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SSCS Bylaws

Bylaws of the Solid-State Circuits Society

Revised AdCom July 2009

2011 Changes are approved by AdCom pending Member review


Table of Contents

1.0 INTRODUCTION

2.0 MEMBERSHIP

2.1 Affiliates
2.2 Reduced Fees

3.0 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE (ADCOM)

3.1 International Representation of AdCom
3.2 Conduct of Business
3.3 AdCom Meeting Attendance Requirement
3.4 Conduct of AdCom Meetings

4.0 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF ADCOM

4.1 Nominations Committee
4.2 Nominations
4.3 Eligibility
4.4 Petition Candidates
4.5 Election
4.6 Notification of Election Results

5.0 OFFICERS

5.1 Term of office
5.2 President
5.3 Vice-President
5.4 Secretary and Treasurer
5.5 Past President

6.0 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

6.1 Slate of Candidates
6.2 Petition Candidates
6.3 Election

7.0 EXECUTIVE OFFICE

8.0 OPERATION OF ADCOM

8.1 Meetings
8.2 Quorum
8.3 Approval of Actions
8.4 Conduct of Business Other Than at Meetings
8.5 Minutes

9.0 DUES, FEES, and ASSESSMENTS

9.1 Establishment of Dues, Fees, and Assessments
9.2 Bursar
9.3 Meeting Budgets and Finances
9.4 Page Charges
9.5 Disbursement of Funds


10.0 PUBLICATIONS

10.1 Editors-in-Chief
10.2 Responsibilities of Editors-in-Chief
10.3 Publication of Additional Journals

11.0 MEETINGS

11.1 Sponsorship of Technical Meetings
11.2 Approval of Sponsorship

12.0 STANDING COMMITTEES

12.1 Publications Committee
12.2 Meetings Committee
12.3 Sections/Chapters Committee
12.4 Membership Committee
12.5 Nominations Committee
12.6 Awards Committee
12.7 Educational Activities Committee

13.0 AD HOC COMMITTEES

14.0 TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

13.1 Appointment
13.2 Functions
14.3 Operations

15.0 COUNCILS

15.1 Circulation of Proposal
15.2 Approval
15.3 Council Chair AdCom Membership

16.0 INTERACTION WITH IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETY

17.0 REMOVAL OF A MEMBER OF THE ADCOM OR A MEMBER OF A STANDING COMITTEE

17.1 Vote to Remove an Elected Member of the Society AdCom

17.2 Vote to Remove and Appointed Member of the Society AdCom or Committee

18.0 CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCEDURES


1.0 INTRODUCTION

These Bylaws provide detailed guidance for the supervision and management of the affairs of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) in accordance with the Society Constitution. Amendments may be made by means of the procedures described in Article IX, Section 2, of the Constitution:

Suitable bylaws, and amendments thereto, may be adopted as the result of a vote of approval by two-thirds of the members of the Administrative Committee having full voting privileges. At least 30 days notice prior to the vote shall be required. No bylaw, or amendment, shall take effect until it has been published in one of the Society's publications or otherwise publicized by direct mailing to the membership and has been mailed to the IEEE Technical Activities Board.

 

2.0 MEMBERSHIP

There shall be only one grade of Society membership, available to all IEEE membership grades upon payment of a Society membership fee as specified in Bylaw 8.0, as set forth in Article III of the Society Constitution.

2.1 Affiliates
A Society member who is an Affiliate of the IEEE cannot serve in any elective office in the Society or in a Chapter. An Affiliate can serve on a Society committee in any appointive office in the Society or a Chapter of the Society. A Society Affiliate is entitled to receive notices of all meetings sent to Society members and, by payment of IEEE and Society Affiliate member charges, to receive copies of publications of the Society and to attend and to participate in any functions of the Society.

2.2 Reduced Fees
Reduction of the annual fee shall be made for student members, life members, unemployed members, retired members, and such other special categories as may be provided in IEEE rules and regulations.

 

3.0 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE (ADCOM)

Article V, Section 1, of the Constitution provides that the Administrative Committee (herein after referred to as the AdCom) shall consist of 15 elected members-at-large, the Society officers, plus ex-officio members. Adoption of a bylaw or amendment to a bylaw, shall be governed by the provisions of Article IX, Section 2 of the Society Constitution.

