The IEEE Board of Directors has delegated responsibility to the IEEE Governance Committee for the review of all proposed revisions to IEEE governing documents including IEEE’s Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, Finance Operations Manual, Investment Operations Manual, Committee Charters, and Operations Manuals (including the Major Board Operations Manuals) as described in IEEE Bylaws I-303.9 and I-305.9.
The above-mentioned documents are publicly available and shall be consistent across organizational units (OUs) and shall be legally compliant. Each organizational unit shall make available and maintain its Operations Manual online.
The following points are considered during review:
All submissions shall use the governing document template (DOC, 45 KB) and vetting process when appropriate. Submissions should include the following:
Every item submitted to the IEEE Board of Directors containing changes to IEEE governing documents is required to be circulated to organizational units that are affected by the change prior to submission for review by the IEEE Governance Committee. This is known as the vetting process.
In order to accommodate the Major Boards meeting schedule and allow for a thorough review by the IEEE Governance Committee, items requiring IEEE Board approval should be submitted no later than the submission dates for the IEEE Board items as provided on the IEEE Board of Directors Resources web page.
Items that do not require IEEE Board approval may be submitted at any time. A response on the outcome of the review from the staff designee will be provided normally within two weeks. If a longer period for the review is needed, the submitter(s) shall be notified and a new date for completion will be set.
The Governance staff is available to answer questions and assist in the development and review of new documents or amendments at any time prior to submission.