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From: "Tina S. Vickery" <>
Subject: [BOARD] Fw: GC Quarterly Report
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:41:41 -0500
For the Record.
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From: "Joel Newport" <>
To: "Tina S. Vickery" <>; "Scott Burow"
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: GC Quarterly Report
> Grievance Committee Fall Quarterly Report
> September 2008 - December 2008
> Monday - 5 January 2009
> August 2008
> Dorman Holub was appointed GC chair for a term of one year.
> Joel Newport was appointed Assistant GC chair for a term of two years.
> The Chair called the Grievance Committee to order on 3 October 2008.
> Six of the seven members of the committee responded to the present
> request. One member was placed on leave with permission by the chair
> due to health issues.
> A call was issued for volunteer mediators and arbitrators among the
> committee members.
> A call was issued among the USGenWeb and its lists for volunteer
> mediators and arbitrators.
> One member of the USGenWeb volunteered to be an arbitrator.
> At this time, our volunteer mediators are primarily members of the GC.
> The GC has a website thanks to committee
> member Shirley Cullum.
> In August, before the GC was called to order, the Chair received a
> grievance numbered 2008/09-01:
> -1 Grievance 2008/09-01 was in regard to a previous decision by the AB
> before the GC was formed.
> After the GC was called to order, Grievance #2008/09-01
> was reviewed.
> The GC chair was informed that a previous GC accepted the
> grievance and a mediation team was in place. The chair was also advised
> that there are no archival transcripts of the reasons why the former
> GC decided to accept the grievance. The Chair was also informed
> that there are no archival transcripts of the mediation process.
> Although a former GC decided to undertake the grievance, the chair
> decided to release the grievance to the GC for inspection to ensure
> the grievance met the procedures set forth for the GC.
> After much discussion by the GC, #Grievance 2008/09-1 is pending at this
> The Chair will release the majority decision of the GC concerning this
> during the first full week of January 2009.
> -2 Grievance 2008/09-02:
> The Grievance was in regard to the USGenWeb National Mailing list and
> the unsubbing of the complaintant
> After review, the recommendation of one of our members rejected the
> Their recommendation was placed before the committee and discussion was
> held concerning the grievance and the recommendation. A majority vote
> by the committee was to reject the grievance.
> A rejection of the grievance was placed on the GC website, GC open forum,
> and emailed to named parties.
> The Chair received a request on Monday, 5 January 2009 by the complainant
> to reconsider the grievance who pointed out two issues with the GC's
> reasons for rejecting the grievance. The Chair released the request
> to the GC. Grievance 2008/09-02 is under discussion for the request of
> Respectfully submitted,
> Dorman Holub
> GC Chair
> Edited by Joel Newport
> Assistant GC Chair
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