Human Resources Committee Charter

Revised as of June 22, 2022


The Human Resources Committee (the “Committee”) is composed of Directors who are independent within the meaning of applicable New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) rules and the Company’s Director Independence Standards.  The Board of Directors (the “Board”) will determine whether the Human Resources Committee members meet these requirements.

Members of the Committee, including its Chairman, are selected by the Board on at least an annual basis, and the selections may be changed by the Board at any time. The Committee is responsible to the Board and reports regularly to the Board on the activities of the Committee. The Committee may create subcommittees and vest those subcommittees with the authority of the full Committee with respect to specific matters delegated to such subcommittees.

The Committee has authority to retain compensation consultants and other advisors (collectively, “Advisors”), as it deems necessary to carry out its duties, subject to compliance with the rules of the NYSE concerning the independence of the Advisors.  Any such Advisors shall report solely to the Committee.  The Committee shall approve the Advisors’ fees and other retention terms.  The Company shall provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the Committee, for payment of reasonable compensation to the Advisors.


  1. Review management's plans and programs for the attraction, retention, succession, motivation, and development of the human resources needed to achieve corporate objectives.
  2. Establish, in consultation with senior management, the Company’s executive compensation philosophy.
  3. Review and select a peer group of companies against which to benchmark the Company’s executive compensation.
  4. Recommend persons to the Board for election as officers.
  5. Review and approve corporate goals and objectives for purposes of the CEO’s compensation, evaluate the CEO's performance in light of those goals and objectives, and set the CEO’s compensation based on this assessment.
  6. Evaluate and make recommendations to the Board with respect to non-CEO executive compensation, including reviewing the goals and performance of executive officers.
  7. Evaluate and make recommendations to the Board with respect to incentive compensation and equity-based plans that are subject to Board approval.
  8. Evaluate and make recommendations to the Board with respect to any agreement or arrangement with a non-CEO executive officer regarding compensation, benefits or perquisites.
  9. Make recommendations to the Board regarding the compensation of Directors, including a general review at least once every two years.
  10. Review and discuss with management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (the “CD&A”) on executive compensation required by applicable rules and regulations.  Based on such review and discussion, the Committee shall determine whether to recommend to the Board that the CD&A be included in the Company’s annual proxy statement and direct that its report with respect to such determination be included in the proxy statement.
  11. Act as the "Committee" under the Company’s 2002 Long-Term Incentive Plan, the 2007 Long-Term Incentive Plan, the 2012 Long-Term Incentive Plan, and the 2021 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) including for purposes of issuing awards under the Plan, or any successor or additional stock-based compensation plan(s).
  12. Review the number, type, and design of the Company’s pension, health, welfare and benefit plans.
  13. Periodically review and assess the Company’s strategies and policies related to human capital management, including with respect to matters such as diversity, inclusion, pay equity, corporate culture, talent development and retention.
  14. Periodically review, with management, principal risks relating to or arising out of the Company’s compensation and human resources policies and practices or other matters addressed by the Committee, and assess the effectiveness of the Company’s measures to address these risks.
  15. Periodically review, with management, the Company’s compensation policies and practices applicable to executive and non-executive employees to identify and assess potential material risks arising from the policies and practices.
  16. Conduct a self-assessment on at least an annual basis to determine whether the Committee is functioning effectively.
  17. Review the Committee's Charter at least biennially, and, if appropriate, recommend changes to the Board.


Provide the Committee with the necessary resources to discharge the Committee's duties and responsibilities, as reflected in this Charter and as assigned to the Committee by the Board.



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