Re: IESG's support

"Vinton G. Cerf" <0001050002@mcimail.com> Fri, 07 April 1995 12:04 UTC

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From: "Vinton G. Cerf" <0001050002@mcimail.com>
To: pvm <pvm@isi.edu>
Cc: bev dains <bdains@linus.isoc.org>, isoc trustees <isoc-trustees@isoc.org>, iesg <iesg@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Subject: Re: IESG's support
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paul,

no, the isoc board is only trying to assure accountability
and expenditures in accordance with limitations on ISOC's
charter. We do this quite well with conferences and I would
think the same kind of arrangement with budgetary authority
to iesg person and bills/invoices to isoc will work. See
note from Bev Dains on this point.

vint

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>Subject:  Re: IESG's support
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>> >Vint,
>> >
>> >> 2. Additional funds TBD for other work, and would most likely
>> >>    be allocated based on a budget developed with IESG. 
>> >
>> >It would be easiest if we could at least have a range.  I have heard
>> >$250K mentioned, but it has never been clear to me if that meant
>> >legitimate requests up to that point would be honored.
>> >
>> >With regard to disbursement, I would suggest the trustees give the
>> >$250K checkbook to one person empowered to act on proposals within the
>> >financial ceilings and consistent with the goals outlined.
>> >
>> If you mean literally give a checkbook, I'd have to defer to
>> our accountant about whether that works for us - the alternative
>> is to have invoices come to ISOC for payment so that we have the
>> proper audit controls (the auditors usually require that persons
>> authorizing payments are NOT the ones actually signing checks).
>> Also, ISOC has some limits on amounts that can be disbursed
>> (two signatures on amounts $10K and up).
>> 
>> As to the maximum amount, the $250K figure has been proposed but
>> not yet ratified by the trustees and I suspect you'd help the
>> process along if we had a set of budgeted items that lay out
>> the nature of the proposed expenditures.
>
>We were actually talking about the smart card with your crypto key.
>Anyway, I don't care about the procedures so long as there is a single
>person empowered by the ISOC to make it happen without further debate,
>discussion by the trustees, proposal writing, etc.  I do not want "the
>checkbook" I want it in the hands of a responsible ISOC person who has
>been told to pay legitimate bills up to $X.  Note that since I am not
>an ISOC person, someone else will have the checkbook and I will not be
>able to buy a yacht.
>
>I'm getting the impression that the ISOC trustees want to decide for
>themselves how to spend this money.  That will be fine.  The IESG can
>just go back to its zero budget mode, and try to take advantage of
>whatever ISOC buys for us.
>
>paul
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