Chapter Policies

Links to various Baltimore IIA Chapter policies are below:


Cancellation Policy


Our cancellation policy is outlined below:


General:

All cancellation requests must be sent via email to the VP of Programs and/or the VP of Logistics. Due to financial obligations and other considerations, cancellation requests must be received prior to the start of the event.

The Chapter may make changes to this policy as deemed necessary. Any changes to the policy will be communicated via email and will be posted on our website.


Chapter Initiated Cancellations:

The Chapter reserves the right to cancel an event due to insufficient participation or other unforeseen circumstances. If the Chapter cancels an event, the Chapter will notify registered attendees a week prior to the event. Paid registrations will be refunded. Registrations paid by check will be processed no sooner than 10 business days after the date of the check.


Attendee Initiated Cancellations:

If a registered attendee needs to cancel their registration, the cancellation procedures are as follows:
Cancellation Request Received More Than Five Days Prior to Event:
  • If initially paid by check, full refund will be issued by check.
  • If initially paid by credit card, full refund will be credited back to the credit card.
Cancellation Request Recieved Between Two and Five Days Prior to Event:
  • If initially paid by check, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded via a credit towards a future meeting. The meeting must take place within the same fiscal year (September through May).
  • If initially paid by credit card, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded via a credit towards a future meeting. The meeting must take place within the same fiscal year (September through May).
Cancellation Request Recieved Less Than Two Days Prior to Event and No Shows:
  • No Refund


Special Circumstances:

The Chapter acknowledges that extenuating circumstances may cause an attendee to cancel their registration. In these instances, refund considerations will be made on a case by case basis.


Inclement Weather Policy


Purpose:

To outline the process when a Chapter event may be cancelled due to inclement weather.


Policy:

In the event of inclement weather, the Chapter may need to cancel a scheduled event. If this occurs, we will post a message on the main page of our website by 6:00 a.m. the day of the event. Registration fees will be processed in one of the following ways:

  • Applied to the rescheduled event.
  • To the extent a member cannot attend the rescheduled event, applied towards a future Chapter event of the member’s choosing in the current chapter year.


Complimentary Registration and Discount Policy


Purpose:

To outline the circumstances when the Chapter provides for complimentary registration and discounts.


Policy:

Complementary Registration

In general, the Chapter will not charge registration fees to the following:

  • VP of Logistics, or his/her designee(s), working the registration table and handing out CPE certificates.
  • Students
  • Speakers


The Chapter will not charge registration fees to unemployed members and members that may be temporarily laid off. The complementary registration for members that fall into this category will be limited to 3 sessions. In order to register under this program, the member must contact the VP- Programs who will process the registration. Such members will not be required to provide proof of current employment status.


New Member Discount

The Chapter will offer a 25% discount off the registration cost for all new members for the first full day training session for which the member registers. This discount will only be available to the new member for the chapter year in which the person joins the Chapter. New members should complete their registration directly via the regular registration process and then notify the VP-Programs. Once registration status is confirmed, the VP-Programs will direct the Treasurer to process a refund for the applicable amount.


General

As circumstances warrant and in addition to the circumstances outlined above, the President has the authority to not charge registration fees as deemed in the best interest of the Chapter.


Member Rate Reciprocity Policy


Purpose:

To extend member rate pricing for Chapter events to other professional organizations.


Policy:

The Chapter will extend member rate pricing for its events to the following local professional organizations:

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Other IIA Local Chapters (e.g. DC, Northern VA)


The President shall have the authority to extend member rate pricing to other local professional organizations not listed above as deemed in the best interest of the Chapter.


Employment Posting Policy


Purpose:

To outline the process for employment ads to be posted on our Chapter website.


Policy:

As a service to the internal audit community in the local area, the Chapter will post employment ads to our website. These ads are for Help Wanted ads only.


Local businesses who have Chapter members can post employment ads for Internal Audit related positions on our Chapter website. The ad will be posted under the Employment section of the Chapter website. This service is free of charge provided that a member number is provided and validated.


Employment search firms may post employment ads to our website for a fee of $200. Payment is expected upon receipt of invoice.


Employment ads should include position title, description of job responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and contact information. Ads will be posted on the website for a maximum of 90 days. If the position becomes filled prior to the 90 day maximum, employers should contact the Website Administrator so that the ad can be immediately removed from the website.


Anyone interested in posting an ad should contact the Chapter’s Website Administrator:

Kevin Strickler
Webmaster@baltimoreiia.org


The Website Administrator is responsible for posting the ads, billing for ad fees (with a duplicate copy to the Treasurer), and updating the website.