OEC Outreach Clips: 911 Dispatchers Are Not Clerical Workers, Source The Hill

911 dispatchers are not clerical workers (9/20) – The Hill

Dispatchers are critical members of the first responder community who use their specialized skills and training to save lives and keep communities safe.  However, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently proposed that the position of “Public Safety Telecommunicator” be classified as an “Office and Administrative Support Occupation.”  Such a classification is more than just grossly inaccurate. It diminishes the vital role dispatchers play and perpetuates a stereotype that impacts the resources available to dispatchers and 911 systems, particularly at a time when rapid technological changes are increasing demands on dispatchers. 911 dispatchers are not clerical workers