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  • EDUCAUSE Policy: Interesting Reads

    (September 15, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general. This post includes articles on network neutrality, online learning, and cybersecurity.

  • Texas Court Strikes Down Obama-Era Overtime Rule

    (September 6, 2017 - Jen Ortega) A federal judge in Texas has struck down the Obama-era overtime rule, which would have drastically changed the overtime pay requirements all employers must meet under the Fair Labor Standards Act. President Trump's Department of Labor is now seeking public input on potential changes to the overtime requirements.

  • Higher Ed Reply Comments Bolster Net Neutrality Support

    A higher education coalition including EDUCAUSE submitted reply comments for the current FCC network neutrality rule-making. The document draws on the public record to reinforce positions in favor of sustaining effective network neutrality protections, either under the existing framework or Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act.

  • GLBA Audit Objective Text Online

    The draft text of the GLBA Safeguards Rule audit objective is now available from Federal Student Aid (FSA). It won’t be final until it is released in the official federal single audit compliance supplement, but EDUCAUSE members can utilize the draft text to inform FY18 audit preparations.

  • EDUCAUSE, Higher Ed Support Net Neutrality

    (July 19, 2017 – Jarret Cummings) EDUCAUSE joined several other higher education leadership associations in submitting comments for the FCC’s current net neutrality rule-making process. The higher education groups argue that the FCC should either retain its existing rules or establish strong, enforceable net neutrality protections under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act.

  • EDUCAUSE Policy: Interesting Reads

    (July 14, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general. This post includes articles on network neutrality, online learning, and cybersecurity.

  • Education Department Seeks Input on Regulations

    (July 6, 2017 – Jen Ortega) The U.S. Department of Education’s Regulatory Reform Task Force has issued a progress report on its efforts to identify and eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations. It has also initiated a new proposed rulemaking soliciting public input on current ED regulations that should be considered for repeal, replacement, or modification.

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