Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) Meeting - Minutes | 11 April 2011

SIC Attendees:  Ray Plzak – Chair, George Sadowsky, Reinhard Scholl, and Mike Silber.

Apologies: Bertrand de La Chapelle

Staff Attendees: David Olive – VP, Policy Support; Samantha Eisner, Rob Hoggarth, and Olof Nordling.


The following is a summary of discussions, decisions, and actions identified:

  1. The meeting was called to order at 15:34 UTC.

  2. Minutes: The SIC reviewed and approved the minutes of the prior meeting.

  3. ccNSO Review: The SIC agreed to recommend that the Board approve the initial framework for implementation work arising out of the ccNSO Review and directing the completion of a formal implementation plan.

    • Action:

      • Staff to forward resolution to the Board recommending further implementation action, for action at the April 2011 Board meeting.

  4. TLG Review/Board Technical Relations Working Group Charter: The SIC discussed some corrections needed in the proposed C harter for this working group. The SIC approved the forwarding of the proposed Charter (with applicab le revisions) to the Board for consideration at its April meeting.

    • Actions:

      • Staff to provide revised Charter proposal to SIC Chair, to allow SIC Chair to share with the Board Governance Committee (BGC) for informational purposes as the BGC recommends Working Group membership.

      • Staff to forward recommendation to Board regarding the adoption of the proposed Charter, for action at the Board’s April 2011 meeting.

  5. GNSO Constituency Recognition Process: The SIC noted that, in recognition of comments received during the public comment forum, the SIC requires more time to consider the applicability of the comments to the proposed Constituency Recognition Process, and deferred further discussion to allow for proper consideration. Some of the major topics for consideration are the potential for conflicts of interest in the proposed process, as well as the timeline and complexity of process, and evaluation criteria.

    • Action:

      • SIC Chair to coordinate with staff to produce a document addressing the public comments, to provide for SIC consideration and discussion at the June 2011 SIC meeting.

  6. The meeting was adjourned at 15:46 UTC.