Tamy's sections turned into committees in autumn 2011 due to an amendment to Tamy's rules. There is one exception, however: the Culture Section remains a section. Because of the committee reform, applications to the committees in 2011 were open exceptionally in September.
Committees prepare matters and act as discussion forums in the Student Union. The committees have appointed members, but committee meetings are open to everyone. Again, exception proves the rule: the meetings of the Committee for Financial Affairs are for members only. Section meetings are also open to everyone. The Executive Board can request committees for reports on matters it considers necessary.
The committees' term of office is usually one year. In the beginning of the term, the Executive Board appoints committee members (4–12 people) according to their expertise. In addition to appointing the committee members, the Executive Board also nominates an Executive Board representative to every committee.
Each committee then appoints a Chair among the committee members. The Committee for Financial Affairs is an exception: its chair is appointed among the Executive Board members by the Executive Board in its organization meeting. The chair's duties include organizing the committee's activities, convening its meetings and documenting its activities. Chairs and appointed committee members are entitled to receive remuneration.
At the moment, the following committees operate in Tamy. Take a look at their pages!
- Committee for Social Welfare Affairs
- Committee for Organizational Affairs
- Committee for International Affairs
- Committee for Development Cooperation
- Committee for Academic Affairs
- Culture Section
- Committee for Financial Affairs
- Committee for Environmental Affairs
- Committee for Corporate Cooperation