[Internal-cg] Personal update

WUKnoben wolf-ulrich.knoben at t-online.de
Fri Jan 9 21:25:05 UTC 2015

Congratulations Alissa! And all the best to you during the coming period. 
Enjoy your private luck as much as you can!
I'm sure that ICG matters will run ok in between.

Best regards


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From: Alissa Cooper
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 8:44 PM
Subject: [Internal-cg] Personal update

Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that I’m expecting my first baby in March. As a 
result, I will not be able to travel to Singapore for ICANN 52, and I will 
be taking some time away from work after the baby is born. Mohamed, Patrik, 
and I have discussed ICG chairing responsibilities in light of this and 
wanted to share that plan with you.

For the Feb 6-7 ICG meeting and ICANN 52:
* As they did for the September meeting, Patrik and Mohamed will decide 
amongst themselves who will run each session or portion thereof (and we can 
of course continue the practice of sharing that responsibility among all the 
ICG members).
* I will participate remotely for as much of the meetings as possible and 
will be available by phone/Skype/IM for ad hoc discussion as necessary. 
Daylight hours in Singapore are early-to-late evening hours in California, 
so this should work ok.

For parental leave time:
My parental leave will likely start in early-to-mid March (although it could 
start earlier, it’s not entirely predictable). My rough plan for leave is 
outline below, but obviously it could change substantially at any time 
depending on how everything goes.

I plan to take 4 weeks entirely off of work after the baby is born. If some 
ICG emergency requires my attention during that time, Patrik and Mohamed 
will have my contact details and will be able to reach me. During that time 
they will decide amongst themselves who will run teleconferences, make 
consensus calls (if necessary), and make administrative decisions, or they 
will do those things jointly.

After 4 weeks I will still be at home with the baby but will plan to return 
to my ICG responsibilities. Patrik, Mohamed and I will coordinate if 
scheduling issues come up on my end but my hope is to be able to re-engage 
with the mailing list, phone conferences, and the rest of our work.

After 12 weeks I will be back to working full-time. I plan to travel to 

Please feel free to reach out to me on the mailing list or privately if you 
have questions.
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