3.1 International Representation of AdCom
The Society shall foster the active participation and collaboration of international members in its activities. The Administrative Committee may appoint up to 3 ex-officio members as representatives of the regions other than the U.S. regions. Those appointed will serve 1 year terms as ex-officio AdCom members with vote.

3.2 Conduct of Business
Unless otherwise provided, a majority vote of the members attending an AdCom meeting at which a quorum is present shall be sufficient for the conduct of its business.

3.3 AdCom Meeting Attendance Requirement
In order to ensure a continuously active AdCom, elected members and ex-officio members with vote who miss two consecutive AdCom meetings shall be dropped from membership in the absence of extenuating circumstances. Vacancies thus or otherwise created shall be filled in the manner described in Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution.

3.4 Conduct of AdCom Meetings
Robert's Rules of Order (Revised) shall govern the conduct of AdCom meetings on all matters not otherwise specified in these Bylaws or the Constitution.

 

4.0 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF ADCOM

4.1 Nominations Committee
The SSCS will follow IEEE Bylaw I-308.1 to form the nominations committee.

a. The Nominations Committee shall consist of a Chair and at least four additional members.

b. The Chair of the Nominations Committee shall be the Past President of the SSCS AdCom. In the event of the incapacity or conflict of interest of the Chair, the most recent Past Chair of the Nominations Committee available shall be the Nominations Committee Chair. With extenuating circumstances, a different individual may be appointed to this position.

c. At least 2/3 of the Nominations Committee shall be elected by the AdCom.

4.2 Nominations
The Nominations Committee Chair shall call for nominations from the Society membership in an issue of a Society publication available to all members by the end of January of the year of the election. The announcement will include procedures for submission of nominations by petition. Nominations from the Society membership must be received by the Society Executive Director by the end of February of the year of the election. By the end of April, the Nominations Committee Chair shall collaborate with the Nominations Committee to determine its slate of candidates. The number of candidates must be at least 1.5 times the number of vacancies to be filled must be supplied. All nominees shall have indicated a willingness to serve if elected. The Nominations Committee shall be guided in its selection by considerations of proper representation of geographical areas and equitable representation of the various technical interests within the Society.

4.3 Eligibility
a. A member of the Nominations Committee shall not be eligible to be elected to any office for which the Nominations Committee makes nominations.

b. Any member of the Society in good standing, not otherwise disqualified, is eligible for election to AdCom.

4.4 Petition Candidates
A petition nominating a Society member meeting the eligibility requirements and supported by the required number of Society members through a petition process defined by IEEE Bylaw I-308.16 and IEEE Policy 13.8.3 shall automatically place that member's name on the slate of nominees, provided a statement declaring the interest to submit such petition is received by the Society Executive director by August 1 and the petition itself by September 1. Such petitions must be submitted with the knowledge and agreement of the nominee.

4.5 Election
The candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. The term of office shall commence on January 1 of the year following the election.

4.6 Notification of Election Results
Immediately upon receiving the election results, the nominations Committee Chair shall notify all candidates and the Society Officers and AdCom members.

 

5.0 OFFICERS

As stated in Article V of the Constitution the officers of the Society shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past President. All officers have full voting privileges, as defined or limited in Article V Section 7 of the Constitution.

5.1 Term of office
The terms of office for President and Vice President shall be two years, commencing on January 1 after the year of election. The President and Vice President may not serve two consecutive terms in their respective offices. The term of the Past President shall be two years, commencing upon completion of the term as President. The terms of office for Secretary and Treasurer shall be one year, with reappointment allowed. The above notwithstanding, all officers shall continue to serve until their successors take office.

5.2 President
The President shall supervise the affairs of the Society and shall speak for the Society on all matters not specifically delegated to others.

5.3 Vice-President
The Vice-President shall fulfill the duties of the President in the absence or incapacity of the latter and from time to time shall fulfill such other functions as the President or the AdCom shall direct.

5.4 Secretary and Treasurer
The Secretary and Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping the records of the AdCom in the areas commonly ascribable to their functions. They shall prepare and distribute reports, notices, and/or such documents as may be required by the President and the AdCom.

5.5 Past President
Upon completion of his or her term in office, the President shall assume the office of Past President, and shall fulfill such responsibilities as the President or AdCom shall direct.

