What is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), and how do I use it in my organization?
Answered by: Ben Bullock

SCANPO uses a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to provide benefits to its employees. PEOs allow a group of small employers to pool their employees together to provide benefits at a lower cost. The PEO “co-employs” your employees and manages their benefits, payroll, and other HR matters—at your direction—and passes the costs through to you in a once or twice monthly invoice, in addition to their fees. Essentially, PEOs let an employer outsource employee management tasks. For many small nonprofits that cannot afford HR staff, this is a great way to provide benefits.