2018 Awards Submission Deadline TODAY!

NASCA established the Innovations in State Government Awards program to recognize state administration department programs and projects that exemplify best practices. This awards program will recognize one outstanding state government initiative in each the following categories: General Services, Infrastructure, Financial Management and Personnel.

Visit the  Innovations In State Government webpage to submit your innovations today!

The National Walton Leadership Award was established to recognize state chief administrators for their passion, outstanding service, leadership and commitment to state government. The award was created to honor Ray Walton for his service and dedication to state government and to NASCA. Ray Walton served as the Executive Director for NASCA from February 2011 through February 2015 and the former Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Iowa Department of Administrative Services. 

Click here to nominate an outstanding chief administrator. 

Questions? Contact Tommy Morrison at  tmorrison@nasca.org

State Member Travel Scholarship Available

NASCA  travel scholarship funds  are also available to state chief administrators and deputy directors/senior staff.  These scholarships are augment the conference and event reimbursements currently provided to state chief administrators. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 13. 
Early registrants eligible for behind-the-scenes zoo tour!

Three NASCA members who register before July 20 will be entered in a random drawing for a behind-the-scenes look at the care and feeding of the alligators during the off-site reception at the Omaha Zoo. Register now to be entered
Attn Corporate Members: 2018 Institute On Management and Leadership Sponsorship Deadline is Approaching

The 2018 Institute on Management and Leadership is just around the corner.  To make full use of sponsorship benefits, all opportunities must be secured by August 10. The NASCA Connection Meetings are scheduled immediately after the deadline, and a sponsorship must be confirmed prior to scheduling.  
Register yourself and other attendees

  • All opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. 
  • To keep ratios desirable for all attendees, all events and sponsorship opportunities are only available for NASCA corporate members in good standing.
  • Any sponsorship opportunity may be secured at this time, and you may select "invoice me" to pay in the future.
For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Tommy Morrison or  Sarah Razor.
July 10, 2018

On behalf of NASCA's Programs Committee, we would like to thank all state members who participated in the recent member survey on strategy procurement
and artificial intelligence. This research was conducted i n partnership with NASCA Corporate Member McKinsey & Company.

The results of the survey will be shared with the NASCA membership at the 2018 Institute on Leadership and Management and participating states will receive custom reports. We appreciate your participation!
Corporate Member Spotlight:  Ray Zaso, Principle Advisory, KPMG

  • How long have you been in your position, and what is something you wish you knew the first 90 days on the job? 26 months
  • What is the best part about your job? Helping develop colleague careers and working with clients who truly want to make a difference.
  • What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Watch Dr. Who re-runs during the Christmas Holiday
  • What was your first job where you received a W2/1099? Sweeping floors at a grocery store
  • What, if anything, have you ever re-gifted? Where do I start? Ties, Gloves, Scarfs, Books, Wine Decanter, the list goes on and on...
  • What are three things still left on your bucket list? Visit Australia. Take a month vacation. Sail the Caribbean.
Is your department hiring for key roles? Send the postings directly to Kayla Leslie   to be included on NASCA 's Career page. This service is complimentary to all states. Please include the followin g information for t he listing;  t itle, d epartment, s tate, c losing date and l ink to more  information.