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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.

Voting underway for Broadcast Your Love contest!

Help determine the top three entries in The Caring Force's Fifth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services contest.

For first time, Mass. offers early voting option

Residents of the Commonwealth don't have to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 8 to vote this year.

It’s time to ‘voterize’ your human service agency

Nonprofits can help drive voter education and participation by registering and engaging staff, clients, consumers and other constituents.

Member exclusive voter engagement webinar Sept. 20

Council members can learn how to register their agency's stakeholders to vote and engage them in the upcoming election.

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week Sept. 12-16

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week will be marked Sept. 12-16 this year.

Providers’ Council submits comments on compliance, reporting regs

The proposed amendments are a result of the Baker Administration's efforts to streamline all state regulations.

Governor makes veto sought by coalition of nonprofits

A section of the recently signed economic development bill could have diverted scarce resources from nonprofits.

Rare weekend sessions continue on Beacon Hill

There will be another flurry of activity as the House and Senate work to wrap up the session.

Several rate hearings scheduled for August

Hearings address certain placement and supports and youth-stabilization services.

2016 Massachusetts voter dates and information

In addition to the presidential election and a number of state races, there will be several important ballot questions this year.

Council, others oppose property tax payments for nonprofits

A coalition of 17 nonprofit associations from across Massachusetts register opposition to a bill provision on taxing nonprofits.

State releases propsed changes to surplus revenue regs

The Council urges members to give us feedback on changes to 808 CMR 1.00, and to submit comments to the Commonwealth by Aug. 22.

National Council report on OT challenges released

More than 1,000 nonprofits from across the U.S. responded to the National Council of Nonprofits survey.

FY ‘17 budget heads to Gov’s desk

Human services mostly level-funded in the FY'17 budget approved by the House and Senate.

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