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101st meeting of the CIPM (Session I)

6 to 8 June 2012

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Decision CIPM/101-40 (2012)

The CIPM agreed to change the date of Session I of the 102nd meeting of the CIPM to the following:

CIPM bureau 17 to 18 June 2013

CIPM meeting 19 to 21 June 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-39 (2012)

The CIPM supported the initiative to reduce the costs in connection with its meetings.

Decision CIPM/101-38 (2012)

The CIPM supported the document proposed by Dr T.J. Quinn and for him to make a presentation at the meeting of the JCGM Working Group 2 on the VIM.

Decision CIPM/101-36 (2012)

The CIPM authorized the Director of the BIPM to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the BIPM and the IAEA.

Decision CIPM/101-35 (2012)

The CIPM approved the JCRB proposed resolutions 28/1 and 28/2.

Decision CIPM/101-34 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to document CIPM MRA-D-05 with the exception of the three week period which will be extended to six weeks.

Decision CIPM/101-33 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to document CIPM 2005-05. The document CIPM 2005-05 will be referenced CIPM 2005-05 Rev. June 2012.

Decision CIPM/101-32 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to document CIPM-D-01.

Decision CIPM/101-31 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the next meeting of the CGPM will be held in November 2014.

Decision CIPM/101-27 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposal that the point be adjusted temporarily during the period 2013-2015 by a maximum of 1 % on an annual basis.

Decision CIPM/101-26 (2012)

The CIPM approved the modification to Rule 11.10.3 of the RRI, entitled Health insurance and retired staff members, effective 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-25 (2012)

The CIPM approved the modification to Rule 11.10.2 of the RRI, entitled Insurance contract and contributions, effective 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-24 (2012)

The CIPM approved the modification to Regulation 10.2 of the RRI, entitled Salaries scale, effective 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-20 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 19 of the ad hoc Working Group which will be considered by the Standing Sub-Committee on pensions and health insurance.

Decision CIPM/101-19 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the duration of CGPM meetings should be reduced and decided that the CC Presidents will give only short reports during the CGPM and will be available for questions.

The CIPM bureau and the BIPM will examine ways and means of further reducing the duration of the CGPM meetings. [Action CIPM/101-6]

Decision CIPM/101-18 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the BIPM budget should be decided by the CGPM for a four year period but questioned the need to have a CGPM meeting every two years and suggested that the objectives could be achieved through regular meetings with representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention.

Decision CIPM/101-17 (2012)

The CIPM did not agree with Recommendation 16 of the ad hoc Working Group. The CIPM is mindful that on occasions it may be necessary to seek a CC President from outside the CIPM if the appropriate skills are not available in the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/101-16 (2012)

The CIPM agreed in principle with Recommendation 15 of the ad hoc Working Group.

The CIPM will establish an ad hoc Working Group on CIPM membership to look at the requirements of Recommendations 13, 14 and 15. [Action CIPM/101-5]

Decision CIPM/101-15 (2012)

The CIPM agreed in principle with Recommendation 14 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-14 (2012)

The CIPM is in favour of retaining provisional elections, possibly based on a list of candidates put forward to the CGPM and based on the criteria developed in accordance with Recommendation 14. The CIPM agreed in principle with the first part of Recommendation 13 but disagreed with the re-election of half of the CIPM every two years.

Decision CIPM/101-13 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 12 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-12 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 11 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-11 (2012)

The CIPM decided that minutes be kept as short as possible while maintaining the rationale behind the discussions and decisions. Executive summaries and lists of decisions and actions should be made available to those entitled to them as soon as possible after meetings.

The BIPM Director will examine the reports and information prepared by the BIPM, indicating those specifically required under the Metre Convention, analyze where rationalizations can be made and present the information to the CIPM. [Action CIPM/101-4]

Decision CIPM/101-10 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendations 6 to 10, and will seek clarification of the level of detail recommended by the ad hoc Working Group for the documents produced by the BIPM.

The CIPM Secretary will liaise with members of the ad hoc Working Group to seek clarification regarding Recommendations 6 to 10. [Action CIPM/101-3]

Decision CIPM/101-8 (2012)

The CIPM decided that two standing sub-committees will be established for (a)finance and (b) pensions and health insurance.

Decision CIPM/101-7 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 3 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-6 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that there is a need to change the engagement process between the CIPM, NMI Directors and representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention related to the activities of the Consultative Committees and development of the BIPM programme of work. The suggestions in Recommendation 2 were supported in spirit but there were some concerns about the mechanisms to implement it.

The BIPM Director and the Director of the International Liaison and Communication Department will examine and formulate a plan for what is needed to implement Recommendation 2. [Action CIPM/101-1]

Decision CIPM/101-5 (2012)

Recommendation 1 of the ad hoc Working Group was discussed by the CIPM and a Working Group was convened to refine the proposed text.

Decision CIPM/101-4 (2012)

The CIPM agreed to cease the subsidy of the pensioners' contributions out of the health insurance reserve fund starting 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-3 (2012)

The CIPM approved the programme of work and budget of the BIPM for the years 2013 to 2015. Noting that the budget is conservative it was agreed that additional funds that become available would preferentially be used to support BIPM activities related to the redefinition of the kilogram, as a high priority.

Decision CIPM/101-2 (2012)

The CIPM approved the extension of the cooperative agreement with the NIST in chemistry.

Decision CIPM/101-1 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the minutes of the 100th meeting (2011) were confirmed by correspondence and that the printed version tabled is a true copy of what was circulated.

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