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Submit regulation reviews online through new ANF website

Under Executive Order #562, all existing Executive Branch regulations have been under review. In light of this, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance launched a website dedicated to Executive Order #562 where you can submit regulations for review, view public comments and more.

EOHHS to hold listening sessions on regulation review

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold five listening sessions across the Commonwealth in order to gain public input on the regulatory review process under Executive Order No. 562.

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.

Council and AGO Hold Information Session on Earned Sick Time

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.

Mass Budget Headed to Gov. Baker for Signature

The long awaited Conference Committee budget was finally release late Tuesday, July 7 and quickly approved Wednesday, July 8. Governor Baker now has ten days to sign or veto the budget proposal.

Earned Sick Time to Go Into Effect July 1

The Earned Sick Time Regulations, which were finalized on Friday, June 19 will go into effect Wednesday, July 1.

Listening sessions for earned sick time regs begin next week

On Friday, April 24, Attorney General Maura Healey's office submitted proposed regulations for Earned Sick Time Law that passed during the 2014 election.

Council letter to the editor appears in Boston Globe

On February 23, The Boston Globe published President & CEO Michael Weekes' letter to the editor discussing Philadelphia Insurance denying claims to human services agencies.

Council discusses insurance claim in Boston Globe

Philadelphia Insurance has rejected insurance claims to providers after the closure of the Long Island bridge, claiming "wear and tear" of city property is not covered in providers' plan.

Urge your U.S. Representative to support the America Gives More Act

On Thursday, February 12, the U.S House of Representatives will vote on the America Gives More Act, H.R. 644 and the Council need you to take action today.

Take action TODAY: Ask Legislators to co-sponsor Legislative Agenda

Giving incentives bill falls short in U.S. House

Supporting America’s Charities Act H.R. 5806 failed to pass in the house on December 11, 2014 by just eight votes.

Council Members Testify at Chapter 257 Hearing

Council members testified in front of the Joint Committee on Public Health and Joint Committee on Mental health and Substance Abuse on November 25.

Election Results Are In!

Massachusetts took to the polls on Tuesday, November 4 to vote on a new state administration as well as a slew of ballot initiatives and congressional seats.

Caring Force rallies for funding at State House!

More than 500 human service workers, clients/consumers and supporters from The Caring Force rallied at the State House and visited lawmakers to urge the Legislature to fairly fund human service programs and wages on Tuesday.

More than 15 members join Providers’ Benchmarking

Last fall, the Providers' Council launched Providers' Benchmarking, a new program available only to Council members. In just its first quarter of operation, more than 15 member organizations have already signed on to participate in this critical initiative.

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.

DMH issues RFI on Behavioral Health integration

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit comments on the integration of behavioral health (Mental Health/Substance Use disorders) and primary care. The information obtained through this process will be shared with members of the Behavioral Health Integration Task Force to help inform their discussions. The Behavioral Health integration Task Force was created pursuant to Section 275 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012.

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 holds legislative briefing at State House

The Providers' Council held a legislative briefing on human services at the State House for House freshmen, other representatives and legislative aides on Wednesday, February 13.

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