25 February 2011

NFBPA and local govts

NFBPA 7th annual FORUM (April 16-20 2011) conference city is Chicago this year. And the summer meeting is held in Washington, DC together with annual leadership awards dinner. The NFBPA fall leadership meeting for Oct 15-16, 2010 was held at The Fairmont San Jose Hotel San Jose, CA

Expenses for FORUM, leadership awards dinner, training, lodging, and conferences could tally over $6,000 a crack.

History proves the connection to NFBPA began in Savannah/Chatham/Liberty/Hinesville area ca. 2006, and has shown progressive expansion to include over 320 members to date.

Annual dues are now at $210 a year for an individual. Not to mention the local forums that have an unknown cost.

Let's add that up. Suppose all 320 members work for Savannah govts?
That would be,
$67,200 a year just in dues, paid by the city/county to NFBPA. Does the city list this expense as a "long term committment" Just wonderin.

What municipal purpose does paying NFBPA serve? Dunno. Anyway.

Let's say they all went to the spring forum and fall leadership awards conferences.
$1,920,000, yep one million nine hundred and twenty thousand.

(note for perkins; uhh... the monetary turn there could have been over-corrected  -- accidentally . . . on purpose)

You read that right!

So, the realistic version is this;

An additional burden is placed on Savannah taxpayers by the election, appointment, hiring, promotion and continuous employment of members that belong to the National Forum for Black Public Administrators(NFBPA).

And based on the above figures, the election, appointment, hiring, promotion and continuous employment for individuals who are not black, saves the city about $ 1,987,200  a year.

Astronomical expenses have never been paid out for employees that are not black to attend these types of things in celebration of the color of their skin. And, this may be indicative of the shortfall that happened since 2006 (under Brown's watch) and continues to accrue today.

BTW  one doesn't chew gum.. the way one chews beef jerky!

***** National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) *****

The mission of the NFBPA is embodied in the organization's commitment to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public administration; to increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and, to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead.

The NFBPA mission is realized through the pursuit of the following important goals:

To serve the magnet organization for linking public, private and academic institutions into an effective network to support interdisciplinary communications, management innovation and professional development among Blacks choosing public service careers.

To provide intensive and rigorous training in critical management areas in response to the specialized needs of Black public sector professionals.

To identify and groom younger, emerging Black administrators and provide relevant exposure to the challenges and rewards of public service careers.

To conduct research on selected social and economic issues endemic to Blacks.

To sponsor and conduct national and regional forums that enable the discussion of timely issues and topical concerns of the Black community.

To develop and maintain a national information bank on the nation's growing Black public administrative leadership.

To promote, strengthen and expand the roles of Blacks in all aspects of public administration.

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