As a valued member of the staffing community, you are aware of the critical role government policies and elected officials play in shaping the future of our industry. Today, I am reaching out to request your support for the New York Staffing Association’s Political Action Committee (NYSA PAC).
Government decisions, regulations, and legislative actions have a direct impact on business like ours. From labor laws and workforce development initiatives to taxation and business regulations, government stakeholders have the power to influence the conditions in which we operate.
Our Association is actively engaged with policymakers in State and City government to provide perspective on issues reshaping the industry today. This includes areas such as the use of artificial intelligence, or Automated Employment Decision Tools (AEDT), government mandates against businesses for proprietary and/or contractual information sharing, and the importance of fair-minded protections for employers of temporary workers.
For example, in NYC, under the AEDT rule, we are responsible for ensuring that any software we use to help us identify candidates for particular positions is audited if it falls under the new law. But it is not very clear what software is covered. We need an amendment to the law to make it clearer that the responsibility on determining if the software is covered and conducting the audit is on the vendor not the user of the software.
And in NYS, the Governor put forth legislation to require health care staffing firms to be registered and as part of that process send the Department of Health every client contract, every invoice for services performed and a host of quarterly data on pay rates and bill rates by assignment by zip code. We’ll all have to hire extra staff to just pull the reports to comply. And what if it spreads to other staffing segments? We need an amendment to this bill to be drafted that reduces the scope of these requirements dramatically.
So you can see, now more than ever, it is crucial for NYSA to have a strong voice and representation in the political arena.
Voluntary contributions to the NYSA PAC promote those who understand and support the complexities faced by staffing businesses and partners across New York. Through recognition of the importance of the political process, the NYSA PAC strives to:
Your support makes a meaningful difference. No contribution is too small, and every dollar helps us advance our mission of safeguarding and promoting the staffing industry.
We urge you to make an Industry Leader contribution of $1,500 which will be divided between the ASA Federal PAC and the NYSA PAC. As explained on the contribution form, part of the donation can be a corporate check, but the rest needs to be personal in keeping with PAC rules.
Industry leaders will also be invited to the annual Industry Leader dinner at Staffing World at which industry leaders from around the country will be recognized.
For more information and to contribute, please complete the contribution form and mail checks for the NYSA NY State or NYC Elections to:
P.O. Box 518
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Checks for the National Staffing PAC should be mailed to:
American Staffing Association
277 South Washington St., Ste. 220
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3646
Thank you for standing with us as we work to ensure a thriving and competitive staffing industry in New York. Together, we can make a difference in the political landscape and secure a prosperous future for staffing agencies across our state.