An organization’s mission and vision are only as effective as the policies that are put into place to help achieve them. The policies guiding the FLC’s strategic operations start with the Consortium’s Bylaws and also address its advisors, volunteers, finances, and strategic partnerships with external organizations.
The Executive Board Guidebook outlines the roles, responsibilities and functions of the FLC. This Guidebook includes the rules for conducting business, funding, the FLC bylaws, cooperative agreement partner information and the strategic plan.
This policy was approved by the FLC Executive Board during their July 2022 Board Meeting. It outlines the financial management of FLC funds, budget and budget requests, authority to sign contracts, financial reserves, expense reimbursement, check signing and the fiscal year.
This policy outlines the election process for the chairs of the Promote Committee, Educate Committee and Facilitate Committee who serve as representatives of the FLC Executive Board. It was approved on April 6, 2022.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within its structure, leadership, membership, programs, and in the technology transfer profession. The FLC will consider the needs of all stakeholders to enable full participation in FLC activities and programs.
The FLC Region Handbook provides useful information on the organizational structure of the FLC, its regions, regional programs, finances and resources. This Handbooks is essential reading for all FLC volunteers.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) operates through the combined effort of many individuals that may be by position, elected, staff, subcontractors, or interested stakeholders from industry, academia, and state and local government. Volunteers from a variety of sources are key to the ongoing function of the FLC. This policy describes how the FLC will recruit, manage, and work with volunteers.
All wire transfers from the FLC under the Cooperative Agreement with AUTM will be disbursed from AUTM according to the following steps outlined in this policy.
The National Advisory Council (NAC) is tasked to provide the Executive Board (EB) with user community views and suggestions related to the operations of the Consortium, as well as independent advice on any other topics mutually agreed to by the EB and the NAC. This document outlines the policies applied to the NAC.
The FLC Strategic Partnerships Policy was approved by the Executive Board in September 2020. The FLC will identify and establish strategically aligned relationships with intermediary partners that connect relevant communities of interest (technical, geographical, market, State & local governments, etc.) with Federal labs for interactions. This policy will be maintained by the Facilitate Committee.
This policy was approved by the FLC Executive Board during their July 2020 Board Meeting. It mandates that all payments from FLC will be in US funds. If expenses are incurred in non US funds, they will be converted to US funds.
The FLC is not a federal agency but is considered a “quasi-Governmental organization.” This status allows for some flexibility for the organization, as not all requirements for Executive Branch agencies apply directly. However, many rules that do not apply directly to the FLC do apply to many of its members, and there are specific grant requirements that apply to the Cooperative Agreement Partner as well.