IEEE 802.11 WORKING GROUP - Policies and Procedures (aka "rules")


The operation of the 802.11 working group (WG11) is governed by a number of documents,  which come from multiple sources.  These documents are listed below in the form of a hierarchy where those at the top override documents below them.  

Matters of procedure in 802.11 (where not described by one of the higher documents in the hierarchy) are decided by the WG11 chair.  Established  WG11 procedures are described in the WG11 Operations Manual.

If you are new to standards development or new to WG11, do not despair!   Day to day rules can be learned up through observing and participating in the WG.   If you are unsure about the operation of some procedure in WG11,  speak to one of the WG officers or the officers of its subgroups.  Familiarity with this material (at least,  where describing the operation of a WG) is helpful to operate effectively as a WG partipant.  Familiarity with this material is essential for WG leaders.

The Policies and Procedures hierarchy

New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
IEEE Certificate of Incorporation
IEEE Constitution

IEEE Bylaws

IEEE Policies

IEEE Board of Directors Resolutions
IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual

IEEE-SA Board of Governors Resolutions
IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws

IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual

IEEE-SA Standards Board Resolutions

IEEE Computer Society (CS) Constitution and Bylaws

IEEE CS Policies and Procedures, Section 10

IEEE CS Board of Governors Resolutions

IEEE CS Standards Activities Board Policies and Procedures (SAB P&P)

IEEE Project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Sponsor Policies and Procedures (LMSC P&P)

**IEEE Project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual (LMSC OM)

**IEEE Project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Working Group (WG) Policies and Procedures (WG P&P)

IEEE 802.11 Operations Manual (WG11 OM)


See also the **IEEE 802 Chair Guidelines.


Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (Latest Published Edition), by Henry M. Robert III (Editor), Sarah Corbin Robert, and William J. Evans (Editor), Perseus Publishing, ISBN 0‑7382‑0307‑6is the recommended guide on questions of parliamentary procedure not addressed in these procedures.

** The IEEE Project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) documents may be found here

The 1915 version of Robert's Rules of Order is in the public domain, and is available online here.