IEEE-USA Career & Workforce Policy Committee
Meeting Logistics, Agenda and Background Information
18-20 July 2008
Meeting Location

Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel – 412.281.3700

Events Schedule

Fri (18 July)  Outreach Meetings
1-5 PM Pittsburgh Area Employers and Educational Institutions
7-9 PM Dinner with Pittsburgh IEEE Section Leaders
The Original Fish Market
Westin Convention Center Lobby
Sat (19 July) Career Survival Workshop
Seagate Auditorium
1251 Waterfront Place
Pittsburgh, PA
7:30 AM Workshop Registration
8 AM Workshop – Part I
12 Noon

Lunch and Keynote Speaker
IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre

1:00 PM Workshop – Part II
4PM Adjourn
7-9 PM Dinner

Sun (20 July)

CWPC Business Meeting
Westin Convention Center  – Second Floor

7:30 AM Breakfast with PES Workforce Committee Members Butler East
8:30 AM Business Meeting
Butler West
12 Noon Lunch
Butler West
1:00 PM Business Meeting
Butler West
3:00 PM Adjourn

Agenda and Background Information

  1. IEEE-USA Overview

    1.1  2008 Public Policy Priorities
    1.2  Policy Log
     
  2. CWPC Overview

    2.1  2008 Annual Plan
    2.2  Career & Workforce Position Statements (Status)
     
  3. Competitiveness and Innovation

    3.1  IEEE-USA Position [New – June 2008]
    3.2  Rand Corporation Report Highlights
     
  4. Workforce Globalization

    4.1  IEEE-USA Position – Offshore Outsourcing (March 2004) **
    4.2  House S&T Committee Print [2007 Globalization Hearings Report]
  5. Immigration Reform

    5.1  IEEE-USA Position (June 2007)
    5.2  SIA/IEEE-USA Initiatives and MPAG Contract
     
  6. Pre-College and College Education

    6.1  IEEE-USA Position Statement (Proposed)
    6.2  STEM Education Coalition
     
  7. Health Care

    7.1  IEEE-USA Position Statement (June 2003) - Expiring
    7.2  Small Business Health Care Coalition (NFIB)
     
  8. Retirement Security

    8.1  IEEE-USA Position Statement – IRAs [Expired in 2002] **
    8.2  Savings Coalition of America Initiatives
     
  9. Older Workers and Phased Retirement

    9.1  TE Article – Phased Retirement: The Time Has Come
    9.2  IEEE-USA Position Statement (Proposed) - McClure
     
  10. Other Careers Issues and Position Statements

    10.1  Career Equality in Engineering (Nov 2003) – Expiring
    10.2  The L-1 Visa for Intracompany Transfers (Nov 2003) - Expiring
     
  11. Power and Energy Engineering Workforce Collaboration

    11.1  Dennis Ray/Gregory Reed Article - Today's Engineer (0708)
    11.2  NERC Webinar:  Aging Workforce (0708)
     

  12. Communications

    12.1  Media Highlights – McManes
    12.2  TE Articles
    12.3  Grassroots and STEM Outreach to Presidential Campaigns – Harrison
     
  13. Committee Publications (E-Books)

    13.1  Educational and Employment-based Visas (Aug) – O’Neill
    13.2  21st Century Engineering Workforce Trends (Oct) – Ellis
    13.3  Ten Tax-Favored Ways to Save for Retirement (Dec) – O’Neill
     
  14. Inter-Generational Workforce Survey

    14.1  Purpose, Scope and Preliminary Findings
    14.2  Other Research - Lindborg
     
  15. Policy Architecture

    15.1  Proposed CWPC Policy Architecture Roadmap - Perkins
     

Additional Resources