Strategic Plan

Adopted December 2022


ACSS’s purpose is to effectively advocate for and represent California state supervisors, managers and other excluded employees.


ACSS’s vision is that all California state excluded employees receive fair and equitable representation, compensation and benefits.


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Goal 1: Increase Membership

Overview: ACSS’s success is based on the numbers of members we represent. We will continue to focus on coordinated campaigns to attract new members and retain existing ones.

  • Build awareness about the benefits of ACSS
  • Improve outreach to new supervisors and excluded employees
  • Build a retention program
Goal 2: Build Member Engagement

Overview: Another key to ACSS success is member engagement. We want to assure strong levels of member activity at each chapter and each work site, resulting in high levels of activism at ACSS.

  • Increase the quality of (and attendance at) Chapter Meetings
  • Explore the development of work-related member interest groups
Goal 3: Sustain Our Legislative and Advocacy Successes

Overview: ACSS needs to maintain a strong presence and voice both in Sacramento and at the District level so that policy makers and legislators acknowledge the importance of ACSS and support our priorities.

  • Educate legislators and policy-makers, including executive branch
  • Achieve "wins" in specific policy areas
Goal 4: Strengthen Our Organization

Overview:  Strengthening our organization means strengthening board and chapter leadership while also increasing customer service and communication at all levels and building mutual accountability and transparency and continually measuring our progress.

  • Assure the Board, Board members, committees, and Executive Committee are clear on their responsibilities and implementing them
  • Improve the quality of Board meetings
  • Assure that Chapter presidents and Chapter officers are clear on their responsibilities and implementing them
  • Develop fully functioning committees
  • Assure regular meetings of President's Forum
  • Build a succession plan for volunteer leaders

Spread the Word!

As ACSS evolves, we plan to carry out the purpose, vision, and goals that this new Strategic Plan entails. As a member of ACSS, you can expect an increase in communication, transparency, and involvement from ACSS that ultimately benefits you and all managers, supervisors and confidential employees of the State of California. It is a great time to be a member. If you know of fellow colleagues or associates that are eligible to be a member of ACSS but have not joined yet, please help out by spreading the message of ACSS and encouraging them to join now