Kevin Watkins is a manager of a CPA firm. At the recommendation of the partner-in-charge he applied, and was accepted, for membership on the Accounting Standards Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association. Committee members are selected on their individual qualifications. In appointing members the association tries to ensure that they are drawn from all major constituent groups, but members do not represent their employers.
The committee has under consideration a resolution urging municipalities to develop measures of service efforts and accomplishment and to report upon them in their annual reports. It is divided on the resolution, but Watkins is convinced of its merits. The partner in charge of Watkins's CPA firm, however, is strongly opposed to it, noting that obtaining the required information would impose a substantial net cost upon the firm.
A voice vote on the resolution is scheduled for the next Meeting.

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