[council] Administrative matters

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 31 15:35:28 UTC 2005

I'm happy to be part of this if it develops further. It is something I've
thought about a little differently, but related -- and that is that all of
us need "Councilor job descriptions" for the constituencies as well, so that
when elections are being held, candidates know what they are getting into,
and the constituencies "hire"/e.g. elect someone that can fulfill the "job"
of being a councilor. 

I am not commenting on any of us, of course, but recognizing that maturing
organizations do have such "things" to support their work. 

There are other councilors who are on the NomCom, as well, and perhaps they
would be part of any work item on this? I would think that Glen's support
would be very helpful, as well. 

As this is process, not policy. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:49 AM
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: RE: [council] Administrative matters

Hello Alick,
Thank you for reminding us of recommendation 10 from the GNSO Council

This will be placed on the agenda for the GNSO planning call.

Bruce Tonkin


	From: Alick Wilson [mailto:alick.wilson at xendra.co.nz] 
	Sent: Wednesday, 31 August 2005 3:47 PM
	To: council at gnso.icann.org; Bruce Tonkin
	Subject: RE: [council] Administrative matters
	I have just been reviewing Liz Williams' GNSO Phase One paper
again and I note that the following Recommendations from Patrick
Sharry's review:

Recommendation 10: The Chair of the GNSO Council and the VP Supporting
Organizations should establish a service level 

agreement between the GNSO Council and ICANN management that specifies
the amount and type of support that is to be provided. Where possible,
this should include measures (eg turnaround times for legal opinion,
delivery of reports by agreed dates, minutes posted within a certain
number of days). The Chair should consult the Council to ensure the
targets meet the needs of the Council and its taskforces. The VP
Supporting Organizations and Chair of GNSO Council should meet quarterly
to review performance measures and report these to the President. 

I suggest that this service level agreement be a high priority item for
the first administrative call.

Bruce, would you please ask staff to prepare a draft SLA for
consideration and discussion on the first administrative call.

I note the recommendation says that 'The Chair should consult the
Council to ensure the targets meet the needs of the Council and its
taskforces'. As a precursor to this consultation, I request that the
staff review the timelines imposed by the PDP process and incorporate
draft targets in the draft SLA which are consistent.

Bruce, please confirm that you are OK with this and that you have
actioned it as requested.

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