Local Agency Staffing


  1. 1. Staffing Standards
  2. 2. Local Level Staffing Data
  3. 3. Local Agency Breastfeeding Staffing Requirement

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1. Staffing Standards

  1. The State agency prescribes local agency staffing standards that include:
    • credentials - Checked
    • staffing levels
      • staff-to-participant ratio standards
      • time spent on WIC functions
      • other (specify):
    • functions of CPAs - Checked
    • paraprofessional requirements
    • other (specify):
    • not applicable
  2. The State agency has a plan for ensuring that local agency credentials are in line with the Nutrition Services Standards, i.e., federal requirements (FR), recommended criteria (RC), best practices (BP).
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
  3. The State agency maintains copies of local agency CPA position descriptions, classified in terms of Nutrition Services Standards, i.e., federal requirements (FR), recommended criteria (RC), best practices (BP).
    • Yes
    • No - Checked
  4. Local agencies follow staffing standards established by unions or local governmental authorities.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
    • If yes, how many of the total local agencies are currently authorized by unions or local governmental authorities?

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Organization & Management Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):

2. Local Level Staffing Data

  1. The State agency gathers and analyzes data to determine staff-to-participant ratios (check all that apply):
    • for each clinic/local agency - Checked
      • at regular intervals
      • monthly
      • quarterly
      • annually - Checked
      • other (specify):
    • by function - Checked
      • program management
      • food delivery
      • certification
      • nutrition education - Checked
      • breastfeeding promotion and support
      • other (specify):
  2. Results of analyses are reported back to local agencies.
    • No - Checked
    • Yes, in a single report comparing all local agencies
    • Yes, in a local agency-specific report (no comparative data)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Organization & Management Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (cite):

3. Local Agency Breastfeeding Staffing Requirement

  1. The local agency has designated a staff person to coordinate breastfeeding promotion and support activities.
    • Yes  - Checked
    • No
  2. The State agency maintains approved copies of local agency Breastfeeding Coordinator and Peer Counselor position descriptions as outlined in the FNS Loving Support Peer Counseling Model.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No