Perhaps we could put a simple statement in that says if the circumstances
of the member's employment/official representation changes, the JAC will
consider the need for replacement and consult with the appropriate ISO SC.
I don't think it's necessary to be burdened by the additional
administrative work required to reappoint everyone at specified intervals.
On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, [iso-8859-1] Håvard Hjulstad wrote:
> There has to my knowledge not been any problem with the current practice
> during the relatively short time that it has existed. However, there is a
> different concept called "preventive maintenance" ("if it can possibly
> break, make sure that it doesn't, so that you don't need to fix it"). It is
> when we are in a situation that we would prefer to "get rid of" somebody,
> that it would have been nice to have the mechanism in place. At that time it
> most certainly isn't a good time to "fix it".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf
> Of Milicent K Wewerka
> Sent: 2. april 2002 14:59
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Time limits for JAC appointments?
> We have a saying in the U.S.: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It seems
> that having finite appointments adds administrative work. Is there a
> definite advantage to finite appointments that makes the extra work
> worthwhile? Has there been a problem with the current practice? Milicent
> >>> Håvard Hjulstad <[log in to unmask]> 04/02 5:08 AM >>>
> Dear colleagues,
> I am sending out a message concerning Michael Everson's (re)confirmasjon as
> an observer to the ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee. The appointment is
> without any time limit. All previous appointments as well have been
> "eternal". That might not be the best solution.
> There may be a need for a modification of the procedures for appointments
> (both members and observers, and also "liaisons"). But before we do anything
> with the wording, we need to agree on the essence.
> Would the following "rules" be acceptable?
> - Members and observers are appointed for two/three/four(?) years at a time.
> - Membership may be reconfirmed any number of times.
> - Members and observers my be appointed based on a particular office they
> are holding, and in that case there may be a clause in the appointment like
> "as long as she/he holds so-and-so office, but subject to reconfirmation
> after two/three/four years".
> In theory there may be different appointment rules in ISO/TC37 and ISO/TC46,
> but I think that it will much better if we can agree on uniform rules.
> Any discussion?
> Best regards,
> Håvard Hjulstad
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