 

6.0 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

6.1 Slate of Candidates
In odd-numbered years, the Nominations Committee shall prepare a slate of candidates for President and Vice President. Candidates shall be present or past members of the Society AdCom, and shall have expressed a willingness to serve if elected.

6.2 Petition Candidates
Candidates may be nominated by a petition signed by at least three members of AdCom with full voting privileges, which has been received by the Chair of the Nominations Committee at least 45 days before the election date. The slate of candidates shall be distributed by the Nominations Committee Chair to the members of AdCom having full voting privileges at least 30 days prior to the election.

6.3 Election
The election shall be held at the last AdCom meeting of odd-numbered years. A majority of votes cast shall elect.

 

7.0 EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Executive Office functions to coordinate and carry-out the day-to-day operations, policies and procedures concerning all aspects of the Society's business. The Office is also responsible for maintaining corporate memory and providing ongoing and ad hoc management reports/documents. In addition, the Office serves as one of the Society's primary points of contact for both members and IEEE staff. The Society President exercises overall supervision of the Executive Office in coordination with the IEEE Managing Director for Technical Activities. The Executive Office staff shall be paid staff of IEEE, funded by the Society. Additions to staff shall be approved by the AdCom.

 

8.0 OPERATION OF ADCOM

8.1 Meetings
The AdCom shall hold at least two meetings each year. Other meetings of the AdCom shall be held at such times as are found necessary and convenient. Special meetings of the Administrative Committee may be called at the discretion of the President or upon request of four other members of the AdCom, with at least 30 days notice to all AdCom members.

8.2 Quorum
A quorum consists of a majority of the AdCom members with vote. Each member of the AdCom shall have only one vote irrespective of the number of AdCom positions with vote currently held, and can be counted only once for the purposes of a quorum.

8.3 Approval of Actions
The vote of a majority of the votes of the members present and entitled to vote at the time of the vote, provided a quorum is present, shall be the act of the outcome or any committee thereof. Proxy votes are not permitted.

8.4 Conduct of Business Other Than at Meetings
AdCom or any committee thereof may meet and act upon the vote of its members by any means of telecommunication. Normal voting requirements shall apply when action is taken by means of telecommunications equipment allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time.

The AdCom or any committee thereof may take action without a meeting if applicable (e. g. e-mail voting). An affirmative vote of a majority of all the voting members of the AdCom or any committee thereof shall be required to approve the action. The results of the vote shall be confirmed promptly in writing or by electronic transmission. The writings and/or electronic transmissions shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the AdCom or any committee thereof. "Electronic transmission" means any form of electronic communication, such as e-mail, not directly involving the physical transmission of paper, that creates a record that may be retained, retrieved and reviewed by a recipient thereof, and that may be directly reproduced in paper form by such a recipient.

Business handled in this manner must be completed within 30 days of initial notification.

8.5 Minutes
Minutes of all AdCom meetings shall be issued by the Secretary or under his or her authority within 30 days of such meetings and be delivered to all AdCom members, with copies to be furnished to the IEEE Technical Activities Board Secretary at IEEE Headquarters.

8.6 Executive Committee
To help in the management of the Society, there shall be an Executive Committee comprised of the Administrative Committee members holding the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Past President, and the Executive Director. The Executive Committee shall function to help the Administrative Committee to develop and propose the strategic and long-term plans for the Society, oversee the finances and operations of the Society and facilitate the proposing of new initiatives and policy end procedure changes. At its discretion, the AdCom may temporarily authorize the Executive Committee to make specific operating decisions for the AdCom.

 

9.0 DUES, FEES, and ASSESSMENTS

The Society may raise funds, as specified in Article IV of the Society Constitution and the IEEE Bylaws and rules and regulations. The AdCom shall review the Society dues, fees, and assessments at least annually to ensure usual and expected Society fiscal obligations will be satisfied.

9.1 Establishment of Dues, Fees, and Assessments.
Dues and fees shall be set by AdCom annually. At the first AdCom meeting of the year, the Treasurer shall present the fiscal history, status and projections for the Society, and shall propose dues and fees for the next year. AdCom shall adopt dues and fees for the next year in time to be reported by the Treasurer or President to the IEEE Technical Activities Board to be effective the subsequent year. Assessments may be proposed at any time.

