Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Policymakers should require employers to provide employees with predictable schedules.
All workers should have access to both employment protections and some benefits such as health and retirement.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should ensure the proper classification of workers. Those who should have access to employee protections and benefits should receive them.
Bans, including temporary ones, on the regulation of companies in the online gig economy (such as Uber) or the application of existing employment laws to their practices are not warranted.
Congress and state legislatures should require employers that provide benefits to regular, full-time employees to extend them to part-time employees on a prorated basis.