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-Trump Administration DOL Planning Major Changes to Disclosure Rules, JayStar Group Inc. on the Move, PRIZM® Membership Solution Enhancements, Online Payments, New Back Office Service!

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What’s New in January 2018?

– Newsflash!!! Trump Administration Department of Labor Planning Major Changes to Disclosure Rules!
– JayStar Group Inc. on the Move!
PRIZM® Membership Solution Enhancements
– Online Payments
– New Back Office Service

Newsflash!! Trump Administration DOL Planning Major Changes to Disclosure Rules!

Public Sector unions may have to file LM-2s.
Newly proposed regulatory action by the Trump administration includes a requirement for certain currently exempt Public Sector unions to file LM-2s.Return of the T-1
The T-1 is the Trust Annual Report, a report similar to an LM-2, but applied to related trusts such as credit unions, strike funds building funds, training and apprentice funds, to name a few.
Both of these are resurrections of Bush era proposals which were reversed in 2010.
See the Bloomberg news on this here:
Bloomberg News ArticleSince JayStar Group Inc. is the recognized leading expert, preparing hundreds of these each year, we will be fully prepared to assist affected unions immediately.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to get educated in what is involved.

JayStar Group Inc. on the Move!

Although we loved our old offices, set in a listed Victorian building with many original fittings, our ever- growing business demanded that we move to more modern and spacious offices.

This we have done!  Our new space at 200 Connecticut Avenue is across town from where we were previously and has everything you would expect in modern office accommodation such as an in-house café and a health club for our hard-working employees!
Plus, in line with our entrepreneurial spirit, we have lots of room to grow!

PRIZM® Membership Solution Enhancements

Building on the success of PRIZM, our flagship Membership system, we have introduced even more features to ensure its place as the union world’s most advanced membership system. These include a new Event Management System and new Advanced Membership Engagement functionality to help inform and engage members in political activities, organizing, and enable a host of mobile-ready capabilities.

Online Payments

With existing and potentially aggressive “Right to Work” legislation becoming a growing threat to unions countrywide we have expanded our on-line payment capabilities to create integrated solutions in this area via a partnership with Authorize.Net.  This will enable us to tailor integrated online payment functionality via credit cards and AHC to the needs of our PRIZM customers with relatively straightforward requirements at the local level.  For a more advanced online payment system with additional functionality and features we also have our partnership with Billhighway.com and industry leader in this field. Both solutions are fully secure PCI compliant offerings.

New Back Office Service

JayStar could become YOUR back office!

With the introduction of our extremely successful PRIZM Membership and Dues Management system coupled with our expertise in accounting, we are receiving ever increasing requests from our customer base to perform processing in these areas.  As a result, we are offering a full back office management service encompassing all aspects of membership, dues and accounting processing.

This will be offered via 100% cloud-based products (including PRIZM).  You DO NOT need to be a PRIZM customer to take advantage of this service. The Accounting service will be delivered using QuickBooks® online product. You may choose to use the Membership and Dues processing service, the Accounting service, or BOTH!

These new offerings complement our long standing LM-2 preparation service used by hundreds of unions, including the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Consider the advantages of Making JayStar your Back Office!
  • We are experts in our own PRIZM system so user errors are almost completely eradicated.
  • Full online access to comprehensive reporting suite and authorization functions.
  • Expert accounting staff based in our new Head Office in Norwalk, CT.
  • No “In house” management of the relevant hardware / software /security needed.
  • You can “take back” processing of data if you are not 100% satisfied.

Realize savings and greater efficiency when you use any or all of these services. Free up your staff to focus on serving your members rather than data processing!

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