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    ICANN Staff and Structure How ICANN Could Save a Whole Lot of Money
    posted by michael on Friday June 06 2003, @05:12AM

    It's summer, and the academic mind turns inevitably to ... vacation. In the case of ICANNWatch to the truly astounding US$ 55,596.15 in "accrued vacation pay" [that's over 1.6 times the mean annual wage for about two years' worth of vacation] awarded to Stuart Lynn as a retirement gift -- in addition to an Apple iPod. Now it's Louis Touton's turn to leave, and inquiring minds would like to know how much accrued vacation time is owing to this "hardest working" ICANNite.

    What's past is past, but here's a simple money-saving suggestion for the future: the ICANN Board should -- like many organizations -- enact a "use it or lose it" policy for vacation time (on an annual basis) for all employees, or at least for all highly compensated employees. The savings could be enormous. Plus some of these hard-working folks might seem less stressed if they got some rest occasionally.



    I'd gladly make this suggestion through a formal policy-development process -- if there was one open for this sort of idea. Comments on how this might be achieved would be much appreciated. Or maybe Dr. Twomey, like his predecessors, reads ICANNWatch?

     
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