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Attend a Nonprofit VOTE webinar on poll worker recruitment

Our national partner, Nonprofit VOTE, routinely holds free voter education webinars for nonprofits.

Last day to register for certificate program is Friday!

Applications are still being accepted for our graduate-level Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management program at Clark University. But hurry! Space is limited and the deadline to apply is Friday, August 24.

State issues RFR for joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement

On Tuesday afternoon, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a RFR for a joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement known as Caring Together. Information on the procurement is available on Comm-PASS or below on our website.

Salary Reserve Materials Available Online

The Providers' Council received notice from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services that they are proceeding with establishing the FY 2013 Salary Reserve in accordance with the language in the FY 13 Conference Budget that you helped to secure for human service workers! Find out what your agency must do to apply for Salary Reserve funds.

Five-Point Agenda Highlights 2011-2012

Each year, the Council’s board reviews our strategic plan and notes our highlights. Directors requested that we share our progress related to our Five-Point Agenda for Human Service Reform to support your organization in fulfilling its mission.

Health Care Cost Containment bill on its way to Governor’s desk

After an exhaustive and careful deliberation, the Health Care Conference Committee -- led by Representative Steven Walsh and Senator Richard Moore -- has reached an agreement on Health Care Cost Containment legislation, more commonly known as the "Payment Reform Bill." At almost 350 pages, the bill is considerable in both its scope and ambition. It will create a more efficient, more accountable, and more transparent health care system.

Exhibitor registration now open for Providers’ Council’s Convention & Expo!

Don't miss your chance to connect with organization leaders and workers at New England's largest human services convention & expo!

Senate overrides Governor’s veto, ensures annualized Salary Reserve!

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. As the House voted to override the Governor's veto on Tuesday, this completes the override process and secures a $20 million annualized salary increase for our sector's dedicated direct care workers.

House unanimously overrides Governor’s Salary Reserve veto!

The House voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Human Services Salary Reserve. Governor Patrick vetoed the $20 million Salary Reserve on July 8.

Veto override letter with 108 signers sent to Speaker DeLeo

Rep. David Linsky has sent a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo, asking him to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. The letter has the support of 108 representatives, nearly 70 percent of the House. Rep. Linsky plans to send the letter to Speaker DeLeo on Monday, July 16.

Council issues RFR for Healthcare Policy Consultant

On Friday, July 13, the Providers' Council issued a Request for Response for a Healthcare Policy Consultant to assist the Council in understanding the policy and program impact of emerging federal and state healthcare issues as they impact the Council's membership and to assist the Council in developing healthcare policy positions. Responses are due to Bill Yelenak (bill@providers.org) no later than Monday, July 23 at noon.

Veto override letter has 100 signers!

Rep. David Linsky's is writing a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo, asking him to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve, and 100 representatives have now signed onto the letter!

Salary Reserve campaign nears 1,000 letters to Reps!

Council, members discuss Salary Reserve in media

Council co-signs letter to Speaker DeLeo urging Salary Reserve veto override

On Monday, July 9, Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes co-signed a letter with other members of The Collaborative -- the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers -- requesting Speaker DeLeo support an override of the Governor's veto of the Salary Reserve. Gov. Patrick's veto would reduce the Salary Reserve for human service workers from a $20 million fund for an annualized raise to $10 million for a one-time payment for a workforce of 31,500 workers who have gone five years without a raise.

Council quoted in Monday’s Boston Globe

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes was quoted in Monday's Boston Globe, discussing Governor Patrick's decision to veto $10 million in Salary Reserve funding.

Governor cuts in half Salary Reserve for human services workers

The Governor signed the state budget on Sunday, but vetoed half of the Salary Reserve for low-paid human services workers.

Gov. Patrick expected to sign budget Sunday, July 8

The Governor is expected to sign the budget on Sunday at noon, according to a State House News Service report. Will you help direct care workers by emailing the Governor today and asking him to protect the Salary Reserve in the final state budget?

Exercise your freedoms

The Caring Force recently highlighted a powerful story from one of its members about the challenges of making ends meet on a direct care workers salary, and the critical importance of exercising the freedoms we celebrate every Fourth of July to create positive change for the sector. Check out what he said!

Conference Committee budget contains $20m Salary Reserve!

The Conference Committee charged with negotiating the differences between the House and Senate budget proposals just reported out its compromise budget, it includes a $20 million annualized Salary Reserve!

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