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05-18-2023 Questions and Answers

05-18-2023 Questions and Answers

05-18-2023 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Q: Can the “advisors” on a Council advisory committee vote on advisory committee issues?

A:  Yes, the committee members can vote on matters concerning the committee. Committees are advisory. Any matters/recommendations presented to the Board of Directors must be approved by the voting-eligible Board members before the recommendation becomes policy and can be passed on to the Vincentians in the Council at large.

Q: Are Conferences allowed to pay a stipend say of $100 to a volunteer (who is not a Vincentian) that does a lot of volunteer work in their food pantry?

A: We are required by law to pay at least a minimum wage to people who work for us. If this is done often or on a regular basis, then that person needs to be an employee or under contract. If under contract, we need to issue a IRS Form 1099 if the total exceeds $600 in a calendar year. Stipends are usually only paid for a temporary, short-term job.


P: ¿Pueden los “asesores” de un comité asesor del Consejo votar sobre asuntos del Comité asesor?

R: Sí, los miembros del comité pueden votar sobre asuntos relacionados con el comité. Los comités son consultivos.  Cualquier asunto / recomendación presentada a la Mesa Directiva debe ser aprobada por los miembros elegibles para votar antes de que la recomendación se convierta en política y pueda transmitirse a los miembros Vicentinos del Consejo en general.

P: ¿Se les permite a las Conferencias hacer un pago, digamos, de $ 100 a un voluntario (que no es Vicentino) que hace mucho trabajo voluntario en su almacén de alimentos?

R: Estamos obligados por ley a pagar al menos un salario mínimo a las personas que trabajan para nosotros.  Si esto se hace a menudo o de forma regular, entonces esa persona debe ser un empleado o bajo contrato.  Si está bajo contrato, necesitamos emitir un Formulario 1099 del IRS si el total excede los $600 en un año calendario.  Los pagos generalmente solo se pagan por un trabajo temporal a corto plazo.

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