Frequently Asked Questions
ICSEW is funded through gifts, grants and training revenue. ICSEW does not receive financial support from the General Fund.
ICSEW meetings are open, public meetings. Anyone may attend, regardless of gender or employment status. If you’re a state employee who is not a representative or alternate, we encourage you to attend! Executive Board meetings are also open to the public, even if you are not an Executive Board member.
No. Any employee who works for a state agency or higher education institution may apply to serve on the ICSEW, regardless of gender.
Representatives are appointed to two-year terms. Most terms begin July 1 and end June 30, unless the representative is filling a position vacated mid-term. There is no limit on the number of terms a representative can serve.
Yes. The success of ICSEW depends on the work accomplished by the subcommittees. Contact the ICSEW Chair if you find you are not able to actively participate on a subcommittee.
How often a subcommittee meets varies. The occurrence of meetings is set by the subcommittee chair. Contact the subcommittee chair for more information about specific meeting times.
Yes. Alternates are welcome to attend all of our meetings! However, it is up to your agency to approve your attendance at meetings if you are an alternate. Some agencies may only allow alternates to attend when the representative is not able to do so.
Yes. Alternates can participate in all ICSEW activities, with the exception of voting. However, you will need to check with your agency or supervisor for approval to participate.
The Governor’s Office appoints a staff member to be the liaison to ICSEW. The liaison is given time at every meeting to update the committee on the Governor’s priorities and receive feedback from the members. In addition, the ICSEW chair may schedule individual meetings with the liaison in order to communicate with the Governor’s Office about ICSEW priorities and activities. ICSEW may also formally communicate with the Governor’s Office through letters or memos. The current liaison to ICSEW is RaShelle Davis.
- Attend all meetings.
- Actively participate on at least one subcommittee.
- Share information with your agency about ICSEW activities and events.
- Develop a means of communication with your director or sponsor for the purpose of providing briefings and executive guidance.
This varies by agency. Representatives should work with their agency director or sponsor to develop a clear plan for communication (i.e., sending emails, providing articles about ICSEW in agency newsletters or attending meetings to provide updates or overviews).
Submit all blog articles to Rachel Friederich, ICSEW Communications Chair at email@example.com. You can also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the words “INTERACT BLOG” in the subject line. Submitting a blog article is open to anyone and everyone, as long as it meets our guidelines. Click here to view our submission guidelines.