News From PCCA...
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers that the agency will begin collecting calendar year 2020 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2021. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2021.
PCCA is saddened to pass along news of the passing of Ruth Michels, Michels Corporation, on December 21. Mrs. Michels helped found Michels Pipeline Construction in 1959, and the company joined PCCA in 1967. The company has been active in PCCA leadership ever since, and Mrs. Michels attended several PCCA meetings over the years. An announcement from the company is below.
Memorials can be sent to:
Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Hospice Hope
430 E. Division St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
December 23, 2020
Late on December 21, Congress approved a massive Covid-19 relief/omnibus spending package that heeds PCCA's call for extending the deadline for government entities to spend CARES Act funds, providing significant funding for broadband deployment, and clarifying that business expenses paid for with the proceeds of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are tax deductible. Industry and Congress hope President Trump will sign the legislation before the end of the year.
PCCA was relentless on these issues in the weeks leading up to the vote, with five letters to congressional leadership, more than 400 email communications from PCCA members through Muster, and nonstop lobbying by phone and Zoom by the association's government relations team.
Safe + Sound 2020 was a successful year! 1.9 million workers from 3,452 businesses participated in Safe + Sound Week. 68,590 participants regularly received safety and health messages via the listserv. Download the Safe + Sound 2020 End-Of-Year Infographic and share how you were #SafeAndSoundAtWork on social media. Thank you for your support!
On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued revised COVID-19 guidance addressing questions related to the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations to employees. The guidance now addresses several common questions that employers have raised with respect to the COVID-19 vaccine.
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PCCA Hits the Right Notes in Nashville... We look at Election Results... PCCA's Brad Baumann is named to the TIRAP Advisory Board... the PCCA Year-End Product Showcase is featured and more.
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PCCA has begun accepting applications for scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. The scholarships are open to the children and other dependents of PCCA members' employees. Each scholarship is worth up to $10,000, and up to four scholarships are awarded every year.
New in 2021, PCCA will also be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a student at each school participating in PCCA's Who Will Do the Work? program. These applicants do not need to be affiliated with a PCCA member.
The application deadline is February 15, 2021.
We encourage all of you to pass along this information to your employees and their children. Please provide this information to your HR departments and use the PCCA scholarship program as a benefit to their employees.