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Rule §330.5 Local Presence

Published: 2015

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(a) A charitable organization must maintain local presence,
as described in this section, to be eligible to participate in a local
(b) A local charitable organization maintains local
presence if it:
  (1) provides direct or indirect health and human services;
  (2) is accessible to state employees in the local campaign
area by maintaining:
    (A) a publicly identified office with a professional
or volunteer staff within the local campaign area that is open with
staff available at least 20 hours a week during normal working hours;
    (B) a locally listed telephone number which is listed
in the name of the organization. If the office is closed, a message
shall state local business hours and may offer another number for
callers to obtain more information.
(c) An office is deemed to be open under subsection
(b)(2)(A) of this section if telephone callers to the office can speak
to a live person and if visitors to the office can enter the office
and speak to a member of the staff. Staff is deemed to be available
under subsection (b)(2)(A) of this section if at least one staff member
is answering phones and providing information as requested and is
present in the office to assist visitors.
(d) An office is publicly identified if there is external
signage and the local address is listed in the local phone book.
(e) The local employee committee (LEC) shall have the
discretion to verify local presence, if the state policy committee
has appointed an LEC.
(f) In the absence of an LEC for the local campaign
area, the SPC shall determine eligibility of organizations for participation
in the local campaign.

Source Note: The provisions of this §330.5 adopted to be effective June 23, 2002, 27 TexReg 5210; amended to be effective December 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 9364