June 17, 2020
As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of Arizona to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Ducey and your legislators via phone and email asking the following:
We are requesting a waiver from the State of Arizona’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.
FIRST, please call and email your legislators asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of Arizona does not grant this waiver. Click here to find your legislators.
SECOND, contact Governor Ducey and key staff:
Department of Economic Security Director Michael Wisehart
Office of the Ombudsman Phone: 602-364-2860
THIRD, contact key committee members:
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Senator Sylvia Allen
Senator Heather Carter
House Committee on Health and Human Services
Representative Nancy Barto
Representative Jay Lawrence
House Committee on Federal Relations
Representative Mark Finchem
Representative Gail Griffin
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Senator David Gowan
Senator Vince Leach
House Committee on Appropriations
Representative Regina E. Cobb
Representative John Kavanagh
Senate Committee on Finance
Senator J.D. Mesnard
Senator David Livingston
House Committee on Ways and Means
The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.
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.
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.
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. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.
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.
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.