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In a recession, ICANN paid at least 16 employees $200K+

  • To: op-budget-fy2011@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: In a recession, ICANN paid at least 16 employees $200K+
  • From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 07:50:43 -0700 (PDT)

Comments on 2011 Budget

Submitted By: George Kirikos
Company: Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.
Company URL: http://www.leap.com/
Date: May 18, 2010

In addition to my prior comments at:


http://forum.icann.org/lists/op-budget-fy2011/msg00006.html

which ICANN ignored, according to the latest form 990 that ICANN has released:

http://www.icann.org/en/financials/tax/us/fy-2009-form-990-en.pdf

at least 16 (there might be more, e.g. "consultants", etc.) ICANN staffers were 
paid $200K+ (see column 9 of page 46). Eight of those pulled in $300K+. At a 
"non-profit". In a recession! You can compare the numbers to last year at:

http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/ga-200709/msg03017.html 

and one can see a huge increase in wasteful spending, and overpaid staff. 
Compare the top 16 to the prior year's top 5, and there's been an explosion of 
wasteful spending. It makes one wonder how many other ICANN staff are sitting 
below these "top 16" with $100K+ salaries, hidden and unaccountable to the 
public.

Jones Day was paid over $2 million last year (page 67). Compass Lexecon earned 
$307,165 for their garbage economic reports which had no statistical analysis 
whatsoever! (also page 67)

It's clear ICANN is living in an alternate universe if they think the above is 
acceptable or sound. It demonstrates their lack of accountability to be able to 
feed at the trough, at the expense of the public who pays all the bills. The 
need for serious cutbacks and slashing of this wasteful spending is obvious, 
unless you are drinking the ICANN Kool-Aid. 

Sincerely,

George Kirikos
http://www.leap.com/



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