Association Membership & Fees
Article 4 – Occupation, Divisions and Departments Registries:
The Board shall prepare the below registries related to the occupation practice, divisions, departments and branches:
Article 5 – Registration Applications:
Jordanian and non-Jordanian Engineer, applied engineer, engineer offices, engineering offices and engineering companies shall apply to the Association for registration filling the application forms determined by the Board. Such applications shall meet all conditions stipulated in the Law and the registration fees specified herein shall be sent together therewith.
Article 6 – Registration and Annual Fees:
The Association collects the registration and annual fees as follows:
Article 7 – Fees Payable by Jordanian and Non-Jordanian Engineering Offices:
Article 8 – Occupation Development Account:
Article 9 – Engineering Divisions and Departments:
Article 10 – Association’s Bodies:
The Association consists of the following:
Article 11 – General Assembly:
Article 12 – General Assembly Session Date:
The Association General Assembly shall hold its ordinary session in April of each year on the day and in the place specified by the Board following the Central Body meeting.
Article 13 – General Assembly Session Management:
The Association President or Vice President shall chair the General Assembly in presence of the Minister of his representative. If both the President and Vice President absent, the meeting shall be chaired by the most senior attending member. The chairman shall manage the session under the instructions set for the Association General Assembly sessions.
Article 14 – Invitation for the General Assembly Session & Quorum
Article 15 – The Mechanism of Invitation for a General Assembly Session:
The Association Board shall send the invitation for a General Assembly session at least 15 days prior to the date set for session, and the agenda of such session shall be attached thereto; furthermore, the invitation shall be announced in two local gazettes.
Article 16 – General Assembly Agenda:
Article 17 – General Assembly Session Attendance Sheet:
An attendance sheet shall be organized when the General Assembly meets where the names of the attendant members are registered in accordance with a serial number to be signed by each member attending the session.
Article 18 – General Assembly Minutes:
Article 19 – Central Body:
Article 20 – Central Body Agenda:
The General Secretary shall take on the organization of the Central Body session agenda and the supervision of recording meeting minutes. Such meeting minutes shall be signed by the Association President or Vice President and the General Secretary, and the resolutions made in such sessions shall be circulated within 30 days of the date on which they are held in the way deemed appropriate by the Board.
Article 21 – Association Board:
The Association Board shall consist of:
Article 22 – Nomination for the Association Board elections:
Each one of the General Assembly members who meets the conditions stipulated in Clause A of Article 34 of the Law shall have the right to nominate himself for any of the Association President or Vice President positions, and he does not have to be among the winners in the Division Boards.
Article 23 – Individuals who can nominate themselves:
Every one of the Division Board members who have been practicing the occupation for at least seven years shall be entitled to nominate himself for the Association Board membership representing his Division.
Article 24 – Nomination procedures:
Article 25 – Election and vote counting:
Article 26 – Board regular term:
The Association Board regular term shall be three years starting as of May of the year in which the elections were conducted. If the elections were conduced in times other than the ones specified in the Law and Regulations enacted thereunder or in case the elections were canceled under the provisions of the Law, the former Board shall continue to perform its works until the new Board takes on its duties once the polls are declared.
Article 27 – General Assembly resolutions execution:
The Board shall execute the resolutions made by the General Assembly and Central Body in accordance with the power of each of them.
Article 28 – Board meeting agenda and quorum:
The General Secretary shall prepare the Board meeting agenda and present the same to the Board for approval or modification. Thus, no matter unstated in the agenda will be discussed unless the Board agrees thereon. The meeting will only be quorate if it is attended by the absolute majority of the Board members including the Association President, Vice President or both of them.
Article 29 – Absence from the Board sessions:
In case of emergencies preventing a member from attending a Board session, he must notify the General Secretary before the session; otherwise, he will be deemed absent with no excuse, and the Board shall decide whether to accept or not accept the apology.
Article 30 – Correspondences signature:
The correspondences made by the Association shall be signed by the President, and he may authorize his Vice, the General Secretary or any of the Association employees to sign for him on some correspondences except for the financial ones, provided such authorization is written and specific.
