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ASTM Vote Status

Posted By The Association of Language Companies, Monday, May 8, 2017

Dear friends and colleagues,
On the subject of industry standards, the most important agenda item that I’m aware of is the status of the ASTM foundation document.
In light of this, I cannot overstate the importance of supporting our initiative for a new standard. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have contributed to the standard, whether by assisting with the drafting process, voting in support of the standard, or simply by getting involved with the ASTM.
As I write this, we still remain one vote shy of the 90% threshold needed to move the standard forward. Efforts are ongoing to garner that vote, and I am optimistic. By the time the ALC meets in Miami on May 17th, we should know definitively if we have succeeded in passing that threshold. If we do succeed, we hope to ballot a final version of the standard starting on May 17th. This stage of balloting requires a 60% affirmative vote, and I encourage you to assist in that effort.
In the event that we are unsuccessful in reaching the 90% threshold, we will re-focus our energies on balloting a revised standard, and I look forward to your participation in that effort. Though I personally won’t be able to attend the Miami meeting due to a schedule conflict, I’m confident that my colleagues Kathleen Diamond, Susan Amarino and Bill Rivers will be successful in carrying us forward in this ongoing process. Thanks in advance for your active support.
Please note: there will be an ASTM meeting at the ALC conference on May 17th at 1pm. Consult your registration packet for the exact location.
If you have any questions about the standard, or about joining the ASTM, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Meanwhile, I wish everyone safe travels to Miami!
Victor Hertz
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