Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Former chief praises Socpo’s ‘evolution’On 25 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The outgoing president of local government HR body Socpo said she isdisappointed the society’s membership did not increase further during her yearin charge. The society’s membership increased by 200 to around 650, but Francesca Okosisaid she would have liked to see 900 members. But, she told Personnel Today she was pleased with the organisation’sevolution during her presidency and happy the body raised its profile andinfluence within local government, the public sector and with centralgovernment. In the past year, Socpo has entered into partnership with local governmentchief executive body Solace, sits on the Public Sector’s Employers’ Forum, andformed closer ties with the Government’s Office of Public Sector Reform. Okosi, director of change at government environmental agency Defra, said sheis confident Socpo’s membership will dramatically increase because of thesociety’s inclusion of Civil Service HR chiefs.