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The Public Policy Committee recommends to the board of directors positions and priorities on legislative and regulatory issues impacting CUPA-HR members. View the association’s current Public Policy Statement.

Legislation and Regulation

Issues CUPA-HR Is Watching

Our public policy team, Josh Ulman and Christi Layman, monitors emerging legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, D.C. On this page, you’ll find summaries of the issues most relevant to the higher ed workplace.

May 2012 Legislative Update — Printable summary of the issues
from CUPA-HR’s Public Policy Committee

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Headlines:
Mandatory E-Verify Bill Moves Forward on Committee Agendas for the Fall
Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Healthcare Summary of Benefit and Coverage
House Leadership Moves NLRB Legislation Forward as Part of Jobs Agenda
Board Changes Spur Activity at the NLRB
 


Icon Washington Update - August 17, 2011

Headlines:
Congress Adjourns for August Recess After Reaching Debt Limit Deal
DOL and NLRB Continue to Grab Headlines With Rules to Ease Union Organizing
House Committee Holds Hearing on FLSA
EEOC Holds Hearing on the Use of Criminal Background Checks


Icon Washington Update - July 26, 2011

Headlines:
House Chairman Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Bill
CUPA-HR Comments on Certain Employer Provisions of PPACA and on Veteran Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations
NLRB Moves to Reconsider Graduate Student Collective Bargaining
DOL and NLRB Issue Complimentary Rules to Ease Union Organizing
IRS Raises Mileage Rates to Reflect Gas Prices
 


Icon Washington Update - June 16, 2011

Headlines:
Supreme Court Rules on Arizona E-Verify Law
IRS Issues Interim Guidance on W-2 Health Coverage Reporting Requirements
EEOC Holds Hearing on Leave as Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA
Persuader Activity Rule Coming Soon


Icon Washington Update - May 19, 2011

Headlines:
SSA “No-Match” Letters Resume
OFCCP Proposes Update on Affirmative Action Rule for Veterans
NLRB Sues States Over Secret Ballot Amendments
NLRB Boeing Complaint Spurs Legislation
DOL Creates iPhone App for Employees to Track Own Time
House Holds Hearing on Public Pension Transparency Act
Treasury and IRS Seek Comment on Certain Employer Provisions of PPACA


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Headlines:
President Signs 1099 Provision Repeal Into Law
EEOC Publishes Final Rule on ADA Amendments Act
CUPA-HR Joins Student Health Insurance Comments
USCIS Issues Final Rule on I-9 Identity Documents
ENDA and PFA Reintroduced
 


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Headlines:
CUPA-HR Submits Brief on NLRB Specialty Healthcare Case
Public Pension Transparency Bill Re-Introduced
DOL to Conduct FMLA Survey
1099 Negotiations Continue


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Headlines:
Congress Moves Forward on 1099 Repeal
House Holds Hearing on Expanding E-Verify
HHS Announces New Rule on Student Health Insurance
IRS Ruling Makes Breast Pumps Tax Deductible
House Holds Hearing on NLRBB


Icon Public Policy News You Can Use - January 19, 2011

Headlines:
OFCCP Proposes Rescission of Compensation Standards and Self-Audit Guidelines
NLRB Activity Increases – President Announces New Nominees
Senate Confirms EEOC Nominees
New Chairmen for 112th Congress
DOL Issues RFI on Break Time for Nursing Mother Law
Tax Break for Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance Extended Two More Years