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Governor Charlie Baker to attend Annual Convention & Expo

Today, we're also thrilled to announce that Governor Charlie Baker will join us at the largest convening of human services professionals in the Northeast and address the more than 1,100 convention attendees during the day's lunch program.

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.

Learn about partnerships at our University Roundtable

The Providers' Council and Human Service Forum will host a session exclusively for their members to meet staff from local colleges and universities, network with school officials, and learn about their internship opportunities and career placement services.

Council testifies in opposition to PILOT bills

Joining other statewide associations on Tuesday, June 13, the Providers' Council testified at the State House before the Joint Committee on Revenue against four bills that seek to institute payments in lieu of taxes or create burdensome regulations for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.

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.

Weekes, other leaders discuss nonprofit sector in 2017

Executives from nonprofit associations across Massachusetts share their thoughts.

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.

Human services well represented on women-led business list

Five member organizations were among the top 60 on the annual list of top women-led businesses in Massachusetts.

Council recognizes 15 with Awards of Excellence

Employees, volunteers and supporters from state government, municipalities, the business community and the media were honored.

Council offers members-only Social Media Best Practices Roundtable

Social media is tricky territory. This roundtable will help you navigate to get the most out of it for your organization.

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week Sept. 12-16

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

WCVB’s Seymour to host Peer Provider Awards

Shayna Seymour joins the all-star lineup of hosts and speakers taking part in the annual convention in October.

Council keynote Kayla Harrison wins gold in Rio

The Council sends its sincerest congratulations to Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, who won the 78kg weight class at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio on Thursday afternoon. In doing so, Harrison -- who in 2012 became the first American ever to win Olympic gold in judo -- successfully defended her standing as the best women's judoka in the world. She won each of her matches by submission or pin in an amazing display of dominance.

Fifth annual Broadcast Your Love contest underway

Enter your human services- and Caring Force-themed selfies for a chance to win.

Council, other associations oppose Senate amendment

The Providers' Council and other human services associations sent a letter to the full Senate on Wednesday, June 8, opposing an amendment filed to the Senate zoning bill.

State to amend Surplus Revenue Retention, UFR regulations

The 20 percent lifetime cap on Surplus Revenue Retention will be eliminated. Additionally, the 5 percent annual cap on Surplus Revenue Retention will be changed to a 20 percent cap per year.

Senate begins budget debate on Tuesday, May 24

The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.

Senate to release FY ‘17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 17

The state Senate will release its FY '17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 17.

House approves $39.51b budget proposal for FY ‘17

The state House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 27 unanimously approved a $39.51 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2017.

CIES language, but not loan repayment, in House budget

Despite securing more than 50 co-sponsors and legislators receiving more than 900 letters of support over the past two weeks, Amendment #914 - the pilot loan repayment program for direct care human services workers filed by Rep. Jeffrey Roy - was not included in consolidated amendment (G) Tuesday night as the state House of Representatives continued to work through its FY '17 budget proposal.

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