Operations Manuals and Bylaws
The governing bodies of IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) are responsible for maintaining and overseeing a number of governing documents. These documents establish roles, responsibilities, authority and processes for IEEE. While the documents themselves are robust in nature, they collectively fall within a hierarchy of authority that is described as follows:
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IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual
Provides detailed information about the operating procedures of the IEEE SA.
IEEE SA Standards Board Bylaws
Covers the organization and basic procedures of the IEEE SA Standards Board.
IEEE SA Standards Board Operations Manual
Specifies the procedures that shall be followed in the standards development process.
Additional Policies, Procedures, and Documentation
IEEE SA Policy Changes (PDF)
Approved changes to the Standards Board Bylaws and Operations Manual.
Filing an Amicus Brief (PDF)
Outlines the procedures for considering filing an amicus brief on issues affecting the IEEE SA.
Standards and the Law (PDF)
Guidelines standards participants need to follow in order to maintain the Section 501c3 status of IEEE.
Antitrust & Competition Policy (PDF)
Highlights the competition-law risks that are most pertinent to standards development.
IEEE Standards and Indemnification (PDF)
Outlines requirements for indemnification by IEEE and describes other protections for volunteers.
IEEE SA Standards Style Manual (PDF)
Establishes preferred style for the preparation of IEEE standards drafts.
Metric Implementation Plan (PDF)
Calls for measured and calculated values of quantities to be expressed in metric units in IEEE publications.
Baseline Operating Procedures
Individual Baseline Operating Procedures for sponsors, working groups and SCCs.
Open Source Committee (OSCom) Operations Manual (PDF)
Sets forth the policies and procedures for OSCom activities and oversight of IEEE Open Source activities.
Strategic and Emerging Standards Committee (SESCom) Operations Manual (PDF)
SESCom is established to assist the IEEE Standards Association in launching, mentoring, and managing new, strategic, or emerging standards development projects within the IEEE fields of interest for which there is no active Standards Committee.
- IEEE SA Board of Governors
- IEEE SA Standards Board
- IEEE SA Position Statements
- IEEE SA Copyright Policy
- IEEE SA Working Group Chair Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
- Best Practices for IEEE Standards Development (PDF)
- Next Steps Kit – Guide for Publication, Awards and Maintenance (PDF)
- Guidelines for Standards Committee Management of IEEE Software Licenses for IEEE Activities (PDF)
- IEEE Guide to Classification of Documents (PDF)
- IEEE Governing Documents
- Electronic Mtg. Guide (PDF)
- Hybrid Meeting Practices Guide (PDF)