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An Update on the Nominating Committee Review

19 September 2018
By Tom Barrett and Cheryl Langdon-Orr

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The implementation planning phase of the second Organizational Review of the Nominating Committee (NomCom) is underway. The Implementation Planning Team (IPT) invites you to take a look at the first scorecard report of our progress, which we have just published here. We intend to publish the scorecard to the wiki page when new milestones are reached, so, please check back on a regular basis or simply 'watch' the page to receive automatic updates.

The IPT is reviewing the recommendations in the independent examiner's final report [PDF, 630 KB] to complete a Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan (FAIIP). This includes an analysis of each recommendation for usability and prioritization, provisional budget implications, anticipated resources and the proposed implementation timeline. The independent examiner's assessment of implementation of recommendations from the previous NomCom Review has been published to the wiki here.

The completed FAIIP, together with the final report, will be delivered to the Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC) of the ICANN Board. The OEC will then make its recommendations to the Board on next steps.

Join us at ICANN63

The IPT plans to meet face-to-face at ICANN63 in Barcelona, Spain. We will provide an overview of our work to-date and invite feedback and input before the FAIIP is finalized. All interested community members are welcome to attend. Remote participation will be available. Look for our session on the ICANN63 schedule when it is published.

If you will not be at ICANN63 but would like to provide feedback or comments to the IPT, you may do so by sending an email to mssi-secretariat@icann.org. Your email will be shared with the IPT via its publicly archived mailing list.


Tom Barrett

Chair, NomComRIWG

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

Co-Chair, NomComRIWG