[802SEC] Endorsement and affiliation letters
Dear potential 802 EC members
According to the IEEE 802 LMSC P&P, "Any person to be confirmed by the
Sponsor shall, prior to confirmation by the Sponsor, file with the
Recording Secretary a letter of endorsement from their supporting entity"
Appointed members of the EC, WG Chairs and WG Vice Chairs are all
confirmed by the Sponsor and so anyone who would like to run for one of
these positions or anticipates being appointed to one, will be required
to submit an endorsement letter signed by the Sponsor member and "an
individual who has management responsibility for the Sponsor member."
prior to a confirmation vote.
In addition, the 802 EC Chair requires that members who are to be
confirmed also file signed statement of affiliation with the Recording
Acceptable templates for these two documents can be found at:
in both a standards compliant format (.odt) and in a proprietary format
Confirmation will take place at the March closing plenary, so I will
need the documents before then.
IEEE 802 Recording Secretary
PS: 802 rules trivia - The 802 EC Chair is elected, but not confirmed by
the Sponsor. That individual is confirmed by the IEEE Standards
PPS: Relevant excerpt from the 802 P&P (section 4.1)
Any person to be confirmed by the Sponsor shall, prior to confirmation
by the Sponsor, file with the Recording Secretary a letter of
endorsement from their supporting entity. This letter is to document
several key factors relative to their participation on the Sponsor and
is to be signed by both the Sponsor member and an individual who has
management responsibility for the Sponsor member. This letter shall
contain at least the following:
a) Statement of qualification based on technical expertise to
fulfill the assignment
b) Statement of support for providing necessary resources (e.g.,
time, travel expenses to meetings), and
c) Recognition that the individual is expected to act in accordance
with the conditions stated in subclause 5.1 of the IEEE 802 Operations
Manual dealing with voting “as both a professional and as an individual
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