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INCOSE Policies

This page lists the policies established by the International Council on Systems Engineering (hereafter as INCOSE) Board of Directors under the authority granted them by the INCOSE Bylaws. Each policy is identified and numbered in the accordance with policy MGT-200: INCOSE Policy – 8 October 2005.

For each policy the List of Policies shows:

  • Type Designator-Number,
  • Name, and
  • Date of approval by the Board of Directors.

Within each policy each clause (paragraph) is numbered to facilitate reference to that clause. When a policy has multiple named sections, clause numbering begins anew within each section.

At the end of each policy, the following control information is maintained:

  • Supersedes (date of issue of the version, if any, that the current policy supersedes).
  • Approved by (INCOSE President approving the issuance of the policy in accordance with Board of Directors Action).
  • Maintained by (INCOSE Officer, Organization, or Committee responsible for maintaining the policy. Maintaining a policy involves assuring that it is followed and recommending changes that would be in the interest of INCOSE).

Using this Document
Each policy item is indexed below. The current versions are available from this website. Changes generally occur after the Symposium, the International Workshop, and meetings in between. To check for changes, compare the date in the Introduction with the date in the Introduction of your current copy.

Request for Policy Changes or Additions
All requests for changes or additions to these policies should be coordinated with the Ways and Means Chair prior to presentation at the Board of Directors.

When proposing a change to an existing policy, create a text or Word file with the following parts:

  • Policy Designator-Number,
  • For each clause for which a change or addition is proposed:
    • If a modification of existing clause, copy of the current text.
    • Proposed revised or new clause. (A new clause will be given the next available number in the section to which it is being assigned.) If the proposal is to delete a clause, the proposed text for the clause should be “deleted”.
  • Rationale for the change.

When proposing a new policy, create a text or Microsoft Word file with the following parts:

  • Policy type designator (Ways and Means Chair will assign the number when the Board of Directors approves the policy),
  • Proposed policy title,
  • Proposed clauses,
  • Proposed maintainer,
  • Rationale for the change.
and Link
Policy Title
Date Approved by
the Board of Directors
Director for Academic Matters 17 April 2011
Academic Council 17 April 2011
Administrative 15 July 2010
Conflict of Interest 19 July 2009
Confidential Information 17 April 2009
Intellectual Property 30 January 2013
Document Retention 10 February 2010
Whistleblower 19 July 2009
LiveMeeting Usage 15 July 2010
Grievance 30 January 2013
Board of Directors 26 June 2014
Non-Voting Members of the Board of Directors 2 October 2010
Long Range and Annual Planning 25 January 2012
Ambassadors 25 January 2012
Collaborations 25 January 2012
Corporate Advisory Board
21 October 2012
INCOSE Professional Certification Program 25 January 2012
Chapters 25 January 2012
Committees 12 July 2012
Communications 15 July 2010
Use of INCOSE Name 29 June 2014
Commercial Advertising and Postings 15 July 2010
Nominations and Elections Committee 27 June 2013
Events Committee Charter 25 January 2012
Events 25 January 2012
Fellows Committee 2 February 2011
Providing Professional Expertise for Public Issues 10 February 2010
Finances 29 June 2014
Budget and Planning Committee Charter 25 January 2012
Membership 2 February 2011
Executive Search Committee Charter 8 October 2005
INCOSE Policy 1 May 2012
Recognition Awards 27 June 2013
Fellows Award 29 January 2014
Outstanding Service Award 27 June 2013
Brian Mar Best Student Paper Award
25 September 2008
Chapters Awards 25 January 2012
Founder's Award 27 June 2013
Pioneer Award 27 June 2013
Journal Outstanding Paper Award 25 September 2008
Certificates of Appreciation 25 January 2012
Working Group Awards 25 January 2012
INSIGHT Readers' Choice Awards 30 January 2013
Benefactor Award 27 June 2013
Sector Directors 21 October 2012
Chapter and Member Shared Services (CAMSS) Committee Charter 21 October 2012
INCOSE Sectors 29 January 2014
Technical Infrastructure 25 January 2012
Sale & Distribution of Technical Information 2 February 2011
Standards 2 February 2011
Journal Editorial Policy 8 October 2005
Access to INCOSE Event Results and Technical Information 15 July 2010
Translations of INCOSE Technical Information 2 February 2011
Ways and Means 25 January 2012
INCOSE Membership Price List 1 January 2015
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The formal INCOSE bylaws, filed with the State of California, are available online for member review. The INCOSE bylaws were last updated November 2011.

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INCOSE Articles of Incorporation

The formal articles of incorporation, filed with the State of California, are available online for member review. The articles of incorporation were filed for the National Council on Systems Engineering (NCOSE) on 21 November 1991. A certificate of amendment was filed on 1 June 1995 to change the name to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

INCOSE Articles of Incorporation
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