WSSA Standing Committees

Standing committees carry out the work of the Association. The following is a list of the WSSA committees and their functions:

Executive Committee - Minutes / Annual Reports

Coordinates the efforts of all Association committees. It also corresponds with state, county and legislative policy makers, and acts as an official spokesperson for WSSA. This committee is comprised of association officers and district presidents.

Conference Planning Committee - Minutes / Annual Reports

Develops trainings and the Annual Conference. Recruits and secures speakers for general sessions and workshops, plans meals and evening functions, coordinates banquet and awards ceremonies. This committee is responsible for both functional and fiscal planning of the conference.

Constitution & Bylaws Committee - Minutes / Annual Reports

Updates the Constitution and Bylaws to reflect changes voted on by membership. Reviews district constitutions to keep in line with the state constitution. Drafts and/or reviews resolutions and amendments to be voted upon at the annual business meeting.

County/State/Legislative Committee  (Inactive)

Serves as WSSA's direct connection with the Department of Health and Family Services Secretary's office. Networks with other WSSA program committees to bring issues to representatives from state departments and divisions in a joint cooperative effort toward resolution. Keeps informed of and studies proposed legislation affecting human services. This committee seeks recommendations from the membership on proposed legislation and reports the results of their findings to committees of the Legislature at scheduled hearings. Keeps Executive Committee informed and makes recommendations as to positions WSSA may pursue.

Economic Support/Workforce Development Committee  (Inactive)

Represents local agency partnership with the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) in planning, review and administration of economic support, Wisconsin Works (W-2) and employment and training programs. A major goal is to achieve efficient program administration by simplifying procedures and clarifying concerns identified by ES and Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) staff. Plays a vital role in the development and interpretation of policies and procedures, the sharing of effective program designs and strategies and long range planning for employment and training programs.

Economic Support Committee for the Elderly, Blind & Disabled - Minutes

Provides input to State agencies and the Bureaus on Economic Support Programs related to the elderly/disabled population. Works with Food Stamp and Medicaid programs such as Deductibles, Nursing Homes, Community Waivers, Family Care Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries and Medicaid Purchase Plan. This committee works cooperatively with other WSSA committees to promote improvements to this SSI related program delivery system.

Finance Committee  (Inactive)

Prepares and submits an annual budget for Executive Committee approval. Audits the association's financial records. Makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on appropriate conduct for fiscal operations.

Long Term Support Committee  (Inactive)

Advocates on behalf of Long Term Support program recipients and county agencies. The committee reviews and recommends revisions of state policy to appropriate bureaus and offices. Through WSSA, the committee seeks to impact Long Term Support issues at the Legislative level.

Operations Committee  (Inactive)

Responsible for promoting and marketing agency and individual WSSA memberships. Solicits nominations for State association elections, maintains communication with a County/Tribal liaison system, and promotes the association's scholarships, educational and training opportunities. Receives, processes, and recommends to the Executive Committee individuals who display outstanding service in the Social/Human service field for association awards.

Social/Human Services Committee  (Inactive)

Communicates with the Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) on social/human service issues and programs. Allows WSSA members a formal means of receiving and suggesting needed changes in the social/human services area. A liaison from the state meets frequently with the committee.