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Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome"

National Advisory Council for Office Professionals

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome"

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Travel and Concur (Q&A) Ended Free  
T&A/WebTA Ended Free  
Correspondence Ended Free  
Work Life Programs Ended Free  
Bullying-What It Is and How to Deal With It Ended Free  
Aglearn Ended Free  
Excel/Sharepoint/PowerPoint Ended Free  
Portal Use Ended Free  
Foreign Nationals Ended Free  
Grants and Agreements Ended Free  
Purchasing for Non-procurement Personnel Ended Free  

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Event Details

The role of the office professional has changed dramatically over the past several decades with the increase in information technology.  We must work collectively in identifying, sharing, and implementing the very best ideas and approaches available in order to efficiently and effectively meet the challenges brought on by changes as we look to the future.

 The purpose of this training is to build a base of information to assist office professionals in supporting the needs of the scientists and research unit. Participants will gain further insight into the workings of ARS and be able to interact with their peers. In addition, this training will address recurring issues, including issues related to travel, time and attendance, project documentation, and purchasing.

Click below to register for the workshop, hotel reservations at the conference, and AgLearn to get credit for participating in the workshop!  Please note:  hotel rooms sleeps one person.  Anything in excess of per diem will be the responsibility of the participant.

Thank you for your interest in the 2013 NACOP Training Workshop! We look forward to seeing you in Leesburg, Virginia.


 Janelle McClintock, AFM

 Sandy Miller-Hays, BA
“Change - How to Handle It

Sharon Drumm, BA
“Toot Your Own Horn”

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS:  (you will have the opportunity to choose and attend 8 sessions) When registering, please put in answer box the registration number with attendance preference (i.e. registration 4, preference 1)

Janelle McClintock - “Travel and Concur”
 Open Forum for Q&A
• Troubleshooting

 Michelyn Boyd – “T&A/WebTA”
• Pay and leave policies and programs
• How they affect T&A processing
• Completing T&A’s / first & last pay periods
• Common errors in webTA / accounting / less than 90 day appointments          
• Lump sum payments
• On boarding and separating employees
• Leave for family care and bereavement/ voluntary leave transfer program
• Credit time, overtime/compensatory time /comp travel

 Cathy Lonaberger – “Correspondence”
• Need a refresher in ARS format?
• Are you new to ARS?
• Are you using the ARS Correspondence Manual?
• Proper clearance procedures.
• Sending correspondence by email.

 Liz Parker – “Work Life Programs”
• Telework and Mobility
• EAP and WorkLife4You
• Wellness

 Jeff Schmitt  – “Bullying—What It Is and How To Deal With It”
• Learn to distinguish between harassment and bullying.
• Become aware of some of the current influences in society that contribute to bullying and how you can minimize their impact.
• Learn mechanisms to address your next perceived ‘bullying’ situation.

 Sherell Brooks – “AgLearn”
• The Advantages of Online Training
• Be Proactive about your Career
• Choosing the Right Course
• Accessing AgLearn Resources
• Developmental Opportunities

 Rosetta Proctor – “Excel/Sharepoint/PowerPoint”
• Tips, tricks, and shortcuts
• Please choose your two preferred topics:
• Excel
• Sharepoint
• PowerPoint

 Wendy Jones – “Portal Use”
• The purpose of the Portal
• The roll-out of the new Portal design
• How the new Portal will be able to help workflow

 Keisha Risby/Cathy Walker – “Foreign Nationals”
• Foreign nationals eligible for federal employment
• Visas used to employment foreign national
• Immigration Laws
• Appropriations Laws related to the employment of foreign nationals

 Michele Esch – “Grants & Agreements”
• News, updates and changes to the Agreements Process
• Updates to ARIS/AIMS and how to navigate the changes

 Sabrina Brown – “Purchasing for Non-procurement Personnel”
• Cardholder Responsibilities and Expectations
• Declined Transactions
• Mandatory and Required Sources for Supplies/Services
• What you can and cannot purchase with the purchase card

 Hotel Reservations: Click here to Make Hotel Reservations

AgLearn Registration: Click here

Have questions about Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome"? Contact National Advisory Council for Office Professionals

When & Where

The National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Pl
Leesburg, VA 20176

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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NACOP Council Representatives

Contact your representative with any questions about the workshop!

Linda Parnell, Sr. Co-Chair (NPA)
Melissa "Missy" Stiefel, Jr. Co-Chair (MWA)
Darleen Nelson, Recorder (SSA)
Kathleen D. Parker, Outreach Coordinator, (PWA)
Trudy Pinkerton, Historian/Scrapbook Coordinator (SPA)
Dawn Reed, NACOP News Editor (MSA)
Rose E. McIntosh, Webmaster (BA)
Brenda R. Holmes (NAA)
Tangele "Tee" Terry, (HQS)
Linda Fulton, Ex-Officio, (MSA)
Cathy Lonaberger, Technical Advisor (OA)
Patricia Berry, Technical Advisor (OA)

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