Vol. 65, No. 2, June 2019

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IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Candidates Sought for the 2020/2021/2022 Term

The IEEE Reliability Society (RS) is seeking candidates for serving on its Administrative Committee (AdCom) for a three-year term starting January 1, 2020. The AdCom manages the operations of the RS. Candidates must be RS members and should have both technical and managerial experience. Serving on the AdCom requires traveling to attend periodic AdCom meetings (max four per year) and participating in one or more of the following areas of RS committee activities: Technical Activities (TA), Meetings and Conferences, Membership, and Publications and/or supporting other areas and activities such as Chapters and Education. Ad hoc committee membership and sometimes chairing one or more committees is expected of AdCom members. More details about the expectations for AdCom members can be found in the Reliability Society’s Constitution, Bylaws, and Operational Manual available on the RS web site.

If you are interested in being considered as a potential nominee, please send the following information to Jeffrey Voas, Junior-Past President, at j.voas@ieee.org by no later than 1 August, 2019.

  1. Your full contact information: name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.*
  2. An abbreviated professional biography that summarizes your technical and management experience and your educational background (max. 100 words).
  3. A candidate statement describing why you are running for AdCom and how you plan to contribute to the RS as an AdCom member (max 400 words).
  4. A statement that identifies RS sponsored technical committees, conferences, chapters and publications that you have actively participated in on an administrative and/or leadership level (limited to the 10 most recent engagements).
  5. For candidates who have previously served one or more terms on the AdCom, a statement describing the history of all your completed terms, officer positions you have held, and highlights of your major accomplishments during your term(s) on the AdCom and ExCom (if applicable). Candidates who have served two consecutive terms 2014-2019 are not eligible for election in 2020.*
  6. For candidates who have not recently served on the AdCom, we kindly ask for an endorsement from your supervisor/manager if applicable. The purpose of this endorsement is to provide assurance that you will have the ability to attend the scheduled AdCom meetings (usually held on Saturdays and requiring travel on a Friday) 3-4 times each year of your elected term [employers are not asked to provide support for travel expenses as those are reimbursed by the RS subject to certain restrictions and limitations.] For those unable to provide such an endorsement, please provide a statement to the effect that your day job commitments will not likely prevent you from traveling to AdCom meetings or why this does not apply to you (e.g. for candidates who are self-employed or retired.)*
  7. A statement that you are a current IEEE and RS member. Provide your IEEE member number, as IEEE will verify this before your name is allowed to be placed on the official ballot.*

* These items are for the N&A committee’s internal use only and will not be published with the official ballot/candidate information.

Your information will be reviewed by the RS Nominations and Awards (N&A) Committee who will select the final slate of candidates to be included on the AdCom election ballot sent to all RS members in the Fall. To receive full consideration, all requested information must be provided by 1 August, 2019. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Jr. Past President and N&A Committee Chair Jeffrey Voas at j.voas@ieee.org.