By-Laws and Standing Rules
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In the PDF document,
By-laws start on page 1 and Standing Rules start on page 7.


  • February 27, 2017: Additional categories of membership added:
    Students/Career Starters
    Business Associate
    Changes to an individual’s membership category may only take place at the expiration of one’s current membership.

    Term limits were set for IPS officers. The Executive Secretary and Treasurer may serve a maximum of 6 years (3 consecutive terms).
  • January 7, 2017: IPS membership voted to change the by-laws to allow electronic voting as follows [new wording in brackets]:
    ARTICLE XIII - Amendment of By-Laws
    By-Laws of the Society may be repealed or amended only upon recommendation of the Council and by a two-thirds vote of the eligible membership of the Society responding to the ballot. The Council shall entertain all recommendations from the membership for changes to the By-Laws. Recommendations of the Council shall be put to the membership when necessary[, by electronic mail]. [Voting shall be by electronic means on the Society's Website or other electronic means sanctioned by the society.] A minimum of [fifteen days from the date of notice of the proposed change(s)] shall be allowed for the voting procedure. An amendment to the By-Laws goes into effect immediately upon its adoption unless the amendment specifies otherwise.


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