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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.

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.

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