On behalf of CJ Mucklow:
- Regional Meetings Reminder
- 2017 Annual Forum Dates
- Changes in Extension HR, Risk Management, Professional Development
- Certified Budgets and Annual Reports
- Conflict of Interest
- Awards of Excellence
- Western Region Vacancies
- Planning and Reporting – Jan Carroll & Darrin Goodman
- Program Funding for calendar year 2017 – Jan Carroll
Front Range Spring Meeting: April 13, 2017, Balistreri Vineyards in Denver
Western Region Spring Meeting: April 24-26, in Crested Butte
Peaks & Plains Spring Meeting: May 9-11 in Burlington
This year’s Extension Annual Forum will be held October 23-26, 2017 at CSU campus.
As of March 1, Judy Barth will move to half-time employment. Lori Bates and she are now dividing searches, but plan to be back up to one another if needed. Lori is now handling contracts, insurance certificates, etc. and Judy will continue to handle legal issues and professional development. However, each is back up for the other. So, if you are corresponding on any of these issues, it is best to copy both Lori and Judy to assure that one of them will respond in a timely manner.
Your certified county budgets and annual report forms (2016 Annual County Financial Report, 2016 County Rental Value Report and Non-Appropriated Funds Annual Report) are due by the end of March. If you are in the Western Region please get these to Kellie Clark by March 15th. The original forms were sent out from Jana Smilanich-Rose.
Just a reminder that you can now do your annual Conflict of Interest online in the Kuali system. They are due by April 15th, 2017, I would encourage everyone to just complete it. It’s okay to have a conflict, it’s not okay to not disclose it. If you aren’t familiar with the Kuali system and need help getting into it, contact your Regional Office for help.
These Awards will be repeated this year and awarded at spring Regional Meetings. They come with a $500 award. Please see the attached explanation, categories and nomination form.
TRA Entomologist. Interviews were held last week and the committee has made a recommendation for hire and is waiting on approval. Bob Hammon will retire this Spring.
TRA Agronomist. Ron Godin has announced his retirement effect March 15, 2017 and the position description is under review.
STEM Agent in Garfield County. This county funded position is in the process of being approved and will be posted soon.
Archuleta County Director. Robert Tolan is retiring effective April 1, 2017. The position has closed and the search committee is reviewing applications.
Planning and Reporting – Jan Carroll & Darrin Goodman
The Plans of Work (POWs) for all ten Planning and Reporting Units (PRUs) are now loaded into our Colorado Planning and Reporting System (CPRS) https://lmprs.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.home. That means that individuals may now create their Plans to Invest (PTI). According to our calendar, everyone should have a PTI entered into CPRS by March 1. However, the system is open for you to enter your PTI now. Your supervisor will approve your PTI, and once that happens you may begin to report. Please remember, everyone is expected to report by the 10th of every month, so that our data are timely, accurate, and complete.
With any technical questions, please contact Darrin firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-491-2734.
With any program questions first contact your PRU leader http://extension.colostate.edu/docs/staffres/program/pru-leaders.pdf
Program Leadership Team (PLT) awarded program funding to Planning and Reporting Units (PRUs) on February 15. Regional Directors reviewed the proposals and made the following recommendations:
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*CJ Mucklow has funded an additional $1,000 for Environmental Horticulture PRU proposal.