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Recent ruling invalidates DOL OT change; comments sought

A federal ruled the Overtime Final Rule invalid, but nonprofits are encouraged to submit comments as to what changes should be implemented.

National Council releases survey on government grant reforms

A few years ago, the federal government adopted grants reforms designed in part to improve the way governments at all levels treat nonprofits that perform services on their behalf. Notably, the reforms, known as the OMB Uniform Guidance, provide that nonprofits are entitled to be reimbursed by state and local governments for some or all of their indirect costs when federal money is in the funding stream.

Labor Department Reopens White-Collar Salary Exemption for Comments

Dormant since late last fall, the Labor Department has reopened the move to increase the overtime exemption that would extend OT pay to millions of workers, including those at nonprofits.

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.

DOL raises threshold for OT exemptions

The rule, which includes nonprofits, means more people are eligible to earn overtime starting Dec. 1, 2016.

Council asks for input on proposed overtime standards

On June 30, President Obama proposed new changes to the overtime compensation, including raising the threshold for the first time in over 10 years.

U.S. House of Representatives passes America Gives More Act

On Thursday, February 12 the House of Representatives passed H.R 644, the America Gives More Act of 2015.

Council sends letter to Congress on charitable giving bills

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes on Tuesday, February 3 sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, asking the congressman to pass the Charitable Giving Incentive Bills in the Ways & Means Committee markup

Council sends letter to IRS, Treasury on proposed regs

The Providers' Council on Monday, February 24, sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury on proposed guidelines that would limit the ability of nonprofit organizations to engage in nonpartisan civic engagement work, such as voter registration, voter education, candidate forums, get-out-the-vote efforts and voters guides.

Input needed on Rapid Response Pulse Poll

The Providers' Council is working with its nonprofit colleagues across the nation, and we need your help in improving the way governments interact with nonprofits through contracts and grants.

Weekes, Sen. Warren, Reps. speak at rally about sequestration

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren; U.S. Reps. Michael Capuano, Stephen Lynch, Ed Markey, John Tierney; and community leaders in discussing the devastating effect sequestration would have on Massachusetts if a solution is not discovered before Friday, March 1.

Council sends letter to Rep. Neal on charitable deduction

Providers' Council President/CEO Michael Weekes sent a letter to Congressman Richard Neal on Thursday, February 14, asking him to protect the "charitable deduction for individuals so that charitable contributions can continue to support the vital programs and services on which our state's residents rely."

State issues press release on dual eligibles

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a press release on Thursday, August 23 regarding the dual eligibles initiative. Please read it below.

Five-Point Agenda Highlights 2011-2012

Each year, the Council’s board reviews our strategic plan and notes our highlights. Directors requested that we share our progress related to our Five-Point Agenda for Human Service Reform to support your organization in fulfilling its mission.

Council members & Mass. nonprofits send letter to Kerry

Nearly 240 nonprofits, many of them Providers' Council members, have signed onto a letter to Senator John Kerry, a member of the "supercommittee," asking him to protect the tax deduction for charitable giving that benefits so many nonprofits. The Providers' Council sent its own letter -- as well as the list of nonprofits -- to the senator on Monday, Oct. 17.