Mandatory Coordination

Mandatory Coordination

What you want to know about the role of coordination when balloting your IEEE draft standard.

What is mandatory coordination?

Mandatory coordination is a method of ensuring that two organizations are aware of, and have a chance to review, a draft standards project and its contents. These organizations are:

  • Quantities, Units, and Symbols Standards Committee (QUSCom) and
  • IEEE SA Staff Editorial Review.

These organizations are considered “mandatory coordination” because they are required by IEEE SA rules and are listed on the Project Authorization Request (PAR) form and are automatically included in every ballot group.

A third mandatory coordination, for the IEEE Registration Authority Committee, may be automatically included in a balloting group if requested by the Sponsor at the time of draft submission for SA Ballot. It is normally requested if the PAR indicates the possible registration of objects or numbers to be included in or used by the project or if it becomes apparent through development of the draft that such may occur.

How is mandatory coordination achieved?

Mandatory coordination for QUSCom is achieved by allowing a representative of the coordinating organization an opportunity to review the SA Ballot document during the open SA Ballot period. Coordination is automatically processed by the myBallot system.

Mandatory editorial coordination (MEC) needs to be completed prior to the start of your initial SA Ballot. Access MEC the form to begin the mandatory coordination.

Do mandatory coordination contacts have a vote on the standard?

Mandatory coordination contacts are not voting members of the balloting group. However, the Standards Committee must address their comments and try to resolve them if possible.

What if I have additional questions about mandatory coordination?

For further information, contact your IEEE Standards Program Manager.

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