SBEA Working Group Advocates for Industry as Implementation Unfolds
Roger Hays, Jr., SPHR
For the past 15-plus years, many of us in the NAPEO family have been talking about, supporting, and working to pass the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA) with our congressional champions in Washington. As we are all now aware, the NAPEO-supported SBEA was finally passed by the 113th Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 19, 2014.
Getting Off to a Good Start
NAPEO’s state legislative plan for 2015 calls for NAPEO staff to engage in a proactive and aggressive strategy that will continue NAPEO’s focus on creating operational certainty for PEOs in the states. Specifically, the 2015 plan calls for NAPEO to undertake active lobbying efforts in 13 states (California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah), while monitoring legislative and regulatory activity in most other states. To pull all of this off, NAPEO will require a concerted and collective effort and, as with any successful game plan, NAPEO will have to get off to a good start to achieve success.