Contractor Vs. Subrecipient

Review the requirements for determining whether the partner of a Head Start grantee is a contractor or subrecipient.

Establishing a Competency-Based Management Framework

Core competencies define what professionals need to know and are able to do to provide quality care and education. Program directors may use this resource to guide them in improving the skill levels of management and front-line staff. The core competencies can provide a framework of the knowledge and skills that staff need to perform their jobs. This framework can be applied to all staff positions.

Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures for developing a volunteer program cover steps and procedures to be accomplished before a volunteer starts in an organization. Grantees will find this information useful when developing policies and procedures that govern the management of volunteers. Clarifying the need for volunteers, developing goals and objectives, and writing position/task descriptions are some of the preliminary tasks.

Human Resources

Any program is only as good as its people. A strong human resources system ensures that staff and volunteers have the credentials and competencies needed to provide quality services to children and families.

Whistleblower Protection Laws

This tip sheet outlines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Whistleblower Protection Programs. These programs are embodied in 22 federal laws put in place to protect employees from retaliation for reporting workplace violations such as injuries, safety concerns, or other protected activity. Also, learrn about section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. This section prohibits employer discrimination when employees report suspected improper or illegal government activities in the workplace.