Section 1.SIAM may undertake the following activities which are not necessarily inclusive or mandatory:
1. Serve as a recognized national and regional focal point and spokesperson for intergovernmental administrative and management related developments in education, training and research.
2. Identify major intergovernmental management needs, problems, and opportunities inherent in the structure of the American federal system.
3. Identify and promote the use of information sources and material which constitute the state of the art of intergovernmental management issues.
4. Provide a forum for the exchange of views, information, and research on intergovernmental administrative and management issues, federal, state, and local management capacity development, grants-in-aid, and related rule and regulation changes, etc.
5. Provide a forum for discussion, research, and documentation of challenges and operations related to interstate and interlocal relations.
6. Serve as a stimulus for enhancing the effectiveness of the intergovernmental system through the exploration, development, and testing of capacity building models designed to respond to state and local deficiencies and needs.
7. Formulate program/policy positions on intergovernmental issues and problems of national, regional, state, or local interest and concern.
8. Encourage and sponsor intergovernmental related research and state-of-the-art developments through panels/presentations at ASPA, or related professional association, regional and national conferences.
9. Cooperate with other ASPA organizational units (sections, chapters) on program issues of mutual concern related to the intergovernmental system.
Training and Development:
1. Develop training packages (papers, reports, manuals, recordings, and video tapes, etc.) integrating advances in the area of cooperative federal, state, and local program and technology development and implementation.
2. Promote the incorporation of intergovernmental projects into on-going training and educational programs at universities and at all levels of government and in related professional associations.
3. Sponsor workshops and seminars in cooperation with related ASPA sections on functional issues where intergovernmental management and administration is key to program effectiveness.
1. Identify topics which should be included in the literature on intergovernmental coordination, cooperation, and management issues including, but not limited to, conference papers, articles, and books, and promote and encourage the publication of these sources.
2. Promote the publication of the section newsletter, occasional papers, or symposium of PAR or related journals on management capacity building in the context of intergovernmental policy management assistance or program administration and management from an intergovernmental perspective.
1. Encourage section member research efforts related to intergovernmental administration and management.
2. Explore and develop research projects for funding by private foundations and governmental agencies.
3. Encourage federal, regional, state, and local research on intergovernmental administrative or management needs and interstate and interlocal concerns.
4. Assist in securing public agency funding support for section member research or special projects in the development and/or testing of systems, administrative tools or needs assessments, or development of course or curriculum materials related to the understanding or betterment of the Federal grant-in-aid system or intergovernmental infrastructure supporting the system.
Section 2. Annual Report:
SIAM shall prepare and submit a written annual report on its activities to the ASPA National Council at the time of the ASPA National Conference. The report will include information on SIAM achievements in program and budget during the previous year and projected activities and budget for the following year.