The IRS has proposed obscuring employee social security numbers on the W-2 form. A public comment period will be open until December 18. In the proposal the first five digits would be obscured or replaced with a symbol. The final four digits will remain clear.   The goal of the change is to protect employees from identify theft…. Read more »

Houston Association of Realtors offers hurricane relief after Harvey “The Houston Association of Realtors has dedicated a portion of their website to help people find temporary shelter. This database allows agents, sustained homeowners, landlords and property managers to post available living arrangements on a temporary basis (ranging from one to 12 weeks).”   Texas Country… Read more »

American Cheese Society – Fostering Professional Development and Advancement The American Cheese Society earned a 2017 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its ACS Certified Cheese Professional® Exam, created to foster the education, skills, professionalism, and knowledge of individuals working across all domains of the artisan cheese industry. ASAE honored ACS for its efforts… Read more »

Mark your calendar to join ASAE Public Policy on Capitol Hill for the American Associations Day fly-in March 21-22 in Washington, DC. This is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals can meet with the staffs of members of Congress and advocate for association management issues. The event is open to any association professional or… Read more »

On Tuesday the Supreme Court put on hold a ruling from a federal appeals court that would have permitted refugees who have a contractual agreement with a resettlement organization to still enter the U.S. The administration asked the Supreme Court to stay the decision by the lower courts on refugees. The administration did not challenge… Read more »