Government Relations & Public Policy
NCDA is represented in Washington, DC by the Government Relations Committee comprised of members and career development experts. In coordination with Advocacy Associates and in cooperation with the American Counseling Association, NCDA represents the interests of our members in Congress and within the Administration. NCDA promotes global sharing of workforce policy and practices and supports and reports on research in the growing field of career development.
NCDA established its first legislative agenda during the 2008 annual Global Conference in Washington, DC. Since then, NCDA has made public policy an important cornerstone of its work, as described in NCDA's Philosophy on Public Policy: Advocating for Career Development. In 2011, NCDA contracted with Advocacy Associates, a legislative policy firm based in Washington, DC. The firm now works closely with the NCDA Government Relations Committee and the American Counseling Association’s Public Policy and Legislation Division to advocate for issues important to NCDA Members.
LEGISLATIVE ALERTS, UPDATES & NEWS:
- October 2013 - Become Informed & Get Involved
- July 19,2013 - Support "Counseling for Career Choice"
- May 20, 2013 - Sequester Action
- September 2013 - Collaboration with Organizations and Advocacy Activities
- July 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
The Government Relations Committee welcomes the following new members to the Committee: Ron Cathey, Ray Henson, Pat LaPierre, April Peterson and Kelly Reynolds.
- The NCDA Government Relations Committee welcomes Mike Marlowe, Managing Director/Director of Government relations of the Automation Federation as a member of the committee.
- List of committee assignments for the 113th Congress
- Legislative Matrix - House and Senate bill status (as of 7/2013)
- Elementary and Secondary Education Act Status
- The Automation Foundation and NCDA are working together to convey the message to students, job seekers, returning Veterans, and those in career transition that pursuing a career in the automation profession can be rewarding, and is essential to the long-term viability of our nation's and the world's advanced manufacturing effort. Click here to read the current AF/NCDA Workforce Position Statement.
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RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
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