TEMS Call for Board of Governors Nominations 2019 – for the term 2020-2021
DUE: July 14, 2019, 20:00 hours (UTC – 4)
In accordance with the TEMS Bylaws, during 2019 the TEMS membership will elect five individuals for Member-at-Large (MaL) positions in the TEMS Board of Governors (BoG), and the current TEMS BoG will later elect three individuals to fill the positions of VP – Conferences, VP – Publications, and President-Elect (2020-2021). Each of the eight positions will have terms of two years, commencing 1 January 2020. This Call for Nominations is requesting your involvement to nominate candidates for this year’s elections. Self-nominations are accepted in accordance with the Bylaws. As you consider potential MaL nominees, please give specific consideration to those TEMS members who are Young Professionals.
Mal Positions: MaLs will be elected by the TEMS membership to the TEMS BoG, each to serve a 2-year term (calendar years 2020-2021). The TEMS Nomination Committee has the responsibility to review nominations and recommend the final list of candidates to appear on the ballot, finalized with TEMS ExCom approval. MaLs who receive the highest number of votes will serve. Current Members-at-Large who complete a first two-year term as of 31 December 2019 are eligible to be considered by the Nominations Committee for inclusion on the ballot to run for a second term, but they must have a nomination form submitted to the TEMS Nominations Committee to be considered. MaLs may serve for two consecutive two-year terms. All nominees must be voting members of the Society, in good standing, at the time of nomination.
Officer Positions: Elections for the three officer positions will be determined by a vote of the TEMS BoG, usually conducted at the final face-to-face meeting of the calendar year (October or November). The positions of VP – Conferences, VP – Publications, and President-Elect will each have two-year terms (calendar years 2020-21). Current holders of the positions who are completing a first term as of 31 December 2019 are eligible for the ballot to serve a second term but they must have a nomination form submitted to the TEMS Nominations Committee to be considered. The position of President-Elect is a two-year term with a six-year commitment, as the normal progression is from President-Elect to President (two-year term) and then to Past-President (two-year term). A person may only serve in the Presidential progression once, but may run for another position on the BoG afterward.
The TEMS BoG represent the members of the Society and govern the Society (for example, approves the Society’s annual budget and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, elects Society Officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds). Members of the BoG are expected to perform the responsibilities of their position outlined in the TEMS Bylaws, to attend scheduled face-to-face meetings as well as attend periodic teleconferences. BoG Members (MaLs and Officers alike) are expected to contribute significantly to the success of the society by taking active roles on TEMS Committees, TEMS conferences, and/or TEMS publications. All nominees must be voting members of the Society, in good standing, at the time of nomination.
A complete nomination must include a completed candidate application form: http://www.ieee-tems.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IEEE-TEMS-CandidateApplicationForm2019.docx
Nominations must be sent to the TEMS Nominations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, by 20:00 New York time (UTC – 4) on July 14, 2019 in order to be considered.