Article 31 – Board meeting minutes and resolution voting mechanism:
Article 32 – Attendance sheet:
The General Secretary shall prepare a special sheet to be signed by the members in each session in order to count the number of the held sessions; the dates on which they are held; and statement of the members absence from and presence in such sessions.
Article 33 – Employee appointment:
The Association Board shall appoint the necessary number of employees to carry out the administrative and financial works upon a submission made by the General Secretary. The General Secretary shall supervise the works of such employees pursuant to the administrative instructions made by the Board.
Article 34 – Required documents examination:
Every Board member shall be entitled to examine the documents required from the General Secretary.
Article 35 – Administrative affairs supervision:
The General Secretary shall supervise the Association administrative affairs in accordance with the instructions and resolutions made by the Board for this purpose.
Article 36 – Work progress guarantee records:
In order to guarantee and control the work progress, the General Secretary shall organize the following records:
Article 37 – Letters sent by the Association:
Article 38 – Member files:
The General Secretary shall organize a file for each member in which the respective documents of his registration and all transactions and copies of the letters or resolutions in relation to him shall be kept.
Article 39 – Treasurer’s obligations:
The Treasurer shall supervise the financial matters of the Association and any fund therein in accordance with the provisions of Association Law and Part V of this Bylaw.
Article 40 – Invitation for the Branch Board General Assembly:
The Governorate Branch Board shall send an invitation for the General Assembly session of the Governorate Branch Board at least 15 days prior to the date set for the session in the invitation attached to the agenda. The invitation shall also be published in at least two daily local gazettes.
Article 41 – Branch Board General Assembly minutes:
The Governorate Branch Board shall organize the Governorate Branch General Assembly minutes in which it writes down the names of the attending members using serial numbers.
Article 42 – Branch Board General Assembly Quorum:
Article 43 – Meeting minutes announcement:
The Government Branch Board shall announce, at its Office, the meeting minutes for its members examination within two weeks of the meeting date.
Article 44 – Government Branch Board nomination:
The Board shall decide to open the door for nomination for the Governorate Branch Boards elections nomination for one week and two weeks prior to date set for the election. The door may not be reopened for nomination due to a delay in the General Assembly session of the Governorate Branch Board.
Article 45 – Branch election supervision committee:
In its session precedent to the elections, the General Assembly of the Governorate Branch Board shall select a committee(s) consisting of five members who have not been nominated for the membership of the Governorate Branch Board or the complementary members, as well as a representative of the Association as may be selected by Board to supervise the elections and the vote counting.
Article 46 – Branch Board elections:
Article 47 – Branch Board powers:
Article 48 – Periodical publication of the Association activities and operations:
The Board shall, every three months, issue a publication containing the Association activity and operations.
Article 49 – Subcommittees:
Article 50 – Board resolutions announcement and revealing:
The Board resolutions in relation to the Association affairs shall be announced at the Association Headquarter and in its periodical publication. They shall also be announced in the daily papers as may be deemed by the Board. As for the provisions made by the Board in its capacity as a disciplinary Board, they will be revealed by General Secretary to the relevant individuals at the Ministry of Public Works and the rest of engineering departments within one week of the date on which they are declared final.
Article 51 – General Assembly of Divisions:
The General Assembly session of each Division shall be chaired by its representative in the Association Board. If he is absent, the session shall be chaired by the Division Head, and if both of them are absent, it shall be chaired by the most senior attending member of the Division. The Chairman shall manage the session under the instructions in relation thereto. All suggestion shall be presented for voting after they have been discussed and the resolutions shall be announced at the end of the session.
Article 52 – Division General Assembly session:
The Division Board shall send an invitation for the Davison General Assembly session at least 15 days prior to the session date specified in the invitation attached to an agenda. The invitation shall also be published in two local papers.
Article 53 – Division General Assembly session agenda:
The Division General Assembly ordinary session agenda shall include:
Article 54 – Division General Assembly attendance sheet:
An attendance sheet shall be organized when the Division General Assembly meets where the attending members’ names are registered in a numeric sequence order. The sheet shall be signed by all the members attending the session.
