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The open discussion of history embodied
in the four new NOVA Parks interpretive
signs and the programming of space in
a way that promotes inclusion lead to a
sense of belonging.
sion, in addition to creating places
for recreation, is to ensure our
shared historic places are conserved
and our stories memorialized, even
if those stories hold up a mirror to
some of our worst moments. "
Programs and interpretive efforts
are some of the fastest and most
impactful ways to effect change
in park and recreation diversity.
During the summer of 2021, The
Carlyle House, which is an 18th
century mansion/museum run by
NOVA Parks, hosted a Juneteenth
celebration focusing on the arts.
When a site that was built and run
by enslaved people hosts a celebration
focused on Black artists, the
perception of that place changes.
In Northern Virginia, many
groups, including Korean, Bolivian,
Pakistani, Persian, Indian and
LGBTQ+, all have festivals and
events on NOVA Parks lands. The
open discussion of history embodied
in the four new markers and
the programming of space in a way
that promotes inclusion both lead
to a sense of belonging.
Parks can and do bring people
together. They are public lands that
belong to everybody. Part of our
challenge in running parks is to do
what we can, so that everyone in
our area feels the parks are open,
welcoming and relevant to them.
Paul Gilbert is Executive Director of
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
(pgilbert@nvrpa.org).
Member Benefit: Background Screening Best Practices
B
ackground Investigation Bureau (BIB) and NRPA's partnership
was created to help park and recreation agencies conduct background
screenings better. Here are a few things to keep in mind
to help prevent risk:
What is your background check
costing you? Selecting background
checks based on the lowest cost can
lead to a low-quality screen. The best
approach is to ask, " Are we getting the
best quality screen for a fair price? "
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'll 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?
When pertinent information is missing,
it becomes challenging to make
effective hiring decisions. Making
sure you're receiving the best data
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 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 www.bib.com. NRPA members
will gain peace of mind knowing
that your volunteers and employees
are well-vetted using some of
the most advanced background
checks available. Visit
tinyurl.
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your discount.
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