Resolution of the ICANN Board
SO/AC Fast Track Budget Requests
Administration and Budget
Whereas, a working group on budget improvements, which include ICANN staff and Community members identified the need for an earlier decision on the funding of specific requests from the ICANN Community which required funding at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Whereas, an SO/AC Additional Budget Requests Fast-Track Process was developed in response to the working groups suggestion; the process was meant to facilitate the collection, review and submission of budget requests to the Board Finance Committee and the Board for consideration.
Whereas, timely requests were submitted by the ICANN Community, and were reviewed by a panel of staff members representing the Policy, Stakeholder Engagement and Finance personnel.
Whereas, the review panel recommended 12 fast track budget requests representing $279,000 requests for approval.
Whereas the Board Finance Committee met on 5 April 2013, reviewed the process followed and the staff’s recommendations, and has recommend that the Board approve the staff’s recommendation.
Resolved (2013.04.11.10), the Board approves the inclusion in ICANN’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget an amount for funds relating to 12 requests identified by the Community as part of the SO/AC Additional Budget Requests Fast-Track Process.
Rationale for Resolution:
The SO/AC Additional Budget Requests Fast-Track Process leading to budget approval earlier than usual is a reasonable accommodation for activities that begin near the beginning of FY14. This slight augmentation to ICANN’s established budget approval process and timeline helps facilitate the work of the ICANN Community and of the ICANN Staff, and does not create additional expenses. The amount of the committed expenses resulting from this resolution is considered sufficiently small so as not to require resources to be specifically identified and separately approved.
There is no anticipated impact from this decision on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system as a result of this decision.
This is an Organizational Administrative Function for which ICANN received community input.