Task forces are charged with dealing with specific, and often pressing issues of importance to the Society that are outside the charges of the standing committees, or which may cut across the roles of multiple committees.

Task forces fill a critical role in the operation of TOS by focusing on urgent issues needing immediate attention. The charge, composition, and duration of a taskforce is set by the Executive Committee and serve in an advisory capacity to the executive leadership and Board. Participation on a taskforce is recognized as an important commitment to the Society as well as the broader community, and is a critical step in leadership development in the Society.