Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Ombudsman FY13 At-Risk Compensation – EXECUTIVE SESSION

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Ombudsman FY13 At-Risk Compensation – EXECUTIVE SESSION

Resolution of the ICANN Board
At-Risk Component of Ombudsman Compensation

Board approves payment to the Ombudsman for his FY13 at-risk compensation component.

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 22 Aug 2013
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Compensation Committee recommended that the Board approve payment to the Ombudsman of his FY13 at-risk compensation.

Resolved (2013.08.22.09), the Board hereby approves a payment to the Ombudsman of his FY13 at-risk compensation component.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Annually the Ombudsman has an opportunity to earn a portion of his compensation based on specific performance goals set by the Board, through the Compensation Committee.  This not only provides incentive for the Ombudsman to perform above and beyond his regular duties, but also leads to regular touch points between the Ombudsman and the Board during the year to help ensure that the Ombudsman is achieving his goals and serving the needs of the ICANN community.


Scoring of the Ombudsman’s objectives results from both the Ombudsman self-assessment, including a discussion with the Ombudsman, as well as review by the Compensation Committee, with a recommendation to the Board.  The score provides the Ombudsman with an understanding of areas in which he has done well and where he may need to improve or increase certain activities.


Scoring the Ombudsman’s annual performance objectives is in furtherance of the goals of ICANN and helps increase the Ombudsman’s service to the ICANN community.  While there is a fiscal impact from the results of the scoring, that impact is already accounted for in the annual budget.  This action will have no impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.