News — Advocacy
Here's a roundup of media coverage from the first week of the release of Who Will Care? The Workforce Crisis in Human Services.
The Providers' Council encourages members to attend hearing when possible to advocate for funding in the FY '18 budget.
Who Will Care: The Workforce Crisis in Human Services outlines challenges and solutions for community-based nonprofit providers.
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.
The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.
The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.
Guide provides help understanding state and federal fundraising regulations.
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 and policymakers collaborated to reach an agreement on PCA overtime management.
The Department of Labor is expected to appeal the nationwide injunction, but for now, overtime exemptions will not change on Dec. 1.
Navigating the many online platforms can be tricky, but it's also necessary.
The Operational Services Division (OSD) recently posted a notice of amendment and the change will apply for FY 2016 UFR filings.
Recipients are nominated by colleagues in recognition of their contributions to the Commonwealth's human services sector.
The favorite from these top entries will be voted on during the Providers' Council annual convention.
The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.
Help determine the top three entries in The Caring Force's Fifth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services contest.
Residents of the Commonwealth don't have to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 8 to vote this year.
Nonprofits can help drive voter education and participation by registering and engaging staff, clients, consumers and other constituents.
Council members can learn how to register their agency's stakeholders to vote and engage them in the upcoming election.
Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week will be marked Sept. 12-16 this year.