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TRPA Membership, It’s How We Connect!
Hello, TRPA family! I know you all are very busy preparing for your first (mostly) normal summer programming in a couple of years. Our new challenge seems to be that our communities are ready for parks and recreation departments to be fully open and offer as many, or more, programs as ever before. Our challenge is finding a way to navigate this while operating with about half the part-time staff we are used to. In a time where fast-food restaurants are paying $15 an hour for a new hire, we need to find creative ways to entice these folks to come work for us! My recommendation is to be flexible with your schedule, allow part-time staff to take some time off this summer, and offer memberships and facility discounts for your employees and their families. Part-time employees want to feel valued, the same as full-time, and providing these types of incentives can express to them their importance. Let’s face it — we really cannot operate functionally without them! Read more in the current TRPA magazine