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Date: February 5, 1999
Date Due: May 5, 1999
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Reply to: Judy A. Gales
Phone: (202) 626-5741

To: Mr. Arnold Winkler and the Members of L2

From: Judy A. Gales, NCITS

Subject: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - International Representative

The current term of office of Mr. Suignard will expire July 1, 1999. In order to allow all members of L2 an opportunity to serve in this capacity, we are issuing this call for volunteers to close on May 5, 1999.

Any member of the NCITS Subgroup is welcome to volunteer to serve. Before one considers doing so, however, the commitment in time and responsibilities should be considered. Officers must actively support the administrative structure that ensures due process to all participants, assists in reaching consensus and protects the accreditation of the entire system. [There is no limit to the number of terms an individual may serve. There is a rule prohibiting one individual from being appointed to two or more offices of the same committee simultaneously.]

TheNCITS/SD-2, Organization, Rules and Procedures of NCITS, generally describes officers' responsibilities, and a more detailed list of duties has been compiled in the NCITS/SD-8, Officers' Reference Manual.

Those willing to make this commitment must submit three written statements in support of their candidacy:

  1. A one-page statement of experience, indicating the volunteer's expertise in the subgroup's program of work, voluntary standards efforts, committee experience and leadership abilities (to be forwarded to the NCITS Subgroup for an advisory ballot if there is more than one candidate).

  2. A statement of management support for a three-year term on company letterhead acknowledging the additional workload, financial resources and duties required of an officer over and above that of a technical participant.
  3. The statement of management support for the three-year term is a good faith commitment, not a legal binding commitment. If future circumstances require the applicant to resign from the office before the term has been fulfilled, this will be accepted without prejudice.

  4. A statement as to whether or not the candidate is a representative of a U.S. domiciled organization.

Any supplemental materials will be forwarded along with the advisory ballot to NCITS, which appoints all NCITS Subgroup officers. The statements from candidates wishing to serve in the above referenced position on the NCITS Subgroup should be sent to the attention of Judy A. Gales no later than May 5, 1999.