CUPA-HR Advocacy Positions

CUPA-HR Letters, Briefs and Testimony

We frequently collaborate with other higher ed and HR associations to “weigh in” on important issues. We’re also invited from time to time to testify on the Hill and meet with various federal agencies on workforce-related legislation. Below are the letters and briefs to regulatory agencies, Congress and the courts that CUPA-HR has submitted on its own or has participated in developing with other organizations, as well as information related to our meetings and testimony in D.C.

CUPA-HR's Public Policy Statement provides a framework for CUPA-HR’s public policy advocacy efforts.  

2017

Tax Reform
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Expressing Concerns About Tax Reform Legislation (November 6, 2017) 
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Asking It to Reconsider the Elimination of Employer-Provided Education Assistance in Tax Reform Bill (November 3, 2017) 

NLRA
CUPA-HR Signs on to Amicus Brief in USC v. NLRB (in Favor of Faculty as Managerial Employees) (October 31, 2017)

Employer-Provided Education Assistance
Letter to House of Representatives in Support of Increasing Employer-Provided Education Assistance Limit (October 27, 2017)
Letter to Senate in Support of Increasing Employer-Provided Education Assistance Limit (October 27, 2017)

Blacklisting Regulations
Letter to National Defense Authorization Conference Committee Urging It to Reject Blacklisting Legislation (October 10, 2017)

FLSA Overtime 
CUPA-HR Submits Comments on DOL's Request for Information on the Overtime Rule (September 25, 2017)
Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity Coalition Submits Comments on Overtime Rule (September 25, 2017)

ACA Cadillac Tax
Letter to Senators Urging Repeal of Cadillac Tax Provision (September 22, 2017)

Trump Travel Ban
Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court (September 18, 2017)

DACA
Letter to Members of Congress in Support of DACA (September 12, 2017)

Employer-Provided Education Assistance
Letter in Support of the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act (September 11, 2017)

DACA
Letter to President Trump in Support of DACA (August 28, 2017)

Dream Act 
Letter to Congress in Support of the Dream Act (July 25, 2017)

Tax Reform and Higher Ed
Higher Ed Community Letter to Senate Finance Committee (July 17, 2017)
Section 127 Coalition Letter to Senate Finance Committee (July 14, 2017)

FLSA Comp Time
Letter to House Subcommittee Supporting the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (April 5, 2017)

H-1B Premium Processing
Letter to USCIS Opposing Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions (March 22, 2017)

Harassment Enforcement Guidance
Comments on EEOC's Harassment Enforcement Guidance (March 21, 2017)

Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act of 2017
Letter in Support of Expansion of Section 127 of Internal Revenue Code to Include Loan Repayment Assistance (March 2, 2017)

FLSA Overtime
CUPA-HR CEO Andy Brantley's Testimony Before House Subcommittee (February 16, 2017)

Affordable Care Act
Letter to White House National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council Urging Repeal of the Cadillac Tax (February 13, 2017)

Employer-Provided Education Assistance
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee in Support of Strengthening Employer-Provided Education Assistance in Upcoming Tax Package (February 7, 2017)
Letter to Senate Finance Committee in Support of Strengthening Employer-Provided Education Assistance in Upcoming Tax Package (February 7, 2017)

Blacklisting Regulations
Letter to Senate Supporting Invalidation of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Regulations Implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (February 2, 2017)
Letter to House Supporting Invalidation of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Regulations Implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (February 2, 2017)

Visa Freeze
Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelley (January 31, 2017)