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RE: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Addition of second vice chair position to SEC


Please consider the following comments on the addition of a second vice

Since part of the purpose of having a vice chair is to ensure that there is
a leader in the case where the chair becomes unexpectedly unable to serve
(either temporarily or permanently), the chain of succession needs to be
made clear. (Things may not be contentious at the current moment, but at
some point in the future they might be.) Therefore, some text should be
added to cover that such as "When there are two vice chairs, they shall be
designated first vice chair and second vice chair. The first vice chair will
assume the duties of chair if the chair is unable to do so. The second vice
chair assumes those duties if both the chair and the first vice chair are

Secondly, I believe it is time to remove "ex-officio members" from the list
of executive committee members. As Bob Grow pointed out, the statement has
no meaning for the current Executive committee. When the rules were first
written, the chairs of the original 802 MAC and Physical Layer working
groups were ex-officio members of the Executive committee - members as a
consequence of having held those offices. Currently, the only ex-officio
members are the working group and tag chairs but they are listed explicitly.

Balance of elected vs. appointed members: currently, 6 (or 7 if the TAG got
approved) executive committee members are elected and 4 are appointed (not
counting the Executive committtee chair in either group). This seems a bit
heavy on the appointed side.

Grammar: It should be "his or her discretion." His and her are already
possessive and don't need 's added to make them so.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Nikolich []
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 11:43 AM
To: 'IEEE802'
Subject: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Addition of
second vice chair position to SEC

Dear SEC,

This email provides notice of the rules change letter ballot for the
addition of a second vice chair to the SEC.  The detailed changes are
included in the attached PDF file.

Scope:  Rules Change to add a second SEC vice chair.

Purpose: To amend to rules allow the SEC to have two vice chair positions.

The scope and size of the IEEE Project 802 has increased to the point where
the amount of project 802 management work and range of knowledge has
significantly increased in the past 5 years.  Adding a second vice chair to
the sponsor executive committee will better enable it to manage IEEE 802's
wide range of activities.

The ballot opens March 31, 2002 and closes June 8, 2002 12 midnight EDT
(remember if you do not vote or abstain it is equivalent to a DISAPPROVE
vote).  Buzz, please ensure this gets sent to the 802-wide email list as
well.  WG chairs, please invite your WG members to comment through you.


--Paul Nikolich

Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Project
cell:    857.205.0050
mail:   18 Bishops Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940