Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many participants of our organization. In appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual, we are committed to making a difference in their lives and strive to help them achieve their full potential.
AGENCY CORE VALUES
Principles that guide how we treat each other and the people we serve
1. Communication: We believe in active listening and open communication. Employees and customers are encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas in a respectful and professional manner.
2. Respect: We believe that customers, partners and employees should be treated with dignity and compassion. Differences are recognized and valued, individual uniqueness is appreciated, abilities, and contributions are recognized.
3. Cooperation/Collaboration: We believe in a positive work culture. We are committed to developing healthy, supportive, working relationships with customers, partners and one another.
4. Loyalty: We believe the services we provide are valuable and positively impact lives. We will remain supportive of the agency mission, vision, policies and procedures as set by the Board of Directors.
5. Accountability/Responsibility: We believe in clearly communicating expectations to ensure dedicated staff can deliver extraordinary services, CNCAP staff are punctual, reliable, accountable and flexible to change as it may occur.
6. Diversity: We believe in an inclusive work environment. We are appreciative of and sensitive to the value of differences and ideas among people, culture, and practice. Differences are not only accepted but are utilized to strengthen agency performance.
7. Personal/Professional Development: We believe in a supportive environment that encourages customers and employees to acquire knowledge through lifelong learning.
8. Wellness: We believe in advocating life wellness. CNCAP provides opportunities, information and resources that promote physical, mental and social wellbeing for our customers and employees. This process assists in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
9. Family: We believe that strengthening positive family and community relationships is important. CNCAP employees and customers are encouraged to develop these connections. Policies are in place for our employees to allow for flexible work schedules so long as work commitments are met.
10. Honesty & Integrity: We believe integrity is of utmost importance. We will do what is right even when no one is watching, put forth maximum effort and demonstrate truthfulness in our actions and our words. We are mindful of how our actions may impact our customers, employees, partners and the agency.
Our tripartite board consists of a cross-section of public, private and low-income representation of our communities and service area, with a passion for our organization and those we serve. Guided by the agency's mission, the members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds directly affect those in need.
CNCAP Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership consists of 27 members representing: 1/3 public sector, 1/3 private interest and 1/3 low-income representation.
Low-income representation: shall be persons chosen in accordance with a democratic selection process adequate to assure that they are representative of the low- income population in the areas served.
In filling vacancies for the Low-income sector and Private sector, the agency will advertise for interested parties, whereas, an application may be submitted to our office for consideration. For the Low-income sector, once an application is received, voting shall take place with ballots distributed to the agency's clients , age 19 and over, residing in the coverage area. Any client has the right to refuse to vote. Once the democratic selection process has been completed, the Board Personnel Committee and Executive Committee will utilize scoring criteria to ensure the successful applicant meets all applicable qualifications for board service. Once that assurance is completed, voting will be held at the regular board meeting to seat the applicant to the Board of Directors.
Interested parties may be a past CNCAP client or from community organizations, religious organizations or other affiliations that are aware of the needs of the low-income population. Representatives do not have to be low-income, however, must know the needs that exist in the community.
For applicants for the Private Sector, once the application is submitted, it goes through the review process with the Personnel and Executive Committees for scoring, and approval at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors.
Petitions for Representation
Any representative group of the low-income, such as minority, racial or ethnic groups, the elderly or any community groups which may feel themselves inadequately represented on the CNCAP, Inc. Board of Directors, may petition the Board for representation. Within 45 days of receipt of such a petition signed by twenty or more persons, the Board of Directors shall set a time and a place for a hearing and shall give the petitioners adequate opportunity to be fully and fairly heard. A statement of any action taken as a result of such a petition, shall be issued in writing to the group and the State of Nebraska, within ten (10) days of the hearing. In the event of approval of such petition, these Bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation shall be expanded or revised if necessary to insure adequate representation of the petitioners.