At the ICANN meeting in Brussels one of the topics that came up for discussion both during the public forum and the board meeting, was the topic of remuneration.
That time round it was specifically in relation to the board and more specifically its chair. The discussion during the public forum was very interesting, as getting the balance right in such matters is awkward.
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In any case it now transpires that the ICANN board held a meeting on June 23rd to discuss staff salaries. Or more specifically, the salaries of some of the more senior staff members, namely Kurt Pritz, John Jeffrey and Rod Beckstrom.
You can read more about the meeting here, though the details are pretty scant. What it looks like is that they’ve empowered Beckstrom to review both Pritz and Jeffrey’s salaries – presumably upwards.
That an organisation would have some form of salary review process in place is logical. But during the current economic climate a lot of companies (and other organisations) are either freezing salaries or even reducing them.
And in typical ICANN style the salary review will involve more costs than just the actual increase in wages.Why? Well it’s ICANN, isn’t it? Instead of simply adjusting salaries they’re going to pay consultants to tell them how much they should pay them …
Beckstrom’s salary is also included in this review .. ..