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.
Resources & Updates
NY Order and Guidance Affect Employee Leave for COVID-19
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an order barring state leave for workers who travel to states on New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. In addition, New York state agencies have issued guidance on health care workers' eligibility for the leave. This legal update addresses the New York developments.
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In the Know: Application Deadline for Small Business Loans Extended
Congress has passed legislation to extend the application deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Aug. 8, 2020. Prior to the extension, the deadline to apply for these funds was June 30, 2020. The extension enables eligible small businesses to apply for funding for five more weeks. The legislation has been sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign the measure into law.
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Model Letters & Checklists
Coronavirus Consultant Model Letter.doc
Coronavirus Employee Model Letter.doc
Coronavirus Office Closing Model Letter.doc
Coronavirus Essential Business Identification Model Letter.doc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Remote Work Policy
This policy establishes the guidelines will use to select and manage those employees approved to work remotely.
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.
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.
The State of the IT Workforce Post-COVID-19 - A Candid Conversation with CIOs & IT Staffing Leaders
(Jointly presented by SIM and TechServe Alliance)
From Balance to Integration: Achieving Harmony between Work and Life in the time of COVID
Returning to the Office - The Great Debate
Win the Relationship, Not the Deal – A Motivational Talk for Account Executives During Tough Times
How to Lead Productive Sales Conversations in a Recessed Market
The Changing Rules of the Game: Audits, Forgiveness & Taxability of PPP Loans
Leading an IT Staffing Firm in a Post-Pandemic World
The 5Cs: A Simple Framework to Help Remote Teams Navigate Change Successfully
Recruiters – What Should You Be Doing Right Now
Managing Your Leadership EQ In Challenging Times
Battening Down the Hatches: Fortifying Your Firm for the Economic Downturn
State of the Industry: A Coronavirus Interim Update
Deal Center Hotlist … Newly Released Feature in Response to the Crisis
Managing Your Sales and Recruiting Team During a Time of Disruption
Operating Virtually and Effectively Leveraging Technology
Crisis-Driven Legislation & Employer Obligations: What It Means for Your Business
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.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Paycheck Protection Program - an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.