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About IEEE-USA Position Statements

IEEE-USA position statements identify important technical and/or career-related aspects of specific public policy issues deemed to be of concern to or affecting IEEE's U.S. members.  The Statements 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 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.  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 guide to developing IEEE-USA position statements.

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