APCO Meets with OMB Staff to Discuss Reclassifying Public Safety Telecommunicators as Protective Service Occupations
APCO’s Government Relations Office recently met with the OMB staff who will be working on the SOC revision for the new Administration. APCO staff reiterated the importance of appropriate recognition for the lifesaving work performed by 9-1-1 professionals and offered to continue serving as a resource. According to OMB staff, the final SOC revisions will likely be announced in the summer (a delay from the "Spring 2017" milestone). APCO continues to seek support from members of Congress and others to ensure OMB applies the classification principles fairly and makes its decision on an accurate understanding of the work performed by 9-1-1 professionals. More information on the SOC revision and APCO’s advocacy, including additional data provided to OMB in December, can be found here. APCO will continue engaging with OMB, members of Congress and others to ensure public safety telecommunicators get the recognition they deserve.