Hi Allan and Board I have some questions or suggestions to ask.
Question 1: So the "The GNOME Foundation Travel and Reimbursable Expense Policy  " will replace " Travel sponsorship  " or not? Question 2: With "The GNOME Foundation Travel and Reimbursable Expense Policy  " ---- for Easy Reference Guide, do travers need to give a report( Blog? ) or not? --------- Because it doesn't list in Easy Reference Guide, but if you have time to read the end of the page, you will see " Expense Reporting " Question 3: Compare * " Travel sponsorship  " ---- 45 lines 608 words ( I use wc command in linux ) and * "The GNOME Foundation Travel and Reimbursable Expense Policy  " ---- 265 lines 4063 words Do you think the traveler is easy to read, understand and know difference env or information they must give to TC or Rosanna? Does it make sense? if 265 lines and not many list item or give road maps or something? ( I think it might be difficult to travelers) Question 4: How many staff will process the application? TC and Rosanna? or just Rosanna? How do you think the traveler ---- They should send the application before 3 weeks? ( If they might booking 2 weeks in advance ) -------- Sometimes, some of them send application before a week, and some send application after the event. ------------ If the "The GNOME Foundation Travel and Reimbursable Expense Policy  " too long or not easy to read, so they could not give enough information to TC or Rosanna, how could they do? ----- if the application is long or hard to read, they will lose focus to process, ---------for example, TC is waiting their report( because they didn't receive the e-mail ) but traveler say " Hey, you should know my blog already post in the world..... " ---- Is it easy to be execute by TC or Rosanna? ------ for example, if people read " Travel sponsorship  request instructions " ( https://wiki.gnome.org/Travel/Request ), they will know "Be patient, we are volunteers.". ------------ But sometimes you will receive " Hey TC, could you please confirm my application? I already send to you for 3 days... " ------ I am afraid if the document is not easy to read, it will happen again and again. Still thanks board want to do things to help everyone Max --  https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/TravelPolicy  https://wiki.gnome.org/Travel On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 7:54 PM, Allan Day <a...@gnome.org> wrote: > Germán Poo-Caamaño <g...@gnome.org> wrote: > ... >> FWIW, processing times for events like GUADEC are not usually processed >> before the talks have been accepted. They cannot, as the speakers have >> preference, and budget is limited. > > That's a good point. Maybe we could look into how the budgets are > allocated for this. > >> There is a guideline for looking for reasonable prices. In my past >> experience at the TC, among all people applying few of them actually >> did their homework. > > Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the Travel Committee guideline > just say "find the cheapest option"? > > The question the board was discussing is how to balance economy and > convenience (in other words, what counts as "reasonable"). For > example, do you have to take the cheapest flight, even if it takes > twice as long? The Foundation's staff travel policy  covers this. > For example, it says that it's acceptable to spend $100 extra on a > flight if it saves you 3 hours. > > Regarding applicants not doing their homework, the Foundation staff > travel policy also specifies that the traveller should do a price > comparison search and save the results. Maybe this could be a way to > check whether the homework has been done or not... > > Allan > -- >  https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/TravelPolicy > _______________________________________________ > foundation-list mailing list > email@example.com > https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list