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Latest news from the Charity Commission

By NICVA 10 Jan 2010 Denise Copeland

NICVA has got the latest update on the implementation timetable for various provisions of the Charities Act following a recent meeting with the Secretariat of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Dignity at Work

By NICVA 5 Jan 2010 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy regarding dignity at work including procedures for dealing with bullying and harrassment.

Road Safety

By NICVA 9 Dec 2009 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to road safey and driving for work purposes.

Examples of Offences Which Can Lead to Summary Dismissal or Suspension Followed by Dismissal

By NICVA 9 Dec 2009 Alex Hastings

This article outlines examples of offences that may lead to suspension or dismissal for NICVA employees.

Harassment in the Workplace

By NICVA 9 Dec 2009 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy regarding harassment in the workplace.

Examples of Offences Attracting Disciplinary Action

By NICVA 13 Nov 2009 Alex Hastings

This article outlines examples of offences that may lead to disciplinary action for NICVA employees.

The Impact of Recession on the Sector (2009)

By NICVA 10 Nov 2009 Andrea Thornbury

This research provides a snapshot of the emerging impacts of the recession on the voluntary and community sector.

Sub-Committees

By NICVA 1 Nov 2009 Denise Copeland

Voluntary and community groups may want or need to establish sub-committees to tackle specific projects or investigate new areas of work. Using sub-committees allows more time to focus on specific issues and involve expertise from outside the committee.

Public Benefit Test Guidance Consultation Launched

By NICVA 1 Sep 2009 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has embarked on its first major piece of work with the launch of the public benefit test guidance for consultation on 3 September in NICVA.

Viewfinder 8

By NICVA 22 Apr 2009 Andrea Thornbury

This viewfinder survey focuses the impact of the current economic downturn on the voluntary and community sector.

State of the Sector V

By NICVA 1 Feb 2009 Andrea Thornbury

State of the Sector V assesses how the voluntary and community sector is funded, how many people it employs and how many volunteers are involved with organisations.

DSD advertises Charity Commissioners' Positions

By NICVA 10 Jan 2009 Denise Copeland

The Department for Social Development is seeking to appoint a Chief Commissioner to lead the Commission, as well as a Deputy Chief Commissioner and up to five Charity Commissioners, including a legally qualified Commissioner.

Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland 2008

By NICVA 10 Nov 2008 Andrea Thornbury

This research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland reveals a changing picture and poses a number of challenges for fundraisers at a time when prevailing economic conditions are worsening.

Royal Assent for Charities Act (NI) 2008

By NICVA 10 Sep 2008 Denise Copeland

The long awaited new charities legislation for Northern Ireland received Royal Assent on 9 September 2008. 

Final Stages for Charities Bill

By NICVA 1 Jul 2008 Denise Copeland

The Charities Bill (as amended at consideration stage) reached its final stage in the Assembly on 30 June and is now waiting Royal Assent. 

Acceptable Use of NICVA's ICT Facilities

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to the use of the ICT facilities, email, internet and online security.

Acceptable use of NICVA's Laptop / Mobile Devices

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to laptop and mobile device usage for employees.

Computer Policy

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to computer, IT and email usage.

Career Break Policy

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of NICVA employees who wish to take an extended period of unpaid leave (career break) from the workplace.

Time off for Dependants (Carers Leave)

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to time off for dependants (also known as carers leave).

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