RE: [gnso-osc-ops] Conflicting Language on Staff Roles
- To: "'Avri Doria'" <avri@xxxxxxx>, "'gnso-osc-ops'" <gnso-osc-ops@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [gnso-osc-ops] Conflicting Language on Staff Roles
- From: "Ray Fassett" <ray@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:44:02 -0400
"But a legal reason was never presented."
Good question. I am officially asking staff: Is there a legal reason we
should be aware of? But I am also asking the WT members too that if there
is, that we consider it as substantive input in approaching our work.
From: owner-gnso-osc-ops@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-osc-ops@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Avri Doria
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [gnso-osc-ops] Conflicting Language on Staff Roles
Not sure I see the contradiction in any of this.
Though the expertise issue, is certainly one that prompts me to argue that
in their role as expert, it is important to know of any competing interests.
I..e not that this happened, but if someone was chair of the IETF WG on IDN
TLD synchronization (no such group, but it would be a volunteer position)
then their participation in an ICANN IDN policy group as a staff member
should include mention of that other, volunteer, role, i.e an SOI/DOI.
And of course nothing in this email indicates a change on my position that
the ICANN Staff, although their roles and responsibilities as staff
participants are different than other participant's roles and
responsibilities, are participants and should be subject to the same rules
as other participants.
During today's meeting, the possibility was mentioned that there might be a
legal reason for insisting on an exception for staff.. But a legal reason
was never presented.
On 29 Sep 2010, at 14:25, Julie Hedlund wrote:
> Dear Ray and Work Team members,
> Here are the texts that relate to staff roles as discussed today. The
Chair of the PPSC Working Group Work Team is J. Scott Evans. I will
produce notes from this call as well as action items, that I will send out
not later than tomorrow.
> Best regards,
> GNSO Working Group Guidelines
> 6.1.4 Other Important Roles
> . ICANN Staff - the following distinct Staff roles may be assigned to
> o Expertise (technical, legal, economic, etc.)
> o Secretariat (fundamentally a support function covering both logistics
and drafting assistance in a neutral manner reflecting faithfully the
deliberations of the Working Group)
> o Operational/Implementation (facilitation with the framework of existing
policies and rules)
> . Scoping (for policy matters, internal role of the General Counsel,
but possibly distinct, guaranteeing respect of the procedures and
competencies of the different structures)
> SOI/DOI Procedures
> 5.2.3. Exemptions
> ICANN staff assigned to support a GNSO Group are expected to work in the
interests of ICANN and the broader interests of the Internet community and
not for any other purpose or interests. ICANN staff are therefore exempted
from providing separate Statements of Interest as defined in Paragraph 5.1.