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Membership / Re: Fingerprint Cards
Last post by baronet68 - Yesterday at 05:02:47 pm
Quote from: Capt Thompson on Yesterday at 12:29:42 pm
Quote from: Jester on Yesterday at 11:53:31 amOne of the things I'm hoping just stays gone after all this is the fingerprint requirement.  If we're background checking SMs right now through different means, why can't we just do that permanently?

Cost. It costs less to process a background check with the fingerprint card than without. NHQ is still doing the background checks, but the one they are using now costs more, so the fingerprint method is preferred.

FYI, every Senior is automatically background checked every 5 years, only the initial is with fingerprints. NHQ doesn't mind paying a little more for a Senior who has been here a while and will most likely be here a while longer, but they try to save a few bucks on the newer members who may only stick around a year or so.

What ^ he said...

Making the cards go away permanently would require a significant increase in first-year senior member dues (something on the order of a 75-100% increase for most wings).
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Safety / Re: CAP Chief of Safety
Last post by NIN - Yesterday at 04:34:04 pm
Quote from: Professor Safety & Emergency Services on Yesterday at 03:21:36 pmI hope he enjoys his retirement.

Second retirement. (George used to the the CAP-USAF Commander and retired from the USAF)

Word is he'll be working on his golf game.
Additional word is that his golf game needs a LOT of work.

(I kid. George is super people, and I have no idea if his golf game needs work or not. At my first Command Council in 2015, my seat was right next to the Safety folks. George and I would rib each other, but the ultimate joke was "Someone knew they needed to put me close to the safety team..")
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So again....

"Make a video, where you hold up each award, talk of each, and congratulate each person. Send a link to all involved. Mail the certs."

🤣
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Safety / Re: CAP Chief of Safety
Last post by Professor Safety & Emergency Services - Yesterday at 03:21:36 pm
Quote from: NIN on Yesterday at 10:53:17 amGeorge is retiring.

I hope he enjoys his retirement.
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^This.

People spend all sorts of time on masks and separating chairs, then they shake hands, hug,
take off the mask "for just one photo", etc.

None of that is a good idea. 6 feet, no touching, no food.

PROTIP: The Vid doesn't know it's "just one pic", and if a bunch of people are taking a pic with the same person,
as in this example, everybody is walking through everyone else's cloud, and that same person is drowning in the cloud of every person they stand next to.
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Glad to see this worked out. Looks like a very positive turnout with a good morale boost for members and families.

I do have a suggestion for everyone to be sure to review your Wing's remobilization plan for your respective phase. A lot of plans say that social distancing must be maintained and that any equipment shared between persons must be sanitized. In such cases, avoid making physical contact or passing objects between persons without first being wiped down. Ceremonial photos is the most common place that I see this, and it might be in violation with your Wing's protocols if you are standing shoulder-to-shoulder, shaking hands, pinning insignia, and passing award frames or guidons.
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Membership / Re: Fingerprint Cards
Last post by NovemberWhiskey - Yesterday at 12:43:23 pm
Quote from: etodd on Yesterday at 02:46:29 amCheck with your local police or sheriffs department.
NYPD will do this, but they charge $25 for the privilege and you have to go to 1PP.
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Membership / Re: Fingerprint Cards
Last post by Capt Thompson - Yesterday at 12:29:42 pm
Quote from: Jester on Yesterday at 11:53:31 amOne of the things I'm hoping just stays gone after all this is the fingerprint requirement.  If we're background checking SMs right now through different means, why can't we just do that permanently?

Cost. It costs less to process a background check with the fingerprint card than without. NHQ is still doing the background checks, but the one they are using now costs more, so the fingerprint method is preferred.

FYI, every Senior is automatically background checked every 5 years, only the initial is with fingerprints. NHQ doesn't mind paying a little more for a Senior who has been here a while and will most likely be here a while longer, but they try to save a few bucks on the newer members who may only stick around a year or so.
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Membership / Re: Fingerprint Cards
Last post by Jester - Yesterday at 11:53:31 am
One of the things I'm hoping just stays gone after all this is the fingerprint requirement.  If we're background checking SMs right now through different means, why can't we just do that permanently?

It makes everything easier (imagine being able to apply for senior membership online!)

Unless it's just to say that we have a rigorous process requiring fingerprints, which I can also see being the case.
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Safety / Re: CAP Chief of Safety
Last post by NIN - Yesterday at 10:53:17 am
George is retiring.
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