9.2 Bursar
IEEE shall act as bursar for all Society funds except as specified hereunder. Billings and receipt of the annual fee shall be via the IEEE. All other fiscal affairs shall be handled through the IEEE by the Society Treasurer and Executive Director.

9.3 Meeting Budgets and Finances
All Society workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia and conventions must be approved by the AdCom. Once so approved, subject to the acceptance of a budget by the Society Meetings Chair and the Society Treasurer, the meeting treasurer or fiscal officer may open a bank account to be used for the deposit and disbursement of funds for the meeting. In addition, the meeting may be granted a loan for the conduct of the meeting with the approval of the Society Meetings Chair and the Society Treasurer. Upon completion of a meeting, the meeting treasurer or fiscal officer shall repay any loan and pass through to the Society any surplus funds or loss based on the meeting's predefined sponsorship percentages. The meeting must fulfill all rules established by the IEEE and the Society with respect to conduct of the meeting and its finances including all auditing and reporting functions.

9.4 Page Charges
A page charge set annually by IEEE shall be assessed against authors of papers accepted by sponsored publications. Such page charges shall be on a voluntary basis and the AdCom shall make such arrangements as to ensure that their payment or nonpayment will in no way influence the editorial practices of the Society.

9.5 Disbursement of Funds
Disbursement of funds against previously budgeted accounts may be made by the President, Treasurer or Executive Director without further approval by the IEEE, but subject to approval as noted below, provided that the total approved expenditures budgeted in any major category, e.g., meetings, publications, are not exceeded thereby. Individual disbursements not previously authorized by AdCom of up to $15,000 may be made with approval of the President and Treasurer. Disbursements of more than $15,000 require approval by the AdCom.

 

10.0 PUBLICATIONS

The Society shall sponsor the Journal of Solid-State Circuits , the Solid-State Circuits Magazine, and such other sponsored or co-sponsored publications as are recommended by the Publications Committee and approved by the AdCom. The President, with the advice and consent of the AdCom, shall appoint the Editor-in-Chief for each publication.

10.1 Editors-in-Chief
Editors-in-Chief may serve a three-year term and may be reappointed. The compensation for such Editors-in-chief, if any, may be set by the President, with the advice and consent of the AdCom.

The Editors-in-chief of Society technical publications and the Society's designated representatives (in the case of co-sponsored publications) shall be members of the Publications Committee and ex-officio members of the AdCom without vote, unless otherwise elected to the AdCom.

10.2 Responsibilities of Editors-in-Chief
Editors-in-Chief shall be responsible for implementing the publication program defined by the Publications Committee. In accordance with the guidance of this committee and general IEEE rules and regulations, Editors-in-chief shall designate editors and special guest editors. The Editor-in-Chief for each publication shall report to the AdCom at least annually.

10.3 Publication of Additional Journals
With the approval of the AdCom, the President or a representative designated by the President may make arrangements with other entities for the publication of further journals and for their availability to Society members.

 

11.0 MEETINGS

11.1 Sponsorship of Technical Meetings
The Society shall sponsor the International Solid-State Circuits Conference and sponsor or cosponsor other such meetings as are recommended by the Meetings Committee and approved by AdCom. Each such meeting shall report at least annually to the Meeting Committee and/or AdCom on its status, results, plans, and financial considerations. Any meeting whose expense budget is 25% or more of the Society budget for the year shall have its executive committee chair or equivalent officer approved by the Society AdCom. appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Society AdCom.

11.2 Approval of Sponsorship
All workshops, meetings, etc, sponsored by the Society must be approved by AdCom. Approval may be made contingent upon submission of an acceptable budget by the Meetings Chair and Society Treasurer.

 

12.0 STANDING COMMITTEES

Standing Committees may be appointed by the Society President, with the advice and consent of the AdCom. It will be discretionary with the Society President to appoint any part or all of any Standing Committee, or to appoint only the Chair of a committee and request the Chair to appoint additional committee members. Chairs of Standing Committees shall be ex-officio members of the AdCom with vote, if not already elected as members. Standing Committee Chairs shall be appointed for a two year renewable term and committee members shall be appointed for a one year renewable term or until successors are appointed. Chairs whose terms have expired prior to their successors taking office shall continue in office as ex-officio members of the AdCom without vote until their successors are appointed.

