May 16, 2017
NSPE and the Professional Engineers of Oregon are urging state legislators to oppose a bill that would enable commercial interior designers to engage in the practice of engineering.
May 11, 2017
NSPE sent a letter to the Office of Personnel Management urging the department to revise its individual occupational requirements for all “Professional Engineering Positions, 0800.” OPM’s use of the term “professional engineering” to define positions that are not professional engineering positions creates substantial confusion about job scope and responsibilities. NSPE, therefore, urges OPM to stop using the term “Professional Engineering Positions” and to retitle the classification as “Engineering Positions.”
May 3, 2017
Education and experience requirements are a vital component of the engineering licensure process. In a new report, NSPE provides a comprehensive overview of state requirements so that NSPE members, state societies, professional engineers, and the public can better understand the laws and regulations that define these requirements for the professional engineer.
April 26, 2017
NSPE submitted public comment to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies urging them to fully fund the US Chemical Safety Board in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
April 18, 2017
NSPE submitted public comment to the California Department of Motor Vehicles urging major revisions to proposed autonomous vehicle regulations in order to ensure public safety.
April 13, 2017
NSPE and the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers beat back legislation (A.B. 353) that would erode occupational licensure in the state.
April 11, 2017
NSPE and the Maine Society of Professional Engineers are opposing legislation that would eliminate continuing education requirements in the state. Currently, professional engineers licensed in Maine must complete 30 professional development hours every two years.
April 3, 2017
NSPE sent a public comment to the Florida House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee in opposition to a bill that would eliminate QBS and replace it with a “best value selection process.”
March 29, 2017
NSPE is collaborating with the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers to defeat legislation that would limit the professional engineer’s independent judgment when making decisions about the proper type of piping. Similar versions of this legislation have been introduced in states across the nation, including South Carolina and Michigan, where NSPE has teamed up with the state societies to defeat the measures. The professional engineer’s foremost responsibility is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.
March 16, 2017
The poor condition of the nation’s infrastructure has been grabbing headlines around the country, and NSPE is speaking out about the role professional engineers must play in making the much-needed improvements. "Infrastructure is the framework that supports virtually every aspect of our lives: transportation, commerce, public health, safety, and security," said President Kodi Verhalen, P.E., Esq., F.NSPE.