Today, a request for comment on the Wikipedia:Audit Subcommittee (AUSC) was opened by the Committee. AUSC is a subcommittee of the Arbitration Committee which should review and act upon concerns received by the community about CheckUser and Oversight activities. The Community has been invited to comment on AUSC, and the effectiveness of AUSC to date (if any).
Comments have also been invited about ongoing Community representation in AUSC. Currently, AUSC consists of three arbitrators and three community representatives elected by the Community. The Committee is considering a suggestion to abandon the election method in favour of the system that was used to appoint CheckUsers and Oversighters last year (see Signpost coverage from 16 August 2010, 23 August 2010 and 6 September 2010). A suggestion to appoint standby representatives is also being considered.