Call for applications - 2015 OC
|New commission has been named.|
The call for applicants for the 2015-2016 OC just went out. :) If interested, please apply! Deadline for applications is January 1, any time zone. Please send applications to my email, as I am collecting and processing these. (Mdenniswikimedia.org). Unless you apply right around Christmas (vacation for me!) you should get an acknowledgement within a day or two. If you apply right around Christmas up to the deadline, I'll get back with you as soon as I can but won't have quick access to tech. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 17:55, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
2015 Ombudsman Commission announcement
I apologize for the length of the announcement. :)
The application period for new commissioners for 2015 recently closed. The Wikimedia Foundation is extremely grateful to the many experienced and insightful volunteers who offered to assist with this work.
As with last year, this year’s OC will consist of seven members, with a two-member advisory team who will guide the new commission and also, if necessary, fill in in the event that the OC is unable to act due to incapacity or recusal. Last year’s advisors rose to full membership when two members found themselves unable to complete their terms due to competing time demands.
I am pleased to announce the composition of the 2015 OC.
Their willingness to remain, to bring their familiarity with processes and their experience to the new arrivals, is greatly appreciated!
Please join me in thanking the following volunteers, who have given substantially of their time to serve the commission:
User:M7, Mario Benvenuti, who primarily edits Italian Wikipedia, where he is also known as M/. Mario is also an admin and bureaucrat on Meta and a steward. He is a former CheckUser. (Resigned in June due to time conflicts.)
I'd also like to say a hearty thank you to those returning and those coming aboard for the first time, as well as to all those applied. Again, it was an extremely able group of volunteers, and while this mix of users may best serve the need for this year, I hope that those who applied will consider applying again for future commissions.
The composition of the 2015 Ombudsman Commission has just been announced on Wikimedia-L. The announcement text is above. In nutshell, the OC in 2015 will consist of:
Serving in an advisory capacity, and filling in if necessary, will be:
Great appreciation goes out to the departing members of the OC. User:Levg and User:Sir48, we are grateful. Sir48, we are particularly grateful to you for agreeing to take on full membership again midyear when you had only signed on to be an advisor. :) User:M7 and User:Stryn, while both required by time constraints to withdraw midyear, your service on the 2014 OC is also much appreciated. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 14:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)