FIRST operates under a formal Operational Framework, which contains the governing principles and high-level operating rules for the FIRST organization.
However, FIRST exercises no authority over the organization and operation of individual member teams.
The Board of Directors is a group of individuals responsible for general operating policy, procedures, and related matters affecting the First.Org, Inc., corporation as a whole.
FIRST Board of Directors establishes standing (permanent) and ad-hoc (temporary) committees in order to better achieve FIRST goals.
The Secretariat serves as an administrative point for FIRST and provides a general contact for FIRST.
FIRST Board of Directors establishes standing (permanent) and ad-hoc (temporary) committees in order to better achieve FIRST goals. Board of Directors shall appoint the membership and Chair of such committees and shall determine their operating procedures.
The AGM is FIRST's Annual General Meeting, where the FIRST members meet and discuss and decide about FIRST and its road ahead. This includes the elections for the 5 Board of Directors slots that go vacant each year at the AGM.