Business Management

  • 11.13.20

    COVID-19 and its Impact on Strategic Planning

    As PHCC National begins to think about its strategic direction moving forward, it certainly needs to factor in the pandemic and its impact on future efforts. As Daniel Ronan (2020) of  Resilient Heritage writes in his article, “It’s Strategic to Think of the Future: Strategic Planning in the Time of COVID-19, “see if your organization can step into the crisis with a savvy outlook on the future, one that mitigates risks while remaining optimistic”. 

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  • 10.29.20

    Advocacy News

    Executive Order on Racial Bias

    On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” The Executive Order sets forth the policy of the United States “not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating” and prohibits federal contractors from inculcating such views in their employees in workplace diversity and inclusion trainings. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued additional Guidance to assist in implementation.

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  • 09.25.20

    Symbology as a Surrogate of Organizational Truth

    We should question symbols within our working environments that over time can transform into proxies of our corporate truth-- our values as leaders and as organizations. Value alignment between organizations and individuals is, in general, a critical tenant of maintaining proper employee morale and commitment. 

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  • 09.23.20

    Advocacy News

    Executive Order Defers Payroll Tax Withholding

    President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order intended to financially assist workers as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The memorandum directs the Secretary of the Treasury to defer certain payroll tax obligations with respect to the American workers most in need. This order has been interpreted to be voluntary, although federal workers have been mandated to comply.

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  • 09.23.20

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Priorities Still in Play for COVID Relief: A Political Analysis

    Last month, PHCC reported that mid-recess legislative activity in both the House and Senate was sending a signal that negotiations may restart on a COVID relief package that could result in a bill being passed around Labor Day. Since then, White House negotiators, including the President’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have indicated that a deal may not come until “after September.”

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  • 08.27.20

    Telepresence Reshaping the Workplace

    I recently read an article by Derek Thompson (2020) with The Atlantic, The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically, in which he shares what economist David Autor and MIT’s Elisabeth Reynolds assert about the impact of “the rise of remote work—or what they call ‘telepresence’—[leading] to a more homebound life that creates less work for others.”

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  • 08.26.20

    Advocacy News

    SBA Issues Additional PPP Guidance

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued additional guidance concerning the ownership percentage that triggers the applicability of the owner compensation rule for forgiveness purposes and limitations on the eligibility of certain non-payroll costs for forgiveness.

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  • 08.07.20

    Temperature Assessment Devices

    There has been increased interest in temperature assessment devices as part of an overall COVID-19 response plan as businesses begin to reopen.  There is some hesitancy in using these instruments because in part as the Federal Drug Administration notes in its article, Non-contact Temperature Assessment Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, “Some studies suggest that temperature measurements alone may miss more than half of infected people.”

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  • 08.03.20

    Advocacy News

    501(c)6 Provision in Play for Next COVID Relief Bill

    With the introduction of the HEALS Act on July 27, the Republicans have presented a $1.5 trillion counter-offer to House Democrats’ $3 trillion HEROES Act.

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  • 07.29.20

    Advocacy News

    The ILLICIT CASH Act in Defense Authorization Bill Poses Privacy Concerns

    Sometimes, policy proposals relevant to PHCC members can pop up in legislation that doesn’t exactly seem relevant. Such was the case with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.

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