Personnel Policy

Personnel policies address a variety of federal laws and executive orders on how employers must select, compensate, and treat individuals in the workplace. Even if your foundation has only one staff member, you still should have a personnel policy in place, even a simple one. Most policies include items related to hiring practices and, if... Read More

Fiduciary Duties and Suggested Code of Conduct for Foundation Managers

With all the attention given to the excise tax rules (e.g., sections 4940–4946 of the Internal Revenue Code [IRC]), the directors or trustees of private foundations (i.e., “managers”) may be inclined to overlook their fiduciary duties under state or common law. This complacency can be compounded by the fact that many private foundations are governed... Read More