What's Hot at HSC!Press Conference & Rally for Nonprofit Funding in Executive Budget
On May 26, 2016, HSC joined New York City Council Members, Helen Rosenthal, Stephen Levin, and Vincent Gentile, and nonprofit human services organizations, to rally for nonprofit funding in the Mayor's Executive Budget. Together, we called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fund a 2.5% increase to contracted community service budgets to help pay for the increased cost of supplies and repairs, equipment, technology, food, and rent...Read more here.
HSC Statement DOL Overtime Regulations
On May 19, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay by more than doubling the salary threshold for exempt white collar status and significantly increasing the salary threshold for “highly compensated employee” status. HSC supports this expansion of overtime eligibility as it will benefit both our workers and the communities we serve. At the same time, we are deeply concerned that without the proper investment from government, nonprofits will have difficulty implementing this new policy... Read more here.
HSC Executive City Budget Statement (FY17)
On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio released the New York City Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2017. This $82.2 billion spending plan includes funding to support the next step of the Mayor’s $15 wage floor for nonprofit human services workers under contract with the City, but given the financial fragility of the sector, it falls short in other significant ways. Most importantly, the Executive Budget provides no funding for cost-of-living adjustments (“COLAs”) for the human services workforce or to combat the wage compression that will result from the increase in the wage floor... Read more here.
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HSC In The NewsOn the Brink—Providers Under Pressure - 5/25/16
In January last year, on the back of a $19 million loss, New York’s largest nonprofit human services provider, Federation Employment and Guidance Services (FEGS), abruptly shut its doors. FEGS was a $250 million nonprofit organization that provided essential services to 120,000 New York households for more than 80 years. And while it hasn’t been the only nonprofit to go bankrupt in recent years, the collapse of an organization at this scale sent shockwaves through the nonprofit community and proved that there remain persistent, systemic issues that threaten the stability of the entire sector...Read more here.
Nonprofit Reactions to New Overtime Rules Run the Gamut - 5/24/16
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor released new rules that increased the white-collar overtime threshold from $455 to $913 per week (or from $23,660 to $47,476 on an annual basis). The announcement of the updated rules implementing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ended a lengthy process that began in 2014 when President Obama requested the regulations be reviewed to ensure they were consistent with his goal of ensuring workers were paid a fair wage for a hard day’s work...Read more here.
Allison Sesso Interviewed by Liana Downey - 5/16/16
Liana Downey, author, speaker and strategic advisor, interviews Allison Sesso, Executive Director of the Human Services Council about the collapse of a $250m nonprofit organization; the Commission the Human Services Council spear-headed to investigate this and other industry bankruptcies; and the Commission's findings. A must-listen podcast with major ramifications for policy makers, government, funders and nonprofit leaders...Listen here.
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