Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) advise the Project User Group (PUG) on how to enhance existing applications. TAGs conduct quarterly or monthly meetings along with an annual business meeting that takes place at the PUG conference. Each TAG consists of a Coordinator, Co-Coordinator, and members. Only one member per agency is permitted on a TAG. There are currently seven active TAGs, each dedicated to a specific business area.

Coordinators

TAG Coordinator Selection

The TAG Coordinator will serve a two-year term with a maximum of two consecutive terms. 

The TAG Coordinator will be elected by the TAG members and recommended to the Project Board of Directors for confirmation. 

The TAG Coordinator need not be an official Project Users Representative nor a prior TAG member. However, if a non-official Project Users Representative or a non-prior TAG member gets elected, the official Project Users Representative or prior TAG member from that agency would have to relinquish their voting rights in the TAG.

The TAG Co-Coordinators will serve a two-year term. 

The TAG Co-Coordinators will be elected by the TAG members and recommended to the Project Board of Directors for confirmation.

The TAG Co-Coordinator need not be an official Project Users Representative nor a prior TAG member. However, if a non-official Project Users Representative or a non-prior TAG member gets elected, the official Project Users Representative or prior TAG member from that agency would have to relinquish their voting rights in the TAG.

The TAG Co-Coordinator will not automatically succeed the TAG Coordinator but will serve as the TAG Coordinator's assistant to carry out duties as may be assigned. 

Specific duties of the TAG Coordinator are:

  • Direct the TAG's development and annual review of a mission statement.
  • Direct the TAG's development and annual review of long/short range goals.
  • Direct the TAG's development and/or review of proposed ballot items falling in the area of the TAG's expertise.
  • Direct the TAG's efforts to accomplish long and short range goals.
  • Conduct TAG meetings prior to the Project User Conference.
  • Report on the results of the TAG meeting prior to the Project User Conference.
  • Annually reaffirm TAG members' commitment to continue to serve.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project User Group Chair.

Specific duties of the TAG Co-Coordinator are:

  • Assisting the TAG Coordinator with TAG meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the TAG Coordinator.

A vacancy in the position of TAG Coordinator may be declared upon:

  • The Coordinator notifies the Project User Group Chair
  • Is assigned to a different work area in his/her agency
  • Problems which prevent the Coordinator from performing duties
  • Action by the Project User Group Board of Directors.
In the event of a vacancy in the TAG Coordinator position, the TAG Co-Coordinator will fill the position until the next TAG meeting when an election will occur for an Interim TAG Coordinator. The Interim TAG Coordinator will fill the position until the end of that term and will not be counted toward future consecutive terms.


In the event of a vacancy in the TAG Co-Coordinator position, the position will be filled at the next TAG meeting. The Interim TAG Co-Coordinator will fill the position until the end of that term.

In the event of a vacancy in the TAG Coordinator position and TAG Co-Coordinator positions, the Project User Group Chair will assign a Temporary TAG Coordinator. The Temporary TAG Coordinator shall be selected from the current members of the TAG and will fill the position until the next TAG meeting. The TAG under the direction of the Temporary Coordinator will hold elections for the Interim TAG Coordinator and Interim TAG Co-Coordinator at the next TAG meeting. They will fill the positions until the end of that term and will not be counted toward future consecutive terms. 

Membership

TAG Membership Requirements

There shall be at least three members appointed by the Project User Group Chair to establish a new TAG.

Membership requirement for the TAG's is education, training, experience, or interest in the TAG's area of responsibility.

TAG members are not required to be a member user representative.

TAG membership will be appointment by the Project User Group Chair in consultation with the TAG Coordinator.

TAG membership applications will need to be approved by the Project User Group Chair, TAG Coordinator and the new member agency's PUG User Representative.

There will be no limitation on the number of terms that a member may serve, although each member will be asked annually by the TAG Coordinator if they wish to serve another year term.

A TAG member or proxy that misses two consecutive annual meetings, without explanation, will be considered inactive and may be replaced or removed by the TAG Coordinator or Project User Group Chair.

A member agency shall have no more than one representative on any individual TAG. However, several different agencies from a state (such as DOT, Attorney General, FHWA, OIG) may be represented on a TAG so long as no single agency has more than one representative.

A TAG may be disbanded upon recommendation by the Board of Directors and majority vote of the Project User Group at the annual Project conference

To apply to a TAG please visit the TAG Registration page.



Documentation


Active TAGs