HR Policy Writing

Help Ella Baker Center for Human Rights improve transparency and accountability by crafting a Human Resources policy for an employee handbook.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Oakland, CA, USA
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Posted March 2nd

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What We Need
  • Update to or creation of one new HR policy or procedure, such as any of the following: Standards of Conduct, Work Schedules, Leave Policies, Termination Policies, Safety & Security, Anti-Discrimination policies, Compensation & Benefits policies, Work From Home Policies, etc.
Additional Details

A policy/procedure that states what returning to the office building looks like and what a possible return to office schedule will entail, COVID vaccinations and returning to work. What are legal parameters? Labor laws? HIPPA? Currently our staff is remote while our building is open for folks to come into the office to pick up supplies and work in a limited capacity. We are a nonprofit organization that is mindful of care and our culture of wellbeing.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have PPE, sanitation stations, touchless water faucets and soap, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have We've also changed a few key processes that will help keep e, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $1,480 , allowing us to use this savings to provide additional assistance to employee wellness programs and support

We have a staff of 22 and are growing and part of our work is community based we have staff who want/need to be in our building. COVID is unprecedented and we do not have any structure in place to facilitate returning to our office building.

Project Plan

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Prep: Discussion of Policy Needs
  • Professional reviews any existing policy materials and gathers clarifying information
  • Volunteer Manager explains what they're looking for in this policy
  • Professional determines if changes need to be made to existing policy(s)
  • Professional determines if the Volunteer Manager needs to collect additional information from employees (i.e., survey results)
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Milestone 1: Draft of Policy
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional review a draft of the policy, and determine next steps (i.e., buy-in/approval from additional parties)
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Milestone 2: Wrap-up & Learnings
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional confirm final policy
  • Professional makes recommendations for how to distribute or communicate new policy to employees
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About The Org

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
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Our Mission

To advance racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color.

What We Do

Our country faces a huge crisis in our justice system. The United States locks up more people than any other nation on the planet, a disproportionate number being low-income people of color. In this time of massive budget cuts across the country, state after state is sacrificing family and community safety nets, most markedly our schools. Yet, politicians continue to invest billions into jails and prisons that fail to help people get their lives back on track nor help make our communities safer.

At the Ella Baker Center we believe that in order for all communities to flourish this investment in incarceration over education must stop. To this end, we mobilize coalitions and advocate for policy solutions that put people first. In California our tactics have helped to cut the youth incarceration rate by 80% over the past ten years, and have gained passage of countless bills that foster humanity and care in the juvenile justice system. We're now taking our organizing skills to the national stage with the aim of reducing the U.S. incarceration rate by half while building a society where all individuals have access to the opportunities and services they need to thrive.

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