Presentation on theme: "North American Numbering Council Billing & Collection Working Group DRAFT November 30, 2006 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Jim Castagna, Verizon."— Presentation transcript:
North American Numbering Council Billing & Collection Working Group DRAFT November 30, 2006 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel Jim Castagna, Verizon
Mission Statement / Area of Responsibility The NANCs Billing and Collection Agent Oversight Working Group (B&C WG) is responsible for overseeing the performance of the functional requirements provided by the NANP Billing and Collection Agent (B&C Agent). The B&C WG will investigate/review the performance of the B&C Agent and submit reports at each NANC meeting to fully inform NANC of the B&C Agents performance with respect to the functional requirements. At the request of the FCC and/or NANC, the B&C WG will identify and determine the financial impact, feasibility and/or the appropriateness of initiatives/activities that may need to be included in the budget or use these Funds.
Oversight Responsibilities The WG will participate in the development of the budget, contribution factor and payment computation; monitor the billing, collection, and distribution of funds; review for completeness the B&C Agents NANC Reports and Quarterly reports used to confirm established procedures and records are properly maintained to ensure operational integrity and; perform an annual Performance Evaluation and co-develop corrective action plans and other change management initiatives as required.
Primary Activities Performance Perform an annual performance evaluation. Development of any corrective action plans and/or performance metrics/monitoring that may be necessary during the year or as a result of the annual performance evaluation. Identify/address any industry or vendor concerns with the performance of the functional requirements during the year. Reports Co-develop and track monthly performance metrics with B&C Agent, including internal performance metrics as appropriate. Report monthly performance to NANC at bi- monthly NANC meetings. Co-develop the format and contents of the B&C Agent NANC report and review with B&C Agent prior to each NANC to ensure completeness and to address any concerns.
Fund Size and Contribution Factor Fund Size Participate in arriving at the Budget and Fund Size to ensure sufficient funds for anticipated disbursements by the B&C Agent. Contribution Factor Coordinate and manage the development and review/approval process for the formula and calculation of the contribution factor. Review the draft filing prepared by the B&C Agent, which must be filed and approved by the FCC.
2006/07 NANP Budget & Contribution Factor Recap: May 1 filing specified instead of due to two unanticipated vendor payments of approx. $245k per PA contract terms. Going forward, Welch and the vendor will exchange billing information at the time a request is made from the vendor to the FCC to avoid future unanticipated disbursements. The FCC acted expeditiously in approving the contribution factor (approved May 9 th). Welch was able to meet the targeted billing date of June 15 th.
Current Activity Bimonthly meetings with B&C Agent to review reports. Preparing to initiate 3Q05 – 2Q06 performance evaluation. Request for new co-chair nominations Initiated discussions regarding P-ANI Administration Cost Recovery work item referred to the BCWG by the P-ANI IMG
Current Activity Proposed Co-Chair Election Schedule: Nominations will be accepted for both co-chair roles: One year period Two year period Send nominations via to Rosemary and Jim from November 30th through December 6th Rosemary and Jim to send via to the B&CWG the nomination list on December 7th Carriers to vote via to Tim Decker from December 7th through December 11 Announcement of the new co-chairs will take place on the December 12th conference call
B&C WG Membership AT&T Bell South Bell Canada Cox CTIA Sprint Nextel Qwest Verizon
Future Meetings Tuesday, December 12 Standing Meetings: Week Prior to NANC Meeting with Welch and Co.