Re: [802SEC] Indemnification policy update
In my view, the issue is far more severe than
"a poorly interpreted, poorly understood policy that is of critical
importance to all our volunteers".
Even disregarding the "interpretation" of IEEE indemnification policy
from Judy Gorman just before the 802 Plenary in November, the IEEE
indemnification policy as stated in the IEEE Bylaws is too conditional
for me to believe that I could rely on be covered if I continued as an
IEEE officer and became subject to legal action because of an action
taken by the 802 EC.
Therefore, a better understanding of the current IEEE indemnification
policy is not sufficient. A revision of the basic policy as stated in
the Bylaws is required.
Paul Nikolich wrote:
> I voluntered to be present, but Karen was unable to say whether or not I was
> needed at this first meeting.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Takefman" <email@example.com>
> To: "Paul Nikolich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: "IEEE802" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [802SEC] Indemnification policy update
> > Paul,
> > will there be any 802 representation during the meeting(s) or
> > is it closed?
> > thanks,
> > mike
> > Paul Nikolich wrote:
> > > Dear EC members,
> > >
> > > I spoke with Karen Kenney yesterday (Monday Nov 24) on the
> > > indemnification matter. Karen informed me that a meeting has been
> > > scheduled among IEEE management and counsel on December 19th to begin
> > > resolution of the matter. The meeting will include the IEEE corporate
> > > participants (Executive Director of the IEEE (Dan Senese), IEEE legal
> > > counsel (Bob Dwyer), IEEE Staff Director-Financial Services (Tom
> > > Lynch)), and IEEE-SA staff participants (Pam Deese, Judy Gorman, Karen
> > > Kenney and ML Neilson). It appears this matter is being taken very
> > > seriously by IEEE management and they are trying to address it in a
> > > timely manner. I expressed my concern and our need to have a revised
> > > interpretation prepared no later than the January interim session, or
> > > else volunteer leadership may resign as a result of a poorly
> > > interpreted, poorly understood policy that is of critical importance to
> > > all our volunteers.
> > >
> > > I will continue to work closely with Karen to ensure this matter is
> > > satifactorily resolved as quickly as possible.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > --Paul Nikolich
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