CEO Blog: May 2016

Final Overtime Rule Requires Alignment

This week’s publication of the final overtime rule on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is sure to have a positive impact for many individuals working in the human services sector. Without question, income equity and fair wages for all Americans, including the staff of nonprofit organizations, is paramount to ensuring every American realizes their full potential. … more

Obama Administration Unveils FLSA Overtime Rule

Since the announcement of the proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule change in 2015, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has been leading conversations on the unintended consequences this rule, as written, would have on nonprofit human service organizations. … more

Strengthen Child Welfare Financing with Provider Input

Keeping Kids in Families is a public-private partnership guided by three national organizationsthe American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and the National Organization for State Associations for Children (NOSAC) that raises the collective voice of advocates nationwide who are urging Congress to act now to strengthen our child welfare system. Below is an update on Keeping Kids in Families from the three partners—known as the Triad. … more

Nonpayment on State Contracts May Be Decided in Court

Enough is enough!

Have you ever heard of road builders or big technology companies not getting paid for completed work on signed state contracts because the state says they do not have the money? What do you think would happen if they were owed more than $100 million dating back to 2015?

This is exactly the scenario playing out in Illinois. The state is not paying nonprofit human-serving organizations, despite having contracts for the services they have already provided to children, adults, and families. With increasing concern and outrage, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and our national network have watched an ill-managed budget crisis unfold in Illinois over the past 10 months. … more

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