[Foundation-l] Question about Erik

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 04:54:57 UTC 2007

Fair enough, and yes I did miss that announcement about the assistant.

On Dec 18, 2007, at 11:45 PM, Michael Snow wrote:

> Dan Rosenthal wrote:
>> Maybe someone can help answer this question for me.
>> Erik is now the Deputy ED. I assume that this is the position that  
>> was
>> budgeted for  in the ED's budget. Erik presumably approved that  
>> budget
>> while he was on the board. Now he is the recipient of a salary that  
>> he
>> approved in his board tenure?  Is that correct?
> No, I don't believe it is. Perhaps you missed the announcement last  
> week
> on this list, which identified Cheryl Steffen as the new personal
> assistant to the Executive Director.
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2007-December/035917.html
> I'm not sure what part of the budget Erik's salary would come from.
> Since the plan is for Brion to report to Erik, perhaps it's  
> anticipated
> that it would fall under the "Technology" area. Given the position, it
> could also be considered "Finance and Administration", or the budget
> might split the assignment of his salary across multiple areas. The
> published "planned spending distribution" doesn't go into detail about
> individual salaries, nor would it necessarily be expected to.
> I also note that the budget was approved October 6, whereas the
> resolution appointing Sue as Executive Director (from which Erik  
> recused
> himself) was passed November 26. If his new position was offered  
> between
> those two dates, then I wouldn't consider it improper for him to have
> voted to approve the budget.
> --Michael Snow
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