Chlorine Chronicle (Archive)NMSC Apr/00 Newsletter
Human Resource Management Process
In recent years, several conditions have changed that require NMSC to re-examine their relationship with the coaching staff. These include:
- In the last three years NMSC's program has increased from 18 coaching hours per week to 34 coaching hours per week, coaching staff has increased from 4 to 6 and the value of payments made to coaches has doubled.
- Situations have developed that require clarification of the relationship between NMSC and the coaching staff. Many of these situations have arisen in previous years and have been revisited with each new executive.
- Recently acquired Revenue Canada tax guidelines that indicate NMSC may have tax responsibilities with respect to payments made to coaches.
- Recent civil law cases involving swims clubs (not NMSC) make it necessary for to assess the potential liability issues with respect to coaching staff, executive and members of NMSC.
Under the NMSC constitution the executive is responsible for the coaching staff. To ensure NMSC member needs are continued to be met consistently across all groups, the NMSC executive has initiated the development of human resources policies, procedures and guidelines for coaching staff. This will include:
- definition of coaching roles, responsibilities and qualifications and how they relate to the NMSC mission.
- procedures for reviewing the performance of coaches so that feedback can be provided to the coaches and so that professional development plans for coaches can be made.
- a clear definition of the relationship between NMSC and the coaches.
- policies for the management of coaches including the recruitment and release (hire and release of coaching staff requires a level of confidentiality - not all information concerning these processes can be made available to the general membership).
A sub-committee of the NMSC executive plus one coach has been convened to examine these requirements and to develop the necessary human resources policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the continued success of NMSC. Because of the sensitivity and importance of this activity deliberations of the committee will be kept confidential.
NMSC Past President