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Hot Topics
NRPA Connect is an online network with 64,000
professionals to answer your questions, share your
challenges and discuss trending topics in the field.
Check out what is being discussed this month:
Pool Slot Reservations - An NRPA Member
has asked the community to share success stories
regarding pool slot reservations to implement for
the upcoming summer.
NRPA members offered the following
suggestions:
We have employed the Acuity Scheduling software for all of our
program scheduling, from lap swimming, to pickleball, to use of our
fitness facility. It works very well for us and provides the necessary
" contact tracing " data, should that info become necessary. 

Our agency has been using SignUpGenius for all our
reservations: swimming, fitness classes, tennis, racquetball,
weight room, cardio floor. It is fairly easy, so most of our [older
adults] can manage the process. I do recommend you establish
a 24-hour cancellation policy with two strikes early to cut back
on " no-shows. " We have allowed call-in cancellations if people
are sick and it is under 24 hours.

If anything positive has come from [COVID-19], it's how we
shifted our operations at our pool. We reopened our pool at
the end of June and required reservations and set maximums
for various time slots and activities. In the mornings, we
established one-hour blocks of times for lap swimming, aqua
aerobics and water fitness. During the day, we set up twohour blocks for open, public swim and then additional lap
swimming blocks again in the evening. This accomplished one
of our county's goals [toward] improving contact tracing - in
the event there was a report case or exposure, we have all
names, addresses and contact info for those visiting the pool.
Reservation times are released and open every Thursday for
the following Monday to Sunday times. We do not accept
payment at the time of reservation, rather at the door. We felt
this was best since we deal with weather closures, etc.
Log in to connect.nrpa.org today to share
ideas or chime in to the discussion!

	

Member Benefit: Background
Screening Best Practices
Background Investigation Bureau (BIB) and
NRPA's partnership was
created to help park and
Innovative Technology
recreation agencies screen
to Protect What Matters.
better. Here are a few
things to keep in mind to
help prevent risk:
What is your background check costing you?
Budgets already are lean,
and not all background
checks are the same. The
best approach is to ask,
" Are we getting the best
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quality screen for a fair
price? " Also, NRPA members receive exclusive pricing on BIB's
Secure Volunteer background screenings!
How healthy is your data? Most information received by
states is through county records. Ideally, the information would
be correct and complete; however, in many cases, the records
are either missing data or inaccurate. You will need to assess
what screening methods you are using to get the best data from
every state relevant to your applicants.
Are you getting the full story? Inaccuracies in reports can't
provide the detailed information you need when making a hiring decision or preventing a dangerous person from becoming
a volunteer. When records or pertinent information are missing, it becomes challenging to make effective hiring decisions.
Making sure you're getting the best data possible from as many
sources as possible ensures you're getting the full story.
What is the turnaround time? While the majority of quality
background checks are completed in less than 72 hours, most
delays experienced are related to jurisdictions being searched.
For example, a court runner is physically going to a courthouse.
While this is a highly effective process, it can lead to longer turnaround times because of court access hours, staff or technology
available. It's important for you to know of any jurisdictions you
may be accessing regularly that could drive common delays.
For more information on how your agency can develop
the best background screening methodology, visit bib.com.
NRPA members will gain immediate peace of mind knowing that your volunteers and employees are well-vetted using
some of the most powerful and advanced background checks
available.
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