1. The OCG will act as a focal point and a forum for co-ordination of the Technical Bodies (Technical Committees, ETSI Projects), Industry Specification Groups (ISGs) and Coordination Groups (CGs), and between the TBs, ISGs, CGs and the Secretariat. It shall resolve, as far as possible, any duplication of effort or conflict of technical views between the TBs to reinforce co-operation between the Technical Organization, the ISGs and the CGs.
The OCG is a group reporting to the Board and as such shall not be considered itself as a Coordination Group as defined under 5.2 of the Rules of Procedure.
2. The OCG shall report to the Board and refer to the Board issues which it cannot resolve.
3. In particular, the OCG shall:
a) provide an opportunity for TB, ISG and CG Chairmen and ETSI representatives to CGs initiated by external bodies to exchange information and experiences; and to discuss any issues prior to formal resolution of substantial objections in the Board;
b) respond to Board requests for information;
c) take advice from the Board on the implementation of ETSI policies, Board and General Assembly decisions;
d) make proposals to the Board for changes to the Technical Working Procedures;
e) seek to improve the effectiveness of operations within the Technical Organisation and continually monitor the potential synergies among the TBs, ISGs, CGs, and with external bodies. This would result in the OCG making proposals to the Board for closures or mergers of TBs, ISGs, CGs and/or the establishment of Partnership Projects;
f) make recommendations to the Board on the allocation of resources for Specialist Task Forces;
g) raise any major issues of concern within the Technical Organization, the ISGs and the CGs to the Board;
h) seek information from the TBs and ISGs on new Work Items, planned or commenced.
4. The OCG may, if required, create topic specific sub-groups and ad hoc groups.