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[STDS-802-16] IEEE 802.16 March 2016 Elections

At Session #102, on 15-17 March 2016 in Macau, PRC, the IEEE 802.16 Working Group is scheduled to hold elections for Chair and Vice Chair. Here are the details.

According to the IEEE 802 Working Group Policies and Procedures, the "term for all Working Group officers ends at the close of the first plenary session of each even numbered year."

As stated in the IEEE 802.16 Working Group Officer Election Process, "Candidates are encouraged to declare their candidacy, in a Working Group meeting or via the Working Group email reflector, as soon as possible before the election. The names of those eligible who declare their candidacy at least eight days before the scheduled election shall be included on the paper ballot."

Per the procedures, these elections will be on the agenda for the Session #102 Opening Plenary meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday 15 March 2016.

According to the IEEE 802 Working Group Policies and Procedures, the Chair and Vice Chair elections are subject to IEEE 802 EC confirmation. For information on IEEE 802 policies on endorsement and affiliation letters in conjunction with confirmation, see the announcement below.


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From: "John D'Ambrosia" <jdambrosia@GMAIL.COM>
Date: December 30, 2015 at 1:55:52 PM MST
Subject: [802SEC] IEEE 802 March 2016 Elections - Endorsement and Affiliation Letters

Dear Potential 802 EC Members,
As announced by the IEEE 802 Chair, Paul Nikolich, at the IEEE 802 Nov 2015 Closing Meeting, the 2016 elections will be held at the IEEE 802 March 2016 Plenary.  (For information about the meeting see 
Per IEEE 802 LMSC P&P, Section 4.1 (see – “Any person to be confirmed or elected by the Sponsor shall, prior to confirmation or election by the Sponsor, file with the Recording Secretary a letter of endorsement from their supporting entity.” 
WG Chairs, WG Vice Chairs, Appointed Sponsor Officers, and Appointed Sponsor Non-Voting Members are all confirmed by the Sponsor. Any individual who would like to run for one of these positions or anticipates being appointed to one, will be required to submit a letter of endorsement signed by both the Sponsor member  and "an individual who has management responsibility for the Sponsor member"  prior to a confirmation vote.  
In addition, per Section 4.5 of the IEEE 802 Chair’s Guidelines (see  - 

All members of the sponsor that are confirmed or elected, prior to confirmation or election, shall provide a signed letter that states their affiliation.  This requirement may also be met by having an explicit statement of affiliation in the endorsement letter described in the “Voting membership” subclause of the IEEE LMSC Policies and Procedures.  A statement of affiliation should be in the form of “For the purposes of IEEE 802, <potential Sponsor member's name>'s affiliation is <affiliation>.”

For information regarding requirements for declaration of affiliation, please see 
Acceptable templates for these two documents (in both Word 97/2000/XP and Open Document Format (ODF)) can be found at:
As confirmation will take place at the March 2016 closing plenary, I will need the documents prior to the start of the March Closing 2016Plenary.   
Thank you!
John D’Ambrosia
IEEE 802 LMSC Recording Secretary