IEEE staff and volunteers may interact with children through a multitude of diverse programs, including, but not limited to:
If you currently participate in activities that involve working with children, or plan to do so, please review the following important documents. The Guidelines are referenced within the IEEE Civility Policy.
These procedures apply to events that are specifically designed for children.
IEEE staff and volunteers who participate in activities or programs designed for children must:
Registration of IEEE sponsored programs involving children
*Recurring IEEE programs involving children must be registered annually.
All IEEE staff and volunteers who interact with children are required to complete the online training.
The online training is delivered by IEEE’s partner, Praesidium. The training must be completed every three years while an individual continues to work with children. The online training includes a review and acknowledgement of the IEEE Guidelines for Working With Children (PDF, 683 KB)
IEEE staff and volunteers may be required to undergo background screening. A Criminal and Sex Offender Background screening is required for any individual who will have direct unsupervised contact with children. Direct unsupervised contact with children is defined as responsibility to exercise direct supervision, guidance, or control of a child under the age of 18 years without a parent, legal guardian, or otherwise authorized adult (e.g. school teacher) present.
The required background screening must be conducted by Praesidium, IEEE’s approved vendor, and will consist of:
Staff and volunteers that have not completed these requirements are not authorized to participate in IEEE programs that involve children.
For questions on the procedures and guidelines, please refer to the IEEE Activities with Children FAQs (PDF, 472 KB)
For additional questions, please contact the IEEE Office of Risk and Insurance Management Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.