Dispatcher Reclassification Update 1

On June 23, 2016, the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) – sent a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging OMB to revise the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) to accurately represent the complex and life-saving nature of the work performed by 9-1-1 professionals. This is a welcome development that aligns with recommendations made by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International in formal comments submitted to OMB as part of the revision process.

This is a huge step forward made possible by members of APCO and other groups working hard so that all first responders are equally recognized across job descriptions.

Read more online at http://psc.apcointl.org/2016/06/23/members-of-congress-support-classifying-public-safety-telecommunicators-as-a-protective-service-occupation/

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  • Cherylann

    Absolutely fabulous and so deserving for these faceless heroes behind the scenes.

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