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


I support Pat's comments.


At 04:01 PM 4/1/02 -0700, wrote:

>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