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Accounting added to CISA Essential Services; more FFCRA FAQs

Monday, March 30, 2020  
Posted by: Ann Lupo

Accounting added to CISA Essential Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance on critical workers, and it reflects the change that AICPA advocated for last week to include accounting services.

“Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response Version 2.0”  (March 28, 2020)

In the fourth bullet point under Financial Services, the revised guidance now covers:
“Workers who support financial operations and those staffing call centers, such as those staffing data and security operations centers, managing physical security or providing accounting services."

The previous DHS CISA guidance only specifically included “accounting services” for hospitals and did not include a reference under Financial Services.

Section 3 (C) of Louisiana’s Proclamation Number 33 JBE 2020 references the CISA guidance on what workers are essential.

US DOL Issues Additional FAQs on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Over the weekend, the US Department of Labor (DOL) updated its FAQs related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This expanded list answers some of the open questions and provides more details on some previously answered questions. The content is more robust and is, therefore, a valuable resource.

Questions about the content of this Alert should be directed to LCPA State Government Relations Director  Linda Babin.