- Program and Procedural Manual
- Chapter 1 - Organization
- Chapter 2 - Memoranda and Agreements
- 2.01 - U.S. Department of Agriculture
- 2.02 - Arizona Cooperative Extension Memorandum of Understanding with Tribal Governments for Extension Indian Reservation Agent
- 2.03 - Memorandum of Understanding - Northern Arizona University
- Chapter 3 - Extension Program Areas
- Chapter 4 - Civil Rights
- Chapter 5 - Appointed Personnel
- Chapter 6 - Appointed Personnel Benefits
- Chapter 7 - Operations
- Chapter 8 - Generic Information
- APPENDIX A
- APPENDIX B
- APPENDIX C
- GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS
2.01.01.01 - Project Agreement With Extension Service, USDA
This project is based on authority provided in the Smith-Lever Act of May 8, 1914, as amended, Title V of the Rural Development Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-419) as amended, and the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-113) as amended. The General Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Arizona and the United States Department of Agriculture, revised January 4, 1957, further identifies the responsibilities of each institution in fulfilling the provisions of the Act. The project is also based on the provisions of Acts of the Arizona State legislature providing for Cooperative Extension Work: Chapter I, Arizona Revised Statutes, Article 3-124 to Article 3-127, inclusive, and other Federal and State laws appropriating funds for Extension work.
Arizona Cooperative Extension has an office in each of the 15 counties and, in addition, has four satellite branch offices, and five reservation offices. Each county has a designated County Director with responsibility and delegated authority from the Director for administering the County Extension program in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR); Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCNS), and 4-H Youth Development. They, in turn, assign responsibility and delegate authority to other members of the county faculty and staff to provide effective programs in the various subject matter areas. Within the College, the Director is responsible to the Dean and the balance of Extension personnel are responsible to the Director of Extension through appropriate supervisors. All Extension Specialists are responsible to Department Heads for supervision and for the accuracy of their technical subject matter. Department Heads are accountable to the Director for Extension programs in their respective areas. The County Extension Board in each Arizona county is appointed by and responsible to the County Board of Supervisors. The County Extension Board reviews program accomplishments, assists with the development of plans and approves the county phase of the Extension budget.
III. Project Work Areas
Established areas of work include the following:
A. Agriculture and Natural Resources
B. Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences
C. 4-H Youth Development
IV. Administrative Procedures
A. The State Cooperative Extension Director will provide the Administrator, Extension Service, USDA:
1. A statistical annual plan of work and statistical report of work accomplished according to national guidelines.
2. An annual budget and revision thereof if necessary showing the total financial support to carry out the Cooperative Extension Program in the state.
3. Prior to April 1 of each year, a financial report of all expenditures incurred in the support of the state Cooperative Extension program for the previous fiscal year on forms provided by the Administrator, Extension Service, USDA.
B. Equipment acquired, as well as the products resulting from expenditures of Federal and offset funds, or proceeds from the dispositions of such equipment or products, will remain the property of the state Extension Service for use in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work.
C. Personnel employed under this agreement will be:
1. Administratively responsible to the Director of Cooperative Extension Service or his designated representative.
2. Subject to the leave regulations of the state Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arizona.
3. Subject to Equal Employment Opportunity programs as required by 7 CFR 18 which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion. Rules and regulations with regard to Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 4. Programs under this agreement will be carried out in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits exclusion of persons from participation because of race, color, or national origin, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
D. Programs under this agreement will be carried out in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits exclusion of persons from participation because of race, color, or national origin, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
E. When information, responsibility, and other services are shared with research, teaching, or other divisions of the University, cost will be shared consistent with services performed for the Cooperative Extension Service. The Director of Extension shall be responsible for conducting periodic appraisals of operations to determine whether costs paid from Extension appropriations are adequate or excessive in relation to services and materials provided the Extension Service. 6. This agreement will be reviewed at least every five years and revised whenever all or any part of the provisions become inoperative, or when a change in program or operations requires additional provision.