IAB, IESG, and IAOC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees
RFC 7437

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Updated by RFC 7776
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                 M. Kucherawy, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7437                                  January 2015
BCP: 10
Obsoletes: 3777, 5078, 5633, 5680, 6859
Category: Best Current Practice
ISSN: 2070-1721

    IAB, IESG, and IAOC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process:
           Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees

Abstract

   The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG, and some
   members of the IAOC, are selected, confirmed, and recalled is
   specified in this document.  This document is a self-consistent,
   organized compilation of the process as it was known at the time of
   publication of RFC 3777, with various updates since that version was
   published.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7437.

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Kucherawy                 Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
RFC 7437                         NomCom                     January 2015

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Completion Due  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Nominating Committee Principal Functions  . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Positions To Be Reviewed  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  Term Lengths  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.5.  Mid-term Vacancies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.6.  Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.7.  Advice and Consent Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.8.  Sitting Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.9.  Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Nominating Committee Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Timeline  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.2.  Term  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.3.  Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.4.  Chair Duties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.5.  Chair Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.6.  Temporary Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.7.  Liaisons  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.8.  Liaison Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.9.  Advisors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.10. Past Chair  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.11. Voting Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.12. Milestones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.13. Open Positions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.14. Volunteer Qualification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.15. Not Qualified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.16. Selection Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.17. Announcement of Selection Results . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.18. Committee Organization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   5.  Nominating Committee Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     5.1.  Discretion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.2.  Selection Timeline  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.3.  Confirmation Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.4.  Milestones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.5.  Voting Mechanism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     5.6.  Voting Quorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     5.7.  Voting Member Recall  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
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