Hi folks,

Belatedly realizing that the link to the Zoom meeting got lost somewhere in
between my outbox and the actual sending of the email, I wanted to drop a
reminder that our first Zoom meeting about opportunities to join the OC and
CRC is starting in *ten minutes*. Here's the meeting link:

We hope to see you there!


On Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 8:54 AM Karen Brown <kbr...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> You can find this message translated into additional languages on
> Meta-wiki.
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_Legal_department/Announcement/2023_OC_and_CRC_appointments_process>
> More languages
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_Legal_department/Announcement/2023_OC_and_CRC_appointments_process>
> • Please help translate to your language
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-Wikimedia+Foundation+Legal+department%2FAnnouncement%2F2023+OC+and+CRC+appointments+process&language=&action=page&filter=>
> Hi everyone! The Ombuds commission (OC) and the Case Review Committee
> (CRC) are looking for members. People are encouraged to nominate themselves
> or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to do so.
> There is more information below about the opportunity and the skills that
> are needed.
> About the Ombuds commission
> The Ombuds commission (OC) works on all Wikimedia projects to investigate
> complaints about violations of the privacy policy, especially in use of
> CheckUser <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CheckUser_policy> and Oversight
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Oversight_policy> (also known as
> Suppression) tools. The Commission mediates between the parties of the
> investigation and, when violations of the policies are identified, advises
> the Wikimedia Foundation on best handling. They may also assist the General
> Counsel, the Chief Executive Officer, or the Board of Trustees of the
> Foundation in these investigations when legally necessary. For more on the
> OC's duties and roles, see Ombuds commission on Meta-Wiki
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ombuds_commission>.
> Volunteers serving in this role should be experienced Wikimedians, active
> on any project, who have previously used the CheckUser/Oversight tools OR
> who have the technical ability to understand these tools and the
> willingness to learn them. They must be able to communicate in English, the
> common language of the commission. They are expected to be able to engage
> neutrally in investigating these concerns and to know when to recuse when
> other roles and relationships may cause conflict. Commissioners will serve 
> two-year
> terms (note that this is different from past years, when the terms have
> been for one year).
> About the Case Review Committee
> The Case Review Committee (CRC) reviews appeals of eligible Trust & Safety
> office actions. The CRC is a critical layer of oversight to ensure that
> Wikimedia Foundation office actions are fair and unbiased. They also make
> sure the Wikimedia Foundation doesn’t overstep established practices or
> boundaries. For more about the role, see Case Review Committee on
> Meta-Wiki <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Case_Review_Committee>.
> We are looking for current or former functionaries and experienced
> volunteers with an interest in joining this group. Applicants must be
> fluent in English (additional languages are a strong plus) and willing to
> abide by the terms of the Committee charte
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Trust_and_Safety/Case_Review_Committee/Charter>r.
> If the work resonates and you qualify, please apply. Committee members will
> serve two-year terms (note that this is different from past years, when
> the terms have been for one year).
> Applying to join either of these groups
> Members are required to sign the Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic
> information
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_for_nonpublic_information>
> and must be willing to comply with the appropriate Wikimedia Foundation
> board policies (such as the access to non-public information policy
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Access_to_nonpublic_information_policy>
> and the Foundation privacy policy
> <https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy>). These positions
> require a high degree of discretion and trust. Members must also be over 18
> years of age.
> If you are interested in serving in either capacity listed above, please
> write in English to the Trust and Safety team at ca[image: @]wikimedia[image:
> .]org (to apply to the OC) or to the Legal Team at legal[image: @]
> wikimedia[image: .]org (to apply to the CRC) with information about:
>    -
>    Your primary projects
>    -
>    Languages you speak/write
>    -
>    Any experience you have serving on committees, whether movement or
>    non-movement
>    -
>    Your thoughts on what you could bring to the OC or CRC if appointed
>    -
>    Any experience you have with the Checkuser or Oversight tools (OC only)
>    -
>    Any other information you think is relevant
> There will be two conversation hours to answer any questions that
> potential applicants may have:
>    -
>    17 October 2022, 03:00 UTC (other timezones
>    <https://iw.toolforge.org/zonestamp/1665975648>) (Zoom meeting link)
>    (add to calendar)
>    -
>    16 November 2022, 18:00 UTC (other timezones
>    <https://iw.toolforge.org/zonestamp/1668621642>) (Zoom meeting link)
>    (add to calendar)
> The deadline for applications is 31 December 2022 in any timezone.
> Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any users who you think
> may be qualified and interested. Thank you!
> On behalf of the Committee Support team,
> Karen
> --
> Karen Brown
> Trust & Safety Specialist
> Wikimedia Foundation
> kbr...@wikimedia.org

Karen Brown
Trust & Safety Specialist
Wikimedia Foundation
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