Responsible for energizing and mobilizing the sector by giving them tools to advocate for budget and policy priorities with a unified voice.
Members: Representatives from all HSC member organizations.
Process: HSC members identify at least one staff person responsible for responding to requests for information and carrying out advocacy action response instructions such as letter writing or calling elected offices. This group also receives important budget and policy updates via email.
AARG members meet quarterly to receive updates on advocacy efforts underway at HSC, discuss issues that cut across the sector, and receive advocacy trainings. As issues develop, subgroups may be formed to help HSC in advocacy efforts on specific topics.
Responsible for financial audit obligations related to the Corporation, including without limitation, the following:
Defining scope of annual financial audit
Approving audit prior to presentation to the Board of Directors
Selecting an independent auditor
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WORKGROUP
Responsible for analysis and advocacy on matters related to streamlining the relationship between nonprofits and government including, without limitation:
Promoting streamlining and reform in City and State procurement law and practice
Advocating for legislative reform before the City Council and for regulatory reform before the Procurement Policy Board
Working with the Mayor's Office of Contracts Services and the Comptroller's Office on process improvements
Leading human service sector participation in the planning and implementation of technology projects, including HHS accelerator and HSData
Creating strategies to ensure the needs and concerns of human service providers are incorporated into City and State technology initiatives
RACIAL EQUITY WORKGROUP
Responsible for helping HSC determine ways to address structural racism (in the human services sector) as it relates to social policies, communities, and the delivery of human services.
Assists HSC in bringing together key stakeholders to address structural racism
Explores various options on how HSC can incorporate a structural racism perspective into its work
GROUP PURCHASING WORKGROUP
Convened by HSC and the United Way of NYC, this workgroup is responsible for providing feedback to NYC and Essensa, the Group Purchasing Organization selected to run the City�s new nonprofit group purchasing initiative. Workgroup goals are:
Identifying and communicating the unique aspects of nonprofit purchasing practices
Monitoring the rollout of the group purchasing initiative
Playing an advisory role to Essensa and NYC
Working to ensure sector needs are being met
Helping to think through the overall approach
Chairs: Robert Siebel (Executive Director/CEO, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn) and Michael Zisser (Executive Director, University Settlement Society) HSC Staff Management: Allison Sesso, HSC and Alex Martinez, UWNYC
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