Government Connections - Summer 2013 - (Page 14)
What SGMP is
TO SUPPORT ITS mission, SGMP provides current and relevant training to its members to help them accomplish agency goals
and objectives in accordance with current guidelines and regulations.
Sequestration has created a great deal of uncertainly for federal
government agencies in terms of meetings and events. With the
possibility of furlough, it is difficult for government agencies to
justify holding meetings, and many agencies have significantly
scaled back or eliminated discretionary meetings.
As a 501(c)6, SGMP is allowed by law to engage in lobbying
contact, as defined by 2 U.S.C. section 1602(8). But our mission has
always been based on education, not lobbying. SGMP staff does not
engage in lobbying activities to any notable extent.
The national board of directors has recently reaffirmed its support of this educational mission and its strategies and practices
that restrict the society from engaging in lobbying activities. SGMP,
therefore, does not register as a lobbying organization, as required
under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, 2 U.S.C. section 1603.
SGMP does have a mission based on education, not advocacy, and,
therefore, teaches our members the rules and regulations applicable
to their daily tasks to enhance their professional expertise and shares
our members’ best practices to improve the cost-effectiveness and
success of their meetings. SGMP does not lobby Congress or any
branch of government.
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | SUMMER 2013
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2013
Dieting on a Per Diem
What SGMP is Doing for You as Washington Tightens its Belt
2013 National Education Conference & Expo Focuses on Education
Extending the Value of Your Events
The Meeting Minute
Government Connections - Summer 2013