[Finance-sc] Looking for a CROP

Judith Hellerstein judith at jhellerstein.com
Sun Feb 11 23:55:23 UTC 2018

Hi Olivier 

Good sleuthing. Possibly crop was folded into the core? What I suggest is that we have a call with Mary Wong who is the point person with crop. Also we should ask Ariel Liang who takes care of some admin issues. They could shed some light on these findings 


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> On Feb 11, 2018, at 6:45 PM, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> during our recent call to decide on Additional Budget Items, I have
> heard rumours of CROP being slashed in FY19, but no actual pointer to
> any announcement about this. Neither did anyone provide any proof of
> these rumours.
> I had to check this out myself, and could not find it in any of the
> Budget documents, nor was there a mention about CROP on any budget
> summaries, nor any announcement of CROP being slashed.
> I compared FY18 and FY19 master budget documents, along with project
> numbers and although this was a bit time consuming, I think I have found
> the answer:
> In the overall budget Excel Master Document - Section 1.2 for FY18 had
> projects 151053, 151157, 151171, 151172, 151173, 151177, 151180, 151187,
> 151188, 151190, etc.
> In FY19, there is 151055 to replace 151053, then 151157, 151171, 151173,
> 151177, 151180, 151189, 151190, 151191 etc.
> Thus missing from the list are 151172, 151187, 151188
> 151172 = FY18 Ongoing ccNSO Council Support
> This was a budget item that appears to have been folded into 151171 the
> ongoing ccNSO General Support.
> 151187 = FY18 Ongoing SO-AC, GNSO Secretariat Support Program
> That was probably folded into 151206 - Recurring Activity - GNSO PDP
> Support & Activities. In FY18 this line used to be more restricted to
> just policy support with 7.7FTE & $1.2M. In FY18 151206 is 9.6FTE & $1.7M
> And that leaves 151188 missing from FY19. Budget Item 151188 is: CROP.
> Thus is appears that CROP has been discontinued, unless it is covered by
> another budget elsewhere, but I have gone through the whole set of
> accounts with a fine tooth-comb, project by project and not found any
> mention of CROP or its various denominations.
> I gather that the ALAC will wish to comment about this and seek
> clarification as to whether this budget item has been slashed when in
> FY18 it was explicitly deemed to be so successful that it was leaving
> the "pilot program" stage and be integrated to the main budget. If CROP
> was indeed ended, I gather that the ALAC would also complain about
> ICANN's lack of official announcement about this, especially in light of
> the Additional Budget Requests deadline now having closed. It just does
> not sound like a proper way to work with the community.
> If CROP was ended, I would also recommend that the ALAC seeks a joint
> statement with the other communities that have benefited from CROP. I am
> aware of at least one community that is equally unhappy about the way
> this appears to have been handled.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
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