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LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ...

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9/20/21
BHS: Workplace Safety

As COVID continues to be a global concern and as many organizations are finding new normal ways to work, there is concern for workplace overexertion and fatigue. Overexertion can be a result of physical or emotional strain or pressure caused when you...

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11/11/20
BHS: Flu Season and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Fall and Winter seasons signal many beautiful changes in the Garden landscape; from colorful leaves to Holiday Lights. Fall and Winter also signals the beginning of the flu season, which according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (...

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10/14/20
CEO and Trustee Responsibilities

This comprehensive resource inlcudes a few chapters, one focusing on Enahancing Staff Understanding and the other on Building Working Partnerships. 

 
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5/21/20
New COVID-19 Guidance for Section 125 Mid-Year Election Change Rules

The Internal Revenue Service recently released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow...

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5/19/20
SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist...

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5/18/20
Minimum Standard Health Protocols: Checklist for Museums and Libraries

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all museums and libraries choosing to operate in Texas. Museums and libraries may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the...

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5/11/20
CDC Confirms Six Coronavirus Symptoms Showing Up in Patients Over and Over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six symptoms of the novel coronavirus to its list, suggesting health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see the virus affecting patients.

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4/29/20
COVID-19 Update v.5 March 28

This document provides a few key updates, resources, and suggestions for our Garden Staff in facing the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are not meant to be binding. Considering the diverse membership we have – all, some, or very little of...

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3/29/20
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Guidance for Gardens (Interim v.4: March 18, 2020)

This document provides a few key updates, resources, and suggestions for our Garden Staff in facing the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are not meant to be binding. Considering the diverse membership we have – all, some, or very little of...

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3/18/20
Association Telecommuting and Remote Work Policy

The Association considers telecommuting to be a potentially viable option for short or long duration only in cases where job duties, employee skills, and their supervisor's discretion are best suited to such an arrangement. 

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3/17/20
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Guidance for Gardens (Interim v.2: March 12, 2020)

This document provides a few key updates, resources, and suggestions for our Garden Staff in facing the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are not meant to be binding. Considering the diverse membership we have – all, some, or...

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3/12/20
BHS: Safety Matters – Defensive Driving Techniques

DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Defensive driving practices apply to all driving situations. In addition to normal work
related travel on public roads, Garden employees drive a wide variety of equipment; from
scooters to golf...

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3/10/20
BHS: Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a leading cause of the increasing number of auto accidents and the severity of resulting injury and damages. Understanding how to avoid distraction and implementing best driving practices to keep our employees, volunteers and...

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2/11/20
BHS: The Evolving Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing concern for non-profits of all sizes but can be prevented with strategic risk management practices to counter these attacks and protect critical infrastructure and data. As they say “it is not a matter of if, but when” you will...

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12/17/19
BHS: State Laws and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Since 2017, sexual harassment claims in the workplace have increased by double digits. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates the Federal Law; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or...

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11/14/19
Why Consider Using the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic...

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9/18/19
BHS: International Travel Tips

Traveling and working abroad is the experience of a lifetime. As an employer you have a duty to provide a safe work environment for your staff. This can be more challenging when you send employees to work outside of the US.

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6/23/19
Organizational Assessment Resource for Senior-Level Leaders

This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations. It offers specific reasoning, definitions, and strategies—the why, what, and how—for topics that are...

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6/3/19
BHS- Safety Matters: Avoiding Painful and Costly Slips

Working in a public garden means that your workday depends somewhat on the weather. Wet walking surfaces both indoors and out can present serious slipping hazards for you, your co-workers and guests.

In fact, surfaces that are wet for any reason...

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5/14/19

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