In response to the TAB request to provide comments on the IEEE proposed Constitutional Amendment, the Computer Society Board of Governors (BOG) passed the following motion:
“MOVED, that the Board of Governors of the Computer Society votes against the proposed constitutional amendment.
Our comments are as follows:
The proposed constitution changes remove membership control of the IEEE structure;
The still-to-be-written bylaws under the proposed constitution have considerable unknowns but more importantly the bylaws will document the Board structure which the Board solely can approve without membership approval;
The structure of IEEE, which the TAB assembly strongly disagreed with in the February 2016 meeting, is still being developed and the benefits of that structure are not well-defined;
The significant risks associated with a major constitutional change without knowledge of the associated bylaw changes do not justify approving the proposed constitutional change.
There is no succinct rationale for the proposed constitutional change.”