The Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&A) of the IEEE SA Board of Governors (BOG) is soliciting the names of candidates to serve on the 2025/2026 IEEE SA BOG and the 2026/2027 IEEE SA BOG.
BOG responsibilities and functions, as noted in the IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual (see https://standards.ieee.org/about/policies/sa-opman/index.html):
It is the responsibility of the IEEE SA BOG and each Board member to uphold the reputation of the IEEE as a worldwide professional technical society and the IEEE SA as a world leader in the development and promulgation of standards. To carry out these responsibilities, the IEEE SA BOG will, at a minimum,
a) Develop, pursue, and oversee programs to meet the global needs of standards developers and users
b) Approve policy additions/changes with significant financial/strategic implications for the IEEE SA
c) Approve IEEE SA position statements
d) Monitor developments in government and industry that demonstrate the need for standards-related activities and propose appropriate action to the IEEE SA Standards Board
e) Make recommendations to the IEEE Board of Directors on standards-related issues
f) Maintain a current IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual in concert with IEEE Bylaws and IEEE Policies
g) Hold meetings to accomplish the work of the IEEE SA BOG
h) Establish, manage, and disband committees, as appropriate, to perform the work of the IEEE SA BOG
i) Itself and through the President, appoint BOG Members and other governance volunteers to serve in various roles on committees, boards, and ad hocs supporting the goals of the IEEE SA
j) Strive to establish and maintain a constituency of IEEE SA members representative of all basic interests, including:
1) Technical societies and councils
2) Member and Geographic organizational units
5) The general public
k) Provide financial oversight for the overall operation of the IEEE SA
l) Recommend candidates to stand for election by the IEEE SA constituency for the positions of IEEE SA President-Elect in alternating years, and two IEEE SA BOG members-at-large annually
m) Appoint two IEEE SA BOG members-at-large annually
n) Appoint the chair of the IEEE SA Standards Board
o) Appoint the membership of the IEEE SA Standards Board
p) Provide an awards program for recognition of exceptional service
q) Participate in or lead one or more of the Strategic Management and Delivery Committees (SMDCs)
The IEEE SA BOG will perform the following basic functions:
a) Establish and maintain a constituency of a wide range of basic interests among industry, government, and public areas
b) Address the global standardization interests of the technical societies and geographic organizational units of the IEEE
c) Establish and achieve strategic, long-range goals and objectives, typically every 3-5 years, to better serve the constituency and customer base with appropriate standards-related products and services
d) Review all policy additions and/or changes with significant financial or strategic implications
e) Set policy for new methods of standards development as needed
f) In conjunction with staff, be responsible for the delivery of the various components of the IEEE SA strategy”
If you would like to be considered for the 2025/2026 or 2026/2027 IEEE SA BOG [see https://standards.ieee.org/about/policies/sa-opman/sect4.html#4.2.3], please note the following rules that apply to any potential candidate, and forward a completed Candidate Form (see attachment) to Dave Ringle [ firstname.lastname@example.org]. Alternatively, you may complete a candidate from available from https://standards.ieee.org/about/governance/.
Please reply by 1 May 2024.
The slate of candidates will be forwarded to the IEEE SA Board of Governors Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&A) for its review.
Rules for IEEE SA BOG membership:
1. The time commitment, each year, is three in-person meetings located globally across different regions, and at least one teleconference plus appropriate preparation time.
Attendance is expected at all meetings.
2. This is normally a non-funded position. You (or your employer) are expected to fund your travel. If funding for travel is your only limitation, please contact Dave Ringle – Director, IEEE SA Governance ( email@example.com), to discuss potential alternatives and options.
3. You must have an email address, web access, and a laptop computer to bring to the meetings.
4. All voting members of the IEEE SA BOG shall be of IEEE Member, Senior Member, or Fellow grade, and shall have membership in the IEEE SA.
The BOG web area is located at http://standards.ieee.org/about/bog/index.html
We look forward to your participation.
Gary Hoffman, Chair
IEEE SA Board of Governors Nominations and Appointments Committee
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