About Partner Agency Data Leads (PADL)


What is a PADL?

It is a requirement of the HMIS Standard Operating Procedures that each Nevada HMIS Partner Agency assign a designated HMIS Lead, referred to locally as a Partner Agency Data Lead [PADL].

Who are the PADLs?

HMIS users who have been identified by the CEO or the Executive Director at their agency as having the experience and ability to ensure accurate and complete HMIS data entry, communicate well across all of their agency programs, and serve as the on-site experts and trainers to other HMIS users within the agency. The designated PADL has responsibility for the administration of the HMIS in his/her agency.

The PADL Defined: Roles and Responsibilities


  • The primary point of contact for the HMIS State Lead (Clark County Social Service) and the HMIS System Administrator (Bitfocus, Inc.)
  • The go-to person for all HMIS users within the agency
  • Committed to fully understand the system and be able to edit, create, and append data for all programs and services operated by his or her agency
  • Able to run reports regarding agency programs and services; frequently logging into the system


  • Responsible for agency data quality and reports
  • To be in compliance with the HMIS Standard Operating Procedures, Memorandum of Understanding, and Data Sharing Agreement
  • Ensure that the agency and programs are in compliance with all HMIS HUD and other Federal Partner standards
  • Ensure all agency information is up to date with Bitfocus, Inc
  • Be the source for all HMIS related forms and consents within the agency
  • Attend all HMIS/CoC train the trainer model sessions and relay all knowledge and training to agency end users.
  • Responsible for ongoing training and support of all agency staff apart from the trainings offered by Bitfocus, Inc.

Please see below for helpful tools and information!



Hello, Nevada Partner Agency Data Leads!

As the Administrator for the Nevada Statewide HMIS, Bitfocus is committed to providing you with the resources and support you need to succeed in your designated role as the PADL for your organization.  This page will be routinely updated with new resources so please continue to check back regularly!

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need any additional support or information.

PADL meeting schedules are available on our Calendar.

PADL 101 :  Who, What, and Why!

PADL Role and Responsibility
Outline of the basic role of the PADL and description of PADL responsibilities.
PADL 101 Slides
2018 Powerpoint slide presentation outlining PADL basic details, report spotlight, what to expect from quarterly PADL trainings, and CoC updates for QTR 1 of the calendar year.
Standard Operating Procedures (PDF)
HMIS Standard Operating Procedures.
Nevada Statewide HMIS Data Quality Plan (PDF)
This document outlines the data quality plan, timeline, and responsibilities for all 3 Nevada CoC.

Resource Archive





August 9, 2022



May 10, 2022


February 8, 2022



August 10, 202


May 11, 2021


February 9, 2021


QTR2 – SN PADL Agenda
May 12, 2020

QTR1 – SN PADL Agenda
February 11, 2020


QTR4 – SN PADL Agenda
November 5th, 2019

QTR3 – SN PADL Agenda
July 9th, 2019

QTR1 – SN PADL Agenda
January 8th, 2019



Qtr 3 SN PADL Meeting 
September 27th, 2018

Qtr 2 SN PADL Meeting
June 28th, 2018

Qtr 1 SN PADL Meeting
March 22nd, 2018