Office actions/procedures

This is a list of processes typically followed, pursuant to the Office actions policy.

Office actions processEdit

In order for an office action to be considered and enforced, the following baseline steps are involved, as relevant to the requested office action. This list is not exhaustive; steps listed here may be expanded to include more steps or removed entirely depending on the type of office action requested. This baseline list of steps is published in the spirit of transparency.

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1 Request office action from the Foundation. ca@wikimedia.org ca@wikimedia.org ca@wikimedia.org ca@wikimedia.org legal@wikimedia.org legal@wikimedia.org  N  N  N  N  N  N
2 Request acknowledgement.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  N  N
3 Request evaluation by relevant team member & suggestion of a course of action.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
4 Review by the member's team and manager.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y
5 Review by the team's director or lead manager.  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y
6 Review by the department’s chief.  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y  N  N  Y  N
7 Review by the legal team.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  N
8 Review by the comms team.  Y Maybe Maybe  Y  N  N Maybe Maybe  N  N  N  N
9 Review by the executive director.  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N Maybe Maybe  N  N  N  N
10 Enforcement of office action and notice to the affected individual.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
11 Notice to other affected parties.  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N  N
12 Dissemination of information relevant to the office action to specific groups. Maybe Maybe Maybe  Y  N  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  N
13 Appeal option  N  N  N Maybe  Y  N  N Maybe  N  Y  Y  Y

Certain steps of the aforementioned process may be omitted and others may be added, subject to each specific office action and the relevant policy that prescribes it.