NCSEA Committees & Charges
NCSEA Committees have ongoing responsibilities which are assigned to the committees (or their subcommittees) by the NCSEA Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee. These responsibilities are the regular areas for which the committees are responsible for and are reviewed on a regular basis. Per the NCSEA Bylaws, the Association is required to maintain 5 standing Committees:
- Financial Development
- Policy & Government Relations
Committees and subcommittees are established by the NCSEA Board of Directors and considered permanent unless modified or eliminated by the Board.
Committees are also assigned goals by the President each leadership year (September 1-August 31) as additional assignments for the committee to review and complete. The Committees may use the entire board year for such assignments unless a specific time frame is required for completion.
Professional Development Committee
Oversees and recommends content development of all NCSEA’s educational offerings and opportunities including:
- Leadership Symposium – develops and plans plenary and educational content focusing on child support leaders at all levels, with particular attention to appropriate level of symposium content and speaker presentations; secures workshop speakers.
- Policy Forum – develops and plans plenary and educational content; secures workshop speakers for NCSEA’s annual Policy Forum.
- NCSEA U – develop charter and make recommends for implementation of NCSEA U concept approved by the board.
- Web-Talks – develops content and secures speakers for regular 90-minute webinar programs on variety of issues relevant to child support enforcement.
- International Relations – reviews, recommends and develops programs, resources and information pertinent to international child support establishment and enforcement.
Policy & Government Relations Committee
Manages NCSEA’s Policy Development efforts including tracking & review of proposed legislation and regulations to assess the impact on child support enforcement; developing resolutions for Board approval and coordinate efforts of sub-committees to enact resolutions; and conduct an annual review of NCSEA resolutions and recommendations to Board on archiving or revision. In addition, the P&GR Committee oversees the following subcommittees:
- Emerging Issues & Best Practices – collects and compiles information about Best Practices and Emerging Issues utilized by state and county child support agencies in order to make such information available to NCSEA members through the use of the NCSEA website and by other timely appropriate methods. Refers issues of interest and concern to relevant professional development committee for possible training as web talks or conference workshops. Identifies and elevates emerging issues to the attention of the NCSEA Board and, when appropriate, to the Child Support Community. Maintain emerging issues matrix. Continue focus in 2014-2015 on making recommendations regarding best practices and emerging issues in child support
- Legislative Education Subcommittee – researches, prepares and recommends action regarding NCSEA Policy positions for NCSEA Board’s consideration. Keeps abreast of state legislation/issues affecting the IV-D community. Develops fact sheets and other materials that may be used to educate decision makers regarding a variety of components of the nation’s child support program. Continue development of “state success stories” with goal of eventually having a paper for each state (and territory) to help tell the CS story to federal legislators and staff. Update state reports prepared 2013-2014. Review and makes suggestions regarding NCSEA “Quick Facts” on an annual basis.
- Strategic Partnerships & Mobilization – works to establish strategic relationships with other organizations on issues of common interest for the benefit of children and of interest to the child support community. The committee coordinates NCSEA advocacy with such organizations to achieve NCSEA and the strategic partners’ objectives.
Communications Committee – develop and maintain communications vehicles (electronic, social media, etc.) to promote news and issues relevant to the child support community, as well as formulate strategies to present to the Board that will increase the visibility and positive image of NCSEA.
- CSQ Committee – manages the editorial process of the Child Support Communiqué (CSQ) Solicits articles, manages deadlines and authors Focuses on several specific areas.
Organizational Development Committee – maintain ongoing oversight of the existing NCSEA Strategic Plan, Policy & Procedures Manual and NCSEA By-Laws. Complete annual review of Strategic Plan, Policy& Procedures manual, and By-laws. Provides oversight and manages work product of the Organizational Policies & Procedures Subcommittee.
- Organization Policies & Procedures – as needed, reviews proposed policies and procedures and presents to the Board for Approval necessary policies to guide NCSEA officers, board members, members and staff.Membership Committee – seeks to increase membership through retention of existing members and recruitment of new members through enhanced member benefits. Reviews current membership structure and member benefits and relate to member value in conjunction with Professional Development Committee.
Corporate Partnerships Committee – works with NCSEA staff to survey corporate partners to discover better ways to leverage the association’s brand and deliver year round value to sponsorship.
Audit Committee – ensures the Association is in compliance with federal Internal Revenue Service regulations. The Audit Committee duties will be in accordance with the Audit Charter approved as Policy by the Board of Directors of the Association.
Nominating Committee – works to identify and recruit potential Board members to stand for election to the NCSEA Board and, as appropriate, makes recommendations to the Board for Officer positions and to the membership for Director positions. Also oversees the election process and ensures candidates are aware of expectations and obligations of Board/Officer service.
Awards Committee – markets and promotes NCSEA Leadership Awards; reviews submissions; and recommends selection of award winners. Reviews submissions and recommends selection of the New Leader and Judge Ross Scholarship recipients. Considers and, if appropriate, recommends to the Board, candidates for special recognition.
Finance Committee – reviews the financial affairs of the Association, investigates and evaluates methods of financing the operation of the Association, and invests the funds of the Association. Prepares the Association’s annual budget, in conjunction with staff, for Board approval.