Keep in mind that many people who haven’t received their second stimulus payment yet may still receive one in the mail, either as a paper check or as a debit card. The IRS has said that it could take up to three to four weeks for mailed payments to arrive, and it has told taxpayers to keep watching their mail throughout the month of January. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus check still not received? Free File could be a way to claim it
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When confronted by the pandemic, Governor Raimondo turned to Big Tech–specifically Salesforce–to replace legacy systems with new cloud solutions for contact tracing and case investigations as well as workforce retraining and other initiatives aimed at keeping Rhode Islanders working. Raimondo called Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and explained Rhode Island’s problems to him, the story goes. He had people on the ground in the state the following Monday. … [Read more...] about Biden picked an ex-VC to run Commerce. Her ties to tech might be too close
But signing up for a shot poses problems. Those cities have firmly stated they would not send any personal data to governmental authorities. Yet there are still hurdles. “It’s not that people are specifically excluding immigrants, but in practice, the social environment doesn’t permit them to participate,” says Catalina Sol, executive director of La Clínica del Pueblo, a nonprofit community healthcare clinic in Washington, D.C. The practice serves 5,000 patients, the majority of whom are Latino, ranging from children of citizens to people who arrived by land a few days ago. “These are systems that are not necessarily exclusionary by intent, but by default.” … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Patagonia allows employees to make their own schedules. They still have to work full time, they just get to decide when to work. Also, because the company is filled with outdoor athletes and its corporate headquarters sit right on the Pacific, whenever the waves are good, employees are allowed to stop working—even when they’re on deadline, even if they’re in the middle of a meeting—and go surfing. It’s a corporate policy that Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard famously dubbed “Let my people go surfing.” … [Read more...] about Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy
Responsible leadership: Those in authority (C-suite executives and managers) should set the example by using titles and credentials for women in formal and public settings. They can also communicate guidelines for the expected use of titles and credentials, including consistent use in written materials. Bias is best addressed from the top down, by leaders who set expectations and norms for the rest of the organization. … [Read more...] about We need to stop ‘untitling’ and ‘uncredentialing’ professional women