The ENS DAO Working Group Rules place the responsibility for steward compensation on the Metagov working group.
11 Compensation for Stewards and Lead Stewards
11.1 Stewards are eligible to receive fair compensation for their work as a Steward or Lead Steward in the DAO.
11.2 All requests for Steward or Lead Steward compensation must be detailed in a Collective Proposal for working group funds submitted to the DAO in accordance with rule 10.1 above.
11.3 Stewards may not receive compensation for their role as a Steward or Lead Steward outside of that compensation expressly provided for in a Collective Proposal submitted to the DAO in accordance with rule 10.1 above.
After the recent passing of EP4.2.2, the Metagov working group formulated a recommended compensation structure for stewards that is fair, transparent and representative of the contributions they make.
This post outlines that recommendation in detail.
The working group model of the ENS DAO has evolved across the first three terms since inception. The number of working groups, the number of stewards per group, and the stewards’ responsibilities have all undergone changes. This has resulted in inconsistent and unequal compensation across terms and among stewards.
The Metagov WG’s recent funding request [EP 4.4.2] contained an additional amount tagged as “Steward and Secretary Compensation”. This inclusion is intended to allow the Metagov WG to explore ways to add consistency, equalize the comp payments, and right-size the payments for each role. It should be stressed that this level of compensation review this was not standardized in previous terms. The current Metagov stewards initiated discussions in August and have since developed this agreed-upon structure that addresses past inconsistencies and fairly compensates our stewards.
We have taken into consideration the community’s feedback on disclosing detailed compensation, but also note that we do not expect this to be binding precedent for future working groups and stewards. This should, at best, serve as a general guideline given the information available to us today.
It is the recommendation of the Metagov working group that the following table should be used for ENS DAO Steward and supporting role compensation:
|Role||Quantity||Per Steward Per Month||Per Steward Per Term||Total per Term|
|Discretionary (Determined by WG majority)||3||$3,000||$9,000||$54,000|
- An additional important note is that we feel all stewards and supporting roles should be asked to receive the stipend for their roles. While the stewards are free to redirect that payment at their discretion (including back to the DAO treasury), we recommend that no stewards fully forgo the payment.
The structured pay table above will be used in two ways:
- This structure is what the current Metagov stewards recommend to the DAO as the formal compensation table for ENS DAO stewards. At a minimum, it can be used as a guide for the DAO and future nominees to understand the compensation for the various positions.
- This structure is what the Metagov working group plans to use for the remaining two months of the current term. Changes will not be backdated.
We thank everyone for your patience as we’ve worked through this.