June 4, 2020
As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of California to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Newsom’s Office and legislators via phone and email asking the following:
We are requesting a waiver from the State of California’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 Assemblymember and Senator which can be found at the following site: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. Once you identify your legislators, call the Capitol Office and email asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of California does not grant this waiver.
SECOND, email Governor’s Newsom’ staff:
1. Sharon Hilliard
California Employment Development Department
2. Stuart Thompson
3. Julie Su
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
THIRD call and email the following key Assemblymembers and their staff that are members of the budget committees:
1. Assemblymember Phil Ting
Chair, Assembly Budget Committee
Phone: (916) 319-2099
Christian Griffith, Chief Consultant, Christian.Griffith@asm.ca.gov
Irene Ho, Chief of Staff, Irene.Ho@asm.ca.gov
2. Assemblymember Jim Cooper
Chair, Assembly Sub 4 State Administration
Phone: (916) 319 2009
Farra Bracht, Consultant, Farra.Bracht@asm.ca.gov
Lisa Ramer, Chief of Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOURTH call and email the following key Senators and their staff that are members of the budget committees:
1. Senator Holly Mitchell
Chair, Senate Budget Committee
Phone: (916) 651-4103
Joe Stephenshaw, Staff Director, Joe.Stephenshaw@sen.ca.gov
Tiffani Alvidrez, Chief of Staff, Tiffani.Alvidrez@sen.ca.gov
2. Senator Anna Caballero
Chair, Senate Sub 4 on State Administration and General Government
Phone: 916 651 4012
Anita Lee, Consultant, Anita.Lee@sen.ca.gov
Aracely Campa, Chief of Staff, Aracely.Campa@sen.ca.gov
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.