The 2020 TAB Ombudsman is Chris Schober.
The TAB Ombudsman serves as the point of contact for reporting an issue or concern including complaints and disputes related to IEEE Technical Activities programs, projects, or activities, that have not been resolved through established procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, the work of the Technical Activities Board, Societies, Technical Councils, Technical Communities, and their subgroups, as well as other IEEE and non-IEEE organizational units.
The TAB Ombudsman will investigate these issues or concerns and determine appropriate resolution pathways. In some instances, this pathway may be to refer the matter to a committee (e.g., TAB Conflict Resolution Committee, IEEE Election Oversight Committee). She will provide guidance (non-binding) on resolution of the matter. She will deal with or mediate matters only after exhausting all other available processes. Normally, the TAB Ombudsman shall not be involved in routine issues of non-fulfillment, although may be involved if the non-fulfillment is a systemic problem.
If you have an issue or concern, email the Ombudsman at email@example.com.
If you have general questions about IEEE Technical Activities and are not sure who to ask, you can use the TA Answer Central web form to submit your questions on a broad range of topics. You can also view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) submitted through the TA Answer Central web form.