Status. No proposals have yet been submitted. Several helpdesk tickets were submitted, mostly technical questions about observing details. There were, however, 17 udb-admin tickets which is similar to what we had in 16B at this stage. So there has not been any significant improvement. We have not seen the person organization error so hopefully this has been fixed. GarethHunt reported on a helpdesk bug where spaces in a user name will cause problems in the helpdesk. This was tracked down to be in the helpdesk code and will be fixed.
PST Review Items. RickLively reported that he will soon release some items for testing. He better understands the problems reviewers have when various flags are not set properly. These are flags that indicate the state of the review process, conflicts, etc. The plan is to run a script after assigning reviewers and just before we move to accepting reviews. DanaBalser will add this step to the Review Cookbook.
SRP Recruitment. MarkClaussen reported that we still have a total of 6 SRP vacancies: one each in four SRPs (EGS, SSP, SFM, ETP), and two in AGN. JessicaUtley will send around a doodle poll by 1 Feb to schedule the SRP telecon dates even if we do not have all vacancies filled by this time.