The operation and management of the Alumni is outlined in its Constitution. Primarily, the constitution specifies that the Steering Committee (SC) in consultation with CSIRO will be responsible for determining the strategic objectives of the Alumni. The SC will consist of nine members, comprising:
CSIRO communications provides support to assist the CSIRO Alumni and its Chapters meet their objectives. The CSIRO Alumni Coordinator is Claire Manson.
Regional Alumni chapters, groups and networks, supported by the Office of the Alumni are vital to giving the Alumni a life of its own, to give members the sorts of activities they want and to maintain and develop the network, both socially and professionally.
Organisations or networks of CSIRO retirees already exist in some regions. Development of Alumni activities should preferably proceed in collaboration with or as a development of existing activities rather than be seen to be in conflict.