#58: Regional allocation for FY17 budget
Reporter: mattdm | Owner:
Status: new | Priority: major
Component: General | Resolution:
Comment (by mattdm):
Replying to [comment:5 cwickert]:
Works for me and should work for EMEA. I cannot speak for the other
regions though. I have some concerns about LATAM, they get less than they
spent last year and due to bad tracking, this is already a subset of what
they actually spent.
That is true; LATAM definitely came out the lowest here by any measure.
That's largely because their ''request'' was significantly lower than
from the other regions, which doesn't really seem like a good reason to
penalize. Do you have a concrete alternate proposal?
> 2. Back to the regions, who will come up with quarterly splits
What's the timeframe for this?
There was talk about it being four weeks. If we consider that spending in
the last two weeks of a quarter needs to be budgeted and accounted for in
the next quarter (see meeting log), that could mean two weeks after
Can you help me understand why this can't just be ''continuously''
to date, though, making it just a matter of taking a snapshot?
> Additionally, after each quarterly budget report (see
), any unspent funds will revert to the
council and be reallocated. (To be used for centralized projects like
FADs, or to cover special requests by the regions.)
-1. Unlike the global/council budget, the regions already need to make
they can save money on event A in Q1, I see no reason why that
should not use this money to spend the saved money on event B in Q2. In
fact, they might only spend what that had initially planned, so I think
it's unfair to take this money from them.
The goal is to make sure that the budgeted funds are actually all spent
(in meaningful ways, of course). It isn't to penalize the region for
underspending. I'm okay with modifying the above to say that regions can
do their own internal quarter-to-quarter reallocation of unspent money as
long as it is reported up (and as long as it really does end up being made
use of). But if the region ''doesn't'' have a solid plan, we do still
plenty of central needs (or possibly there's a strong unplanned need in
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