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InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards

INCITS Secretariat, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
Telephone 202-737-8888; Fax 202-638-4922

Date:  October 21, 2005
Date Due: November 21, 2005
Reply to: Jennifer T. Garner
Phone: (202) 626-5737
cc:   Cathy Wissink, INCITS/L2 Chairman
        Michel Suignard, INCITS/L2 IR

To: The Members of INCITS/L2

From: Jennifer T. Garner, for the INCITS Secretariat

Subject: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - Chairman - INCITS/L2, Character Sets and Internationalization

The INCITS/L2 Chairman, Ms. Catherine Wissink, has notified the INCITS Secretariat of her intention to resign effective December 31, 2005.  This first call for volunteers to serve as Chairman of INCITS/L2 is being issued to the members of L2 and will close on November 21, 2005.

Any member of the INCITS 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.]

The INCITS/RD-2, Organization and Procedures of INCITS, generally describes officers' responsibilities, and a more detailed list of duties has been compiled in the INCITS/RD-3, Officers' Guide.

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 INCITS 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.  This statement must be signed by the candidate's management and submitted on their organization's letterhead.

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.

  1. 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 INCITS, which appoints all INCITS Subgroup officers. The statements from candidates wishing to serve in the above referenced position on the INCITS Subgroup should be sent to the attention of Jennifer Garner ( no later than November 21, 2005.