[802SEC] Fwd: Sponsor Policies and Procedures
My most strict read of this is that, every time we formally effect a change
to the LMSC P&P, we have to submit our updated/current P&P and then can not
submit a PAR until we get an OK back -OR- a six month time expires.
This procedure seems to be not well thought out with respect to the P&P of
a highly active group (such as ours) whose P&P are under continuous
improvement. The worst case effect of this could be that we could only put
changes into effect once a year and could only submit PARs during a window
that was open 6 months after that until the next rule change date.
I doubt that the SA intended this policy to be that restrictive.
We should probably mention this at ProCom/AudCom and the SA-SB next week.
>Subject: Sponsor Policies and Procedures
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 12:01:02 -0500
>This is a reminder that at the 12 September 2002 IEEE-SA Standards Board
>meeting, the following change was approved regarding PAR submissions to
>NesCom effective 1 January 2003. As a practical matter, NesCom will not
>enforce this until after the 20 March 2003 IEEE-SA Standards Board
>meeting. After that time, PARs received by NesCom from a sponsor that is
>not in compliance with clause 126.96.36.199 of the 2003 edition of the IEEE-SA
>Operations Manual will be returned to the sponsor.
>The following two clauses, taken from the IEEE-SA Operations Manual, are
>provided for your information.
>4.2.4 Audit Committee (AudCom)
>This committee shall make routine reviews and inspections to assure that
>each standards-developing entity, through its Sponsor policies and
>procedures (P & P), is adhering to the procedures described in the IEEE-SA
>Standards Board Bylaws and the IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual.
>It will make recommendations as appropriate to advise the
>standards-developing entities of changes that are needed. The committee
>shall periodically issue reports to the IEEE-SA Standards Board,
>summarizing its findings and making recommendations as appropriate for
>Standards Board action.
>188.8.131.52 AudCom review of Sponsor P & P
>The Sponsor shall ensure that its P & P have been reviewed and accepted by
>AudCom or have been submitted for review a minimum of six months prior to
>the submission of any PARs to NesCom. NesCom will not review PARs
>submitted by Sponsors whose P & P have not been accepted by AudCom unless
>the Sponsor's P & P have been submitted and have been under review by
>AudCom for at least six months without a recommendation to the Sponsor.
>Any revised P & P shall be submitted to AudCom for review and acceptance.
>If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Rona Gertz
>Rona I. Gertz
>Manager, IEEE-SA Governance
>IEEE Standards Activities
>+1 732 562 3808 (phone); +1 732 562 1571 (fax)
>IEEE Standards web site:http://standards.ieee.org/
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