[Finance-sc] NEW DOODLE: Finance and Budget Subcommittee (FBSC) Working Group Call

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Mon Aug 12 11:58:04 UTC 2019

Dear All,
    As a follow up to Maureen's e-mail below, please complete the Doodle poll to schedule the Finance and Budget Subcommittee (FBSC) Working Group Call for the late week of 12 August 2019.
    Doodle:  https://doodle.com/poll/p9mggw2pdkp9yhx9 
    I have enabled the time zone so that it can be changed to your zone.
    This doodle will close on Wednesday, 14 August 2019.
    Reminder that there will be 2 webinars held this week re- Public Technical Identifiers:
    Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at 15:00 UTC
    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 at 00:00 UTC
    Thank you.
    Kind Regards,
    Yeşim Nazlar
    On 8/6/19, 9:56 PM, "Finance-sc on behalf of Maureen Hilyard" <finance-sc-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of maureen.hilyard at gmail.com> wrote:
        Dear FBSC members
        In a recent CPWG meeting it was discussed that time spent on policy issues
        appeared to be crowded by discussions that were not really policy. This
        included finance topics which are really the responsibility of the FBSC.
        Traditionally the FBSC has really only met to look at the annual ABRs to be
        submitted to the ICANN Finance at budget allocation time. However the fine
        print at the top of the FBSC page, explains the full extent of the FBSC
        role which in the past we have not undertaken. Therefore, bowing to the
        increasing pressure that the CPWG is operating under, we need to share this
        The tasks of the FBSC include, but are not limited to:
           - Coordination of annual additional budget requests from the ALAC and
           RALOs, to go into the yearly ICANN budget
           - Drafting any statement related to the ICANN budget process
           - Drafting any statement related to the ICANN strategic process
           - Drafting any statement regarding ICANN operating plan
           - Issues involving the Constituency Travel budget
        This proves that the CPWG is correct in their suggestion that finance
        issues would be better served by the FBSC. We need to discuss the issues
        and to create a statement on behalf of At-Large for public comment.  This
        statement will then go to the CPWG for further comment before submitting a
        finalised version to the Finance Team.
        Our first topic of conversation will be "*Fiscal Year 2021 budget for
        Public Technical Identifiers*". To help us to understand what is required
        of us, ICANN is providing webinars to explain it all and to offer you a
        chance to ask questions (see below). This webinar will thus give us some
        background on what we will need to know before our discussion.
        I am hoping that our At-Large expert on PTI and other topics, Alan
        Greenberg, will also accept an invitation to join us in any discussions we
        have on this topic.
        A doodle will go out to you shortly so that we can coordinate our first
        policy meeting. Look forward to seeing you there. :)
        We are beginning the process to develop the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for
        Public Technical Identifiers, which comprises the costs of delivering the
        IANA functions as well as other associated expenses from July 2020 through
        June 2021.
        As part of the process we are holding a kick-off webinar. The short webinar
        will briefly explain the process and timeline, and provide a set of
        planning assumptions for feedback from the community. We will then have an
        opportunity to provide comment either on the webinar, or via email
        afterward. At this stage our focus is on any adjustments to the planning
        assumptions, as well as identifying upcoming priorities we should focus on
        for the IANA functions.
        The preliminary feedback we receive from these webinars and other
        engagements will influence a draft budget that will be put for a formal
        public comment period later this year. Therefore, this is not the only
        opportunity for the community to provide feedback.
        The webinar is open to anyone interested, and we'd encourage you to share
        this invite as you see fit.
        The webinar will be held twice to cater for different time zones, as
           1. Tuesday, 13 August at 1500 UTC: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__icann.zoom.us_j_650413047&d=DwICAg&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=fVx9a229sN1mSMBaA98_Jhyd3rvF0-ZIa9-NH2X0Yfw&s=6xohIZ2S8HVTEYeFq7tz5F5zNAUe5dtYfHKzrjVGNE4&e= 
           2. Wednesday, 14 August at 0000 UTC: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__icann.zoom.us_j_279641171&d=DwICAg&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=fVx9a229sN1mSMBaA98_Jhyd3rvF0-ZIa9-NH2X0Yfw&s=06AJLOvkzYvYtfJhBzr-T3_FofxYnowQRSI4klQXswQ&e= 
        We are looking forward to your input, and please let me know if you have
        any questions.
        Kindest regards,
        Kim Davies
        VP, IANA Services, ICANN
        President, Public Technical Identifiers (PTI)
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