Article 55 – Division General Assembly session quorum:
Article 56 – Division General Assembly minutes:
The Division General Secretary shall circulate to the General Assembly members the meeting minutes within two weeks of the its end.
Article 57 – Opening the door for nomination and elections:
The Board shall decide to open the door for nomination two weeks prior to the date set for elections and it shall close it one week prior to the said date. In its decision, the Board shall also specify the day and time of conducting the elections and the door for nomination will not be reopened due to a delay in the General Assembly session date.
Article 58 – Election supervision committee:
In its ordinary session precedent to the elections, the Division General Assembly shall select a committee(s) to supervise the elections. Such committee(s) shall consist of five attending members who have not been nominated for the membership to participate with the representative of the Board to make all procedures of the elections including the vote counting and fact registration.
Article 59 – Division Board elections:
Article 60 – Ballots:
The ballots shall be handed by the Board representative to the members who have the right to vote. The ballots shall be filled and placed by the voters in the poll specified for that purpose by himself before the supervising committee.
Article 61 – Election approval:
If a ballot has more names than the required number of nominees for the Division Board membership, the required number of nominees will be taken as per the sequence stated in the ballot and the surplus names will be ignored.
Article 62 – Vote counting and declaration:
The votes shall be counted once the election process is completed, and the counting shall take place in the Association Headquarter of Amman in presence of the Board representative and election supervising committee. The Board shall be notified of the election results by the Board representative within one week of the election date.
Article 63 – Rules adopted by the Board:
The Boards of Divisions must comply with the rules adopted by the Board with regard to all matters related the meetings and organizations and management thereof. The same shall be supervised by the Division General Secretary.
Occupation Practice Rules & Ethics
Article 64 – Occupation practice rules & ethics:
The members and engineering offices must comply with the occupation practice rules and ethics, and in the course of his work, a member may make relations with his colleagues, citizens and employer, whether he represents a private, public entity or a project owner or he is a contractor based on the common trust, cooperation, rules and ethics, especially the following:
Article 65 – Financial provisions:
Article 66 – Treasurer duties:
The Treasurer shall supervise the financial affairs of the Association and its Branches; execute their budgets; and keep their accounts under the instructions in relation to the financial affairs made by the Board.
Article 67 – Signing the financial disbursement documents:
Article 68 – Annual draft budget:
Article 69 – Association’s revenues collection:
Article 70 – Association’s revenues records:
The revenues incoming to the Association’s account or the Branch Boards’ account shall be recorded in special records specified under the following instructions:
Article 71 – Expenditure disbursement:
The expenditures shall be disbursed under disbursement orders organized in the form set for this purpose in accordance with the instructions related to the financial affairs.
Article 72 – Supplies and consumed items schedule:
At the end of each financial year, the Association Office, supervised by the Treasurer, shall prepare a schedule of consumed supplies and another schedule of the fixed items impaired due to depreciation or taken out of the Association’s possession for whatsoever reason. It shall present it to the Board for approval, and then such supplies shall be recorded in the expense sheet of its accounts.
Article 73 – Disbursement order records:
The disbursement orders shall be recorded in the records specified in the instructions in relation to the following affairs:
Article 74 – Auditor’s report:
After the end of the financial period, the auditor’s report must include the records and registries auditing results as follows:
Article 75 – Supplies and procurement committees formation instructions:
Under instructions it makes for this purpose, the Board shall specify the matters in relation to the supplies and procurement; and how to form the committees necessary for this purpose.
Article 76 – Association’s revenues deposit with the bank:
The Association’s revenues must be deposited with the bank approved by the Board on the day on which they are received or on the next day of the receipt if they could not be deposited on the same day.
Article 77 – Lawsuit fees and remuneration requests:
The following fees for lawsuits and remuneration requests made to the Board shall be collected:
Article 78 – Overwriting:
The Engineers Association Bylaw No. 57 of 1973 shall be overwritten.