Timeline for the Study

June 2010: The “Privatization Study” proposed and passed at the biennial League of Women Voters Convention in Atlanta, GA

January, 2011: The committee was approved by the LWVUS Board of Directors

April 2011: The scope of the Privatization Study was approved by the LWVUS Board of Directions. Study materials, leaders’ guide, consensus questions, resources and timeline under development

Late fall 2011 through April 2012: Local Leagues study the “Privatization of Government Services, Assets and Functions” and come to consensus

May 1, 2012: Consensus reports due to LWVUS website at www.lwv.org

May 2012: Committee analyzes the data from consensus and writes the position paper for the the “Privatization of Government Services, Assets and Functions”

June 2012: LWVUS Board of Directors reviews the consensus results for comment and approval of the position for the “Privatization of Government Services, Assets and Functions”

Scope of the Study

The scope of the study, as adopted by the LWVUS Board, states:

The purpose of this study is to identify those parameters and policy issues to be considered in connection with proposals to transfer federal, state or local government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector. It will review the stated goals and the community impact of such transfers, and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good.