Pennsylvania Call for Executive and Legislative Support

June 5, 2020

Pennsylvania Call for Executive and Legislative Support

As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of Pennsylvania to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Wolf and your legislators via phone and email asking the following:

We are requesting a waiver from the State of Pennsylvania’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.

FIRST, please contact your legislators which can be found at the following site: Once you identify your legislators, call and email asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of Pennsylvania does not grant this waiver.

SECOND, contact Governor Wolf and key staff:

Governor Tom Wolf

Department of Labor and Industry Secretary W. Gerard Oleksiak
Complete and submit this form

THIRD, contact key committee chairmen within the Pennsylvania General Assembly:

House Labor & Industry Committee

Representative Jim Cox (R-Berks), Chairman
Capitol office 717-772-2435
District office 610-670-0139

Representative Patrick Harkins (D-Erie), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-7406
District office 814-459-1949

House Health Committee

Representative Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1367
District office 814-723-5203

Representative Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-705-1875
District office 412-422-1774

House Human Services Committee

Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery), Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-6886
District office 215-674-3755

Representative Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-1407
District office 215-291-5643

House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee

Representative Gary Day (R-Lehigh), Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-3017
District office 610-760-7082

Representative Steve Samuelson (D-Northampton), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-705-1881
District office 610-867-3890

House Children & Youth Committee

Representative Karen Boback (R-Luzerne), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1117
District office 570-675-6000

Representative Joseph Petrarca (D-Westmoreland), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-5142
District office 724-567-6982

Senate Labor & Industry Committee

Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1463
District office 724-225-4380

Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), Minority Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1141
District office 215-533-0440

Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Senator Michele Brooks (R-Mercer), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1322
District office 724-588-8911

Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-1427
District office 215-242-8171

Senate Aging & Youth Committee

Senator Judy Ward (R-Blair), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-5490
District office 814-695-8386

Senator Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), Minority Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-6599
District office 215-368-1429

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We first started using First Nonprofit’s Unemployment Savings Program when we were a small startup nonprofit.  We didn’t have an HR department and needed expertise in the event that an unemployment claim was made.  We knew we were eligible to be a reimbursing employer, but weren’t sure how to navigate that process.  They made it easy to set things up, plan for, and then manage claims when they came at a very reasonable cost. The amount of time and stress they’ve saved us dealing with all this has been worth way more than the cost.  We’ve now grown to a large nonprofit and do have an HR department but have no plans to stop using their services.  I highly recommend them to every nonprofit I come into contact with!


Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

Visually Impaired Preschool Services has been a client of First Non-Profit since it was first offered as a benefit of VisionServe Alliance. We completed a thorough evaluation of cash savings to our agency before taking advantage of this wonderful benefit and it has been a very wise decision. Our experience with the processes from accounting to claims have been professional, expeditious and easy.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY