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CONTENTS
- IEEE-USA Salary Survey Reveals Median Income Tops $90,000
- A NEW ISSUE OF 'IEEE-USA POLICY PERSPECTIVES' IS LIVE!
- Newly Designed IEEE-USA Consultants Database Introduces Clients to Technical Consultants
- IEEE-USA LAUNCHES REVAMPED ONLINE CONSULTANTS DATABASE
- IEEE-USA AWARDS NOMINATIONS DUE WEDNESDAY, 1 AUGUST
- IEEE-USA PRECOLLEGE ACTIVITIES COMPETITION
- WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE WELCOMES *EYE ON WASHINGTON*
- NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK 2002 LOOKS TO SHARE ITS MESSAGE WITH AN EVER YOUNGER AUDIENCE
- IEEE-USA TABLETOP DISPLAY AVAILABLE FOR IEEE FUNCTIONS
 
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IEEE-USA Salary Survey Reveals Median Income Tops $90,000
WASHINGTON (2 July 2001) - Median primary income for U.S. IEEE members
working as electrotechnology and information-technology professionals is
$93,100, the IEEE-USA Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey, 2001 Edition reports.
This represents an increase of 13.5 percent over the $82,000 figure
established by the most recent survey in 1999. It is just one of the major
findings of the nation's pre-eminent salary survey for technical
professionals.
 
The increase in base pay, commissions and bonuses, and any net income
from self-employment (median primary income) applies to those working
full-time in their professional area of technical competence. When earnings
from second jobs, payments for overtime, pension benefits and the like are
counted, the median jumps to $99,000, another 13.5 percent increase in
absolute (not constant) dollars. On top of the gains reported in 1999, the
purchasing power of U.S. IEEE members has risen more than 18 percent in the
past four years.
 
This year's survey was conducted online for the first time, resulting in
a near doubling of respondents to more than 9,500. As the biggest and most
accurate measure of member compensation ever conducted by IEEE-USA, the
report provides many details not reported in the past.
 
The exhaustive survey report contains 64 pages of charts and explanatory
text. It provides the latest statistics to help users consider prospective
jobs and negotiate salaries and benefits. Cross tabulations of income data
are included in areas such as age, gender, experience, industry, technical
experience and geographical location.
 
In addition to the survey, an online salary calculator will be available
soon for a nominal cost through the IEEE-USA Web site at
http://www.ieeeusa.org. This personal salary estimator replaces Salary
Benchmarks: A Personal Workbook, and will make it easier than ever for
technical professionals to assess their market value.
 
The IEEE-USA Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey, 2001 Edition can be ordered
now by IEEE members for US$74.95 or nonmembers for US$149.95 To order, call
+1 800 678 IEEE (4333) and ask for product number UH-2990, or go to
http://www.ieeeusa.org/catalog/01salary.html for more information and to
order online.
 
 
A NEW ISSUE OF 'IEEE-USA POLICY PERSPECTIVES' IS LIVE!
The July - August 2001 edition of *IEEE-USA POLICY PERSPECTIVES* is
available now on the Web. POLICY PERSPECTIVES is IEEE-USA's monthly,
policy-oriented webzine, offering articles and commentary on the topics
that are shaping legislation, the technology workplace, and the engineering
world. This edition includes:
 
* Space: Free Market Frontier or Pipe Dream?
* Congressional Visits -- You Can Make a Difference
* Capitol Shavings: What Lies Ahead for Social Security?
* Reader Poll: Will Social Security be the Goose that Lays our "Golden
Years Eggs"?
* Presidential Proclamation
 
To read POLICY PERSPECTIVES, visit:
<http://www.todaysengineer.org/policyperspectives/>
 
Spread the word about the new IEEE-USA webzines! If you haven't already,
visit *IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER* at:
<http://www.todaysengineer.org/careerfocus/>
 
 
Newly Designed IEEE-USA Consultants Database Introduces Clients to Technical Consultants
WASHINGTON (27 July 2001) - The newly designed IEEE-USA Consultants
Database is now live on the Web at www.ieeeusa.org/consultants. This premier
service matches prospective clients with the world's finest
electrotechnology and information-technology professionals-for-hire.
 
The completely rebuilt database offers many new and enhanced features,
making it more powerful and easier to use. The site, which last year logged
more than 30,000 visits, is the ideal online meeting place for consultants
and prospective clients.
 
For consultants, the database includes a profile of their credentials,
contact information and a link to their Web site. Visibility can be
increased through the purchase of online banner ads, and data can be updated
instantly at any time. A one-year membership is just $75 for IEEE members
and $99 for non-members.
 
Clients, too, will be pleased with the enhanced database. The upgraded
search functions - including a new questionnaire-based tool - make it easier
to find the right consultant for any project. Clients can also post projects
on the new assignment board. There is no charge to clients to search or post
on the site.
 
A searchable compact disk containing the entire database will be
available later in the year. For a free copy, call IEEE-USA at 202-785-0017
(x8367) or send an e-mail to consultantsdatabase@ieee.org.
 
 
IEEE-USA LAUNCHES REVAMPED ONLINE CONSULTANTS DATABASE
Washington, July 27 -- The IEEE-USA Consultants Database has been
completely overhauled to make it easier than ever for prospective clients
and electrotechnology consultants to find each other. Registered
consultants can list their credentials and contact information, link to
their Web sites, place banner ads and update their profiles instantly. The
new database's upgraded search function allows clients to search for
consultants by location, technical specialty and full-text keyword search.
Clients can also post assignments, and field inquiries from interested
consultants.
 
Consultants who register by August 31 will receive two free copies of the
searchable database on compact disk -- perfect for client giveaways or
using the database while not connected to the Internet.
 
Last year, the site logged more than 30,000 visits, making it the ideal
online meeting place for consultants and prospective clients. Sign up today
at http://www.ieeeusa.org/consultants.
 
 
IEEE-USA AWARDS NOMINATIONS DUE WEDNESDAY, 1 AUGUST
The IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee is still seeking nominations
for its 2001 awards. These prestigious awards are presented in recognition
of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness
and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
 
The nomination deadline is next Wednesday, 1 August 2001.
 
If you know or work with someone whose efforts on behalf of the profession
or the IEEE merit recognition at the national level, now's the time to
nominate your colleagues or even yourself. Nomination forms can be found
online at <http://www.ieeeusa.org/awards/forms.html>
 
For more information, visit the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Web page at
<http://www.ieeeusa.org/AWARDS/index.html> or contact Svetlana Durkovic at
s.durkovic@ieee.org.
 
 

IEEE-USA PRECOLLEGE ACTIVITIES COMPETITION

Deadline for entries: Monday, 6 August 2001
The IEEE-USA Precollege Education Committee and the IEEE EAB Precollege
Education Coordinating Committee have announced a competition designed to
recognize and celebrate outstanding precollege activities in IEEE sections
and to raise awareness of the importance of math, science and technology
for all precollege students. Four preeminent projects will be selected,
three from Regions 1 - 6 and one from Regions 7 - 10, based upon the
following criteria: transferability, innovation and effectiveness. For more
information, visit:
<
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/pcollege/activities_center/PEC_Compflyer_01.html
>
 
WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE WELCOMES *EYE ON WASHINGTON*
IEEE-USA's EYE ON WASHINGTON has joined the WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE e-mail
newsletter series. WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE-USA EYE ON WASHINGTON highlights
important federal legislative and regulatory developments that affect U.S.
engineers and their careers. In addition to this biweekly newsletter,
subscribers to WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE-USA EYE ON WASHINGTON receive occasional
legislative bulletins and action alerts on IEEE-USA priority issues,
including: retirement security, employment benefits, research & development
funding, computers and information policy, immigration reform, intellectual
property protection, and privacy of health/medical information.
 
WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE offers 11 opt-in, e-mail newsletters designed to provide
the latest news regarding IEEE activities, industry trends, career
development tips, and new IEEE product releases. To subscribe, visit:
<http://whatsnew.ieee.org/>
 
NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK 2002 LOOKS TO SHARE ITS MESSAGE WITH AN EVER YOUNGER AUDIENCE
Aiming to reach the very young with a message about the importance of
engineering, technology and science, National Engineers Week 2002 plans to
establish a nationwide training program for volunteer engineers to work
with 6- to 11-year-olds. Designed in conjunction with the popular PBS
television show "ZOOM," the training will teach engineers how to use a new
hands-on activity kit that explores the fun and fascination of engineering.
Engineers interested in participating are asked to submit a letter of
interest by 1 August 2001 to Kelly Cunningham at klcpr@bellatlantic.net.
 
For more on this outreach effort, visit:
<http://www.ieeeusa.org/eweek/zoom_summit.html>
 
IEEE-USA TABLETOP DISPLAY AVAILABLE FOR IEEE FUNCTIONS
You can book the IEEE-USA tabletop display for use at IEEE functions held
within the continental United States. IEEE-USA will provide the portable
tabletop display and IEEE-USA materials, and cover shipping both ways. Book
in advance; reservations will be scheduled on a first come, first-served
basis. For more information, contact Meredith Lohr, IEEE-USA Communications
Assistant, at m.lohr@ieee.org or by calling +1 202 785 0017, ext. 8354.
 
 
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