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NACo has published an in-depth analysis of the U. S. Department of Labor's new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule and its impact to county government.  A copy of the report is available here.

Analysis of the Impact of the U.S. Department of Labor's Overtime Rule on Counties - June 2016

Mississippi Residents Mark $17 Million in Prescription Savings with Rx Discount Program

The Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) and the Coast2Coast Rx program has saved Mississippi residents nearly $17 Million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx Card.

The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be accepting Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) applications in order to develop a multi-year program of projects for Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 through FY 2020.  All final project approvals will be contingent upon the availability of funds in the year for which they are being requested.

The NACo Steering Committee nomination process is now open for the 2016-2017 term.  If you are interested in serving on a NACo committee, please email your completed Steering Committee Nomination Form to no later than June 20, 2016.  Terms will begin in August 2016 following the NACo Annual Conference.

The MSU Extension office has announced the schedule for the 2016 purchasing, receiving and inventory control clerk certification classes.  Please click here for more details.

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Biloxi

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Oxford

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Jackson

Registration Form

The MAS Minority Caucus has announced scholarship recipients for the 2016 selection cycle.  Winners of the scholarships are:

District One:

Kelsi Alexis Jamison (Coldwater, MS)
Lydia Holland (Coldwater, MS)
Tatyana Harris (Crawford, MS)

District Two:

Reneesha R. Johnson (Indianola, MS)
Sheteria Harrington (Indianola, MS)
Xavier Reed (Shaw, MS)

District Three:

Treves Dale Traham (Foxworth, MS)
Jonathan Scott (Magnolia, MS)
Nicholas Lewis (Silver Creek, MS)


Looking ahead to my year as NACo president, I want to take this opportunity to let you know about the appointments that I will have the privilege of making to NACo's leadership team.

These appointments are for:

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently soliciting comments from interested parties on its Public Participation Process and Plan and from non-metropolitan locally elected officials on its Local Consultation Process. Copies of each process and a comment form can be found at at the Planning Division page.

Dear Colleagues:

Due to our climate and existing mosquito populations, Mississippi is at risk for emerging diseases spread by mosquitoes such as Zika.  Zika virus normally causes a mild illness but infection during pregnancy has been linked to severe brain damage to babies in the womb.  Mississippi residents are currently only at risk if they travel to areas with active Zika transmission, primarily the Caribbean and Latin America.  Two Mississippi residents have been diagnosed with Zika following trips to Haiti.