People, Structure, and Committees

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report: Operations and Budget

COMPASS operations includes those activities that support COMPASS programs, including staffing, staff development, support of COMPASS governance and technical committees, and development of the annual budget and work plan called the Unified Planning Work Program and Budget (UPWP). The UPWP aligns with agency goals and includes an analysis of federally required “planning factors” to ensure that the federal funds COMPASS receives will support economic vitality, increase safety and security of the transportation system, increase the accessibility and mobility options available to people and for freight, protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve quality of life, and enhance integration among transportation modes.

2015 Highlights:

  • Updated the COMPASS Joint Powers Agreement and Board Bylaws to promote greater agility and more effective functioning.
    • Supports Strategic Plan Objective 2.4, Review Board and committee structure, bylaws, and practices and recommend ways to improve efficiencies
  • Did not raise membership dues for the seventh year in a row. Dues were lowered in 2009, and have not been raised since.
    • Supports Strategic Plan Objective 2.1, Evaluate the effective use of agency resources to provide the best value for members
  • Set aside funds for the next regional orthophotography flight, planned for FY2016, which will be provided as a service to members.
    • Supports Strategic Plan Objective 2.1, Evaluate the effective use of agency resources to provide the best value for members
  • Received the WTS, Treasure Valley Chapter, Employer of the Year award for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women in transportation.
    • Supports Strategic Plan Objective 2.3, Develop and promote leadership skills and professional development for COMPASS Board members and staff
  • Earned the Platinum Level Alternative Transportation Champion Award for the seventh year in a row in the 2015 May in Motion competition. May in Motion is a month-long promotion to reward employers for educating their employees about transportation-related issues and encouraging their use of transportation alternatives. The platinum level is the highest level achievable in the competition.
    • Supports Strategic Plan Objectives 4.2, Implement adopted plans