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Summer is synonymous with TCF photo contest!

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!

Council testifies in opposition to PILOT bills

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.

Senate Ways & Means releases FY ‘18 budget plan

Key EOHHS items are funded, and the proposal gives the Governor options with regard to a health care assessment.

Caring Force rallies, honors Speaker DeLeo

Hundreds turned out in support of human services at the Sixth Annual Caring Force State House Rally.

State cuts rates for AFC; budget language would reverse move

The reduction to Adult Foster Care funding sets the rates back to pre-2007 levels.

Univeristy Roundtable will provide insight on connecting with college students

The Providers' Council's University Roundtable will connect human service providers' HR and recruiting staff with representatives from local college career resource centers and internship programs.

House proposes $40.33B budget for FY ‘18

The House Ways & Means Committee presented a budget that invests in early education, addiction and recovery services and housing supports but also would assess fines on employers not offering health insurance.

Nonprofits across U.S. send letter supporting Johnson Amendment

In all, nearly 4,500 nonprofits, including 146 in Massachusetts, notified Congress that the Johnson Amendment should remain unchanged.

Council seeking solutions to ease burden of student debt

The Council is offering education, legislation and sharing tools and information to help the human service workforce with student debt.

AG announces tools to help students understand college aid

The Attorney General's Office is seeking to help students make more informed choices and reduce future burden of student loan debt.

Council asks U.S. delegation to oppose Johnson Amendment changes

The Providers' Council, in conjunction with nonprofits and associations across the U.S., is fighting to maintain nonpartisanship for tax-exempt agencies.

Workforce crisis report making news across state

Here's a roundup of media coverage from the first week of the release of Who Will Care? The Workforce Crisis in Human Services.

House, Senate schedule budget hearings across state

The Providers' Council encourages members to attend hearing when possible to advocate for funding in the FY '18 budget.

Council releases report on human services workforce crisis

Who Will Care: The Workforce Crisis in Human Services outlines challenges and solutions for community-based nonprofit providers.

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.

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