ASME Society Policies

The following Policies are current as of the date listed and include all changes adopted by the Board of Governors through that date.

Only the Board of Governors approves changes to these documents. Changes must be processed through the responsible unit and be accepted by the unit's sector before consideration by the Board of Governors.

Vist the ASME Constitution & By-Laws

Visit the Committee on Organization and Rules for more information about ASME Rules.

Policy Number Name Responsibility Date
1.1 Policy on Society Policies Committee on Organization and Rules 1/14
1.2 Certificates of Appreciation Committee on Honors 3/18
1.3 Election of Society Officers Nominating Committee 3/18
1.5 Procedures for Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee on Organization and Rules 11/14
2.1 Custodian and Operating Funds, Technical Divisions, Research Committees, and Sections Committee on Finance and Investment 6/05
2.2 Investment Policy of the Society Committee on Finance and Investment 6/13
2.3 Budget and Financial Administration Committee on Finance and Investment 6/05
2.4 Insurance Requirements for Contractors to ASME Committee on Finance and Investment 6/05
2.6 Capital Additions, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Committee on Finance and Investment 6/05
2.7 Solicitation of Funds Committee on Finance and Investment 3/18
2.8 Appropriations for Sections, Subsections, Groups, Student Sections, and Technical Chapters Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
2.9 Fiscal Framework Committee on Finance and Investment 6/05
2.12 Conduct of International Business Committee on Finance and Investment 4/13
3.1 Polling and Balloting Procedures for Honors, Medals and Awards Committee on Honors 2/19
3.2 Establishment of New ASME Society Awards and Contests Committee on Honors 2/14
4.1 Agreements of Cooperation and Affiliation Between ASME and Other Organizations Based Outside the United States Committee on Organization and Rules 2/18
4.2 Appointment of ASME Representatives to Other Organizations Committee on Organization and Rules 6/15
4.3 Qualifications of ASME Elected Officers Nominating Committee 3/18
4.4 Appointment of ASME Volunteer Personnel to Non-Elected Positions Committee on Organization and Rules 6/18
4.5 Travel Expense Contribution Committee on Finance and Investment 1/17
4.6 Travel Expense Reimbursement Committee on Finance and Investment 1/15
4.8 Reports by Sectors and Committees Reporting to the Board of Governors Committee on Organization and Rules 6/13
4.9 Unit Evaluation Review Committee on Organization and Rules 5/13
4.10 Service on ASME Committees by Members of the Staff Committee on Organization and Rules 1/14
4.12 Operation Guides Committee on Organization and Rules 6/18
4.13 Alcohol and Controlled Substances Board of Governors 1/15
4.14 Society-Wide Affiliations between ASME and Other Societies and Organizations Committee on Organization and Rules 2/18
4.15 Formation of Vice President Positions Committee on Organization and Rules 8/13
4.16 Selection, Nomination and Appointment of Senior Vice Presidents Board of Governors 5/17
5.2 Student Membership and Establishment of ASME Student Sections

Student and Early Career Development Sector

2/15
5.3 Formation and Operation of Sections, Subsections, and Groups Knowledge and Community Board 6/05
5.4 Chartering of Airplanes, Ships and Buses -- Arrangements for Tours Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
5.6 Establishment of ASME Contests Student and Early Career Development 6/12
7.1 Recognition of Staff Members - 5 Years and More of Service

Committee on Executive Director Evaluation & Staff Compensation

3/13
7.2 Staff Employment Guidelines Committee on Executive Director Evaluation & Staff Compensation 4/13
8.1 Formation and Review of Technical Divisions and Subdivisions Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
8.2 Technical Chapters Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
8.3 Formation and Operation of Affinity Groups Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
8.4 Registration in Affinity Groups Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
9.1 Metric System Standards and Certification Board 7/12
12.1 Business Practices of Conferences and Events Board of Governors 6/11
12.2 Annual Meeting and Congress Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
12.6 ASME Editorial Policy on Publications

Technical Committee on Publications and Communications

8/18
12.7 Permission for Reprinting of ASME Publications Technical Committee on Publications and Communications 1/15
12.8 Distribution of Mailing Lists Board of Governors 2/15
12.9 Annuals and Manuals Committee on Organization and Rules 3/13
12.11 Fiscal Policy Relating to Meetings and Exhibits Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
12.12 General Communications: Newsletters, Promotional Materials, Catalogs, Reports and Policy Statements Board of Governors 2/15
12.13 Publishing Practices for Technical Units of ASME Knowledge and Community Board 3/13
12.14 Use of Member Data Board of Governors 2/15
12.15 Intellectual Property Rights Board of Governors 3/13
13.2 Student Loan Fund Public Affairs and Outreach 6/12
13.5 ASME Scholarship Programs Public Affairs and Outreach 3/18
14.1 Registration in Technical Divisions, Subdivisions and Institutes Institutes Board / Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
14.2 Recognition of Deceased Members Board of Governors 1/15
14.3 Inactive Membership Status Board of Governors 1/15
14.4 Reinstatement of Dropped or Resigned Members Board of Governors 1/15
14.5 Dues and Service Charges Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
14.6 Society Name, Seal, Logo, Emblem, Initials, Titles, Identification and Certificates Committee on Organization and Rules 3/18
14.7 Recognition of Years of Membership Board of Governors 2/15
14.8 Special Consideration for Members of Long Standing Board of Governors 1/15
14.9 Special Consideration for Unemployed Members Board of Governors 1/15
14.11 Life Membership for Calvin W. Rice Lecturers Knowledge and Community Board 7/12
14.12 Verification and Certification of Member Application Information Board of Governors 1/15
14.14 Dues Statement Board of Governors 3/13
14.15 Base Dues Amount and Student Member Dues Board of Governors 4/18
14.16 Fellow Grade of Membership Board of Governors 11/12
15.1 Public Affairs and Public Statements Public Affairs and Outreach Council 4/18
15.2 Engineers' Licensing Public Affairs and Outreach Council 2/15
15.4 Ethical Conduct Violation Procedures Committee of Past Presidents/Ethics Committee 11/13
15.6 History and Heritage Landmarks History and Heritage Committee 2/17
15.7 Ethics Committee of Past Presidents/Ethics Committee 2/12
15.8 Conflicts of Interest Ethics Committee / Audit Committee 3/18
15.9 Policy Against Discrimination (Including Discriminatory Harassment) -- Members Ethics Committee 2/18
15.10 Public Awareness Global Outreach 6/12
15.11 Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee 2/18
15.12 Whistleblower Policy Audit Committee 6/16
15.13 External Media Engagement Board of Governors 2/16
16.1 Research Knowledge and Community Board / Board on Research and Technology Development 7/12
16.3 Guide for Formation of Institutes Institutes Board 7/12
16.4 IGTI and IPTI Roles and Responsibilities Institutes Board 7/12
17.1 Executive Director Emeritus Board of Governors 3/13
17.2 The ASME Criteria for Interpretation of the Canons Ethics Committee 6/12