District Employee and District Board Member Awards
The deadline for Regions to submit there award nominations is November 15, 2016.
Don Aron Scholarship Deadline
2015 NCDEA Annual Report
The 2015 NCDEA Annual Report is just released. To view the report, see the "2015 Annual Report" attachment below.
Conservation Delivery System of the Future
The Conservation Partnership introduces a white paper about Conservation Delivery System of the Future. NCDEA President Tim Riley states; "I am pleased to share the following documents with you: a joint letter from the national conservation partnership leaders, a signed national MOA, a statewide MOA template, and the Conservation Delivery System of the Future White Paper. These documents will be sent by the national leadership from NRCS, NASCA, NARC&DC, and NACD to their respective state leaders". These documents can also be found as attachments at the bottom of the page.
NCDEA Publishes 2014 Annual Report
NCDEA distributed it's 2014 Annual Report of the highlights for the last year. Please take time to review the report to see what NCDEA is doing for you and for the cause of conservation. The report is attached at the bottom of this page.
State Representatives Call November 19, 2014
Employee & Supervisor Awards Deadline
Awards deadline is October 1 for regional submittal!!!
2014 NCDEA Officers Installed
The 2014 NCDEA Officers were installed on February 4, 2014 during the Partnership Luncheon held at the Annual NACD meeting in Anaheim, CA. The new officers are: Irene Moore - President (Ohio), Pam Hawkins - Vice President (North Carolina), Tim Riley - Treasurer (Delaware), Rhonda Vetsch - Secretary (North Dakota) and Jeanette Hale - Member-at-Large (Arkansas)
Federal Shutdown Information
NCDEA has developed a procedural document that addresses many iussues associated with the Federal Shutdown and how it affects various District offices. For a copy the document, see the attachment below. Some tools used by SWCD's such as climate data, eFOTG, Web Soil Survey, etc. are back up and can be accessed at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/NRCS-shutdown2013.html
New Pages Added to Site
NCDEA has added an "Employment Opportunities" and "Links" page to our site. Check out these pages for job postings from across our nation and links to our parnters and State Association websites.
We would like to offer some new opportunities to Conservation District employees who are foresters and other employees that may be interested in receiving more specific news on forestry matters including access to a blog and other media to facilitate transfer of such info.
So Mike Beacom, editor of the Monthly Forestry Notes, offers the following as a voluntary request to encouage forestry interested folks to sign on to this service.
Quickbooks Option for Conservation Districts
This is another update on the the Quickbooks options for conservation districts. The NRCS clarified a key question TODAY regarding the use of cce computers being used to access the online versions of Quickbooks and associated report applications. NRCS State Conservationists were notified by email today of this interpretation so you should have an easier time of discussing options with them.
The answer is that districts CAN/MAY use cce computers to access online versions of Quickbooks, however the PII data is not to be stored on the USDA servers. Quickbooks software does not have to be removed for this option, just the data that is not to be stored on the USDA servers.
Now that this key question is resolved we will move forward with a more detailed options discussion with the 7 states that have indicated they would like to consider one or both of the options we have secured from Intuit, the company that supplies Quickbooks.
Please continue to share your questions with us as we move forward to help resolve this issue.
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