The following position descriptions provide information on the responsibilities and time commitments for members of IEEE Committees that N&A recommends.

Review the IEEE Board of Directors position descriptions for roles, responsibilities, and time commitments.

IEEE Committees

IEEE Audit Committee (PDF, 36 KB). The IEEE Audit Committee reviews and monitors conformance of policies and procedures that substantially affect the finances and operations of IEEE.

IEEE Awards Board (PDF, 55 KB). The IEEE Awards Board administers and/or monitors IEEE awards, scholarships, and formal recognition programs and develops the awards structure for recognizing excellence in activities within IEEE’s fields of interest.

IEEE Conduct Review Committee (PDF, 365 KB). The IEEE Conduct Review Committee reviews complaints alleging ethical misconduct by a member or a non-member participating in an IEEE activity as outlined in IEEE governing documents.

IEEE Diversity and Inclusion Committee (PDF, 331 KB). The IEEE Diversity and Inclusion Committee shall assist the Board of Directors in support of IEEE’s commitment to advancing diversity in the technical profession, and to promote an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, engages, and rewards all who contribute to the field.

IEEE Election Oversight Committee (PDF, 33 KB). The IEEE Election Oversight Committee is responsible for providing advice and guidance on electioneering related matters and recommending appropriate changes to electioneering procedures and policies.

IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee (PDF, 44 KB). The IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee reviews and recommends guidelines and policies relating to benefits and compensation of IEEE employees.  

IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee (PDF, 36 KB). The IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee recommends policies and/or educational programs to promote ethical behavior among IEEE members and staff and proposes appropriate action in cases of IEEE member and officer discipline.

IEEE European Public Policy Committee (PDF, 58 KB). The IEEE European Public Policy Committee advises the IEEE Board of Directors on activities and programs focused on shaping public policy in the European Union and European Free Trade Association countries to benefit IEEE members, engineering professionals and the general public

IEEE Fellow Committee (PDF, 35 KB). The IEEE Fellow Committee makes recommendations to the IEEE Board of Directors for candidates to be conferred the grade of Fellow.

IEEE Fellow Nominations and Appointments Committee (PDF, 90 KB). The Fellow Nominations and Appointments Committee, a subcommittee of the IEEE Nominations and Appointments committee, is tasked with soliciting nominations, recruiting eligible candidates in accordance with the IEEE governing documents, and preparing a slate of candidates for the IEEE Fellow Committee's Vice-Chair, members, and alternates for approval by the IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee.

IEEE Global Public Policy Committee (PDF, 17 KB). The IEEE Global Public Policy Committee is responsible for the oversight of public policy activities throughout IEEE with the goal of enhancing and sustaining IEEE’s reputation as a globally-relevant resource of high-quality, balanced, and effective advice, information, and advocacy on public policy issues within IEEE’s sphere of technical competence and professional interest.

IEEE Governance Committee (PDF, 32 KB). The IEEE Governance Committee assists the IEEE Board of Directors on governance matters affecting organizational effectiveness such as review of proposed amendments to governing documents, guidance on organizational structure, and training and orientation of new Board members.

IEEE History Committee (PDF, 146 KB). The IEEE History Committee promotes the collection, writing, and dissemination of historical information in IEEE fields of interest, as well as historical information about IEEE and its predecessor organizations.

IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board (PDF, 51 KB). The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board supports the Board vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities at the local level.

IEEE Industry Engagement Committee (PDF, 57 KB) advises the IEEE Board of Directors on activities and programs focused on increasing IEEE’s connection with industry, government and industry professionals.

IEEE New Initiatives Committee (PDF, 132 KB). The IEEE New Initiatives Committee considers proposals for new initiatives and seed grants, reviews continuing initiatives, and manages the IEEE New Initiatives Process.

IEEE Nominations & Appointments Committee (PDF, 134 KB). The IEEE Nominations & Appointment Committee is responsible for making recommendations of the most qualified individuals for select positions on the IEEE Board of Directors and its Committees. 

IEEE Public Visibility Committee (PDF, 101 KB). The IEEE Public Visibility Committee is responsible for the public visibility initiative, related communications, and other activities focused on increasing public understanding of how engineering, computing, and technology benefit humanity, and to promote the visibility of engineering, computing and technology professionals who carry out this work.

IEEE Strategy and Alignment Committee (PDF, 54 KB) The IEEE Strategy and Alignment Committee  examines IEEE’s mission, vision, value statements, and governing principles for currency and relevance, and advise the Board of Directors on strategic matters and priorities to be considered relative to IEEE’s core purposes.

IEEE Tellers Committee (PDF, 61 KB). The IEEE Tellers Committee supervises the processing of ballots and petitions received and the tallying of the votes on the IEEE Annual Election ballot.

How to Volunteer at IEEE
Other Nomination Opportunities

Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations Process - for positions on the MGA Board and Committees.

Technical Activities Board (TAB) Nominations Process  - for positions within IEEE Technical Activities

IEEE Awards Program - to honor achievements in education, industry, research and service.

IEEE Fellow Program - for extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.