UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREFarm Service AgencyWashington, DC 20250Notice AO-1496For: State and County OfficesPosting STC and COC Regular Minutes on the InternetApproved by: Acting Deputy Administrator, Field Operations1OverviewA BackgroundTransparency and openness of FSA STC and COC activity is paramount in bringing aboutunderstanding and trust of agency operations and actions by customers, prospectivecustomers, and the general public. Notice AO-1494 instructed County Offices to post COCregular session meeting minutes and meeting dates at a location in the County Officeaccessible to all customers and visitors. Improved access to STC and COC regular sessionminutes may be accomplished by posting this information on a State FSA Internet web site.STC and COC regular session meeting minutes shall be made available to the public whenrequested and posting these minutes on a State FSA Internet web site will provide the publicwith easy access to this information.States will not be required to participate in posting STC and COC regular session minutes ontheir State FSA Internet web site at this time. Each SED shall determine if their STC andCOC regular session minutes will be posted to the existing links on their State FSA Internetweb site. COC minutes must be made available to the public as directed in Notice AO-1494,even if an SED decides to use the State’s FSA Internet web site.B PurposeThis notice provides instructions and guidance for states who wish to post STC and COCregular session minutes on their State FSA Internet web site.2ActionA COC ActionBeginning with the issuance date of this notice, COC’s shall ensure that COC regularsession meeting minutes are: prepared immediately after every COC meetingapproved timely by the COC.Disposal DateDistributionJanuary 1, 2012State Offices; State Offices relay to CountyOfficesPage 13-9-11
Notice AO-14962Action (Continued)A COC Action (Continued)Organizational meeting minutes shall be included in the entries on the web site. COC’s shallensure that the CED and County Office staff carefully review the regular session meetingminutes to ensure that PII is not released to the public.B County Office ActionCED or designee shall prepare and forward COC regular session minutes to the State Office.CED’s shall use the format for regular session minutes found in 16-AO, Exhibit 8, whenpreparing these minutes. COC regular session minutes: shall be forwarded to the State Office immediately after approval by COCshall be forwarded in advance of the next COC meetingmust be sent to the State Office as a MS Word document.Counties in States participating in posting regular session minutes on their State FSA Internetweb site shall inform all producers that STC and COC regular session minutes are availableon the Internet. COC’s shall publish in their monthly regular session minutes, the meetingdate and time of the next month’s meeting. Exhibit 1 provides screen prints of a State FSAInternet web site and instructions for accessing STC and COC minutes.C STC ActionBeginning with the issuance date of this notice, STC’s shall ensure that STC regular sessionmeeting minutes are: prepared immediately after every STC meetingapproved timely by the STC.D State Office ActionSED’s shall assign employees to carefully review STC and COC regular session minutesbefore they are posted to the State FSA Internet to ensure that proper grammar and spellingare used and that PII is not posted and released to the public.States that decide to post STC and COC regular session minutes on their State FSAInternet web site are required to upload the first sets of all STC and COC minutes onthe DAFO SharePoint for DAFO review before the minutes are placed on the Internet.DAFO will notify the State when approved. Subsequent month’s regular minutes will notbe required to be reviewed by DAFO. State Offices participating will be provided the link tothe SharePoint web site.State Office Web Content Managers will be provided instructions to post the STC and COCregular session minutes to their State FSA Internet.3-9-11SED’s that do not choose to post STC and COC regular session minutes to the State FSAweb site shall ensure that regular session minutes are prepared promptly and are reviewedcarefully. Eventually, all States may be required to post STC and COC regular sessionminutes on the Internet.Page 2
Notice AO-14963Posting Minutes and Meeting SchedulesA Posting Session MinutesThe STC and COC web site allows regular session minutes to be posted by month and year.There is no requirement to have an entry for each month, as STC’s and COC’s may not holda meeting each month.B Meeting SchedulesRegular session minutes will be retained on the web site and will be available to the publicon a yearly basis. Prior year regular session minutes will remain on the web site, by year, asa permanent record. Meeting schedules must be included in the COC minutes so thatproducers and the public will be informed of each upcoming meeting. The schedules may beposted as a separate document from the minutes, but must be updated if changes occur.C ContactIf there are questions about this notice, contact either of the following DAFO employees: Kenneth Nagel by: e-mail at email@example.com telephone at 202-720-7890l Deborah Johnson by: e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone at 202-720-0067.If there are questions about managing the State web site:3-9-11 contact the web services office by e-mail at email@example.com with a subject of State SiteHelp visit AskFSAInternal, the FSA knowledge souce at https://askfsainternal.custhelp.com.Page 3
Notice AO-1496Exhibit 1Accessing COC and STC MinutesA State FSA Internet Web SiteThe following is an example of a State FSA Internet Web Site where users may access links tothe County Committee Minutes and to the State Committee Minutes. Under the “Browse bySubject” category, click either link to access the page for the appropriate minutes.3-9-11Page 1
Notice AO-1496Exhibit 1Accessing COC and STC Minutes (Continued)B County Committee Minutes ScreenThe following is an example of the County Committee Minutes Screen where users may select aCounty Office and year.3-9-11Page 2
Notice AO-1496Exhibit 1Accessing COC and STC Minutes (Continued)B County Committee Minutes Screen (Continued)The following page will be displayed after users select a County Office and year. This pageprovides users with the posted county committee minutes. County committee meeting minutesare selected by month.3-9-11Page 3
Notice AO-1496Exhibit 1Accessing COC and STC Minutes (Continued)C State Committee Minutes ScreenThe following is an example of the State Committee Minutes Screen that will be displayed whenusers click State Committee Minutes.3-9-11Page 4
regular session meeting minutes and meeting dates at a location in the County Office . CED’s shall use the format for regular session minutes found in 16-AO, Exhibit 8, when preparing these minutes. COC regular session minutes: . must be sent to the State Office as a MS Word document.
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