News — Advocacy
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.
The Providers' Council hosted its 40th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 28 in Worcester at the Beechwood Hotel.
The Baker administration named Alice Bonner the new secretary of Elder Affairs and Jeff McCue the new commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance.
On April 15, the House Ways & Means Committee released their budget proposal.
The Caring Force held its 4th Annual Caring Force Rally at the State House on April 7 where nearly 800 members advocated in support of human services.
The Caring Force State House rally is on April 7 at the Massachusetts State House
The Providers’ Council, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and UMass Dartmouth released Beyond Social Value: The Economic Impact of the Human Services Sector at a State House briefing on March 25.