CORPORATE PROGRAM GOVERNANCE
The IEEE-SA Corporate Program is governed by the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG), a committee of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors (BOG). The CAG serves as an advisory body to IEEE-SA corporate members and the IEEE-SA BOG, developing rules that govern the "Entity Standards Development Process," which all IEEE Corporate Standards follow.
Use of Terminology
To clarify, in reference to Corporate Program participants, IEEE's official position is to utilize the terms "entity" or to refer to participants who are "persons of any category other than an individual" rather than using the term "corporate." This is appropriate because other "non-individuals" such as organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions can also participate in an entity ballot. So, while "Corporate Standards" is used as a general term, it doesn't cover all the possibilities for participation, and the official rules do recognize this in their terminology.
Most of the standards development policies and procedures of IEEE apply to both standards developed under IEEE's individual method of development and to standards developed under the Corporate or Entity method. However, to ensure a fair and equitable process, there are established rules and processes that specifically apply to the Entity Process. These rules should be implemented by the Sponsor of any corporate working group and are defined in the Study Group Guidelines (PDF) as well as the Baseline Policies & Procedures for Entity Working Groups (DOC).
IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws
The IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual