One of the more important values that NASCOE provides to its membership, is the collection of input on processes that affect programs, customer service and working conditions. As needed, management will engage NASCOE by asking for names of participants from the field, who can help provide a perspective on how policy might look.
Previously, NASCOE has negotiated with management, through the NASCOE negotiations process, for the creation of a Shared Management Task force. Recently, the national office has committed to improving resources available to shared management operations by preparing for the implementation phase of the negotiated task force. This task force will take ideas from CED’s and PT’s in the field and help mold a model of guidance and available tools to assist shared management operations. All ideas are on the table.
In addition to the Shared Management Task Force, the national office is preparing to create a County Committee (COC) Training task force. This task force will be charged with improving the functionality of COC roles and responsibilities. The group will assist in developing a training program for COC members so that they know and understand their very important everyday roles and responsibilities in program and human resource matters. In addition to the creation of a COC training program, a similar effort will be launched to refresh State Committee training.
Both Task forces are equally important, and both impact CO employees in the field. To make these initiatives successful, NASCOE needs YOUR help. NASCOE has been charged with finding a handful of good solid county office employees to help fill positions on both task forces. If you think you can help out, we need you to tell us some information in a short, written format:
- If you are a CED or a PT
- The task force in which you would like to participate
- What relevant experience and qualifications you have (pertinent to the task forces)
- Why you are interested in participating -AND if you think you have solutions to make the effort succeed.
These duties will be on official time. Travel may be possible but will probably be limited. Participation will most likely be by teleconference and kept to a couple hours a week or several hours per month until the task is finished. To participate you must have your CED or COC approval to participate.
The deadline to submit your name to participate is Sunday, March 15, 2020. Entries and questions shall be emailed to the following address: . Task force positions will be limited, therefore NASCOE will be reviewing your written submissions to help decide who will be chosen to help-out. Members who are not selected to be on the primary task force will still be engaged. They will be included in a group that will provide input and ideas for the main task force.
I want to close by thanking you for your involvement in NASCOE. Your membership creates wonderful opportunities for COF employees to participate in initiatives that improve customer service and make their workplace better. NASCOE look forward to hearing from interested members who would like to lend a hand and help make processes better.