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The Seventh Annual Caring Force Rally and State House Lobby Day happens in the middle of budget season.
The Student Debt Working Group brought together leaders from the business community, government, colleges and universities and nonprofits to share new ideas about how to help students and families struggling with loan repayment.
The proposed legislation would bring salaries paid to staff of human services provider organization in line with those paid to state workers doing similar jobs.
Convention attendees determined the winner of The Caring Force's Sixth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services Contest.
The Providers' Council recognized 13 individuals and organizations that have made notable impacts in the Massachusetts human services sector during the last year.
The day featured remarks from Gov. Charlie Baker, EOHHS Sec. Marylou Sudders and a keynote speech from Steve Pemberton.
The top three photos in the sixth annual Caring Force contest come from Bridgewell, Bristol Elder Services and Doc Wayne Youth Services.
Job views and "Apply" clicks are surging on new jobs board, led by social media ad, MBTA ads.
A federal ruled the Overtime Final Rule invalid, but nonprofits are encouraged to submit comments as to what changes should be implemented.
Today, we're also thrilled to announce that Governor Charlie Baker will join us at the largest convening of human services professionals in the Northeast and address the more than 1,100 convention attendees during the day's lunch program.
The Providers' Council encourages members and all nonprofits to actively participate in voter registration activities.
A few years ago, the federal government adopted grants reforms designed in part to improve the way governments at all levels treat nonprofits that perform services on their behalf. Notably, the reforms, known as the OMB Uniform Guidance, provide that nonprofits are entitled to be reimbursed by state and local governments for some or all of their indirect costs when federal money is in the funding stream.
Dormant since late last fall, the Labor Department has reopened the move to increase the overtime exemption that would extend OT pay to millions of workers, including those at nonprofits.
The loan repayment legislation - H.116 and S.42 - would help low-paid human services workers alleviate some of their student loan debt.
The roundtable event hosted by the Providers' Council and Human Service Forum focused on creating successful internship programs to help attract future employees.
Enter photos that show your programs, pride, parades, patriotism and more in the Sixth Annual Broadcast Your Love Photo Contest. And don't forget the logo!
Joining other statewide associations on Tuesday, June 13, the Providers' Council testified at the State House before the Joint Committee on Revenue against four bills that seek to institute payments in lieu of taxes or create burdensome regulations for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
Key EOHHS items are funded, and the proposal gives the Governor options with regard to a health care assessment.
Hundreds turned out in support of human services at the Sixth Annual Caring Force State House Rally.