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102nd meeting of the CIPM (Session I)

19 to 21 June 2013

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Decision CIPM/102-26 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the text of the 'BIPM Mission, Role and Objectives' document presented by the BIPM Director.

Decision CIPM/102-25 (2013)

The CIPM approved the changes proposed to the following CIPM documents:

  • CIPM/2005-06REV 'The CIPM MRA: 2005 Interpretation Document'
  • CIPM MRA-D-02 'Use of the CIPM MRA logo and certificates statement'
  • CIPM MRA-G-01 'Guide to the implementation of the CIPM MRA'
  • CIPM MRA-D-04 'Calibration and Measurement Capabilities in the context of the CIPM MRA'
  • CIPM MRA-D-05 'Measurement comparisons in the CIPM MRA'.

Decision CIPM/102-24 (2013)

The CIPM adopted the Recommendation 'Updates to the list of standard frequencies' of the Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF) as CIPM Recommendation CI-2013.

Decision CIPM/102-23 (2013)

The CIPM decided, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, that it would be appropriate for Albania to become a State Party to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 'On the status of Associate State of the General Conference' adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscription should Albania choose to remain an Associate of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/102-22 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the activities of the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Conditions of Employment, and requested the ad hoc Working Group to present the results of its studies to the CIPM at its next meeting and to the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-21 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the activities of the CIPM Standing Sub-Committee on Pensions and Health Insurance, and requested the Sub-Committee to present the results of its studies to the CIPM at its next meeting and to the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-20 (2013)

The CIPM instructed the BIPM Director and the CIPM bureau to develop an agenda for the next CGPM in November 2014 based on a 3-day meeting, preceded by a day for a 'pre meeting' on the Dotation of the BIPM and for laboratory visits at the BIPM. The draft agenda should be presented to the next meeting of the CIPM and be ready for consideration by the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-19 (2013)

As part of the CIPM's intention to encourage a stronger strategic perspective, the CIPM will identify one or two cross-cutting "grand metrology challenges" considering potential liaisons with the ILAC, the ISO and the OIML and other relevant international organizations with missions complementary to the BIPM and charge the Presidents of the Consultative Committees to assess the implications to their strategies and future programmes.

Decision CIPM/102-18 (2013)

The CIPM welcomed the analysis of the rationale for the laboratory activities at the BIPM presented at the meeting. It requested the BIPM to circulate the analysis, and offered to provide its comments by the end of July 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-17 (2013)

The CIPM President will issue an invitation to the leadership of the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) to a meeting of the CIPM bureau in 2014 to explore whether there would be value in closer collaboration between VAMAS and the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/102-16 (2013)

The CIPM encouraged Presidents and Executive Secretaries of the Consultative Committees (CCs) to reflect on comments received from National Metrology Institutes specific to their CC strategy and to decide, in consultation with their CC (and/or appropriate Working Groups), whether revision is necessary.

Decision CIPM/102-15 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the work done by the Consultative Committees in preparing the strategy documents. It acknowledged the useful and supportive feedback from the Directors of National Metrology Institutes. It supported the BIPM Director regarding the direction of the initiative and instructed him to continue to develop a global perspective.

Decision CIPM/102-14 (2013)

The CIPM approved the plans for an extraordinary campaign of measurements with the international prototype of the kilogram, presented by the Acting Director of the Mass Department, and confirmed their agreement that the BIPM Director should have access to the vault to remove the international prototype of the kilogram for use in this campaign.

Decision CIPM/102-13 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the initiative of both the President of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) and the CCM in developing a roadmap showing the steps required in mass metrology to achieve a redefinition of the SI by 2018.

Decision CIPM/102-12 (2013)

The BIPM Director will provide an electronic copy of the 'Compendium of main rules and practices applicable to the BIPM' to CIPM members by the end of July 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-11 (2013)

The CIPM members were requested to consider potential candidates for CIPM membership and submit their names and CVs to the Secretary of the CIPM by the end of September 2013 in order for the CIPM to review the CVs at Session II of the 102nd meeting of the CIPM in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-10 (2013)

The CIPM agreed unanimously to elect Prof. E.O. Göbel as an Honorary Member of the CIPM in recognition of his contribution to the CIPM as a member from 1997 to 2012 and as President from 2004 to 2010. The CIPM President will inform Prof. E.O. Göbel.

Decision CIPM/102-9 (2013)

The CIPM decided to charge the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership with developing procedures for the election of Presidents, Working Group Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Consultative Committees. The ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership is also asked to draft the criteria and process for the election of Vice Presidents of the CIPM, Honorary Members of the CIPM and Emeritus Directors of the BIPM.

Decision CIPM/102-8 (2013)

The CIPM approved the document 'Draft Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM Members' prepared by the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership, as amended following discussion. The CIPM agreed to present it to the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-7 (2013)

The CIPM approved the principle of the changes to Rule 14.5.17 'Therapeutic part time' of the Regulations, Rules and Instructions applicable to staff members of the BIPM (RRI) and will confirm the final draft text by correspondence.

Decision CIPM/102-6 (2013)

The CIPM approved the principle of the changes to Rule 11.10.10 'Health and safety at work' of the Regulations, Rules and Instructions applicable to staff members of the BIPM (RRI) without objection and will confirm the final draft text by correspondence.

Decision CIPM/102-4 (2013)

After due consideration of the 2012 audited BIPM Pension and Provident Fund financial statements, the CIPM approved the 2012 BIPM Pension and Provident Fund financial statements without objection and decided to transfer to 'Other reserves' of the Pension and Provident Fund the net result for the 2012 period which amounts to -10.105 million Euros.

The CIPM discharged the Director of the BIPM from all liability in respect of his administration of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund for the 2012 financial period.

Decision CIPM/102-3 (2013)

After due consideration of the 2012 audited BIPM financial statements, the CIPM approved the 2012 BIPM financial statements without objection and decided to transfer to 'Other reserves' the net result for the 2012 period which amounts to -3.654 million Euros. The CIPM discharged the Director of the BIPM from all liability in respect of his administration for the 2012 financial period.

Decision CIPM/102-2 (2013)

The CIPM approved the revised Terms of Reference of the CIPM Standing Sub Committee on Finance; these revisions were to take primary responsibility with regard to due diligence studies and the effective and timely preparation of the BIPM financial statements.

Decision CIPM/102-1 (2013)

The CIPM agreed that the minutes of the 101st meeting (2012) were confirmed by correspondence.

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