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 – 1 May 2012.

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.

ACD-100 Director for Academic MattersPDF17.24 KB17 Apr, 2011 Download
ACD-101 Academic CouncilPDF19.25 KB17 Apr, 2011 Download
ADM-100 AdministrativePDF34.46 KB15 Jul, 2010 Download
ADM-101 Conflict of InterestPDF67.92 KB23 Jul, 2009 Download
ADM-102 Confidential InformationPDF111.94 KB17 Apr, 2009 Download
ADM-103 Intellectual PropertyPDF22.97 KB30 Jan, 2013 Download
ADM-104 Document RetentionPDF93.29 KB10 Feb, 2010 Download
ADM-105 WhistleblowerPDF115.26 KB23 Jul, 2009 Download
ADM-106 LiveMeeting UsagePDF66.08 KB15 Jul, 2010 Download
ADM-107 Disciplinary PolicyPDF16.57 KB06 Feb, 2017 Download
ADM-200 GrievancePDF37.81 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
ADM-03 Disciplinary Notice FormPDF16.25 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
ADM-04 Grievance ReportPDF16.08 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
ADM-05 Grievance Submission FormPDF23.35 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
BOD-100 Board of DirectorsPDF26.84 KB05 Apr, 2014 Download
BOD-101 Attendance at the Board of Directors MeetingsPDF60.51 KB02 Oct, 2010 Download
BOD-200 Long Range and Annual PlanningPDF19.73 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
BOD-202 International GrowthPDF20.03 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
BOD-300 CollaborationsPDF20.97 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
CAB-100 Corporate Advisory BoardPDF35.47 KB20 Jul, 2017 Download
CER-100 INCOSE Professional Certification ProgramPDF25.77 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
CHP-100 ChaptersPDF249.45 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
CIO-100 Information TechnologyPDF23.61 KB21 Jul, 2016 Download
CMT-100 CommitteesPDF214.28 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
COM-100 CommunicationsPDF23.98 KB21 Jul, 2016 Download
COM-101 Use of INCOSE Name and LogoPDF27.00 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
COM-102 Commercial Advertising and PostingsPDF69.91 KB15 Jul, 2010 Download
ELC-100 Nominations and Elections CommitteePDF28.37 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
EVT-100 Events Committee CharterPDF27.31 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
EVT-101 EventsPDF31.40 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
FEL-100 Fellows CommitteePDF74.58 KB02 Feb, 2011 Download
FEL-101 Providing Professional Expertise for Public IssuesPDF70.10 KB10 Feb, 2010 Download
FIN-100 FinancesPDF16.32 KB02 Feb, 2016 Download
FIN-101 Budget and Planning Committee CharterPDF17.93 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
FIN-102 Travel PolicyPDF212.56 KB03 Feb, 2016 Download
FIN-103 Chapter Financial Support for Events PDF314.31 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
MBR-100 MembershipPDF312.13 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
MGT-100 Executive Search Committee CharterPDF169.12 KB08 Oct, 2005 Download
MGT-200 INCOSE PolicyPDF18.77 KB29 Jan, 2017 Download
OUT-100 Outreach PrinciplesPDF62.43 KB31 Oct, 2015 Download
OUT-200 Industry Outreach Board (IOB) CharterPDF26.97 KB31 Oct, 2015 Download
OUT-202 AmbassadorsPDF23.88 KB16 Jul, 2015 Download
PUB-100 Publications OfficePDF21.74 KB16 Jul, 2015 Download
REC-100 Recognition AwardsPDF474.40 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
REC-101 Fellows AwardPDF161.33 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
REC-102 Outstanding Service AwardPDF24.81 KB29 Jan, 2017 Download
REC-103 Brian Mar Best Student Paper AwardPDF68.00 KB25 Sep, 2008 Download
REC-104 Chapters AwardsPDF20.24 KB30 Oct, 2015 Download
REC-105 Founder's Award PDF22.29 KB27 Jun, 2013 Download
REC-106 Pioneer AwardPDF23.06 KB27 Jun, 2013 Download
REC-107 Journal Outstanding Paper AwardPDF81.73 KB25 Sep, 2008 Download
REC-108 Certificates of AppreciationPDF18.17 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
REC-109 Working Group AwardsPDF16.90 KB25 Jan, 2012 Download
REC-110 INSIGHT Readers’ Choice Best Issue & Best Paper AwardsPDF33.71 KB30 Jan, 2013 Download
REC-111 Benefactor AwardPDF22.12 KB27 Jun, 2013 Download
REC-112 Good Neighbor AwardPDF363.80 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
SEC-100 Sector DirectorsPDF17.47 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
SEC-101 Chapter and Member Shared Services (CAMSS) Committee CharterPDF26.16 KB21 Oct, 2012 Download
SEC-102 INCOSE SectorsPDF19.67 KB29 Jan, 2014 Download
TEC-100 Technical InfrastructurePDF30.57 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
TEC-101 Sale & Distribution of Technical InformationPDF19.72 KB16 Jul, 2017 Download
TEC-103 StandardsPDF46.77 KB20 Oct, 2017 Download
TEC-104 Journal Editorial PolicyPDF21.17 KB12 Jul, 2015 Download
TEC-105 Access to INCOSE Event Results & Technical Information PDF89.27 KB15 Jul, 2010 Download
TEC-106 Translation of INCOSE ProductsPDF81.96 KB02 Feb, 2011 Download
WMC-100 Ways and MeansPDF78.69 KB01 Feb, 2017 Download
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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.

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).