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Approved Executive Committee Resolutions | Meeting of the Board Executive Committee | 29 June 2017

  1. Main Agenda:
    1. Officer Compensation
    2. President and CEO FY17 SR2 At-Risk Compensation
    3. Ombudsman FY17 At-Risk Compensation

 

  1. Main Agenda:

    1. Officer Compensation

      [CONFIDENTIAL – PERSONNEL EMPLOYMENT MATTER]

    2. President and CEO FY17 SR2 At-Risk Compensation

      Whereas, each Board member has confirmed that he/she does not have a conflict of interest with respect to establishing the amount of payment for the President and CEO's FY17 SR2 at-risk compensation payment.

      Whereas, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve payment to the President and CEO for his FY17 SR2 at-risk compensation component.

      Resolved (2017.06.29.05), the Board hereby approves a payment to the President and CEO for his FY17 SR2 at-risk compensation component.

      Rationale for Resolution 2017.06.29.05

      When the President and CEO was hired, he was offered a base salary, plus an at-risk component of his compensation package. This same structure exists today. Consistent with all ICANN staff members, the President and CEO is to be evaluated against specific goals.

      After the conclusion of FY17 SR2, the President and CEO provided to the Compensation Committee his self-assessment of his performance for FY17 SR2. After they reviewed and considered that self-assessment, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve the President and CEO's at-risk compensation for the second scoring period of FY17 (16 November 2016 through 15 May 2017), and the Board agrees with that recommendation.

      While this will have a fiscal impact on ICANN, it is an impact that was contemplated in the FY17 budget. This decision will not have an impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

      This is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.

    3. Ombudsman FY17 At-Risk Compensation

      Whereas, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve payment to the Ombudsman of his FY17 at-risk compensation.

      Resolved (2017.06.29.06), the Board hereby approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY17 at-risk compensation component.

      Rationale for Resolution 2017.06.29.06

      Annually the Ombudsman has an opportunity to earn a portion of his compensation based on specific performance goals set by the Board, through the Compensation Committee. This not only provides incentive for the Ombudsman to perform above and beyond his regular duties, but also leads to regular touch points between the Ombudsman and Board members during the year to help ensure that the Ombudsman is achieving his goals and serving the needs of the ICANN community.

      Scoring of the Ombudsman's objectives results from both the Ombudsman self-assessment, as well as review by the Compensation Committee, with a recommendation to the Board.

      Scoring the Ombudsman's annual performance objectives is in furtherance of the goals of ICANN and helps increase the Ombudsman's service to the ICANN community. While there is a fiscal impact from the results of the scoring, that impact is already accounted for in the annual budget. This action will have no impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

      This is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.

Published on 3 July 2017