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State Affairs Committee Goals and Progress Report Form 

 
Committee Chair Name
Date
o Goals Report
o Progress Report
 
Committee Members:
 
 
For the initial Goals Report, please list committee goals, time frame, and action steps. Please include expected results and how the goal relates to one or more of SIOP’s four strategic goals.
 
For subsequent Progress Reports, please provide a brief update including a listing of actions taken.
SIOP Vision: To be recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.
SIOP Goals: SIOP will become the…
1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology. This includes:
  • Heightened awareness within lay, business, scientific, and government communities of the role and value of I-O psychology in improving productivity and well-being in the workplace.
  • Greater outreach to the broader field of psychology and related disciplines and organizations (including organizations outside the United States), policy makers, the public, and the media. 
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers. This includes:
  • Increased efforts to obtain federal funding for I-O research.
  • Increased efforts to monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting human behavior at work.
  • Heightened awareness among top managers in business about the value of I-O psychology and I-O professionals. 
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals. This includes:
 
  • Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
  • More members in all categories, including regular, Student, International, Affiliate, and Associate Members.
  • Higher annual retention rate.
  • Increased support for SIOP members in their efforts to study, apply, and teach the principles, findings, and methods of I-O psychology. 
4. Model of integrated scientist–practitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards in all three areas. 
  • Increased collaboration and dialogue between academics and practitioners where science informs practice and practice informs science.
  • Increased collaboration and exchange of ideas with non-North American I-O professionals.
  • Decreased perception of fissure between academics and practitioners.
  • Clear and rigorous means of evaluating the quality of graduate training programs.
  • Clear and rigorous standards for practice.

 
Strategic Planning Goals:   For STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
(Please highlight committee goals related to the advocacy of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)
 
The State Affairs Committee’s goals are related to the following SIOP Strategic Planning Goals
1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology. This includes:
  • Greater outreach to the broader field of psychology and related disciplines and organizations (including organizations outside the United States), policy makers, the public, and the media.
 
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers. This includes:
  • Increased efforts to monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting human behavior at work. 
  1. Goal with brief description –
To monitor state and provincial jurisdiction’s laws and regulations that impact I/O psychologists and work to make these laws and regulations more appropriate and user friendly for I/P psychologists. 
 
Action: 
Committee members are assigned to monitor a small group of jurisdictions and report in quarterly on any changes or potential changes in laws and regulations
 
The SIOP EC will be informed of any changes or potential changes in order to intervene by letter writing or other actions in order to assure that any such changes to not adversely impact I/O psychologists.
 
  1. Goal
To  increase awareness of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace in our membership
 
Action:
The committee will distribute information about the PHW to members though the SIOP Website and other venues.
In its contacts with various state psychological associaitions or regional SIOP groups, SA Committee Members will urge SIOP members to nominate organizations and serve as site visitors. 
 
  1. Goal
To answer questions of members regarding licensure and regulations and assist them in dealing with boards of psychology
 
Action
The chair (and others as appropriate) will be available as resources by email and phone to members who have questions about licensure
We will maintain and update the State Affairs pages of the SIOP website to assist members and the public become more informed about this area
 
 
Updates or Comments From Chair:
 
Questions/Comments or Concerns contact us at siop@siop.org
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