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.

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)

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)

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
Letter to Secretary Acosta From the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (June 16, 2017)

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)

2016

Resident Advisors/Assistants Unionization
Amicus Brief in the George Washington University Case in Support of Employer (December 16, 2016)

ACA Cadillac Tax
Letter to Congress Urging Repeal of the Cadillac Tax (December 16, 2016)

FLSA Overtime
PPWO Letter Signed by 407 Organizations in Strong Support of the Overtime Reform and Review Act (October 14, 2016)

Letter of Support for H.R. 6094's Six-Month Delay in Implementation of New Rule (September 28, 2016)

Letter of Support for the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (July 14, 2016)

Letter of Support for House Appropriations Committee Provision Halting Implementation of Overtime Rule (July 13, 2016)

Letter to House Small Business Committee in Support of S. 2707 Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act(June 23, 2016)

Letter in Support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (June 8, 2016)

Letter With Estimated Overtime Costs, Submitted at Senate Small Business Committee Hearing (May 11, 2016)

Public Employers Ask for Relief From the Department of Labor's Misguided Overtime Proposal (February 11, 2016)

Immigration and Nationality Act
Comments on Proposed Rule of Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices (October 14, 2016)

Request for Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Rulemaking From 30 days to 90 days (August 29, 2016)

Subsidized SHIP Plans Under ACA
Letter Urging DOL, Treasury and HHS to Allow Institutions to Provide SHIP Coverage to Grad Students (September 6, 2016)

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Letter of Support for Provisions in FY17 National Defense Authorization Act Limiting Executive Order’s Applicability (July 13, 2016)

OES Survey – Aggregation of Post-Secondary Teaching Positions
Letter Opposing Proposed Occupation Aggregation Due to Its Potential Impact on Prevailing Wage Calculations (June 13, 2016)

Saving for College Act
Letter to Senator Richard Burr Endorsing the Boost Saving for College Act (May 12, 2016)

"Persuader" Rule
Letter in Support of Nullifying DOL's Final "Persuader" Rule (May 10, 2016)

Paid Leave
Comments in Response to DOL's Proposed Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Leave (April 12, 2016)

IRS Reporting
Letter Opposing Mandatory Reporting for Box 1 of IRS Form 1098-T (March 14, 2016)

Graduate Student Unionization
Amicus Brief in the Columbia Case in Support of Employer (February 26, 2016)

Employer Wellness Programs
Comments on the EEOC's proposed rule amending Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) (January 28, 2016)