Members of Congress Support Classifying ‘Public Safety Telecommunicators’ as a ‘Protective Service’ Occupation

Alexandria, VA – Yesterday, the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) – sent a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging OMB to revise the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) to accurately represent the complex and life-saving nature of the work performed by 9-1-1 professionals.  This is a welcome development that aligns with recommendations made by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International in formal comments submitted to OMB as part of the revision process. [Read more…]