The purpose of the Committee is to provide guidance, oversight, and support to W3C management as it develops and implements personnel employment, performance management, and compensation systems; and the search of the CEO when needed.
The Committee will consist of at least three Directors appointed by the Board. The Chair or Chairs of the Committee are appointed by the Board. The President (CEO) will serve as ex-officio member of the Committee. The Committee may invite others with relevant knowledge or expertise. Only the Directors may vote on matters pertaining to the Committee. Any Director may attend meetings.
The Committee is delegated to make decisions pertaining to the search of the CEO. These decisions may include selecting a search agency, instructing the current CEO to sign the contract with the search agency, approving the process and timeline for the search, approving the CEO profile and job description, and identifying a shortlist of candidates for the Board to consider.
All other decisions of the Committee, including decisions pertaining to the final appointment of the CEO, are not delegated and are recommendations to the Board.
The proceedings of the Committee operate under the same dissemination and confidentiality requirements as those of the Board.
No Director shall vote on matters relating to or affecting their own employment or compensation.
The Committee will meet at least quarterly, or more often as circumstances require.
These are the principal responsibilities of the Committee:
Note that individual staff reviews and other personnel matters, other than those pertaining to the CEO, are the responsibility of management.