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TNI Policies & Procedures

The Policy Committee is responsible for generating general policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) applicable across all of TNI and reviewing other policies and SOPs for consistency and clarity. Other TNI programs create and approve policies and SOPs that are applicable to their program. As mentioned in the TNI bylaws, the TNI Board of Directors reviews all policies and SOPs for fiscal impact to the organization and risk. The policies and SOPs below have been approved by the committee or board that developed the policy and SOP. Policies and SOPs identified as "Final" have also been endorsed by the Policy committee and confirmed by the TNI Board of Directors.

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Final Documents

Policies
Title Number Revision Status
Creating or Revising General Policies for TNI POL-1-100 0.2 Final
Conflicts of Interest POL-1-101 0.2 Final
Ethical Conduct of TNI Members POL-1-102 0.1 Final
Use of TNI Symbols and Marks POL-1-103 0.2 Final
Management of Records POL-1-104 0.1 Final
Creation and Use of Guidance POL-1-105 0.1 Final
Use and Ownership of TNI Developed Materials POL-1-106 0.1 Final
Membership Code of Ethics POL-1-107 0.1 Final
TNI Complaints POL-1-108 0 Final
Open Meetings POL-1-110 0.1 Final
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: Procurement Policy POL-1-113 1.3 Final

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
Format Guidelines for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) of The NELAC Institute (TNI) SOP-1-100 1 Final
Operations of TNI Committees SOP-1-101 2 Final
Decision-Making Rules for TNI Committees and Board SOP-1-102 0 Final
Control of TNI Documents SOP-1-104 1 Final
Process for Creating Guidance SOP-1-105 0.1 Final
General Complaint Resolution Process SOP-1-106 0 Final
Nominations to TNI Board SOP-1-108 1.2 Final
Educational Delivery System SOP-1-110 1.1 Final
Development and Approval of TNI Policies and SOPs SOP-1-116 1 Final
Development of Position Statements SOP-1-118 0 Final
Travel Procedures SOP-1-119 0 Final

Provisional Documents

Policies
Title Number Revision Status
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements - General POL-1-111 1.1 Provisional
TNI Travel Policy POL-1-112 1.1 Provisional
Use of PowerPoint Presentations POL-1-115 0 Provisional
Training Courses POL-1-116 0 Provisional
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements - Property Management and Control POL-1-117 1.1 Provisional
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements - Reporting POL-1-118 1.1 Provisional
Accounting Polcies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements - Recording Direct Labor Charges POL-1-119 1.1 Provisional
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements : Conflicts of Interest POL-1-120 1.1 Provisional

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
Establishing, Maintaining and Validating Analyte and Method Codes SOP-1-109 0 Provisional
TNI Newsletter Preparation and Distribution SOP-1-115 0 Provisional

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
Procedures Governing Standards Development SOP-2-100 2.0 Final
Procedures for Expert Committee Operations SOP-2-101 1.1 Final

Final Documents

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
General Operating Procedures SOP-5-101 0 Final
TNI NEFAP Executive Committee Voting Procedure for General Business and Field Activities Accreditation Matters SOP-5-102 3 Final
Nominating Committee Procedure SOP-5-103 0 Final
Dispute Resolution Procedure SOP-5-104 0 Final
TNI NEFAP Executive Committee Evaluation Procedure SOP-5-105 0 Final

Provisional Documents

Policies
Title Number Revision Status
Accreditation Process Policy for Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations POL-5-100 0.1 Provisional

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
TNI NEFAP Nominating Committee Procedure SOP-5-103 3 Provisional
TNI NEFAP Executive Committee Evaluation Procedure SOP-5-105 2 Provisional
NEFAP Standard Interpretation SOP SOP-5-106 1 Provisional

Final Documents
Policies
Title Number Revision Status
Mutual Recognition Policy for NELAP-Recognized Accreditation Bodies POL-3-100 0.3 Final
Changes to AB Operations POL-3-101 0 Final

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
TNI NELAP Accreditation Council General Operation Procedures SOP-3-100 1.0 Final
Voting Procedure for General Business and Laboratory Accreditation Matters SOP-3-101 1 Final
Evaluation of Accreditation Bodies SOP-3-102 4.1 Final
Standards Review and Acceptance SOP-3-103 1 Final
Dispute Resolution Process SOP-3-104 0.1 Final
Standard Interpretation SOP SOP-3-105 3.0 Final
Review of Accreditation Standards for Suitability SOP-3-106 1 Final
Issuance of Provisional Recognition of Accreditation Bodies SOP-3-108 0 Final
Nominations to the TNI Non-Governmental Accreditation Body Recognition Committee SOP-3-112 1 Final

Provisional Documents