The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites its members to recommend qualified candidates for membership on the Institute's Policy Advisory Groups and Committee on Education (CoE). All nominations must be received by ANSI by the deadline on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Individuals selected as voting and leadership members of these groups will have a three-year term, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. ANSI members are invited to either nominate a candidate for voting membership or designate a non-voting representative.
ANSI's revised By-Laws, which state that Policy Committees are now called Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs), were approved on June 5, 2019, by the ANSI Board of Directors and will go into effect on January 1, 2020 (See the related article: ANSI Board of Directors Approves Proposed Revisions to Institute By-Laws). The By-Laws clarify that the PAGS are advisory in nature and that their members are not fiduciaries, but reconfirm their continued importance to ANSI in developing ANSI policy positions on international, national, and IP-related issues.
Access the nominations form, related information document, and a copy of the ANSI Code of Conduct through the ANSI online library in the "Call for Nominations" link.
Please note that only one nomination form per ANSI member is accepted. Contact Petra Valentin, firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding any questions about the nomination process.
About ANSI PAGs
The International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG) shall provide views and propose policies regarding regional and international standards and conformity assessment issues, including related public policy issues. The IPAG shall respond to requests for input from time to time from the Board, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, Forums and other PAGs.
The National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG) shall provide views and propose policies regarding national standards and conformity assessment issues, including related public policy issues. The NPAG shall respond to requests for input from time to time from the Board, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, Forums and other PAGs.
The Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRAG) shall provide views and propose policies regarding the incorporation of essential patents or other proprietary intellectual property (such as trademarks and copyright) in national, regional or international standards. The IPRPAG shall also provide views and propose policies regarding exploitation rights to the copyright in standards and the recognition of copyright protection for standards by courts, legislation, regulatory bodies, industry and others. The IPRPAG shall respond to requests for input from time to time from the Board, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, Forums and other PAGs.
About the ANSI Committee on Education (CoE)
The ANSI Committee on Education oversees all Institute initiatives related to standards and conformity assessment education and outreach, fulfills the objectives of the United States Standards Strategy (USSS), and responds to other issues that may be delegated by the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, or the National Policy Advisory Group.