Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of projects/leadership-committee/nov-2009/proposals/paid-staff


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Nov 20, 2009, 2:51:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    1 = Paid staff proposal =
     1= Resource Shift proposal =
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    33Currently, all labor is volunteer-based. As instructed by the leadership committee from last year's meeting, we've prepared a proposal for adding paid staff.
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    5 We propose starting with a part-time staff person whose duties are maintaining the day-to-day tech support and maintenance duties of the organization. The staff person would start by answering support and as they develop a knowledge and comfort with the systems we have in place, would additionally:
     5In addition, our colocation costs have been steadily increasing (more details in [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/nov-2009/reports/financial financial report]).
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     7We propose shifting resources from colocation to a paid staff person.
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     9In August 2010 our current contract with Bandcon will expire, offering us an opportunity to consolidate our colocation facilities with Telehouse. If we take this step, and additionally move our servers to the less expensive Staten Island facilities, we could get a cost saving of between $500 and $1000/month.
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     11The part time staff person's duties would be: maintaining the day-to-day tech support and maintenance duties of the organization. The staff person would start by answering support and as they develop a knowledge and comfort with the systems we have in place, would additionally:
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    713 * Contribute to the documentation of our systems
    814 * Take on major projects (upgrades, new systems, etc.)
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    10 We anticipate a starting monthly salary of about $1500
     16The cost-savings from the colocation move would determine the initial salary.
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    12 Funding: With the current rise in our expenses mirroring our rise in income, we don't expect to have the money to begin this position until we re-negotiate our next colocation hosting contract with Bandcon (August 2010).
     18The downsides of this proposal:
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     20 * We lose the redundancy of splitting our operations between two colocation providers. We are now fully in the hands of Telehouse
     21 * We lose the ease of access to our facilities. The Staten Island facilities are inconvenient (we have to get to 25 Broadway and then take a shuttle bus to staten island or take a cab from the Staten Island ferry).
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