CoCh Committee Role
The National Cooperative Charting Committee is part of the USPS Executive Department and is under the direction of the Executive Officer, who holds the rank of Vice Commander. Nominees for the chairman and assistant chairman of the Committee are proposed by the USPS Nominating Committee and elected by the Governing Board. The chairman and assistant chairman hold the ranks of Rear Commander and Staff Commander, respectively.
The Committee Chairman maintains close liason with NOS representatives, administers the USPS Cooperative Charting Program in coordination with the NOS representative, recommends prospective members of the Committee to the Executive Officer, directs and coordinates the assignments of committee members, and oversees the activities of the Committee. The chairman also delegates specific functions to particular members of the Committee.
Area Representatives are Committee members who function as liason between the National Cooperative Charting Committee, USPS districts, and NOS regarding observers' reports. For assigned districts, they review submitted reports; handle routine communications; and otherwise assist, encourage, and advise the district chairmen regarding Cooperative Charting matters. Area Representatives constitute the principal line of communication between the three entities. Their specific duties are as follows:
1. If possible, attend National Cooperative Charting Committee meetings at all USPS national meetings, the National Cooperative Charting Committee meeting at NOS headquarters in Silver Spring each year, and other Cooperative Charting meetings necessary to carry on the work of Program.
2. Review the reports of assigned districts. Provide feedback to the related district chairmen regarding the quality of their district's reports.
3. Maintain good communications with the district Cooperative Charting chairmen for assigned districts through personal contact, correspondence, telephones, email, etc. Assist district chairmen in any way feasible to promote their districts' Cooperative Charting program.
4. Attend as many as feasible district conferences for assigned districts and participate in their Cooperative Charting seminars. An invitation is required.
5. Provide advice and recommendations to district chairmen and the Committee for improving district participation.
6. Issue the NOS/USPS identification cards for Cooperative Charting field use.
7. Recommend to Committee Chairman changes in policy or procedures that would improve the Cooperative Charting Program.
8. Perform special projects and additional duties as assigned by the Chairman.