Mission & Strategic Plan

NASCA’s primary state government members are Cabinet-level and senior public officials that oversee the departments that provide operational support to other state agencies. Common areas of oversight by NASCA’s primary members can include general services (such as fleet, mail, printing, and surplus), procurement, facilities, telecommunications, information technology, construction, risk management, accounting, budget, insurance, audits, human resources, professional development and more. NASCA encourages the participation of deputy directors and senior-level staff that support the state chief administrators.

NASCA's mission is to engage states in transforming government operations through the power of shared knowledge, operational excellence and thought leadership.

NASCA's strategic goals are:

  1. NASCA is the leading voice for state government operational excellence.
  2. NASCA is the preferred community and trusted resource for state leaders in transforming state government operations.
  3. NASCA has the required policies, governance structure and resources to achieve its goals.

Founded in 1976, the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA), is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) association representing chief administrative officers (CAOs)—public officials in charge of departments that provide support services such as human resources, information technology, procurement, risk management and general administrative services to other state agencies. NASCA provides a forum for CAOs to exchange information and learn new ideas from each other and private sector partners. NASCA engages states in transforming government operations through the power of shared knowledge, operational excellence and thought leadership.

Pursuant to IRS Regulations, it is the policy of NASCA to allow public access to its original exemption application and to its IRS Form 990. In addition, NASCA will make copies of its governing documents, conflict of interest policy/disclosures, and year-end financial statements available to the public. This access will be provided at NASCA’s principal headquarters offices at a time mutually agreeable between its headquarters and the individual requesting the inspection during regular business hours. In addition, NASCA will make each Form 990 information return available for a period of 3 years from filing. Headquarters will provide a copy of the exemption application or Form 990 without charge, other than a reasonable fee for reproduction and actual postage costs, as applicable. The copy must include all information furnished to the IRS as well as all schedules, attachments, and supporting statements, except for the name and address of any contributor to the organization. For further detailed information regarding these IRS requirements, refer to the General Instructions for Form 990.