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How to become a member?

Full Members

A Full Member of CISS is the organization accredited by each country in America as the representative of Social Security in that particular country. Requirements to become a full member of CISS:

  1. Submitting a written admission application to the President of CISS.
  2. Accrediting its function as the representative for Social Security in its country.
  3. Formal and unconditional acceptance of the Bylaw and Regulations of CISS.

Associate Members

The Associate Members of CISS are those non-profit organizations established by national law that supervise one or more branches of Social Security and are compulsory for the sector of the population they protect. Requirements to become an associate member of CISS:

  • Submitting a written admission application to the President of CISS.
  • Establishing that the institution administers one or more branches in Social Security, that it was created by national law, that it is compulsory for the population it protects and that it is a non-profit organization.
  • Formal and unconditional acceptance of the Bylaw and Regulations of CISS.

Adherent Members

The adherent members of the CISS are the government or private bodies or institutions of the Americas that manage one or several social security branches, and have been created or acknowledged under the respective State national law. Requirements to become an adherent member of CISS:

  • Submit a written application for admission to the CISS President.
  • Prove that the institution manage one or several social security branches, and have been created or acknowledged under the respective State national law.
  • Accept the CISS Bylaws and Regulations formally and unconditionally.

Related Members

The related members of CISS are organizations, confederations and other entities in the Americas engaged in studying and/or researching social security and approved by the full member from the State where they operate. Requirements to become a related member of CISS:

  • Submit a written application for admission to the CISS President.
  • Prove that the institution engaged in studying and/or researching social security and approved by the full member from the State where they operate.
  • Accept the CISS Bylaws and Regulations formally and unconditionally.

Rights and obligations of the members

  • Fully accept and comply with the CISS Bylaws, regulations and procedure manuals.
  • Participate in the CISS meetings and activities, and answer the summons from the CISS bodies at the proper time.
  • Endeavor to get that the CISS recommendations are implemented at their respective States.
  • Submit proposals and efforts related to the CISS purposes and operation, in accordance with its bodies’ regulations.
  • Be elected for the CISS positions under these Bylaws and the respective regulations.
  • Accredit representatives to perform the positions they have been elected for, as well as to the CASS, and provide them with the support and facilities to perform.
  • Propose their State as a host of the CISS bodies’ meetings and obtain support as needed. Associate and adherent members may exercise this right through coordination with the full member from their State.
  • Propose their respective institution as a host of technical, academic and research activities and obtain support as necessary.
  • Receive cooperation and technical support from the CISS bodies in accordance with the programs and regulations thereof.
  • Profit from the CIESS course and seminar scholarships in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the CISS:
    • CIESS grants include enrolment, training, accommodation and meals, when the activities take place at the CIESS headquarters, and exclude didactic materials.
    • Associate and adherent members, who have paid fees timely, shall have the right during the CIESS annual program a total of five one hundred percent grants and five fifty percent grants for events at the headquarters.
    • Instead of using the five scholarships of fifty percent, members may opt for two hundred percent grants and one fifty percent grant, i.e., a total of seven point five grants, rather than five fifty percent grants.
    • Make known the changes and progress made by their institutions in the social security field.
    • Provide in due time to CISS any information requested and allowed to be provided under the internal regulations.
    • Receive the CISS publications for free if permitted by the regulations.
    • Promote the CISS activities and spread information on them.
    • Pay the CISS annual fees on time.
  • Propose full, associate and adherent members as candidates for positions in the CISS as provided in these Bylaws. The positions for the adherent members under these Bylaws may be fulfilled provided that they maintain a minimum of twelve accredited members before the CISS.
  • Submit proposals to amend the CISS Bylaws, regulations and procedure manuals.