Nonprofit organizations have a responsibility to recognize the inherent dignity of all persons. All persons within the organization or receiving resources or services from the organization should be treated fairly and with “unconditional” respect regardless of their station.
Separate File Maintained for Medical Information in Accordance with the Law
A nonprofit must comply with all local, state and federal employment laws in hiring and employing personnel.
If the organization employs staff, the board should annually review its overall compensation structure, using industry based surveys of salaries and benefits. The board should establish policies on employee benefits, which may include:
(a) medical insurance
(b) retirement plans
(c) sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, vacation, and other paid time off; and
(d) other benefits as may be appropriate.
A nonprofit should adopt a set of specific, but separate, policies and procedures for personnel and volunteers.
A nonprofit should employ individuals who are suitable for the positions they occupy (paid or unpaid) and committed to the goals, values and objectives of the organization.
A nonprofit and its board should establish and abide by a broad and encompassing equal opportunity employment policy.
A nonprofit should strive to employ personnel and volunteers who reflect the diversity of the community, as appropriate for program effectiveness.
A nonprofit should support the education and development of personnel and should provide them with opportunities for growth and advancement.
A nonprofit organization should provide staff and volunteers with clear, current job descriptions and the tools they need to produce quality work.
A nonprofit should have a system in place for the succession of management and board members, most notably for the executive director and key board leadership.
A nonprofit should establish both employee and volunteer records retention policies and procedures that are consistent with applicable laws and best industry practices.
Indicates "must" practices required by state or federal law