November 30, 2012, AMENDED President’s Council Summary Notes
Present for all items: Tom Bogdan, Katy Schmoll, , Maura Hagan, Hanne Mauriello, Kathy Strand
Present for Item 1: Jeff Reaves
Present for Item 2: Dave Sundvall, Sarah Pritchard, Steve Sadler and Jeff Reaves
1. UMC WG#5 Recommendations (NSF-NCAR/UCAR Relationships)
Jeff Reaves reviewed the recommendations from UMC Working Group 5. The group began its work by surveying the UMC membership about their various relationships with NSF, identifying what was working and where relationships could be improved, and how. They identified several broad issues and developed recommendations for changes. Council agreed to review these recommendations and follow up on recommended actions. Maura and Katy will draft a review of the recommendations for discussion with Michael Morgan at NSF.
2. Results of Export Compliance Audit
Centralized international shipping and expanded mandatory training in export compliance were proposed as effective measures to decrease risk of non-compliance with UCAR export policy and related U.S. export laws and regulations. A risk assessment will be conducted to determine whether international shipping occurs at all UCAR sites or is only a Boulder phenomenon. After the risk assessment, Jeff and Dave will work with Steve, and Sarah or Meg to draft and present recommendations to the UMC at their January meeting.
It has been almost a year since the format of the UMC meetings was changed. Tom asked for input on whether the changes had been effective. Council members felt the working group concept was good and has been very successful. Format and scheduling of meetings was also discussed.
4. Unstructured Discussion
Tom gave an update on the NCAR Director Search. He reported a search committee is being formed, and asked the council members for their thoughts on process and candidate qualities.
The President’s Council adjourned at 3:00 pm.