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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office for Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

2017-2018 Food Service Management Company Contracts Webinar

The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration will host a webinar in March to provide important information to School Food Authorities (SFAs) regarding the process for contracting with a Food Service Management Company (FSMC).  The webinar will explain the process for procuring a FSMC, will address important changes to the process for the 2017-2018 school year, and will familiarize SFAs with SED’s prototype contracts. 

SED strongly encourages both prospective SFAs and SFAs that currently contract with a FSMC to attend the webinar.  This webinar is considered a professional development opportunity; the webinar will provide 1.5 hours of training which will count towards the Professional Standards annual training requirements. Interested school business officials, supervisors, cook managers, and others involved with the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs are invited to attend the webinar. If you currently contract with a FSMC, please inform company representatives of this training and encourage them to attend as they, too, are required to meet the Professional Standards annual training requirement.

SED is committed to providing on-going training and technical assistance to those administering the Child Nutrition Programs. The webinar will be accessible on the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website after the live versions have concluded. SED will be offering additional webinars addressing various topics throughout the school year, so it is important to visit the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website regularly for the most up to date information and training schedules.

SED will use WebEx to conduct this webinar.  The date, time and event ID for the webinar is listed below.

Date

Time

Topic

Event ID

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2:00 – 3:30 PM

2017-2018 Food Service Management Company Contracts

808696712

WebEx requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation as well as to participate in presentation activities. However, if you will not have access to a computer for any reason, please contact the Child Nutrition Office for instructions to access the conference portion of the webinar. Instructions for accessing the webinar(s) through WebEx are detailed below.

Instructions for registering for SED webinars:

  1. Go to https://meetnydirect.webex.com/ , click the “Home” tab on the left hand corner at the top of the screen and enter the Event ID in the blue box provided for each webinar you wish to attend. Select “Join.” You will be redirected to another screen displaying information for the event.  
  2. On the bottom of the screen, select “Register” to register for the event.
  3. Enter your first and last name, email address and the SFA name in the space provided, and then select your title from the drop down menu. If you are not associated with an SFA, type “N/A” in the space provided.  If there are any other staff members viewing this webinar with you, please enter their name(s) in the space provided to ensure that they receive professional development credits as well.  Please note: it is essential to provide a correct email address that you have access to as WebEx will send the event link, event information, and the registration ID to the email address provided. Once finished, select “Submit.”
  4. Once you have registered for the webinar, WebEx will send you an email containing the link to access the webinar along with your unique registration ID.

*If the Event ID does not work (Gives “Invalid number or Room ID. Try again” message), click the “Events Center” tab on the center at the top of the screen, click “Attend an Event” then “List of Events” then register for the Event you wish to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Program Office at 518-473-8781.

Upcoming Webinars

March 22, 2017

2:00PM to 3:30PM
Link: https://meetnydirect.webex.com/
Contact: (518) 473-8781

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electrónicoprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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