What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new Register Now for Affordable Care Act Check-Up Webinar Series

The employer mandate is in effect for many larger employers, but many employers still have questions.  Through two one-hour webinars, we will examine specific compliance issues surrounding the employer mandate, focusing first on how to identify who is full-time employee covered by the mandate and then on how to meet the new reporting requirements, using new IRS Forms 1094 and 1095.  Learn more and register.

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new CAPLAW is Seeking New Board Members

CAPLAW encourages applications from current CAA Executive Directors/CEOs with at least five years experience in that role who are passionate about helping CAAs all across the country. A complete description of the qualifications for the Board member position may be found here. Individuals interested in applying must submit materials on or before August 10, 2015 to Eleanor Evans, CAPLAW’s Executive Director.

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CAPLAW Update: Special Edition 2014

Read the Special Edition 2014 issue of the CAPLAW Update Newsletter, a continuing series of reports on current legal and financial issues of interest to Community Action Agencies. This newsletter focuses on the OMB Super Circular and what it means for CAAs. Articles include: Navigating the OMB Super Circular Changes, Administrative Requirements Review, Cost Principles Analysis, and Audit Highlights. Read the full edition here. Print here.


News for Community Action

 

new HHS Proposes Revised Head Start Program Performance Standards

On June 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed a comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Head Start Program Performance Standards governing all Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) containing the proposed Program Performance Standards will be published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2015 and is accessible electronically here. Comments to the NPRM may be submitted here between Friday, June 19, 2015 and midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  CAPLAW is reviewing the proposed Program Performance Standards and will issue further analysis and discussion before submitting comments to the NPRM.  Contact Veronica Zhang  if there are specific issues you think are important to include in CAPLAW’s comments.   Please note that the current Program Performance Standards will remain in effect until a final rule is issued and becomes effective.

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30-day Comment Period on the Revised CSBG Model State Plan

On Friday, May 22, the second notice for public comment on the revised CSBG Model State Plan was published in the Federal Register. Written comments and suggestions for the Model State Plan may be sent to Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.  As noted, “OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register.  Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.”

 

 

 

Read the Fall 2014 issue of the CAPLAW Update Newsletter, a continuing series of reports on current legal and financial issues of interest to Community Action Agencies.