Is There a Cap on Nonprofit Salaries in NYS – or Not?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 21. August 2014 11:57
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an administrative regulation in May 2012 that set a salary cap on nonprofit contractors that get more than $500,000 and 30 percent of their revenue from the state – they are not allowed to pay more than $199,000 a year in state money toward an executive’s salary. Some nonprofits that have contracts to provide social services for the state have challenged this rule, and now two judges have come to different conclusions about these executive compensation restrictions. [More]

Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Medical Organizations Other Than Hospitals

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 5. August 2014 13:57
The compensation for executives in the medical field, whether their employers are for-profit or nonprofit tends to be high, according to conventional wisdom. Yet a closer look at the nonprofit world shows that there are significant differences in pay, depending on the type of health-related activities or services provided. Taking hospitals out of the mix leads to a more nuanced portrait of compensation in the nonprofit health sector. [More]

2014 Compensation Surveys Released

by ERI Salary Surveys 28. July 2014 08:42
ERI Salary Surveys has released its 2014 collection of compensation surveys for the United States and Canada. These are traditional salary surveys, reporting participant data gathered during the present and prior year (October 2013 to March 2014), complemented by two additional sections of data for comparison purposes. The result is up to three survey sources per benchmark job. [More]

Housing Considerations for Short-Term Assignments

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 2. July 2014 11:20
The increase in the number of short–term assignments (STAs) continues to allow flexibility and adaptability in supporting business objectives for a growing number of organizations both domestically and globally. Estimating the costs and understanding the benefits of STAs usually falls to HR and mobility professionals. Housing expenses are typically the largest component and a key issue in measuring ROI for limited length assignments. Whether implementing a direct reimbursement system or calculating a lump sum payment, professionals need accurate housing data to provide management with defensible budgets. Best practices should include the evaluation of serviced apartments or corporate housing as an alternative to extended hotel stays for assignments over ten days in length. [More]

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Mandatory E-filing for Forms 990 – Now a Lawsuit!

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 27. June 2014 08:03
The IRS Forms 990 filed annually by nonprofits can provide valuable information about these organizations, including pay for their executives, fundraising expenses, and names of board members, as well as services offered, and they are available to the public. The problem is the way that the IRS makes the data available – only in an image format so that users must type the needed data into a database before any analysis of multiple forms is possible. Even if the organizations submit their forms electronically, the IRS converts them to images before their release to the public. Currently watchdog groups and others that provide information on charities, including ERI Economic Research Institute, as well as Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and the Urban Institute, have to spend money and time to manually enter the data they get from the IRS before making it available to the public, even if it has previously been digitized. Talk about digital dark ages! [More]