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Re: [802SEC] +++ 10-day EC Email Ballot +++ Exec Secretary March T&L Funding


I vote DISAPPROVE for the following reasons:

[1] May I respectfully point out that the motion reads 'without 
precedent', which I believe is a statement of fact. What I want to see is 
that this motion does not create precedent, the text used in the past for 
this purpose reads 'without creating precedent'.

[2] I agree with point 3 below from James. As a follow on to that - if 
Buzz is unable to obtain funding to attend the March 2010 plenary meeting 
- and therefore has to resign the position of Executive Secretary - I 
would not object to funding him as a contractor for that one meeting, on 
the basis of continuity - and the lack of time to do anything else.

Best regards,

***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** <> 
wrote on 27/01/2010 19:53:03:

> Dear John
> I vote Disapprove for the following reasons:
> 1) We do not have a procedure for approving "reasonable and customary
> expenses" or a policy that determines what is "reasonable and
> customary".  Who will review and approve the expenses?  Are there any
> limits to the type of expenses that are covered (e.g., laundry, fitness
> room fees, airfare, taxi, rental car, hotel, meals, etc.).  Is there are
> per diem limit for meals?  Before we embark on this path, we need to
> have policies in place to handle this.
> 2) The 802 EC has not developed a policy on which members should have
> expenses reimbursed.  Is there a reason that one member has their
> expenses partially covered and others do not?
> 3) All EC members have current endorsement letters promising to cover
> all expenses through the March 2010 meeting.  One purpose of the letter
> is so that the Sponsor knows that it will not be required to cover any
> of those expenses.  If we want to create a new policy going forward,
> then we should discuss that in the March meeting.
> James Gilb
> 802 Recording Secretary
> John Hawkins wrote:
> > Folks,
> > 
> > Paul has authorized the following motion for your consideration. Based
> > on our previous discussion on the topic, this is what  I think can get
> > us an answer to this question to cover the next meeting.  Much more
> > discussion will follow in Orlando on the longer term solution. For
> > now, please vote your preference one way or the other.
> > 
> >  Motion:
> > Without precedent, the EC approves the use of IEEE 802 resources for
> > reimbursement of  reasonable and customary expenses for Buzz Rigsbee,
> > such that he may continue to execute his duties as the IEEE 802
> > Executive Secretary, for the March 2010 plenary. Such reimbursement
> > will be not to exceed $1,000
> > 
> >  Moved:  John Hawkins
> >  Seconded: Steve Shellhammer
> > 
> > Start of ballot: Tuesday 27th January, 2010
> > Close of ballot: Saturday 6th February, 2010, 11:59PM EDT
> > 
> > Early close: As required in subclause '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.
> > 
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