2019 AIARC Calendar

The following are bank holidays in the United States. AIARC’s office is normally closed on these days.

01 January New Year's Day
21 January Martin Luther King Jr. Day
18 February Presidents' Day
27 May Memorial Day
04 July Independence Day
02 September Labor Day
08 October Columbus Day
28 & 29 November Thanksgiving Day and in lieu of Veterans Day
25 December Christmas Day

About AIARC

 Profile

The Association of International Agricultural Research Centers (AIARC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) membership corporation, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.



Established in 1992, the mission of AIARC is to support and leverage the resources of international agricultural research organizations by providing centralized management of specialized global personnel functions to include: payroll, employee benefits, risk management, and compliance to reduce administrative time and costs. This pooling of resources provides the AIARC member organizations with benefits and services that would not be available or economical if performed individually. This arrangement enables the member organizations to focus on their missions – achieving sustainable food security and reducing world poverty.



AIARC performs the following centralized management functions on behalf of its member Centers:

  • Handles in excess of $160 million in annual payments for payroll, retirement plan contributions, and insurance premiums;
  • Acts as the plan administrator and fiduciary for over $500 million in the IARC Retirement Plans;
  • Acts as the plan administrator and contracting agent for the self-insured IARC Insurance Plans to include medical, life, long-term disability (LTD), accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), business travel accident, and emergency medical and security evacuation. The insurance plans cover over 6,000 employees and their dependents.

 Mission

Mission

AIARC supports and leverages the resources of international agricultural research organizations by providing centralized management of specialized global personnel functions to include payroll, employee benefits, risk management, and compliance to reduce administrative time and costs. This pooling of resources provides the AIARC member organizations with benefits and services that would not be available or economical if performed individually.


Vision

AIARC is dedicated to providing international agricultural research organizations with high-quality benefits, competitive prices, and exceptional customer service to enable member organizations to focus on their missions—achieving sustainable food security and reducing world poverty.


 Values

Teamwork is the cornerstone to our success.

A harmonious collaboration between AIARC staff, members, and vendors creates a synergistic partnership for all. We will treat each other with mutual respect, fairness, and integrity at all times.

Inclusiveness allows us to make better decisions.

AIARC is a global organization that encourages and appreciates various backgrounds, diverse expertise, and multiple perspectives.

Our standards are exceptionally high.

We are stewards of our members’ financial affairs and take this responsibility very seriously by being ethical, honest, and fiscally responsible.

Transparency is our norm.

AIARC will abide by all laws and public disclosure requirements. We will openly communicate with members while keeping personal information confidential.

Our members deserve to be satisfied.

AIARC strives to provide each member with positive client interactions and experiences. We will listen and respond to each member in a timely, competent, and professional manner.

Our success allows members to focus on their missions.

AIARC will constantly strive to add value by lessening the administrative burden and leveraging the pooled resources.

 Board of Directors

A Board of Directors, who is elected by the membership, governs the association, and the chief executive officer oversees the operations of the association. The following is a current listing of the Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Barbara Wells, AIARC Chair, Director General, CIP
  • Syon Niyogi, AIARC Vice-Chair, Corporate Services Executive, IWMI
  • Sherian Abramaitys-Yi, Director of Human Resource Services, IFPRI
  • Michael Gerba, Chief Operating Officer, ILRI
  • Nagaraj Inukonda, Director of Human Resources, AVRDC
  • Kumar Tumuluru, Deputy Director General – Finance, CIFOR
  • Judith Vukovich Smith, External Director, Independent
  • Jeffrey T. Hungate, President & CEO, AIARC

 Members

AIARC member organizations include twenty-two international agricultural research centers with staff located in 87 countries. To be eligible for AIARC membership, an organization must have a headquarter’s agreement with a host country and have been accorded privileges and immunities under a legislative order from that host country. In addition, the organization must be a 501 (c) 3 organization registered with the U.S. Government.

The following are the members of AIARC:

CGIAR


Affiliated Members (CGIAR Centers)


Non-Affiliated Members (Non-CGIAR Centers)