Re: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Addition ofsecond vice chair position to SEC
I vote "Disapprove", with the following comments:
Under the current position descriptions, we do not need two Vice
Chairs any more than we need two Chairs, two Treasurers, or two
Recording Secretaries. In each of these cases, we are better off with
As described in the rules, the duties of the Vice Chair come down to
maintaining the rules change process. While this is an important
responsibility, it does not cry out for a second person to help
manage it. On the contrary, having two people in charge of the same
task only decreases the likelihood of someone taking responsibility
Before I can support a rules change to specify two Vice Chairs, I
would like to see their explicit assignments defined. I don't think
it's appropriate to split the work by technical topic (e.g.,
wireless/wireline) because the SEC is not a technical body. I think
it would be more valuable to take a look at where the SEC needs some
help. I suggest that the place to look is Procedure 8 ("PROCEDURE FOR
PROJECT MANAGEMENT"), which lists a number of jobs that are currently
not done at all or have been done by the Vice Chair. Many of those
jobs are related to the general topic of gathering and distributing
information about our standardization activities. Perhaps we should
re-write Procedure 8, adding related assignments that we need help
with (webmaster, publicity coordinator, etc.) and dividing up the
work among two Vice Chairs.
At 2:42 PM -0500 02/03/31, Paul Nikolich wrote:
>This email provides notice of the rules change letter ballot for the
>addition of a second vice chair to the SEC. The detailed changes are
>included in the attached PDF file.
>Scope: Rules Change to add a second SEC vice chair.
>Purpose: To amend to rules allow the SEC to have two vice chair positions.
>The scope and size of the IEEE Project 802 has increased to the point where
>the amount of project 802 management work and range of knowledge has
>significantly increased in the past 5 years. Adding a second vice chair to
>the sponsor executive committee will better enable it to manage IEEE 802ís
>wide range of activities.
>The ballot opens March 31, 2002 and closes June 8, 2002 12 midnight EDT
>(remember if you do not vote or abstain it is equivalent to a DISAPPROVE
>vote). Buzz, please ensure this gets sent to the 802-wide email list as
>well. WG chairs, please invite your WG members to comment through you.
>Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Project
>mail: 18 Bishops Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940