee (or "commission") that has one or more persons to help with the work of the assembly.[1] For bigger organizations, a lot of work is done in committees.[2] Committees can be a way to get people together that have similar experience from different parts of an organization. Without the committee, these people might not have a good way to share information and work together.

Procedures[change | change source]

When a committee is created, a chairman (or "chair" or "chairperson") is chosen for the committee.[3] Sometimes a vice-chairman (or similar name) is also chosen.[4] The committee chairman often organizes the meetings.

When the committee finishes its work, it gives the results in a report to the larger group. The report may include the methods used, the facts found, the conclusions reached, and any suggestions.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Robert, Henry M.; et al. (2011). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press. p. 489. ISBN 978-0-306-82020-5.
  2. Robert 2011, p. 490
  3. Robert 2011, p. 175
  4. Robert 2011, p. 176
  5. Robert III 2011, p. 164