Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-23 Thread
A valid question would be what has the Board Governance Committee been working on in the last year?[1] For all we know the sub-committee has already been actively addressing COI reporting and the potential for kickbacks. The BGC is /required/ to have meetings at least twice a year, but appears to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-23 Thread Robert Myers
Most countries would have privacy laws that prevent organisations (with exceptions for law and tax enforcement organisations) attaining and/or having access to an employee/board member’s bank account. Would be pointless anyway, since kickbacks don’t have to be paid into a bank

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-22 Thread effe iets anders
From what I understand, you're mostly concerned about fraud and conflicts of interest. First of all: wholly agree with Andy. I am not aware of any organization that would monitor the bank account transactions of its board members. Self-reporting interests, sure. I'm curious what kind of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-21 Thread Lucy Crompton-Reid
eria Online Contest: Sharing our diversity. > (Olushola Olaniyan) > > > -- > > Message: 1 > Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 23:14:59 +0100 > From: Andy Mabbett > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts o

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-20 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Wed, 20 May 2020 at 20:21, Pine W wrote: > For example, is there any monitoring of the bank accounts of board > members and executives I very much hope not. That would be an outrageous intrusion. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

[Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-20 Thread Pine W
Awhile back I saw a joke that when reading a newspaper someone had difficulty distinguishing between the business section and the crime section. These days, the politics section could cause similar confusion. Recently I have wondered about the extent to which WMF and the affiliates take steps to