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About IEEE-USA Position Statements
statements identify important technical and/or engineering
career-related aspects of specific public policy issues deemed to be of
concern or affecting IEEE's U.S. members. They make specific
public policy recommendations and provide recommended approaches for
consideration by the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch officials, the
Judiciary, representatives of State and Local Government, and other
interested groups and individuals, including IEEE members.
All IEEE-USA position
statements must be approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors.
They are first initiated and/or reviewed by IEEE-USA volunteer
committees that are comprised of U.S. IEEE members with expertise in the
subject field, including liaison representatives (where appointed) of
IEEE technical societies, divisions, regions and sections. Once
approved by the committee, a proposed position statement is then
reviewed by the Vice President of Government Relations and the IEEE-USA
Government Relations Council, subjected to a Communications Review, and
finally presented to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for consideration.
When position statements address issues of specific concern to other
IEEE organizational units (e.g. standards), consultation with that
organizational unit is conducted as part of the review process, and a
joint statement may result. The specific processes and policies
governing development and approval of IEEE-USA position statements are
outlined in Section 10 of the IEEE-USA
Operations Manual and explained in this
to developing IEEE-USA position statements.
statements are not copyrighted and may be linked to, reproduced or
excerpted with appropriate attribution as entity positions of the
IEEE-United States of America (IEEE-USA). IEEE-USA position
statements should not be attributed as policy statements of IEEE or any
other IEEE organizational unit.
This archive is updated
following each Board meeting or electronic ballot by which position
statements are considered.
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