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[gnso-ppsc] Public Comment: GNSO Council Requests Your Input on Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidel

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  • Subject: [gnso-ppsc] Public Comment: GNSO Council Requests Your Input on Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidel
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:33:23 -0800

Public Comment: GNSO Council Requests Your Input on Proposed GNSO Working Group 

18 January 2011

As part of the GNSO Improvements Process, which has as its objective to improve 
the structure and operations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization 
(GNSO), the Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) has now submitted to the 
GNSO Council the proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines (see 
 [PDF, 626 KB]). Prior to considering the proposed GNSO Working Group 
Guidelines, the GNSO Council is seeking your input. Comments on the proposed 
GNSO Working Group Guidelines [PDF, 626 KB] can be submitted until 8 February 
2011 (see details below). Following the public comment period, the GNSO Council 
will review the comments received and determine whether additional 
modifications need to be made to the document or whether the document is ready 
for adoption following which it will be incorporated in the GNSO's Operating 
Procedures and become applicable to all new GNSO Working Groups.

In the past, the GNSO decided policy mainly through small legislative bodies 
called "Task Forces." Intentionally, it is moving towards a more inclusive, 
representative model where key parties tackle an issue together as a "Working 
Group". This Working Group Model should become the focal point for policy 
development and enhance the policy development process by making it more 
inclusive and representative, and - ultimately - more effective and efficient.  

The PPSC tasked a Working Group Work Team (WG WT) to define this new Working 
Group model. The WG WT prepared a first draft that was put out for public 
comment, following which it reviewed the comments and modified [DOC, 188 KB] 
the document accordingly. In addition, the PPSC identified a number of issues 
that were subsequently addressed [DOC, 48 KB] by the WG WT.

The proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines, as approved by the PPSC, bring 
together all the different elements of the Working Group process; it addresses 
what should be considered in creating, chartering, staffing, and 
instructing/guiding a WG to accomplish the desired outcome, and; secondly, what 
guidance should be provided to a WG on elements such as structure, 
decision-making, tasking, reporting, and delivering the outcome(s) as chartered.
Background documents / links

    * GNSO Working Group Guidelines, as approved by the PPSC [PDF, 626 KB]
    * The GNSO Improvements Web Site
    * PPSC Workspace
    * WG WT Workspace

Staff responsible: Marika Konings
Deadline and how to submit comments

Comments are welcome via e-mail to gnso-wg-guidelines@xxxxxxxxx until 8 
February 2011.

Access to the public comment forum from which comments can be posted can be 
found at 

An archive of all comments received will be publicly posted at 

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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