ARSC meetings are conducted on an informal basis, rather than on the basis of formal rules of order, subject to the power of the ARSC Chair to conduct meetings effectively. This is done to promote a deliberative process and a free exchange of ideas.
Portions of ARSC meetings dealing with the following are open to the public:
the establishment of standards through Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs) and
other SSARSs matters directly affecting the public interest.