IDS is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1977.  It is governed by a Board of Directors who operate under organizational by-laws, which were recently updated in October 2012 to reflect current business practices.  The Board of Directors are representative of the IDS membership and make organizational decisions including, but not limited to:

  1. Establishing the annual budget
  2. Determining annual member fees
  3. Bidding and selection of contracted shipping services
  4. Establishing and revising policies
  5. Monitoring the fiscal health of the organization
  6. Sub-committee work on current issues
  7. Approval of contracts
  8. Election of Board Members
  9. Establishing organizational guidelines and procedures
  10. Selection of contracted management services