Standards Board Bylaws – Clause 4

4. IEEE SA Standards Board Organization

4.1 Membership

As stated in the IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual, the IEEE SA Standards Board shall consist of no fewer than 18 nor more than 26 voting members, who shall be of Member or higher grade of the IEEE and members of the IEEE Standards Association, including a chair, vice chair, and the most recent past chair available to serve. Voting members of the IEEE SA Standards Board shall be appointed by the IEEE SA BOG. In addition, a representative appointed by the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB)  shall be a voting member. In addition, the IEEE SA Standards Board may include nonvoting participants as described below:

  • Liaison representatives to provide coordination and communication between the IEEE SA Standards Board and other IEEE entities, as well as other organizations involved in standards activities.
  • Members emeriti appointed for life by the IEEE SA Standards Board and ratified by the IEEE SA BOG, based on long years of prior distinguished service on the IEEE Standards Board and its committees. Only those members emeriti currently named to this position as of 31 December 1997 shall serve on the IEEE SA Standards Board.

4.1.1 Officers

  1. Chair: The Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board shall be appointed for a term of one year by the IEEE SA BOG.
  2. Vice Chair: The Vice Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board shall be appointed by the IEEE SA Standards Board from among the voting members for a term of one year.
  3. Past Chair: The most recent Past Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board available to serve shall be an officer of the IEEE SA Standards Board.
  4. Secretary: The Managing Director of Standards, a member of the IEEE staff as designated by the IEEE Executive Director, is the Secretary of the IEEE SA Standards Board. The Secretary shall serve ex officio without vote.

4.1.2 Liaison

The following persons serve as nonvoting (unless already voting members) liaison representatives to the IEEE SA Standards Board and its standing committees to assist in coordinating standardization work with their respective organizations:

  1. Representatives of IEEE Societies and Councils (and their Technical Committees), appointed by the Presidents or Chairs of these bodies. Standards Committees may also designate liaison representatives where committee standards activity indicates the need for representation.
  2. Liaison representatives designated by other major IEEE Boards.
  3. Such other liaison representatives as the IEEE SA Standards Board may authorize.

The responsibilities of the liaison representatives are given in the IEEE SA Standards Board Operations Manual.

4.1.3 Tenure

Members of the IEEE SA Standards Board may serve up to three consecutive one-year terms, except that chairs of standing committees or members of the Administrative Committee may be appointed to additional terms to provide experience and continuity.

4.2 Standing Committees of the IEEE SA Standards Board

All members of the standing committees of the IEEE SA Standards Board shall be members of the IEEE Standards Association, and shall act in accordance with IEEE Standards policies and procedures, IEEE Policies including, but not limited to, Section 9.9 on Conflict of Interest, and the IEEE Code of Ethics.

4.2.1 Procedures Committee (ProCom)

4.2.1.1 Scope

This committee shall be responsible for recommending to the IEEE SA Standards Board improvements and changes in its bylaws, procedures, and manuals to promote efficient discharge of responsibilities by the IEEE SA Standards Board and its committees.

4.2.1.2 Organization

This committee shall be comprised of at least six members. The chair and other members of the committee shall be members of the IEEE SA Standards Board and shall be appointed by the Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board for a term of one year.

4.2.2 New Standards Committee (NesCom)

Standards Committees formed under rule d) in 5.2.2 shall be officially recognized by the IEEE SA Standards Board only after a 75% approval by the creating committee. Once formed, Standards Committees automatically assume duties according to 5.1 of the IEEE SA Standards Board Operations Manual.

4.2.2.1 Scope

This committee shall be responsible for ensuring that proposed standards projects are within the scope and purpose of the IEEE, that standards projects are assigned to the proper Society or other organizational body, and that interested parties are appropriately represented in the development of IEEE standards. The committee shall examine Project Authorization Requests (PARs) and make recommendations to the IEEE SA Standards Board regarding their approval.

4.2.2.2 Organization

This committee shall be comprised of at least 12 but not more than 18 members, at least six of whom, including the chair and two vice chairs, shall be voting members of the IEEE SA Standards Board. The NesCom membership shall be broadly distributed across each of the following regional groupings: Regions 1-7 and 9, Region 8, and Region 10 (see IEEE Bylaws I-402. Geographic Organization of Members). A minimum of four members should be from each regional grouping. Regional representation is based on a member’s residence and not their affiliation location or the country indicated on their passport.

The chair, two vice chairs, and other members of the committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board for a term of one year. The appointed NesCom Chair and two vice chairs shall each be from different regional groupings. In making nominations, the nominations committee shall give consideration to attaining membership from various IEEE Technical Divisions.

IEEE SA Standards Board members not appointed to NesCom may serve as ex officio members without voting privileges.

4.2.3 Standards Review Committee (RevCom)

4.2.3.1 Scope

This committee shall be responsible for reviewing proposals for the approval of new and revised standards and for the withdrawal from active status (see IEEE SA Standards Board Operations Manual 9.2) of existing standards to ensure that the proposals represent a consensus of the members of the Standards Association balloting group. The committee shall routinely examine submittals to ensure that all applicable requirements of the IEEE SA Standards Board Operations Manual have been met and make recommendations to the IEEE SA Standards Board regarding their approval.

4.2.3.2 Organization

This committee shall be comprised of at least 12 but not more than 15 members, at least three of whom, including the chair, shall be voting members of the IEEE SA Standards Board. The chair and other members of the committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board for a term of one year. In making nominations, the nominations committee shall give consideration to attaining membership from various IEEE Technical Divisions.

IEEE SA Standards Board members not appointed to RevCom may serve as ex officio members without voting privileges.

4.2.4 Audit Committee (AudCom)

4.2.4.1 Scope

This committee shall provide oversight of the procedures used in the standards-development activities of Standards Committees as defined by 5.2.2.

4.2.4.2 Organization

This committee shall be comprised of at least five members. Five of the committee members, including the chair, shall be current or former members of the IEEE SA Standards Board. The chair and other members of the committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board for a term of one year.

4.2.5 Patent Committee (PatCom)

4.2.5.1 Scope

This committee shall provide oversight for the use of any patents and patent information in IEEE standards. This committee shall review any patent information submitted to the IEEE Standards Department to determine conformity with patent procedures and guidelines.

4.2.5.2 Organization

This committee shall be comprised of at least four but not more than six voting members. A member of the IEEE Standards staff, as designated by the Managing Director of Standards Activities, shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member. The chair and additional voting members of the committee shall be voting members of the IEEE SA Standards Board or the IEEE SA Board of Governors, and shall be appointed by the Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board for a term of one year.

4.2.6 Administrative Committee (AdCom)

The Administrative Committee shall act for the IEEE SA Standards Board between meetings and make recommendations to the IEEE SA Standards Board for its disposition at regular meetings. AdCom shall comprise the officers of the IEEE SA Standards Board and the chairs of each standing committee of the IEEE SA Standards Board. The Chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board shall be the chair of AdCom.

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