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TNI Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Governance Documents

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 designated as “Provisional” have been approved by the committee that developed the policy or SOP. Policies and SOPs identified as "Final" have also been endorsed by the Policy committee and confirmed by the TNI Board of Directors.
If you have any questions or comments concerning these policies or SOPs,
please contact TNI.

TNI Governance Documents

The documents below all relate to general topics related to the governance of TNI.

Articles of Incorporation

Bylaws (2017, Rev 7)

Code of Ethics

Quality Management Plan

Strategic Plan


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Title Number Effective
Creating or Revising General Policies for TNI POL-1-100 10-6-2017
Conflicts of Interest POL-1-101 7-7-2023
Ethical Conduct of TNI Members POL-1-102 7-7-2023
Use of TNI Symbols and Marks POL-1-103 10-13-2023
Management of Records POL-1-104 9-1-2023
Creation and Use of Guidance POL-1-105 9-1-2023
Use and Ownership of TNI Developed Materials POL-1-106 5-18-2018
Membership Code of Ethics POL-1-107 10-13-2023
TNI Complaints POL-1-108 10-13-2023
Whistleblower Protection POL-1-109 10-13-2023
Open Meetings POL-1-110 11-8-2023
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: General POL-1-111 7-30-2015
TNI Travel Policy POL-1-112 6-15-2018
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: Procurement POL-1-113 5-4-2017
Use of TNI Presentations POL-1-115 3-1-2012
Training Courses POL-1-116 9-7-2018
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: Property Management and Control POL-1-117 7-30-2015
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: Reporting POL-1-118 7-30-2015
Accounting Polcies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: Policy on Recording Direct Labor Charges POL-1-119 7-30-2015
Accounting Policies and Procedures for Administration of Assistance Agreements: Conflicts of Interest POL-1-120 7-30-2012
Determining Stakeholder Category of Committee Members POL-1-122 10-13-2023
Literature at TNI Meetings POL-1-123 9-6-2023
Corporate Governance POL-1-124 10-20-2023
The NELAC Institute Code of Ethics POL-1-125 10-20-2023
Attendance at TNI Board Meetings POL-1-126 10-20-2023
Personal Data Protection POL-1-127 1-9-2019
Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment in TNI Programs and Activities POL-1-128 6-14-2019
Obligations of Participants in TNI Activities POL-1-129 11-9-2024

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Effective
Format Guidelines for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) of The NELAC Institute (TNI) SOP-1-100 12-18-2020
Operations of TNI Committees SOP-1-101 9-13-2023
Voting Rules for TNI Committees SOP-1-102 6-5-2023
Control of TNI Documents SOP-1-104 5-21-2021
Process for Creating Guidance SOP-1-105 2-19-2016
Complaint Resolution Process SOP-1-106 4-20-2018
Nominations to TNI Board of Directors SOP-1-108 10-9-2019
Establishing, Validating, and Maintaining Analyte and Method Codes and Publishing Methods in TNI's Method Repository SOP-1-109 4-20-2021
Educational Delivery System SOP-1-110 6-18-2022
TNI Newsletter Preparation and Distribution SOP-1-115 3-3-2022
Development and Approval of TNI Policies and SOPs SOP-1-116 5-21-2021
Continuing Education Units SOP-1-117 4-7-2017
Development of Position Statements SOP-1-118 5-4-2018
Travel Procedures SOP-1-119 9-7-2018
TNI Elections and Voting Process SOP-1-121 9-21-2017
Advocacy Document Control SOP-1-122 4-5-2018
Personal Data Collection and Use SOP-1-123 1-9-2019
TNI Internal Audits SOP-1-124 5-21-2021
Committee Application and Membership Tracking Procedures SOP-1-125 3-18-2022
Roles and Responsibilities of TNI Ambassadors SOP-1-126 11-3-2022
Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Effective
Procedures Governing Standards Development SOP-2-100 11-2-2023
Procedures for Expert Committee Operations SOP-2-101 6-2-2023
Format and Style Guide for Consensus Standards SOP-2-103 1-12-2017
Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Effective
Conducting Pilot Studies for New Concentration Ranges and Acceptance Limits for Source Sampling Audit Samples SOP-6-100 9-4-2020
SSAS Table Management SOP-6-101 1-19-2021