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Council members can access The Provider newspaper online

An archive of The Provider newspaper – the voice of the Providers' Council for 38 years – is available in the members-only section of the website.

Governor launches FY ‘18 budget process with House 1 proposal

The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.

Providers’ Council files three bills this legislative session

The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.

New fundraising compliance resource

Guide provides help understanding state and federal fundraising regulations.

DOL files Notice of Appeal on OT regs

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday filed a Notice of Appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the district court judge's order blocking changes to the Overtime Final Rule. The court could grant a motion for an expedited hearing or a motion for a stay -- which would make the rule take effect -- but the appeal process could be lengthy. An article from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that without an expedited hearing, briefs on the case likely wouldn't be filed before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.

Advocates win changes to PCA OT policy

Advocates and policymakers collaborated to reach an agreement on PCA overtime management.

Judge blocks change to overtime exemption

The Department of Labor is expected to appeal the nationwide injunction, but for now, overtime exemptions will not change on Dec. 1.

How ‘tweet’ it is: Panel talks social media best practices

Navigating the many online platforms can be tricky, but it's also necessary.

Changes to surplus revenue retention official

The Operational Services Division (OSD) recently posted a notice of amendment and the change will apply for FY 2016 UFR filings.

Four members honored with Peer Provider Awards

Recipients are nominated by colleagues in recognition of their contributions to the Commonwealth's human services sector.

Caring Force announces #BroadcastYourLove finalists

The favorite from these top entries will be voted on during the Providers' Council annual convention.

Council submits testimony on family stabilization rates

The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.

Voting underway for Broadcast Your Love contest!

Help determine the top three entries in The Caring Force's Fifth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services contest.

For first time, Mass. offers early voting option

Residents of the Commonwealth don't have to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 8 to vote this year.

It’s time to ‘voterize’ your human service agency

Nonprofits can help drive voter education and participation by registering and engaging staff, clients, consumers and other constituents.

Member exclusive voter engagement webinar Sept. 20

Council members can learn how to register their agency's stakeholders to vote and engage them in the upcoming election.

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week Sept. 12-16

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week will be marked Sept. 12-16 this year.

Providers’ Council submits comments on compliance, reporting regs

The proposed amendments are a result of the Baker Administration's efforts to streamline all state regulations.

Governor makes veto sought by coalition of nonprofits

A section of the recently signed economic development bill could have diverted scarce resources from nonprofits.

Rare weekend sessions continue on Beacon Hill

There will be another flurry of activity as the House and Senate work to wrap up the session.

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