Within MASP, there are three different types of committee/work groups.
- Standing Committee -- A committee defined by the Constitution and established by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Board with its ongoing purpose specified in the Operations Manual.
- Ad Hoc Committee -- A committee created by the President when a Task Force report indicates for a specific purpose requires continuing action. An Ad Hoc Committee may not be created for more than three years and should be reviewed annually.
- Task Force/Work Group -- A group of members appointed by the President to address a single issue or an assigned task to be accomplished within a maximum of two years, and should be reviewed annually.