COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for IT & Engineering Staffing Firms

The TechServe Alliance COVID-19 page is a compilation of resources specifically for IT & engineering staffing firms. From model letters and checklists to the latest congressional actions, we are committed to keeping you informed of issues impacting your business and your teams.

SBA Simplifies PPP Loan Forgiveness With New Direct Portal (July 2021)

The SBA recently announced the opening of the PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal, which is intended to simplify applications for loan forgiveness for the smallest PPP borrowers. This portal will allow borrowers with loans of $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. This article explains further. Read more...

Additional IRS Q&As on American Rescue Plan’s COBRA Subsidy (July 2021)

On July 26, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-46, which provides additional guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act subsidy for continuation health coverage under COBRA. This Legal Update discusses the guidance further. Read more...

Employee Lawsuit Challenging Mandatory Vaccination Policy Dismissed by Federal Judge (June 2021)

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by unvaccinated hospital employees who were instructed to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. This News Brief explains further. Read more...

IRS Posts FAQs on ARP Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Family Leave (June 2021)

On June 11, 2021, the IRS released new FAQs about tax credits for eligible employers that voluntarily provide paid employee leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This Legal Update provides additional information. Read more...

New York Workers May Use Sick Leave for Vaccine Recovery (June 2021)

The New York State Department of Labor has issued guidance clarifying that leave under the state’s paid sick leave law may be used by workers to recover from side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination. Read more...

Access Recent Webinars

KPIs for the “New Normal”: Effectively Managing Team Performance in a Post-COVID World
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The State of the IT Workforce Post-COVID-19 – A Candid Conversation with CIOs & IT Staffing Leaders
(Jointly presented by SIM and TechServe Alliance)
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From Balance to Integration: Achieving Harmony between Work and Life in the time of COVID
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Returning to the Office – The Great Debate
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Win the Relationship, Not the Deal – A Motivational Talk for Account Executives During Tough Times
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How to Lead Productive Sales Conversations in a Recessed Market
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The Changing Rules of the Game: Audits, Forgiveness & Taxability of PPP Loans
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Leading an IT Staffing Firm in a Post-Pandemic World
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The 5Cs: A Simple Framework to Help Remote Teams Navigate Change Successfully
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Recruiters – What Should You Be Doing Right Now
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Battening Down the Hatches: Fortifying Your Firm for the Economic Downturn
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State of the Industry: A Coronavirus Interim Update
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Deal Center Hotlist … Newly Released Feature in Response to the Crisis
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Managing Your Sales and Recruiting Team During a Time of Disruption
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Operating Virtually and Effectively Leveraging Technology
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Crisis-Driven Legislation & Employer Obligations: What It Means for Your Business
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Model Letters & Checklists

Employee Return-to-Work Survey

This survey gauges employees' comfort levels regarding a return to in-person work. It is intended to be customized by an employer prior to distribution. Read more...

Return-to-Work Checklist

In preparation for asking employees to come back to work, it’s imperative that employers thoughtfully construct a return-to-work plan and consider best practices for a safe and efficient return to the office. This checklist addresses COVID-19-related workplace topics compiled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and highlights general return-to-work topics. Read more...

Post-Coronavirus Workplace Preparedness Checklist

By taking workplace preparedness steps such as updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviors and evaluating existing policies, employers can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of employees. To get started, employers can review topics on this checklist. Read more...

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

As an organizational member of the U.S. Chamber, we are able to provide TechServe members with access to their resources. This is a helpful infographic outlining eligibility for federal financial relief under the CARES Act. Read more...

Covid-19 And Your Workplace Checklist

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly throughout the United States. Keep your employees and their families safe by properly preparing your workplace. Consider the strategies outlined below to ensure that your workplace is prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Sample Telecommuting Announcement

Use this letter to inform employees that, due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the office will be closing and they should work from home. Please note that this letter requires customization prior to use. Read more...

An Employer's Quick Guide to Managing Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused many employers across the country to make significant changes to their standard procedures, including shifting their employees from working at the office to working from home. This guide serves as an introduction to managing remote employees and includes best practices for keeping employees engaged. It should be used for informational purposes only and not be considered as legal advice. Read more...

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act – Request Form

This form may be used by an employee to request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This form accommodates a new type of leave that can be used by an employee in the event they need to stay home in order to care for their child whose school or child care facility has been closed due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read more...

Managing Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic Checklist

Employers can use this checklist to manage employees that are working from home during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more...

Remote Work Policy

This policy establishes the guidelines will use to select and manage those employees approved to work remotely. Read more...

Sample Notice of Furlough Due to Coronavirus

This sample notice explains an organization's decision to furlough its employees due to COVID-19. Note, customization is required. Read more...

Property Access Form

Employers can use this form to limit who has access to their workplace, such as vendors or clients. The form serves as a permission slip for visitors, specifying that unauthorized visitors will not be allowed on the premises. Read more...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Read more...

U.S. Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program - an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Read more...