News — Advocacy
The Providers' Council on Wednesday, October 14 testified before an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Task Force that is exploring issues of unemployment and underemployment in the Commonwealth, particularly with those individuals who have barriers to employment.
Provider members of the Providers' Council, along with their staff, gave testimony on Senate Bill 680, An act to promote higher education among employees of human service provider organizations to the Joint Committee on Higher Education.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold five listening sessions across the Commonwealth in order to gain public input on the regulatory review process under Executive Order No. 562.
Tomorrow's the big day!
The Baker Administration is currently conducting several public hearings throughout the Commonwealth to discuss work development opportunities and initiatives for people of color, individuals with disabilities and others with traditionally high rates of unemployment.
The second full week in September marks Direct Service Professionals Recognition Week!
The Providers' Council is hiring an Administrative and Support Associate to work with us in our Boston office.
The Providers' Council staff took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge with special guest Nancy Frates!
The Caring Force will hold its annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services contest again this year -- with a few small changes. Videos will now be filmed, posted and voted through Instagram and other social media platforms.
The Providers' Council and the Attorney General's Office held an information session on July 31 to educate employers and employees about the Earned Sick Time Law, which went into effect July 1.
Join public officials and community leaders at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22 on Boston Common to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! And on Saturday, July 25 from noon to 4 p.m., join public officials and community leaders at a celebration of the 25th Anniversary at Union Station in Worcester.
In addition to signing the FY '16 state budget on July 17, Governor Charlie Baker also filed a Supplemental Budget bill to support the recommendations from the Governor's Opioid Working Group and to fund the annualization of the FY '15 Human Services Salary Reserve, along with other items.
On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY '16 state budget, making several vetoes.
The Earned Sick Time Regulations, which were finalized on Friday, June 19 will go into effect Wednesday, July 1.
The state has released a number of frequently asked questions related to the Chapter 257 Agreement for Judgment.
Testimony on the proposed Earned Sick Time Regulations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.
The Providers' Council testified on Earned Sick Time earlier this week at a public hearing in Boston and sent written testimony to the Attorney General's Office on May 21.
On May 12, Senate Ways & Means Committee released a $38 billion budget proposal for FY '16.
An agreement on with the Baker Administration and the Collaborative in regards to Chapter 257 has finally been reached.