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Re: [ga] In a recession, ICANN paid at least 16 employees $200K+

  • To: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>, GNSO GA Mailing List <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] In a recession, ICANN paid at least 16 employees $200K+
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 18:14:21 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

George and all,

  I don't drink or prefer Kool-Aid of any sort or brand, especially
the political sort.  But ICANN has the right to pay it's employees
whatever it chooses or feels is reasonable wheather or not anyone
else agrees with such or not.  As I don't know first hand what
any ICANN employee does on a day yo day basis, I cannot determine
well enough if the amounts some are being paid is too great or not.
I know John Day, and I doubt that he pays any of his Atty's more
than they deserve, unless the billiable hours are on a contractual
basis or part of a partnership agreement.  

-----Original Message-----
>From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: May 18, 2010 8:26 AM
>To: GNSO GA Mailing List <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [ga] In a recession, ICANN paid at least 16 employees $200K+
>Hi folks,
>According to the latest form 990 that ICANN has released:
>at least (there might be more, e.g. "consultants", etc.) ICANN staffers were 
>paid $200K+ (see column 9 of page 46). Eight of those pulled in $300K+. At a 
>"non-profit". In a recession! You can compare the numbers to last year at:
>and one can see a huge increase in wasteful spending, and overpaid staff. 
>Compare the top 16 to the prior year's top 5, and there's been an explosion of 
>wasteful spending. It makes one wonder how many other ICANN staff are sitting 
>below these "top 16" with $100K+ salaries, hidden and unaccountable to the 
>Jones Day was paid over $2 million last year (page 67). Compass Lexecon earned 
>$307,165 for their garbage economic reports which had no statistical analysis 
>whatsoever! (also page 67)
>It's clear ICANN is living in an alternate universe if they think the above is 
>acceptable or sound. It demonstrates their lack of accountability to be able 
>to feed at the trough, at the expense of the public who pays all the bills. 
>The need for serious cutbacks and slashing of this wasteful spending is 
>obvious, unless you are drinking the ICANN Kool-Aid. 
>George Kirikos


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