Survey Results: Board Committees Interacting with Full Board


1. Do the chairs of your company's primary board committees (audit, nominating & governance and compensation) provide oral reports to the board about what transpired during their committee meetings? (Total responses: n=71)
(select only one)
n=66 (92.96%) Routinely
n=2 (2.82%) On occasion
n=3 (4.23%) Rarely
n=0 (0.00%) Never
2. If so, how long do these oral reports last on average? (Total responses: n=67)
(select only one)
n=15 (22.39%) Under five minutes
n=34 (50.75%) Between five and ten minutes
n=13 (19.40%) Between ten and fifteen minutes
n=5 (7.46%) Over fifteen minutes

3. To whom does the company circulate minutes of committee meetings? (Total responses: n=71)
(select only one)
n=29 (40.85%) All directors
n=34 (47.89%) Only the committee's members but allow other directors to request a copy
n=8 (11.27%) Only the committee's members

4. The company's primary board committees ask for board ratification of actions taken during a committee meeting: (Total responses: n=71)
(select only one)
n=15 (21.13%) Routinely
n=33 (46.48%) On occasion
n=16 (22.54%) Rarely
n=7 (9.86%) Never

5. The company's primary board committees meet jointly with another board committee: (Total responses: n=71)
(select only one)
n=2 (2.82%) Routinely
n=19 (26.76%) On occasion
n=25 (35.21%) Rarely
n=25 (35.21%) Never