On September 5, 2013 the NACS Board held a conference call to review recommendations
submitted by the NACS Committee on Staffing. All members of the board participated
in the call.
The board would like to thank committee members Jason McMillan TX, Jeremey Burner
VA, Tanya Dostal WA and Theresa Wyndham GA for the time and effort they put in on
Based upon the information compiled by the committee the board approved the submission
of a Right Sizing recommendation to the national office. The recommendation is based
upon current staffing levels with emphasis on the fact that current levels are not
adequate to meet the required work demands. We point to DLS as a source of information
to determine what is not being accomplished and that a system needs to be developed
to measure the information in DLS.
NACS supports the use of ARS data but recognizes that the data does not allow for
different work allocations between types of loans such as Youth Loans, Micro-loans,
regular OL and FO loans. The ARS data available is prior to the introduction of
the Micro-loan program.
We also emphasized that the model submitted should only be used as a starting point
since there are many regional difference across the nation that require different
delivery systems to effectively deliver the loan programs.
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SED's will be meeting the last week of September to discuss numerous topics. One
of the topics is the delivery of FSA programs with the continued limited resources.
NACS members have an interest in this issue and have been submitting comments to
the board on the delivery of Farm Loan Programs. We welcome comments on how to
best deliver Farm Loan Programs.
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours
per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea,
Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." -Life's Little Instruction
Have an Unbelievable Day
Allen D. Hall
LeAnn is a Farm Loan Chief from New Mexico. She was elected NACS President at the June 2019 Convention.