12.1 Publications Committee
A. Membership

The membership of the committee shall consist of the Chair, the Editor-in-Chief of each sponsored publication, a representative from any co-sponsored publication, the Treasurer of the Society, and at least two additional members-at-large.

B Responsibilities

a. Assess and maintain guidance over the Society's publications and recommend actions to the Editors and the AdCom appropriate to the maintenance of high quality, timeliness and coverage of the field of interest of the Society,

b. Assist in the selection and recruitment of editorial personnel,

c. Review the need for new publications or the discontinuance of existing publications.

12.2 Meetings Committee
A. Membership

The membership of the committee shall consist of the Chair, one
representative of each sponsored or co-sponsored meeting, the
Treasurer of the Society, and two additional members-at-large.

B. Responsibilities

a. Review new requests for sponsorship or co-sponsorship including
budget. Recommend to the AdCom the initiation of new meetings where
such action would be in the best interests of the members of the Society.

b. Generate new ideas for meetings or workshops for sponsorship or
cooperation.

c. Approve the budget of all sponsored/co-sponsored meetings before
any funds are advanced to the conference, consistent with Bylaw 8.3.

d. Monitor conduct of the Society meetings including technical
content, location, scheduling, and budget. Make recommendations to the
meeting organizers to enable the meeting to better serve the Society
members.

e.In the event that the meetings committee determines that a meeting
is not serving the Society and its members properly, the meetings
committee is empowered to take appropriate action. Changes in the
leadership of the meeting shall be made with the advice and consent of
the AdCom.

12.3 Sections/Chapters Committee
A. Membership

The membership of the committee shall consist of the Chair and at least two additional members-at-large.

B. Responsibilities

a. Create and promote interest in the Sections for the formation of Chapters of the Society,

b. Work with Chapters and Sections to provide plans and methods for promoting successful Chapter meetings and activities,

c. Compile information pertaining to the organization of Society chapters in the Sections and disseminate this information to the Sections and to the Membership Committee,

d. Assist in providing topics, media or speakers for Chapter meetings.

12.4 Membership Committee
A. Membership

The membership of the committee shall consist of the Chair and at least two additional members-at-large.

B. Responsibilities

a. Report to the AdCom at least annually concerning the status and trends of society membership,

b. Plan membership recruiting campaigns and help guide the execution of such campaigns,

c. Make recommendations to the AdCom concerning all matters pertaining to the Society membership,

d. Supply information to the members and Sections concerning the Society and the advantages of membership.

12.5 Nominations Committee
Duties of the Nominating Committee are detailed in Section 4 of these Bylaws.

12.6 Awards Committee
A. Membership

The membership of the committee shall consist of the Chair and at least two additional members-at-large who are IEEE fellows.

B. Responsibilities

a. Identify and have candidates nominated for all relevant awards and prizes in accordance with requirements, requests, and rules and regulations of IEEE, both for general IEEE awards and Society awards, including the Society Outstanding Contribution Award and Outstanding Service Award.

b. Review and comment on nominations for IEEE Technical Field Awards and medals, as requested by the IEEE,

c. Review nominations for IEEE Fellow awards in the technical field of interest of the Society, in accordance with IEEE rules and regulations.

d. Serve as the selection committee for the SSCS Fellowships.

12.7 Educational Activities Committee
A. Membership

The membership of the committee shall consist of the Chair and at least two additional members-at-large

B.Responsibilities

The functions of the Educational Activities Committee will be to:

a. Identify and serve the educational needs of the Society members,

b. Assist in accreditation policy,

c. Act as a liaison to the IEEE Educational Activities Board for Society issues.

 

13.0 AD HOC COMMITTEES

Special or ad hoc committees may be created by the President with the advice and consent of the Administrative Committee.For each such case, the President shall specify the number of members the committee shall have, how the members are to be selected, and the terms of the members if other than for the life of the committee. Special or ad hoc committees shall be dissolved automatically after two years unless the President sets an expiration date. Chairs of such ad hoc committees shall be ex-officio members of the AdCom without vote.

 

14.0 TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

A Technical Committee functions in a specific technical area and shall report to the AdCom at least once a year.

