[NA-Discuss] Draft NARALO Operating Procedures

Thompson, Darlene DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Tue Aug 6 12:31:25 UTC 2013

Nice job, Alan!

I would also offer the following:

#4 Only mentions English and French - Spanish should also be included.
#12 refers to ALAC members being chosen by a rough consensus process.  This has never been done.  It has always been done by a voting process.  The rough consensus wording should rather be used for routine decisions.
#16. If an ALS loses its voting status, how can it regain it through voting?



Darlene A. Thompson
CAP Administrator
N-CAP/Department of Education
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
Phone:  (867) 975-5631
Fax:  (867) 975-5610
dthompson at gov.nu.ca
From: na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] on behalf of Alan Greenberg [alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca]
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 3:10 PM
To: NA-Discuss
Subject: [NA-Discuss] Draft NARALO Operating Procedures

I offer the following draft of the reviser NARALO Operating Procedures

In summary, I have changed:
- a number of things we noted before as problems but never fixed
- the tie-breaking which triggered this revision
- other important things I found along the way.

All of our documents are BADLY in need of revision. This is NOT that
effort, but I have tried to fix the really serious issues and
particularly ones that have caused us problems in the past.

In detail by section number:

7. Adding the possibility for a shared Secretariat, which already
implied in section 8 by the "person(s)". As far as I can find, we
have no "language requirements", so I deleted the reference to it.

9. That is primarily where the ALAC Member responsibilities now
reside (or pointed to by RoP).

11. Removal of the term "Statement of Interest" which now has another
meaning. Nominations is what this process is referred to in ALAC
docs, and in fact, that is what actually happens except in the rare
self-nomination case.

12. Goes with above.

15. Currently, only a rep of a true ALS can vote to alter the
Operating Procedures. The representative of unaffiliated members was
accidentally omitted. This fixes that.

16. Since we say that selections should largely be by consensus, this
fits better than just counting votes which might not happen.

17. Again removing a mis-used "Statement of Interest" and making the
process clear. I also made it clear how you lose unaffiliated
membership. I removed what is essentially an implementation issue
that did not belong in the rules and added a tie-breaking rule
patterned on that in 13.

19. The new rule for tie-breaking in a Chair or Secretariat election.

20. To counteract section 12.9 of the Procedure for Meetings which
says we vote like LAC, with weighted voting balancing countries.

21. Fix the many discrepancies among documents.



More information about the NA-Discuss mailing list