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Re: [802SEC] ************** Straw Poll on EC Teleconferences ***************...

I request that we vote the "Meetings by Teleconference" as a separate item from the overall proposed changes.
My past experience on other "Boards" gives me significant concerns on this proposal.
1. Regardless of the notice given, people travel and are unavailable for the calls at the times scheduled. Other Boards address this issue by having assigned alternates who can vote for the primary person. In our case we have no alternates to vote for us. Other Boards also set a higher level of approval votes for teleconference votes. For example 50% Yes votes of all eligible members regardless of how many members are on the call is used by some organizations.
2. We already have two methods/venues for voting. We vote at Plenary sessions. We vote by email ballot including ballots of short duration. Therefore I do not see the reason for another method particularly without addressing the concerns in point number 1.
Therefore I would currently oppose this P&P change.
Jerry Upton
In a message dated 2/20/2005 4:32:16 PM Central Standard Time, matthew.sherman@BAESYSTEMS.COM writes:

EC Members,

I am concerned that opposition on certain subtopics of the EC Membership and Meetings’ P&P Revision ballot may be so strong as to defeat the whole ballot.  Accordingly I wish to conduct a quick strawpoll on the following.

Is your opposition to the following text so strong that you would vote against the ‘EC Membership and Meetings’ revision ballot regardless of its other content?   Meetings by Teleconference

Teleconference meetings of the EC may be held.  Any teleconference meeting where formal business is conducted shall be announced along with an agenda identifying topics to be addressed 30 days in advance on the EC reflector.  No formal actions can be taken on items not included on the announced agenda.  The teleconference shall be announced by the EC Chair or his designee.  Quorum and voting requirements of section 7.1.4 shall apply.  Openness requirements apply.

If the answer to this question is yes, please send me a quick e-mail so I can tally the opposition.  If the answer is no, you need not reply.



Matthew Sherman, Ph.D.

Senior Member Technical Staff


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