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Guidance

 One Federation Teams bring staff members together across program to:

  • Share resources and opportunities
  • Discuss shared challenges
  • Identify opportunities for programs and departments to work together on shared goals
  • Recommend improvements to agency-wide policies and procedures

 Membership

Guidelines for team membership:

  • All staff members who work 20 hrs. or more are assigned to at least one team unless your job description prevents it (for example, your standard work hours are evenings and weekends).
  • Full time staff members are encouraged to participate on two teams if possible.
  • Staff who work less than 20 hours per week may request or be assigned to participate if it would enhance their work and as time allows.

During the employee onboarding process, supervisors should assign new staff to one or more One Federation Teams that fit with their individual responsibilities and/or provide their program with representation across as many teams as possible. Please inform the person leading the relevant team

 Annual Goals

Effective May 2024, One Federation Teams must develop annual goals that will be due at the end of June each year. Goals should enhance the work of individual team members and of the Federation as a whole and should include:

  • At least one ongoing goal for your group – a goal related to how you will use your time each month.
  • At least one project that you plan to complete during the year.
  • Be sure to define what the outcome of the project will be.
  • Examples: defining standards, holding an event, organizing a staff training, developing a new resource, improving an existing process or resource, increasing disability or language access.

Please email your goals to Executive Director Pam Nourse on or before July 1 each year.

Making Recommendations

All Teams are empowered to make recommendations for agency-wide changes at any time. You might decide to develop a set of recommendations as a goal for your committee, or an issue may rise to the surface where you feel recommendations are needed, down the road. To make a formal recommendation:

  1. Spend time discussing the issue and considering possible solutions.
  2. Consult with other individuals who may not be part of your team.
  3. When you are ready, write a memo addressed to Executive Director Pam Nourse that includes
  4. Problem to be addressed
  5. Recommended change or solution
  6. What ideas you considered, research you conducted, or process you used to develop your recommendation
  7. Any financial costs or resources needed to implement your recommendation
  8. The Executive Director will review your recommendations, consulting with other agency leaders as appropriate. If approved, she will sign off on the memo to indicate that it has been approved and will share the recommendations with all staff.