In our continued efforts to provide valuable benefits, we have partnered with Age of Learning to provide their flagship programs, ABCmouse and Adventure Academy to our membership.
During these trying times with COVID and remote learning, ABCMouse and Adventure Academy is a great way to supplement your children’s education. Members will receive a 74% discount for both programs on the full monthly price for the first two months. After that, the price is just $9.95/month for ABC Mouse and $9.99/month for Adventure Academy until cancelled.
NASCOE has partnered with Emblems by Superior to offer a $25 gift card to any fulltime FSA employee who joins NASCOE for the first time between now and July 31, 2020. Emblems by Superior offers USDA apparel and 15% of all sales goes to the scholarship fund.
Membership in NASCOE begins at the state association level. When an employee joins their state association, they are automatically joining NASCOE. Please take a moment to help us increase our membership by reaching out to employees in your state that aren’t currently members and ask them to consider joining.
Redeeming the $25 gift offer is easy! Upon completion of a membership application and FSA-444, State Presidents, State Membership Chairs or the new member simply needs to email the new employee’s name, home address and home email address to National Benefits-Emblems Chair, Chris Lary.
application deadline is coming up for the NASCOE Leadership Development
Program! JULY 1st-Please spread the
word! The team has an exciting agenda planned to develop NASCOE’s future leaders.
If you have ever considered getting more involved in your state or on the
national level of NASCOE, this training is for you! It will provide you with all
the tools you need and help you build those key relationships.
visit the NASCOE Leadership Development page for more details and
instructions on how to apply. Direct your questions to Donny Green and Neil Burnette,
The NASCOE Membership Awards are awarded to individuals and offices who have had 25 years or more of continuous membership. The individuals receive a very nice NASCOE pin with the years of service and the offices will receive a plaque at the National Convention.
Please encourage your states to get these turned in!! We want to recognize our members for their continued years of service and we can’t do it if the states do not submit their entries on time.
If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Thank you for everything you do to make NASCOE great!!
NASCOE is excited to
announce an opportunity for states to develop and enhance leadership to promote
sustainability and success into the future. We are asking states to identify,
engage, educate, and invest in the “NASCOE Leadership Development Program” which
is designed to focus exclusively on leadership development and enhancement all
the way from the state level to the national level!
We have so much
undiscovered and available talent within NASCOE’s membership, and we want to do
our best to recruit and train future aspiring leaders to continue carrying the
torch. It is NASCOE’s goal to deliver this training in a “train-the-trainer”
format so that the results and benefits will be perpetual by allowing states to
take this model back home and continue “passing the torch” to future
generations of up and coming leaders.
It is important to
understand that this leadership training is not focused on a traditional
audience compared to NASCOE’s audience for legislative conferences. Our intent
is to focus on leadership development, with only a segment of legislative
Over the course of
several months, NASCOE’s leadership has worked diligently to formulate a
targeted plan of action, a suitable venue location, and a team of excellent
presenters and coordinators.
visit the NASCOE Leadership Development page
for more details and instructions on how to apply.
As you are all aware by now, Congress has failed to pass a budget or continuing resolution and federal funding has lapsed. While we are hopeful that this can be resolved sooner rather than later, at this point we are not certain how long the shutdown may last. The NASCOE political consultant has been closely monitoring the situation and providing updates as they became available. Congress is expected to resume negotiations today in an attempt to reach agreement.
If the funding lapse continues we know that we will go into work Monday morning to begin the shutdown process. Employees will also have to finish loading time and attendance if they couldn’t complete it prior to Web-TA crashing. Employees can also load their time and attendance from home using their eAuth login and personal computer. According to the FAQ’s provided in the OSEC email received late yesterday afternoon, PP 1 direct deposits are scheduled to be processed as normal.
Secretary Perdue tweeted the following information earlier today.
During the government shutdown, necessary functions of @USDA will continue to protect public safety and property. For our agency-by-agency shutdown plans, please see https://t.co/9b9zG6VmC6.
As new information becomes available, NASCOE will be using various communications methods to inform membership. These include the NASCOE national database, updates to the NASCOE webpage and normal email distribution through the NASCOE Area Execs to State Association Presidents.
NASCOE established its database several year ago to be able communicate with membership in times such as these. If you provided your email address at that time and it has not changed you should be receiving database updates already and do not need to sign up now. If you did not enroll in the database at that time you can go to this link and enroll now. Please share this link with our co- workers.
Members can also receive email updates any time the NASCOE webpage is updated by subscribing to the follow button. It is located on the home page at https://nascoe.org/ and only requires providing your email address and clicking on the follow button. Additionally, we will use our normal email distribution lists. If you are not currently receiving information by one of these various methods, I would encourage you to begin now.
Hopefully the Congress will find a way to agree on funding the government before it drags out too long. In the mean time we will keep monitoring the situation and provide any information we can.