Purpose: The purpose of this public comment is to solicit feedback on the Draft Final Report [PDF, 496 KB] of the second Nominating Committee Review (NomCom2).
Current Status: Analysis Group, the independent examiner that is conducting the NomCom2 Review, has published its Draft Final Report for public comment. The Draft Final Report contains both an assessment of the Nominating Committee and recommendations for improving its operations.This public comment proceeding follows the publication of the Assessment Report, which included findings that were discussed with the community via several consultations.
Next Steps: The Draft Final Report will be available for public comment for 41 days. A webinar will also be hosted by the independent examiner, Analysis Group, in mid-April. Webinar details, including how to join, will be posted here in due course. Input received from this public comment and webinar will be considered by Analysis Group for inclusion in the Final Report. The Final Report is expected to be published in June 2018.
Section I: Description and Explanation
Analysis Group, the independent examiner conducting the second review of the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom2), is seeking feedback on its Draft Final Report [PDF, 496 KB].
The NomCom2 Review is following a new two-phased approach to Organizational Reviews in which the independent examiner first completes its assessment and then makes recommendations to address the findings noted during the assessment. This new approach is expected to contribute to more useful and relevant recommendations by providing an opportunity for the community and the independent examiner to discuss what works and what needs improvement before the independent examiner develops recommendations to address the observed situations.
Section II: Background
The purpose of the NomCom Review is to determine (i) whether the NomCom has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, (ii) if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness and (iii) whether the NomCom is accountable to its constituencies, stakeholder groups, organizations and other stakeholders. The review will also assess whether the improvements resulting from the last review (2007-2010) were effective. The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting members of the Board of Directors as well as other key positions within ICANN's structure. It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws. NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.