Worker Proposal Process and Payments

Worker Proposals and Payments are tracked using https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/browse/DAO project.

Worker Proposals

Worker Proposals are tracked in an issue type Worker Proposal. You can see all Submitted, Evaluating and Active Worker Proposals in Worker Proposal Board.

Fields

Short name

Short name for the Worker Proposal, which will be used on budget tracking. Use 2-3 words, e.g. Promote FIO, Wrapping, Explorers.

Description

High level descriptions of tasks that will be performed. Does not need to contained everything you will be doing. The Worker Proposal Lead will be held accountable to the KPIs, not the description.

KPIs

Lists what will be measured to determine if project if project is successful. Should contain things that are measurable and contained targets planned to be achieved.

Budget Type

Specify how often this budget will be paid out:

  • Monthly

  • One-time

Budget USD

Maximum amount of budget to be spent in stablecoin.

Budget USD of Liquid FIO

Maximum amount of USD that will be paid in Liquid FIO. Specific amount of FIO will depend on rate of exchange at time of payment.

Budget USD of Locked FIO

Maximum amount of USD that will be paid in Locked FIO. Specific amount of FIO will depend on rate of exchange at time of payment.

Valid from

Specify starting date for when this Worker Proposal will be effective. For Monthly Worker Proposals, this will be when payments will start.

Valid till

Specify last date for when this Worker Proposal will be paid. This will be when payment(s) end.

Budget description

Description of how will budget be spent. May include links to external spreadsheets.

Strategic Priorities

List of https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487227447 this Worker Proposal aims to satisfy.

Intellectual property ownership

Defines who will own intellectual property produced by this Worker Proposal.

Terms and Conditions

Indicates approval of DAO https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/WP/pages/29589647 .

Workflow

Draft

When first submitted Worker Proposal is in Draft. Keep it in this state until you have provided all required information and are ready to submit it to the https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee. See https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#What-it-contains%3F for more on what information is needed.

Submitted

This state indicates that you have submitted your Worker Proposal and it is awaiting https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee review.

Evaluating

The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee is evaluating your Worker Proposal.

Active

The Worker Proposal has been approved and is considered Active. You should start working on your deliverables.

Closed

The Worker Proposal has either been completed, rejected, or is otherwise not active and not being considered.

Payment

Payments are tracked in an issue type Payment. The issue is not a sub-task of the Worker Proposal like it was previously, but rather is linked to the Worker Proposal. You can see current Payments being Reviewed and Approved in Payments Board.

Fields

Summary

Please state short Worker Proposal title in Summary, e.g. [Wrapping] May 2022 payment.

Link to Worker Proposal for which this payment applies.

Budget Date

Specify last day of month in which this payment is budgeted.

Proof of deliverables

Include information with links that describes what has been accomplished for this worker proposal to warrant payment.

Terms and Conditions

Indicates approval of DAO https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/WP/pages/29589647 .

Workflow

Draft

When first submitted Payment is in Draft. Keep it in this state until you have provided all required information and created and authorized all Sub-payments.

Ready for Review

This state indicates that you have submitted your Payment Request to the https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee for review. You can no longer make changes to Sub-payments or create new ones. You will see sub-totals of all Sub-payments on your master Payment issue.

In Review

The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee is evaluating your Payment Request.

Approved

The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee has approved your Payment Request. All Sub-payments have been transitioned to Ready for Pay and you can expect payment shortly.

Rejected

The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee has rejected your Payment Request. You must submit a new one.

Sub-payment

Unlike previously, the actual payment amounts are tracked in Sub-payments which are sub-tasks of the master Payment. This allows each Worker to be paid by the DAO directly, and allows payment using different token types, e.g. USDT, or Liquid FIO. Sub-payments can be created by the Worker Proposal Lead or the individual contributor who is being paid under the specific Worker Proposal. You can see current Payments being Reviewed and Approved in Sub-payments Board.

