BT Technical Committee Management Group 

1 ROLE/DEFINITION

The Technical Board Technical Committee Management Group (BT/TCMG) exists to strengthen the overall management of the work programme. It operates with the delegated authority of BT to deal with specific matters related to the management of the work programme and can, however, propose but not decide upon general policy issues which remain in the remit of the BT.

2 REPORTS TO

The Technical Board (BT) through its Chairperson.

3 RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1 Analyses and monitors the TC Business Planning process. Acts on detected deficiencies.

3.2 Detects under performance and similar aspects related to the TC and SC secretariats, elaborates solutions and decides on corrective actions. 

3.3 Deals with failed BT Decisions by correspondence on issues specifically related to the TC operations.

3.4 Addresses cases of non-compliance of TCs with the CEN policies.

3.5 Addresses cases of non-compliance of TCs with the agreed TC Business Plans.

3.6 Makes recommendations to BT with regard to general policy issues.

4 RIGHTS

4.1 Delegated right to decide on specific issues related to the management of the work programme, subject to a limited time for any objection by a BT member (management by exception principle).

4.2 Voting rights are restricted to the CEN national members.

5 COMPOSITION

Membership:

  • Chairperson
  • Secretariat: CCMC
  • one delegate from each CEN national member (BT member or alternate)

Observers:

  • one delegate from each Associate
  • representatives of the EC or EFTA Secretariat
  • representatives of CENELEC and ETSI
  • Sector Rapporteurs
  • other organizations, subject to contractual agreements, e.g. Associated Bodies
  • experts from TCs or WGs may attend on specific invitation from the TCMG Chairperson

6 METHOD OF APPOINTMENT/REVIEW

Same as BT

7 MODE OF WORKING

7.1 A series of potential meeting dates are reserved by the TCMG Chairperson, to be confirmed as needed (generally 2 or 3 meetings of one day each a year).

7.2 An initial agenda as well as proposals for decision are circulated to all BT members and observers at least 4 weeks before the meeting and any updates with related documents at the latest one week before the meeting.

7.3 The TCMG Chairperson requests the participation of all BT members (or alternates) who are responsible for issues on the agenda (e.g. having cast a fundamental disagreement on a Decision by correspondence or responsible for the secretariat of the TC concerned). 

7.4 TCMG Decisions are formal decisions with the provision that the full BT membership has a limited time to object to a draft decision on the principle of management by exception.
Decisions are taken by simple majority voting by CEN national members present at the meeting and subject to a 3-week comment period following their publication.
In cases of failed Decisions by correspondence, final decisions are taken by simple majority by those members present at the meeting and are not subject to a subsequent commenting period.
Members present at the meeting are not allowed to cast fundamental disagreements on draft Decisions during the comment period.

7.5 Rapporteurs are granted the formal option to request that a BT Decision submitted by correspondence of importance to their sector, be discussed at the next TCMG meeting.

2016-03-21