Re: [802SEC] +++ 10 Day EC Email Ballot +++ Exec Secretary T&L Funding
Based on the discussion, I must vote disapprove.
I suggest that you spend a little while crafting wording likely to pass
before submitting a new proposal.
I have no problem about paying retroactively for November. But some do.
So this should probably be a separate motion.
I'm surprised that the Expenses would be under $1000, and am very happy
to have Buzz's services for such a rate. However, I think the best way
forward is to formally change Buzz's role from EC member to service
provider and pay him for his services, just as we pay for the services
provided by Face To Face. I also see this as the way to continue after
Buzz retires from 802; i.e., hire a person/company to do what Buzz does
or add this on to the services we pay Face To Face to cover.
On 1/11/2010 7:06 AM, John Hawkins wrote:
> Dear EC members,
> I should have brought this up in November, but alas it didn't get
> done. Apologies in advance for cluttering your inboxes with another
> email ballot.
> Paul has delegated the conduct of the IEEE 802 EC 10-day ballot on the
> following motion to me.
> The EC approves the use of IEEE 802 resources for reimbursement of
> reasonable and customary expenses (e.g. airfare, hotel, meals, etc)
> for Buzz Rigsbee, the IEEE 802 Executive Secretary, for the following
> plenaries, or until he is replaced, whichever is sooner:
> - 2009 November plenary
> - 2010 March, July, November plenaries
> Such reimbursement will be not to exceed $1,000 per plenary, averaged
> over the period
> Moved: John Hawkins
> Seconded: Steve Shellhammer
> Start of ballot: Tuesday 12th January, 2010
> Close of ballot: Friday 22nd January 2010, 11:59PM EDT
> Early close: As required in subclause 126.96.36.199 'Electronic Balloting'
> of the IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations
> Manual, this is notice that this ballot may close early once
> sufficient responses are received to clearly decide a matter.
> - As most of you are aware, Buzz has now formally retired from Boeing
> and therefore has lost them as source of support for attending our
> meetings. Fortunately for us, Buzz is willing to continue his service
> as Executive Secretary for the IEEE 802. Given the complexity of this
> function, and the significant time and commitment involved, this is a
> positive for us.
> - The motion proposes that we cover his expenses, at least in part.
> Mostly these would consist of airfare and local transportation, but
> may also involve hotel/meals in certain instances. Note that hotels
> often "comp" Buzz's room expenses given his role in negotiating
> contracts on our behalf, but there could be an exception here or there
> so I'm leaving the motion open to that possibility. Note also that we
> are limiting the commitment to actual expenses, not to exceed $1,000
> per plenary on average and would be limited to the listed sessions
> requiring new approval thereafter. This is modeled after the approach
> we used with supporting Arnie's T&L a few years ago, and certainly is
> a level we can handle within our current budget.
> - I have communicated with Paul and Buzz and we agree that this is
> not a long-term solution, as Buzz will someday desire to "retire"
> from IEEE 802 as well. We agree that a succession plan is needed and
> are investigating the best way forward there. This will be a difficult
> function to fill with a volunteer, as it involves little
> technical/standards work, and yet consumes significant time and
> commitment. Since Buzz is willing and able, I think this is a wise
> investment of a limited amount of our funds in the short term.
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