Division annual reports move online

Each Division is required to submit an annual report by February 1, and the process for submission this year has changed

Per APA Association Rules, each Division must submit an annual report by February 1 following the end of the calendar year. These reports are summarized and shared with the APA Board of Directors, monitored and reviewed by Counsel for legal compliance with non-profit rules, and used by the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) as a guide for APA to connect divisions working on similar projects and provide assistance as needed.
 
As we are nearing the end of 2011, it’s time to start thinking about what content will go into the annual report. To make the reporting process easier this year, CODAPAR has moved to an online system of completing the report and has also shortened the report. As such, each division will designate one person to receive the login information and serve as the point of contact for that division.

"By designating the point person early on, divisions can avoid the confusion that takes place when each officer isn't sure who is supposed to be taking care of the report," said Chad Rummel, CODAPAR Staff Liaison. "But because of the variety of information asked on the report, it may take several officers' involvement to complete."

Divisions that fail to file an annual report are reported to the APA Board of Directors for follow-up action. Also, summaries of all the division activities are shared with the Board of Directors so they are aware of the excellent work of the divisions and can use that awareness and knowledge in their work as communicators and facilitators to encourage collaboration on topics.
 
In addition, each section of divisions must complete a separate annual report. Division presidents have been asked to supply an up-to-date list of sections and contact information for the person completing the section reports, as well.

For more information or questions about the Annual Reports, or to receive a Preparation Guide to help you start gathering necessary information for the report, contact CODAPAR Staff Liaison Chad Rummel at (202) 336-6121.