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Benefits, Payroll, and HR

When you are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, we have you covered!

Our Capabilities

About Benefits, Payroll, and HR

Does your organization have an up to date personnel handbook? Do you have established hiring systems? Do you have a plan for employee healthcare and other benefits? Semi-monthly payroll administration for employees and contractors? How about experts on-call to handle human resources challenges? If you are a sponsored project with Community Initiatives, the answer to all those questions is “yes.”

Employment Administration

  • New-hire processing: job-offer letters and employee visa authorizations
  • Employee changes: salary adjustments, promotions, title changes, FLSA clarification, leaves of absence, etc.
  • Separation processing: cause-of-termination review, final pay arrangements, exit interviews, layoffs, salary reductions, etc.
  • Full payroll services: check processing, W-9s, 1099s
  • Maintenance of I-9 information

Benefits Administration

  • Employee health and welfare plans
  • Retirement plan administration through our 401(k)
  • Flexible spending account administration
  • COBRA administration

Risk Management & Compliance

  • Maintenance of employee personnel records and documentation
  • Regulatory compliance (ERISA, FLSA, EEO, and other federal and state regulations)
  • HR risk management for worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance
  • Compliance-related training for project directors and managers (EEO, sexual harassment, etc.)
  • Independent contractor templates and compliance

HR Policies and Employee Regulations

  • Performance management coaching
  • Comprehensive Employee Handbook
  • Employee relations consultation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Grievance handling and administration
  • Mediation

“Community Initiatives is incredibly helpful and supportive. I feel like the services and resources they provide are worth the fiscal sponsorship fee. Being a project of Community Initiatives provides us with peace of mind, as we know that they have a knowledgeable staff and policies and procedures aligned with best practices.”

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Our Projects

Community Initiatives portfolio of projects range in size and serve a variety of causes, including social justice, the environment, animal rights, education, youth development, capacity building, health & wellness, philanthropy, the arts, and human services.

Jewish Multiracial Network

Jewish Multiracial Network

Working Scholars Fund logo

Working Scholars Fund

Adachi Project Logo

Adachi Project

Council for Global Equality

Council for Global Equality

House of Victory

House of Victory Foundation

San Francisco Hep B Free

San Francisco Hep B Free – Bay Area

North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance NAPSA

North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance

United States Research Software Engineer Association

United States Research Software Engineer Association

El/La Para TransLatinas

El/La Para Translatinas

Community Initiatives Logo Mark

General Assembly Social Impact Fund