[foundation-board] Sander on sick leave for a longer period
pavel.richter at okfn.org
Tue Jul 5 09:12:33 UTC 2016
Thanks Karin, good question.
With Sander gone for now, a lot of the Senior Project Management Tasks are
not attended to. So I am currently looking for someone who could jump right
into it and take over a lot of the Senior Project Management tasks in a
*lot* of our projects: Giving guidance to our project managers,
communicating with funders and partners, keeping reporting in line with
management expectations, etc. So I am looking for somebody who has good
technical understanding, good project managementr skills, and is a
self-starter. This is more about keeping the overview, guiding our people,
and being *very* well organized; not so much about someone who is deeply
rooted in Open Data / Openness.
We would hire on a contractor / freelancer basis for now, until we know how
Sander will return.
If you have any ideas who I should speak to, please let me know. I have
also reached out to Penny and Fiona for any suggestions.
On 4 July 2016 at 17:53, Karin Christiansen <karin at karinchristiansen.org>
> Thanks for the update on that Pavel.
> Is there any particular kind of advice or support you would like from us?
> Or problems you think might need to be addressed? Might help Board members
> to respond effectively.
> On 30 June 2016 at 19:42, Pavel Richter <pavel.richter at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Dear Members of the Board,
>> I have to inform you that Sander called in sick late last week. He
>> suffers from a severe case of burn-out.
>> Sander was contemplating to attend this week's all hands summit in
>> Berlin, but both Mark and I advised him to listen to his doctors and take
>> sick leave immediately. This is what he did.
>> Sander is off for initialley 4 weeks, but both he and I do not really
>> expect him to come back at that time. We will plan for him to be away for
>> several months, at least.
>> Since Sander informed us on Friday last week, Mark and I are working,
>> together with project managers, on how to manage the situation. I will take
>> over some of his tasks, as will our new Portfolio Manager, Steven Abbott
>> Financially, the impact for OKI is minimal: After 4 weeks of pay, our
>> insurance will cover all costs for up to two years.
>> I will keep you updated of any developments. If you have any advice or
>> know of someone we could speak to to support us in the meantime, this would
>> really be appreciated.
>> Kind regards
>> Pavel Richter
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