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Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

The language in the federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act lays the groundwork for Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to exercise great discretion when identifying, recruiting, and selecting private sector members and groups to serve on the tripartite board.A hallmark of Community Action,...

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Overview of FLSA Principles

This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions about the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including its applicability to Community Action Agencies (CAAs). It provides an overview of key FLSA principles and discusses the exemptions CAAs most frequently use to classify employees as “exempt”...

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Drug Testing Policies Under OSHA

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) often have mandatory drug testing policies that require employees to automatically submit to drug testing if they are involved in a workplace accident or suffer a workplace injury. In a revised rule that took effect on December 1, 2016, however, the federal...

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Administering Employee Leave-Sharing Programs

A popular workplace benefit offered by some employers is an employee leave-sharing program. These programs allow employees to donate accrued, paid leave to a general pool to be used by fellow employees who have exhausted all paid leave available to them but need additional leave. While altruistic...

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Complying with the New FLSA Overtime Rule

Beginning January 1, 2020, employees earning up to $35,568 per year may become eligible to receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new rule (the “Overtime Rule”) on September 24, 2019, that increased the salary level an employee...

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

This FAQ addresses the question of whether employers can pay an employee from both the indirect rate and directly from the funding source. Because of the complexity of this issue, CAAs may find it useful to discuss its position with its independent auditor–and possibly fiscal staff at the...

Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

Statutory Admin Limits and More under the Uniform Guidance

CAPLAW created this FAQ in response to questions we've received about the treatment of indirect costs under the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This FAQ addresses the following issues: administrative cost limits imposed by a federal...

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Senior Staff (No Head Start)

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Senior Staff (No Head Start)

CAPLAW's Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Senior Staff of a CAA without a Head Start program helps senior staff manage conflicts of interest as required under the federal CSBG Act. CAAs can use these templates to update their own policies for compliance and to ensure greater transparency and...

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Senior Staff (No Head Start)

Sample Procurement Policy

This sample procurement policy is intended to help Community Action Agencies (CAAs) comply with the federal rules and regulations related to procurement transactions. You should review this sample policy thoughtfully and modify it to meet the needs of your organization and to comply with any...