14.1 Appointment
Chairs of Technical Committees shall be appointed for a renewable term of two years with the approval of the AdCom and shall be ex-officio members of the AdCom without vote in accordance with the provisions and limitations of Article V, Section 1, of the Constitution, if not already elected as members of the AdCom. Members of technical committees shall be appointed for one-year terms by the Technical Committee Chairs. Technical Committee members other than Chairs are eligible for reappointment without limitation regarding length of service. Chairs of technical committees will normally be selected from among the elected members of the AdCom unless the technical requirements of the assignment, in the judgment of the AdCom, make it desirable to do otherwise.

14.2 Functions
Each Technical Committee shall promote activities in its field under the overall supervision and administration of the AdCom and shall provide the expert knowledge and assistance to:

a. Organize and operate sessions at meetings of IEEE at all levels and at meetings of other organizations with which the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society is desirous of cooperating. They may organize technical symposia and conferences in the area of their technical coverage, as well as act as an advisor to the AdCom concerning Society approval of new meetings in their area,

b. Arrange through the Publications Committee and appropriate editor-in-chiefs for publishing pertinent papers in IEEE publications,

c. Encourage, generate, and review papers within their scope in cooperation with the Society Editors,

d. Highlight new developments in the field and recommended actions for the Society in the annual report to the AdCom.

14.3 Operations
The operations of each Technical Committee shall be in accordance with procedures prescribed in IEEE Manuals and as approved by the AdCom.

 

15.0 COUNCILS

Where it will further the interest of members, the Society may join with other IEEE Societies or entities to form a Council, or a similar entity, for the purpose of administering conferences and/or publications.

14.1 Circulation of Proposal
When such action is contemplated, a specific description of the proposed Council and its Bylaws shall be circulated to all AdCom members at least 30 days prior to the AdCom meeting at which the proposal will come up for approval. In all cases, the financial and appointive responsibility of the Society shall be completely delineated in the Bylaws of the Council.

14.2 Approval
Approval of the participation of the Society in a Council shall require the same voting as a change in the Bylaws.

15.3 SSCS representation inCouncils
The President shall appoint a SSCS representatives to Councils of interest. These representatives shall be ex-officio members on SSCS AdCom, without vote, unless they are already voting members of the SSCS AdCom.

 

16.0 INTERACTION WITH IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETY

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society have agreed to fully interact and cooperate for their mutual and individual benefit. To this end, they have agreed that each shall have a full voting representative on the AdCom or Board of Governors of the other. This person shall be a member of the AdCom/Board of Governors of the appointing Society. They have agreed to work with each other as appropriate on joint activities, and to encourage the development of such activities. Finally, they have also agreed to in no way limit or inhibit each others activities, plans, development and growth. The following statement was agreed to by both parties at the November 12, 1995 Technical Activities Board meeting: "The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society are working together to assure that the two groups do not limit each others growth". Changes to these provisions require one year notification to the other Society.

17.0 REMOVAL OF A MEMBER OF THE ADCOM OR A MEMBER OF A STANDING COMMITTEE

17.1 Vote to Remove an Elected Member of the Society AdCom
An Officer/Elected Member elected by the voting members of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society may be removed from office, with or without cause, by a vote of the voting members of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society who elected that person, within thirty days following either:

a. The affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes of the members of the SSCS AdCom present at the time of the vote, provided a quorum is present, on a motion to remove such individual, or

b. The receipt by IEEE of a petition signed by at least 10% of the total number of voting members in the society moving for the removal of such individual, a ballot on such motion shall be submitted to the voting members of the society.

If a majority of the ballots cast by the voting members for or against such motion are to remove such individual, the individual shall be removed from such positions.

17.2 Vote to Remove an Appointed Member of the Society AdCom or Committee
An appointed member of the SSCS AdCom or Committee may removed as a member of that Board or Committee, with or without cause, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes of the members of the appointing body present at the time of the vote, provided a quorum is present, to remove such Board or Committee member.

 

18.0 Conflict Resolution Procedures

18.1 As circumstances require, the President shall appoint a Conflict Resolution Committee of three or more Society members having expertise in the area of said conflict.

18.2 All members of the committee shall be free of conflict and not involved in the situation. All discussions shall be handled in a confidential manner

18.3 The committee will investigate the issues and attempt to resolve the conflict as expeditiously as possible.

18.4 A short report shall be presented to the AdCom when the committee finishes it work, and the committee shall then be dissolved.

18.5 If satisfactory resolution is not achieved, the issue can be escalated to TAB and the IEEE for further action.