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Employment Policies Institute Foundation

Washington, DC 20005
EIN: 52-1902264


Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

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Employment Policies Institute Foundation

Focused on Research of Labor and Healthcare Policies that Affect Employment Growth

 

Charity Navigator has become aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • During our analysis of this charity’s FYE 2011 Form 990, the document revealed that more than half of the Employment Policies Institute Foundation's functional expenses were paid to its CEO Richard Berman's for-profit management company, Berman and Company. The document revealed that out of total expenses of $2.10 million, $1.17 million were paid to Berman and Company for staff[ing] and operat[ing] the day-to-day activities" of the charity. See relevant pages from the organization's 2011 Form 990 filing for more detail: 2011 Page 82011 Page 10, and 2011 Schedule L for  more information. 
  • We find the practice of a charity contracting for management services with a business owned by that charity's CEO atypical as compared to how other charities operate and have therefore issued this Donor Advisory.
  • The Employment Policy Institute Foundation has requested that Charity Navigator also disclose that its arrangement with the management firm is reviewed and approved annually by its independent officers and directors in a process that complies with the organization's conflict of interests policy, and its financial statements are audited each year by an independent CPA.  Accordingly, please see relevant pages from the organization's 2011 Form 990 for more information: 2011 Page 62011 Schedule O for the former, and 2011 Page 3 for the latter.
  • Affiliated nonprofits also have Donor Advisories including: Center for Consumer Freedom, Center for Union Facts, Enterprise Freedom Action Committee and the American Beverage Institute.
  • During our analysis of this charity’s FY 2012 and 2013 Forms 990, the documents revealed that Employment Policies Institute Foundation continued to contract with CEO Richard Berman's management company, Berman and Company. Please see relevant pages from the organization's 2012 and 2013 Forms 990 for more detail: 2012 Page 82012 Schedule L2013 Page 8 and 2013 Schedule L

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