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[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Re: Notes/Actions: SCI Meeting 16June 2016

  • To: "Aikman-Scalese, Anne" <AAikman@xxxxxxxx>, Julie Hedlund <julie.hedlund@xxxxxxxxx>, "gnso-improvem-impl-sc@xxxxxxxxx" <gnso-improvem-impl-sc@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Re: Notes/Actions: SCI Meeting 16June 2016
  • From: Mary Wong <mary.wong@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:10:31 +0000

Hello Anne and everyone,

FYI – at ICANN56 the Council will discuss the impact of the revised Bylaws on 
the GNSO’s roles and obligations, including the processes that will need to be 
in place to effect the GNSO’s new status as a Decisional Participant in the 
Empowered Community. The specific question of how the GNSO Operating Procedures 
(which as you note is what the SCI is tasked to review) fit into that broader 
discussion is therefore expected to be part of the Council’s deliberations – 
the context here being that there will also be new and expanded powers that go 
beyond the GNSO Operating Procedures.

As such, staff believes that for now the SCI can just follow the Council’s 
discussions on the overall topic in Helsinki. The process of implementing the 
new Bylaws will take some time, so it’s expected that the Helsinki discussions 
will be only the start of that process.

I hope this helps.


From: "Aikman-Scalese, Anne" <AAikman@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 15:03
To: Julie Hedlund <julie.hedlund@xxxxxxxxx>, "gnso-improvem-impl-sc@xxxxxxxxx" 
Cc: Mary Wong <mary.wong@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Notes/Actions: SCI Meeting 16June 2016

Thanks Julie, for these notes.

Sorry I was unable to participate in the call. Regarding SCI ongoing 
responsibilities, I note that SCI has responsibility for regular review of 
Operating Procedures in its Charter.  An item that Council may want to consider 
further in this regard is whether the new Accountability mechanism of the 
Empowered Community requires any documentation in GNSO Operating Procedures.  I 
leave it to the Chair,  our  Council liaison (Amr), and Mary  to consider this 
question.    Otherwise, I am seeking clarification on what others on SCI 
believe this SCI Charter language (second bullet point)  means:

The GNSO Standing Committee on Improvement Implementation (SCI) is responsible 
for reviewing and assessing the effective functioning of the GNSO Procedures 
and Working Group guidelines. Its tasks include making recommendations:

  *   On request, for those procedures and guidelines that have been identified 
as presenting immediate problems
  *   On a periodic timescale for all procedures and guidelines in order to 
identify possible issues and/or improvements (subject to a clear definition by 
the SCI on which procedures and guidelines should be reviewed)

Thank you,

Anne E. Aikman-Scalese

Of Counsel

520.629.4428 office

520.879.4725 fax




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From: owner-gnso-improvem-impl-sc@xxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:owner-gnso-improvem-impl-sc@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Julie Hedlund
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:32 PM
To: gnso-improvem-impl-sc@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Notes/Actions: SCI Meeting 16June 2016

Dear SCI members,

Please see below the notes and actions captured from the SCI meeting held on 16 
June.  Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.  As discussed 
on the call, the next SCI call will be scheduled as needed if there are 
comments in the Public Forum that will be initiated following Helsinki on the 
revisions to the GNSO Operating Procedures, or if an issue request is received 
from the GNSO Council.

Kind regards,

Julie Hedlund, Policy Director

CONSENSUS CALL: Chair/Vice Chair Elections:


•         Consensus Call: Confirmation "yes" from IPC and NCUC, no objections 

•         Grammatical issue was noted (and previously flagged by Amr) in the 
last sentence in #3 and will be corrected and notified to the SCI list.

•         It was agreed that while Amr will provide an update on the SCI 
activities via the GNSO Council list (with staff providing a draft email), 
there will be no need for an in-person update in Helsinki, nor will this update 
preclude the proposed revisions being sent out for public comment.

•         Following the Helsinki meeting staff will initiate a public forum on 
proposed revisions to the GNSO Operating Procedures.

•         It was noted that the SCI will meet if there are comments in the 
forum, but otherwise staff will prepare the motion for the GNSO Council to 
adopt the revisions to the GNSO Operating Procedures at its meeting on 01 
September, which will allow time for the procedures to take effect in time for 
preparations for the Annual General Meeting on 3-9 November.

•         It was further noted that there are no other issues from the GNSO 
Council for the SCI at this time and none are anticipated.

Action Items:

1)       Change the final sentence in #3 to "Should a House fail to designate 
an interim Vice-Chair, the Designated Interim Vice-Chair from the other House 
will serve as an Interim Vice-Chair alone until a new Chair is conclusively 
elected." Strikeout “with the vacant Vice-Chair position”.

2)       Notify the list of the change and allow people until Monday COB to 

3)       After COB Monday staff will send an update email to Amr for him to 
review and send to the Council.

4)       Following Helsinki staff will initiate a public comment forum.


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