[atrt2] Kieren McCarthy blog on ICANN whistleblower policy
avri at acm.org
Sun May 19 13:58:58 UTC 2013
If you notice, I said
- "apparent absence" and
- "apparent lack of follow-up and statistics on the number and disposition of various complaints".
What evidence is thee of:
- a clear and available method by which whistleblowers can blow the whistle
- a description of the process
- reports from this, metrics as it were of
-- reports submitted
-- casse investigated
-- actions taken
-- stats on types of cases
Just because the whistleblowers are protected, once their accusations are confirmed and acted on, those actions should be transparent and the resultant actions should be made known in a transparent way.
And if indeed this is the first time the whistle has been blown, why is this person needing to send an appeal for a hearing in such a public way?
As the ATRT we need to understand how the whistleblower works and how it has been operating. I am pretty aware of what goes on in ICANN (certainly not to the level of the Board or a senior staffer) and as far as I can see from my vantage point there is no such program. Perhaps I have missed the yearly reports on whistleblowing activity at ICANN, if so, please point me at those yearly reports.
All I know is that from my vantage point, it does not look any different now than it did during ATRT1 when I advocated for a whistleblowing program in my comments to the ATRT.
I think the ATRT2 is responsible for checking on the health and effectiveness of this program, stipulating to your assertions that there is a "full-blown, tested and used whistleblower system."
Additionally if there is cronyism operating within the Staff, that too is something that needs to be talked about.
On 19 May 2013, at 14:49, Steve Crocker wrote:
> ICANN has a full-blown, tested and used whistleblower system. What's the basis of your assertion to the contrary?
> On May 18, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:
>> Paul, thanks for passing this on.
>> I believe it is very important for us to take this whole situation seriously. Not only this complaint of cronyism and morale problems continuing among the staff - even under the new regime, but the apparent absence of a proper whistleblower mechanism and the apparent lack of follow-up and statistics on the number and disposition of various complaints.
>> On 17 May 2013, at 15:26, Paul Diaz wrote:
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