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Following are IEEE Major Boards and Committees established by and reporting to the IEEE Board of Directors.   


Major boards

Educational Activities Board (EAB): recommends policies on educational matters and implements programs specifically intended to serve the educational pursuits of IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public.

Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA Board): is responsible for IEEE membership and member development, as well as oversight of IEEE geographic organizational units. They are focused on supporting and meeting the members' needs and IEEE membership recruitment and retention strategies and implementation. IEEE local geographic organizational units (Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches) provide unique opportunities for members to attend technical presentations, create strong peer-to-peer connections, and participate in leadership opportunities that can make a positive distinction in IEEE members' jobs and careers.

Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB): formulates and recommends information-related published services and products policies to the IEEE Board of Directors, establishes and maintains standards and procedures for IEEE information dissemination, recommends policies and best practices as they relate to the IEEE website, and otherwise coordinates and assists with activities of IEEE and its various organizational units. 

Standards Association Board (IEEE-SA): provides a standards program that serves the global needs of industry, government, and the public. It also works to assure the effectiveness and high visibility of this standards program both within IEEE and throughout the global community.

Technical Activities Board (TAB): fosters technological innovation and progress by advancing the technical activities of IEEE for the benefit of the profession and humanity worldwide, and represents the interests of Societies and Technical Councils within IEEE.

IEEE-USA Board (IEEE-USA): recommends policies and implements programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social, and technology policy concern.


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Audit Committee: reviews policies and procedures that substantially impact the finances and operations of IEEE.

Awards Board: administers the awards and recognition programs of IEEE by recognizing members’ contributions in advancing the fields of interest to IEEE and to the benefit of society.

Election Oversight Committee: assists IEEE in adjudicating election-related matters in the IEEE Annual Election and other IEEE elections; provides advice and guidance on electioneering-related matters; and recommends appropriate changes to electioneering procedures.

Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee: recommends compensation guidelines, benefits whose costs are budgeted, and related matters, including philosophy, policies, programs and long-term planning, and financial considerations for IEEE employees. The Committee shall also assist IEEE in its role as Administer for all employee benefits plans governed by ERISA. 

Ethics and Member Conduct Committee: advises the Board of Directors on ethics policy and concerns as well as fosters awareness on ethical issues and promoting ethical behavior among individuals and organizations working within IEEE fields of interest. 

European Public Policy Committee:  coordinates public policy activities relevant to the interests of IEEE members in European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, which are designed to benefit IEEE members, engineering professionals and the general public.

Executive Performance and Compensation Committee: Executive Performance and Compensation Committee: is responsible for determining activities and matters relating to the IEEE Executive Director’s annual goal setting, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits.

Fellow Committee: makes recommendations to the IEEE Board of Directors for candidates to be conferred the grade of Fellow.

Finance Committee: charged with the oversight and coordination of the financial matters of IEEE.

Global Public Policy Committee: advises IEEE on matters related to public policy and encourages, assists, coordinates, and oversees public policy activities throughout IEEE.

Governance Committee: reviews proposed amendments to IEEE’s governing documents to assure clarity, consistency, and legal compliance.

History Committee: promotes the collection, writing, and dissemination of historical information in the fields covered by IEEE technical and professional activities, as well as historical information about IEEE and its predecessor organizations.

Humanitarian Activities Committee: supports the Board vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities at the local level.

Industry Engagement Committee:  facilitates industry engagement activities across IEEE, identifies and acts on opportunities, gaps and overlaps across IEEE, launches initiatives and recommends to the IEEE Board needed development of products and services that meet the needs of industry, government and industry professionals.

Investment Committee: advises and assists the IEEE Board of Directors on matters relating to IEEE investments. 

New Initiatives Committee: oversees the IEEE New Initiatives Program, which is designed to identify and fund potential new products, programs, and services that will provide significant benefit to IEEE members, customers, the technical community, and the public, and that promise to have a lasting impact on IEEE.

Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Committee: responsible for making recommendations of the most qualified individuals for positions elected by the IEEE Assembly and appointed by the IEEE Board of Directors.  

Public Visibility Committee: 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.

Tellers Committee: supervises the processing of ballots received and the tallying of the votes on matters normally on the annual election ballot submitted to the membership of IEEE or to groups of members for a vote.


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