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Employee Handbook

Posted by
Rebecca N.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Apr 16, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $2,430 , allowing us to take a team of our members to advocate at the capital on our issues.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Audit of existing Employee Handbook, or internal communications regarding employment policies
  • Edit or creation of a new Employee Handbook, which may include any of the following: Standards of Conduct, Work Schedules, Leave Policies, Termination Policies, Safety and Security, Anti-Discrimination policies, Compensation and Benefits policies, any Non-Disclosure Agreements or Conflict of Interest statements that may apply, and any other pertinent information
Additional Details

Our organization's employee handbook hasn't been updated since 2010. Over the past 9 years, our organization has grown from a staff of 1 to a staff of 4, changed our policies on vacation, and health insurance. In addition, the handbook needs to be audited to ensure it complies with new New York State laws and regulations.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a employee handbook, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a responsive Executive Director, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

This handbook is important because it communicates an employee's general responsibilities and expectations. The handbook also serves as a compass for the our policies and procedures. By providing clear, accessible information, this will help us continue moving in the right direction.

Project Plan

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Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with existing Employee Handbook (if applicable), internal communications regarding employment policies and any other employment policies in place that may not be clearly communicated
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Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Policies
  • Professional reviews existing materials, and asks any clarifying questions
  • Professional identifies any existing policies that should be modified
  • Professional identifies any new policies or areas that should be addressed and included
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
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Milestone 2: Outline of Handbook
  • Professional drafts a detailed outline
  • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback
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Milestone 3: Writing and Delivery of Handbook
  • Professional drafts the Employee Handbook
  • Volunteer Manager provides any additional feedback
  • Volunteer Manager delivers final draft
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About The Org

Our Mission

The Clean Air Coalition builds power by developing grassroots leaders to win campaigns that advance environmental justice and public health in Western New York.

What We Do

The Clean Air Coalition was founded by Western New York residents concerned about the environmental health in their neighborhoods and who demanded an active role in the the decisions that impact their communities.

Clean Air's initial campaign and victories were in Tonawanda -- including a direct-action campaign to hold Tonawanda Coke responsible for the environmental and human toll its practices imposed on the community.

Today, Clean Air organizes multiple Western New York communities around environmental health and justice issues.

Clean Air makes this region a healthier and greener place to live by developing grassroots leadership particularly among working class people and people of color, facilitating and supporting campaigns that their members lead, building and aligning shared interest to advance equity and community well-being, and by taking collective action.

Clean Air bases its organizing in neighborhoods, addressing tangible, on-the-ground conditions that impact people's lives. The shifts that take place because of resident organizing and leadership, and the issues and campaigns they take on create the conditions and the constituency for widespread systemic change.

In this way, Clean Air's work for environmental justice extends far beyond what have traditionally been considered "environmental" issues. The Principles of Environmental Justice include important markers for Clean Air's mission that expand upon the natural environment to encompass political, social, and economic factors and structures that impact people's lives and well-being. Among others, these principles include "that public policy be based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free from any form of discrimination or bias"; "the education of present and future generations which emphasizes social and environmental issues, based on our experience and an appreciation of our diverse cultural perspectives"; and "the right of all workers to a safe and healthy work environment without being forced to choose between an unsafe livelihood and unemployment".

Though Clean Air undertakes many activities and is involved in multiple campaigns with many partners, the organization's method of working is built around core strategies that not only move the mission forward, but set an example of the of the kind of organizational and institutional model we wish to see in the world.

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