The Hatch Act typically applies to federal employees, and may apply to state and local elected officials. It forbids intimidation or bribery of voters and restricts political campaign activities by federal employees. It does not apply to Title VII funded
The Olmstead Decision in real life.
From ADA.gov: The story of the Olmstead case begins with two women, Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson, who had mental illness and developmental disabilities, and were voluntarily admitted to the psychiatric unit in the State-run Georgia Regional Hospital. Following the
Please don’t quote me — quote the regulations
Hi, my name is Paula and I provide technical assistance to centers, SILCs and DSEs nationally, focusing on the law, regulations and guidance that we are required to meet. Over the course of a year I answer hundreds of questions
A dozen ways to reduce the risk of theft
It happened again just a few weeks ago. This isn’t the first time a center has been victimized by employee theft. And usually it is the bookkeeper or accountant, someone you trusted. Often they are not small thefts, but larger
Staff that do too much?
Question: I’m looking at the ILRU website hoping to find an existing training on Boundaries … topics like doing things for consumers rather than empowering them, stepping on consumers’ toes, respecting consumer privacy, etc. I’ve been having some difficulty with
11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting
Recent events have raised a national conversation about “gaslighting”, and I don’t know about you, but much of what is being said resonated with me, not just as a woman, but as a woman with a disability. I found this
Are CIL Boards and SILCs different from other non-profit boards?
As is so often the case, the answer is “yes and no”. Because of our unique structure to assure consumer control (which is required by the Rehabilitation Act as amended), our boards and councils are unique. Not very many non-profit
What are my duties as a member of a board?
The board of directors have three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.” Most states include these duties in the laws governing corporations, including not-for-profit organizations like your CIL or SILC.
Eight ethical values for your board or council
A board member or member of a Statewide Independent Living Council should be willing to sign an ethical code of conduct. This document should be part of the board or council member’s orientation and of any annual board or council
Ten areas for staff Codes of Ethical Conduct
We urge you to have a code of ethical conduct to which your staff and board agree. An internet search will provide you with many ideas, but here are some from a Center for Independent Living specific to staff, who