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Qualified volunteer candidates are being sought for the Human Services Performance Council. Authorized by the Minnesota Legislature in 2013, the council will advise the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) on implementation and operation of the human services performance management system, including county performance management and departmental procedures, and provide annual reviews and reports to the Legislature.
“The performance management system will be an important tool for accountability and ensuring continued improvement in outcomes for the people we serve,” said Commissioner Lucinda Jesson.
The council will be comprised of 15 members, with three each representing the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators (MACSSA), tribes and communities of color, service providers and advocates for persons receiving human services, and DHS. The department will appoint members from DHS, tribes and communities of color, and service providers and advocates. AMC and MACSSA are responsible for recruiting and appointing their members.
The Human Services Performance Council was authorized by the Legislature as a result of recommendations by the Steering Committee on Performance and Outcome Reforms formed as a part of the 2009 State-County Results, Accountability and Service Delivery Reform Act. More information on the County Performance Management System, as well as a link to the council application, is on the DHS website.
Applications may be submitted through Aug. 18, 2013. The first meeting of the council is scheduled Sept. 20, 2013.