Fields

Summary

Please state short Worker Proposal title in the Payment title, e.g. [Wrapping] May 2022 payment.

Payee Representative

Atlassian account of the user or entity receiving this payment.

Payee FIO Crypto Handle

Please provide FIO Crypto Handle where payment should be made. Please ensure that the FCH is mapped to the desired token type.

Currency

Currency and Amount of Payment. All payments are expressed in USD. If payment is to be made in FIO, conversion will be done by the Foundation.

Terms and Conditions

Indicates approval of DAO https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/WP/pages/29589647.

Workflow

Draft

When first submitted Sub-payment is in Draft. As Worker Proposal Lead you have to authorize every Sub-payments before submitting Payment Request to https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee.

Authorized

The Worker Proposal Lead has approved a specific Sub-payment. Only those that are Authorized will be considered for payment.

Rejected

The Worker Proposal Lead has not approved a specific Sub-payment and it will not be considered for payment.

Ready to Pay

Sub-payments are automatically transitioned to Ready to Pay once the Payment Request is approved. The DAO will now start making payments.

Sub-payment has been paid and is awaiting booking.

Done

Sub-payment has been booked and is now considered complete.

WP Change

Once the Worker Proposal is approved, it can no longer be changed. This is to ensure that every change is approved by the Steering Committee. In order to change a Worker Proposal, the Lead must submit a WP Change sub-task on the Worker Proposal you want to change and specify what needs to be changed. Just like the initial version, it will go through Steering Committee approval.

Fields

Summary

Please state short description of what change is requested.

Fields being changed

Currently the following fields can be changed:

  • Description

  • KPIs

  • Budget USD

  • Budget USD of Liquid FIO

  • Budget USD of Locked FIO

  • Valid from

  • Valid till

Please only enter the value you want to change! It will replace the value that was there previously!

Workflow

Draft

When first submitted WP Change is in Draft. Keep it in this state until you have provided all required information and are ready to submit it to the https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee.

Ready for Review

This state indicates that you have submitted your WP Change and it is awaiting https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee review.

In Review

The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee is reviewing your WP Change request.

Rejected

The WP Change request has been rejected, the reason will likely be stated in Comments.

Approved

The WP Change has been approved and the corresponding changes have been made to to Worker Proposal. The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee may have make some changes so see Comments section.

Temporary Budget Increase

Once the Worker Proposal is approved, it can no longer be changed. This is to ensure that every change is approved by the Steering Committee. In order to request a temporary increase in Budget (e.g. unexpected expense), the Lead must submit a Temporary Budget Increase sub-task on the Worker Proposal you want to change and specify which budget is being requested to be increased. Just like the initial version, it will go through Steering Committee approval.

Fields

Summary

Please state short description of why increase is requested.

Description

Elaborate why increase is requested.

Budget Date

Specify last day of month for which you want to request budget increase. An increase can only be requested for 1 month. If you want to request an increase for more than 1 month, submit a Temporary Budget Increase for each month separately.

Budget Increase Requested

Currently the following budgets can be requested to be increased:

  • Budget USD

  • Budget USD of Liquid FIO

  • Budget USD of Locked FIO

Please only enter the of increase and NOT THE NEW TOTAL! It will be added to your previously approved budget!

Workflow

Draft

When first submitted Temporary Budget Increase is in Draft. Keep it in this state until you have provided all required information and are ready to submit it to the https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee.

Ready for Review

This state indicates that you have submitted your Temporary Budget Increase and it is awaiting https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee review.

In Review

The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee is reviewing your Temporary Budget Increase request.

Rejected

The Temporary Budget Increase request has been rejected, the reason will likely be stated in Comments.

Approved

The Temporary Budget Increase has been approved. Your primary Worker Proposal budget number has not been changed, but the increase has been recorded. The https://fioprotocol.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DAO/pages/487358465/Governance#Steering-Committee may have make some changes so see Comments section.