APCO Presses OMB on Dispatcher Classification

September 20, 2016–The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International filed comments with the Office of Management and Budget today urging it to reclassify public safety telecommunicators as protective service occupations. “Public Safety Telecommunicators deserve appropriate recognition for the lifesaving work they perform and must be classified as Protective Service Occupations,” APCO Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Derek Poarch said. “I want to thank APCO’s members and supporters for answering our call to action and joining the fight by filing comments providing thousands of real examples of how they protect and save lives. Reclassification has been a major grassroots effort by the skilled professionals in our community, and it will remain a priority for APCO until the federal officials get this right.”

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