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NYC COMPTROLLER AFFIRMS HSC’S LONG-HELD POSITION

Overhead Rates in City Government Contracts Are Inadequate and Injurious Among HSC’s most critical charges is remedying the chronic underfunding by government of human services – and increasing the rates at which City and State agencies reimburse human services providers … Continue reading

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A deeper look at “sanctuaries”: next steps to protecting the undocumented population

As the federal administration continues to threaten funding cuts for self-proclaimed sanctuary cities, mayors from around the nation have spoken out to assure their commitment to this policy and their communities has not changed. For example, Mayor de Blasio has … Continue reading

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HSC STRENUOUSLY ENDORSES NYC AS A SANCTUARY CITY…

And Will Vociferously Resist Federal Funding Cuts to Human Services Among Donald Trump’s first acts as US President was to direct NYC and other local governments to pursue the deportation of undocumented immigrants with records of minor criminal offenses — … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Human Services Leaders to State Government

For Services to Achieve the Desired Effect, Facilities Must be Tended The facilities in which New Yorkers receive life-sustaining human services are the subjects of heavy wear – and too many suffer from deterioration. These spaces are senior centers, early … Continue reading

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New York’s Overtime Rules: A Nonprofit Perspective

On Wednesday, December 28, the New York State Department of Labor finalized a wage order that significantly increased the salary thresholds for executive and administrative employees.  This wage order, which took effect a mere three days later on New Year’s … Continue reading

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HSC’s Semiannual Membership Meeting 2017

On Wednesday, February 08, 2017, the Human Services Council hosted our second FY17 membership meeting. The morning included: a panel discussion on the impact of the federal election on the human services sector; updates on HSC FY17 initiatives and strategy; … Continue reading

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$15 MINIMUM WAGE

Nonprofits Championed A Sorely Needed Boost For Workers; But the Law Adds to these Organizations’ Financial Challenges A Missive from Human Services Council and FPWA Second in a Series Last year, New York and California adopted the historic $15/hour minimum … Continue reading

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Unfunded Mandate of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Participation Goals

The story of the unfunded mandate is one that nonprofit organizations know all too well. When a policy requires agencies to allocate resources towards compliance and is implemented without additional funding, it is an unfunded mandate. The Minority and Women-owned … Continue reading

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State Wage Order Raises Minimum Salary Levels for Overtime Exemption

The New York State Department of Labor finalized a wage order on Wednesday, December 28, that increases the weekly salary thresholds for administrative and executive work (the so-called “white collar exemptions”) effective Saturday, December 31, 2016.  This wage order will … Continue reading

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HSC’s 2016 Leadership Awards Reception

Tuesday, December 13 marked HSC’s 21st annual Leadership Awards Reception. The event was held at The Jewish Museum on 92nd Street and Fifth Avenue. We had over 250 guests in attendance and met our fundraising goal of $150,000. Thank you … Continue reading

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