Code of Conduct Council - Internal Procedures

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All reports will be received using the following forms:

  1. Token House CoC Report
  2. Grant Recipient CoC Report

How can you communicate with the Code of Conduct Council?
Discord: #codeofconduct channel
Forum communication thread
Email: codeofconduct@optimism.io
Office Hours will be accessible in the Public Governance Calendar.

Disclaimer
Council members aren’t allowed to respond from personal accounts to any inquiries or issues involving the Council, only using their accounts in Discord, publicly in the Code of Council channel. The only email through the one we will communicate is codeofoconduct@optimism.io,

What happens once we receive a report?

1. Notification Period: The Council will notify a maximum of three (3) days after the report has been received, the existence of the report to the parties involved.

2. Investigative Phase: When required and decided by the Council, it will approach the parties privately via the Council account, to gather more information related to each case, and to nurture the decision-making process when required. In this case, information about the report will be made public to the individuals or groups being reported, and five (5) days will be given to present any additional information they consider relevant for the evaluation of the Report.

3. Alternative Dispute Resolution: In case the CoC Council determines the Report is suitable to proceed with alternative dispute resolution methods, and the parties approve adhering to them, the CoC will proceed with this. This would pause any further evaluation or decision from the CoCC.

4. Evaluation Period and Voting Period: Seven (7) before the Decision Period, described below, members of the CoCC will evaluate all the information of the open reports, and each member will present an anonymous written evaluation together with their anonymous vote.

  • The consensus of the Council in every decision is achieved by a simple majority. The Lead should not be a voting member but can exercise decision-making authority if the Council cannot come to a consensus.

5. Decision Period: Three (3) days before the end of the Review Period the CoCC will finalize all Reports made during the period before. This report will be posted as an “Optimistic Vote” for the Token House. That means the Token House may veto any enforcement actions taken.

  • During this period, a general document together with the resolution will be published for the parties involved in each report. Certain information will be made public to the general public through the Forum, always maintaining the confidentiality of the parties and the situations when required.

If due to the terms of any of the previous phases, a Report cannot be processed before the end of a Review Period, the CoCC will do so before the end of the next review period.

What happens if a member declares themselves not in a position to vote?
Members can declare a conflict and recuse themselves from any decision, but conflicts must be disclosed immediately and will be documented in this case, the rest of the members of the Council will vote, and quorum is a simple majority.

Documentation
All reports, emails, and other documentation of claims and enforcement decisions must be persistently documented, only the non-confidential information and public resolutions will be communicated in the communication thread in the Forum.

What are the obligations of the members?

  1. Members of the Council must participate in >70% of the votes.
  2. The Lead must i)Facilitate coordination of review and host regular Council meetings, which should occur at least once per Voting Cycle in which reports are filed. ii) Exercise decision-making authority if the Council cannot come to a consensus on an administrative or operational matter (ie. act as a tiebreaker)
  3. Members are also obliged to all the additional actions determined in these internal procedures, or criteria established by the foundation at the time of their selection.

Retrospective must be conducted at the end of the Season, and all documentation must be up to date for the newly selected members.

Keeping the CoCC Accountable
Meeting minutes will be made available to the community via our forum communication thread. The CoCC will publish a summary of any enforcement decisions made during the Voting Cycle to the Forum by the end of the review period of each voting cycle. This report will be added to the Voting Roundup and optimistically approved. In this context, optimistic approval means the Council’s decisions are assumed to be approved unless the Token House explicitly vetoes an enforcement action. If any of the enforcements receive >12% of the votable supply in no votes, that enforcement action will go to a full Token House vote in the next Voting Cycle and no enforcement action should be taken in the interim.

How can modifications to the internal procedures be made?
All modifications made to these internal Procedures need to be approved by the majority plus one of the members of the CoCC. No more than one modification can be made per Season. All amendments will be made public through the Forum.

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