New reporting requirements for Senior Corp programs affiliated with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) were released late in August 2012. Grantees can prepare for compliance by using some existing reporting and tracking in the Volunteer Reporter. Volunteer Reporter will be adding specific features to address these requirements when the new version comes out—they cannot be added via a patch.
As of January 2012, CNCS revised the Service Categories and newly labeled Focus Areas. In the Reporter version 6.0 what used to be called Issue Areas (which superceded the long ago Service Category Groupings) became the Focus Areas.
Make sure your Service Categories are up to date. You can check your service categories and update them with the Service Category Utility included in v6.0.
Some grantees are manually adding Veterans and Military Families as a focus area.
Evaluating your existing data will help you to determine which will become your Primary Focus Area as will be required for CNCS reporting.
Reports | Statistics | Stations by Focus Area
For all stations where hours were served, this report lists the focus area, the station, and the number of volunteers. You can limit the report to 'Just volunteers 55 and over in age' and/or check to 'Include stations with 0 hours.'