Governance Documents – Pending Changes

The amendments to the MTT-S Constitution and Bylaws listed on this page were authored and approved by the MTT-S Administrative Committee (AdCom), and then reviewed and approved by the IEEE.  The purpose of these amendments is to bring the Handbook into alignment with the IEEE TAB requirements, and/or improve readability – it is not to change policies.  Changes to the Society’s governing documents go into effect unless 10 percent of the Society membership objects within 30 days of their posting.

The comment period for the amendments below will end on April 16th 7:00 UTC.  Please use this form to submit your comments or objections, if any:  Comment Form

Pending Amendments

  • Article III
    The Field of Interest (FOI) clarification statement is re-positioned and identified with a header.  This change is made at the request of IEEE to improve readability.
  • Article IV Section 1
    The acronym “AdCom” (Administrative Committee) is explicitly defined.
  • Article V Section 1
    The member grade requirement for elected AdCom members is explicitly clarified to include Graduate Student Members.  This change is made at the request of IEEE to improve readability.
  • Article VIII Section 4
    The members to be considered for quorum is explicitly clarified to exclude ExOfficio members.  This clarification is already present in the Bylaws section.
  • Article VIII Section 5
    The phrase “governing body” is replaced by “AdCom” for clarity.  This change is made at the request of IEEE to improve readability.
  • Section 3.2.2.1
    The text describing the term length when the President-Elect assumes the duties and role of President is clarified for improved readability at the request of the IEEE .
  • Section 3.2.2.2
    The text describing the President-Elect’s role and delegation authority after assuming the President’s duties and role is clarified for improved readability at the request of the IEEE.
  • Section 3.3.1
    The member grade requirement for elected AdCom members is explicitly clarified to include Graduate Student Members at the request of the IEEE.
  • Section 4.1.4
    The timeline to submit the Candidate Division Director(s) name(s) to the Division Nominations Committee is modified to align with the IEEE TAB requirements.
  • Section 5.1.3
    The “Standards Coordinating Committee” is renamed to the “Standards Committee, at the request of the IEEE, to make MTT-S consistent with the other technical societies.

Thank you for your interest and participation in strengthening the MTT Society!  As a reminder, the Comment Form may be utilized to send comments and objections, if any, about pending amendments.