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Reminder: Coming soon: Compliance training required for select IEEE volunteer leaders

IEEE is proud of its adherence to the highest standards of integrity and responsible, ethical business conduct around the world. It is important that those who act on the organization’s behalf—both IEEE volunteers and employees—support IEEE’s stellar reputation by adhering to the same standards and expectations.

IEEE has created a robust ethics and compliance program tailored to its unique operation in 190 countries. Given that the world is both complex and changing, this program is designed to ensure that volunteers and employees understand and meet the demands of being a global citizen.

As part of this program, IEEE requires that select volunteers (see which volunteers are affected) who started or continued their position in 2015 complete a set of new compliance education and training classes within 60 days of the start of their term.

  • For those who started their term on 1 January 2015, the deadline is 1 March 2016.
  • For those who have started a term that extends into 2016, the deadline also is 1 March 2016.
  • Note: Those who end their term in 2015 do not need to take this training.

The self-paced online classes will cover several topics, including harassment, conflict of interest, anti-bribery, data privacy, and security. Individual classes vary in length, but they will take on average 2.5 to 4.5 hours in total to complete, depending on your individual volunteer leadership role. Most classes will need to be taken every three years, assuming you are still in a position that requires training.

Taking this training will give you a sense of the culture of integrity, ethical behavior, and leadership IEEE has taken in advancing technology for humanity, as well as better inform you about concrete aspects of compliance at IEEE and best practices for not-for-profit membership organizations like IEEE.

Look for further communications in the coming months. If you have further questions, please visit the IEEE Support Center for Frequently Asked Questions.

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