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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.

More than 50 reps. co-sponsor loan repayment amendment!

The state budget debate begins on Monday, April 25, and more than 50 representatives have co-sponsored Rep. Jeffrey Roy's amendment #914.

Reps. co-sponsor human services House budget amendments

A number of representatives have co-sponsored two budget amendments filed by legislators on behalf of the Providers' Council and our members.

Limited space remains for Annual Business Meeting & forum

The Providers' Council will host its Annual Business Meeting and The Changing Face of Human Services forum on Wednesday, April 6 at The Verve Hotel in Natick.

Council attending upcoming Chapter 257 information sessions

The Providers' Council is attending all Chapter 257 information sessions that are being held across the Commonwealth.

Committee removes right-of-first-refusal provision

The Joint Committee on Revenue Tuesday reported out a bill "in part" but removed a potentially damaging provision that would give cities and towns a right-of-first-refusal provision when a nonprofit seeks to sell property or change its use.

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