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MRC Director/Coordinator/Designee

To register to use the interactive features of the MRC Web Site, select the Register link on the header and follow the instructions.

  1. Enter your e-mail address, and select a username and password.
     
  2. Complete your contact information. Ensure to select MRC Director, MRC Coordinator, or Designee and your unit’s state and name (or “New Unit” if registering a new MRC unit).
     
  3. After you complete the account registration process on the MRC Web Site, an email will be sent to you requesting that you activate your account by clicking on the link in the email.  This activation step must be completed before a member of the Program Office is able to confirm your access as the leader.
     
  4. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail indicating your account is approved and that you may begin logging into the site. Note: You may also receive an email from a member of the MRC Program prior to approval to verify your position as Director or Coordinator.

Once approved as a registered Director/Coordinator/Director, you will have access to your and your unit's personal account information. Please verify that everything is correct with your MRC unit information by following the Updating Unit Information on the MRC Web site, and update the information when necessary (we request you do this at least quarterly). As the Director/Coordinator/Designee, we advise that you update your unit information to include your volunteer numbers and major unit activities. You may receive quarterly reminders to review and update the information.

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Updating Unit Information on the MRC Web site

As a registered MRC Coordinator/MRC Director/Designee, you have permission to change the contact information for your unit. To make adjustments to your unit's contact information, log on to the MRC Web site using the LOGIN link above and the username and password you created at registration. Once logged in, go to the Unit tab and select your MRC unit name. The next page will display the Unit Profile screen and the sections that you can edit and keep accurate.

Please review your profile often for accuracy and completeness, including the following fields:

  • Basic Unit Information including Jurisdiction Information
  • Regular and Emergency Contact Information
  • Volunteer Counts
  • Unit Activities
  • Additional Unit Information

We have noticed that updates are particularly needed in the following areas:

  • Unit Descriptions. Many MRC units continue to use the unit description that they first entered upon application for registration. These descriptions are part of your profile that is visible to the public and should be interesting, accurate, and current. See Guidance Document on Developing Unit Descriptions (Adobe PDF [41 KB]) for examples of how you might want your description to look.
     
  • Unit Activities. Many stakeholders would like to know more details about the activities that MRC units are involved in. The description should be concise and, again, interesting. Some examples can be found at Activity Reporting.
     
  • Additional Unit Information. This section includes a number of objective questions about the organization, composition, integration, and planning for your unit. This information is not part of the unit profile that is visible to the public, but it is extremely necessary for us to have an accurate picture of the entire MRC network, as well as its strengths and weaknesses.

You may change/update your unit information as often as you would like. However, we request that you update it at least once every 3 months. After making any corrections, simply click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. This will save your updates and post them to the MRC Web site for all to reference. Be aware that users are logged out after 20 minutes of inactivity on the Member Resources Site. You may want to submit your updated unit information periodically to ensure that it is saved.

Note that only the MRC Program office staff and you can see the emergency contact and activation process information. This will not be shared with other users of the MRC Web site. If you have any technical issues with this feature, please e-mail the Webmaster (OEM-ITSolutions@ees.hhs.gov). For all other questions, contact the MRC Program at (202) 692-4724, MRCcontact@hhs.gov.

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Steps to Join the MRC Listserv

Another resource is the two MRC Listservs. The first option is the one-way listserv (medicalreservecorps-l), which is used by the MRC Program to share information on upcoming events, new resources, changes to the Web site, and major announcements. The second option is the two-way listserv that allows for those active in the program to share ideas, resources, best practices, and lessons learned. This listserv is conversational and allows for great interaction between units, the MRC Program, and others involved in the program. All subscribers must review the MRCLeaders-l Rules and Regulations before subscribing.

To subscribe to these e-mail notifications, do the following:

  1. Click the listserv icon “L” above.
  2. The MRC Listserv home page opens.
  3. To register for the one-way listserv, select the link under the one-way listserv section.
  4. On the next page, enter your e-mail address, full name, and then select “Join the List”.
  5. You will receive an e-mail message to confirm your request to join the listserv.
  6. To register for the two-way listserv, select the link under the two-way listserv section.
  7. The two-way listserv rules and regulations page will open. Review this page.
  8. Then, select the hyperlinked sentence “By clicking on this link, I agree to abide by these Rules of Conduct.”
  9. On the next page, enter your e-mail address, full name, and then select “Join the List”.
  10. You will receive an e-mail message to verify your subscription to the list.
  11. After you receive the e-mail message and confirm your subscription, you are a member of the MRC Listserv. You will begin receiving regular updates from the listservs.

After you receive the e-mail message and confirm your address, you are a member of the MRC Listserv. You will begin receiving regular updates from the MRC Program.

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Steps to Request Use of the MRC Logo

Another great benefit the MRC Program offers registered units is the opportunity to request use of the official MRC logo. The logo may be used on unit developed items identified in your logo authorization application. The MRC logo is a trademarked logo, and therefore units must request logo authorization prior to using the logo on items. Although use of the official logo is optional for registered units, the MRC Program encourages its use to help in both local and national identity and awareness of the MRC.

Steps to request logo authorization:

  1. Select the “LOGIN” link above, enter your username and password.
     
  2. Select the “Logo Request/New Use” link from the My Info tab.
     
  3. Select the “Online Form” link to complete the authorization online.
     
  4. Select the Unit that will be using the logo, or complete the Other Organization information.
     
  5. Please read the logo authorization carefully; it also is advisable to print a copy of the Logo Agreement for your records. If you agree to the terms of the agreement, select the “I Agree” button.
     
  6. Complete all fields on the logo authorization details screen. You must state specific logo uses in the “Description/Quantity” field. For example, if you plan to use the logo on letterhead, business cards, and postcards, state this in the description box along with the expected quantity of each.
     
  7. Upon completing the logo authorization, you have temporary access to the MRC logo file formats that can be used for 30 days pending approval by the MRC Program. For your convenience, you will be able to download the logo files from the Web site.
     
  8. An automated email will be sent to you within 30 days of your application submission, informing you of your approval or rejection to use the MRC logo permanently.
     
  9. To update your logo use items, follow the same process as above. If your unit or organization has an approved or pending authorization on file, you will be able to add additional Logo Uses to your online record. Logo uses should be updated any time you are adding the logo to a new item for which authorization was not previously granted.
     
  10. Please review the Promoting the Medical Reserve Corps Identity Guide (Adobe PDF [917 KB]) document for guidance on how to correctly use and display the MRC logo.

Remember to send mock-ups of your original or new logo uses, as you produce them, to the MRC Program for review. Digital copies should be e-mailed to MRCcontact@hhs.gov, or hard copies should be mailed to the MRC Program, to the attention of Ms. Dagayla Burks at the mailing addresses listed below.

    Deliveries via UPS and FedEx
    ASPR/OEM/MRC — 202-692-4724
    200 C St. SW
    Washington, DC 20024
    Deliveries via Regular Mail
    ASPR/OEM/MRC
    330 Independence Ave. SW, Room G644
    Washington, DC 20201

If you have any logo-specific questions or concerns, contact Ms. Burks directly at (202) 692-4724 or via the e-mail address listed above.

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