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Council to seek a $16.6m Salary Reserve in FY ‘14

The Providers' Council will seek a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in FY '14

The Caring Force holds statewide meeting in Framingham

The Caring Force, a grassroots advocacy movement started by the Providers' Council, held a statewide meeting in Framingham on Thursday, February 14 where more than 60 people in attendance heard from Rep. David Linsky and members of The Caring Force.

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.

Chapter 257 Watch: Cautious Optimism over Gov.‘s Proposed Budget

When Governor Patrick released his much-anticipated FY'14 budget recommendations on Jan. 23, there were many reasons for those of us in the human services industry to applaud.

Adult Long-Term Residential and Family Transitional hearings scheduled

The state has scheduled public hearings on Rates for Adult Long-Term Residential Services and Rates for Family Transitional Support Services over the next few weeks.

Providers’ Council budget analysis, HHS breakout of select line items

Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled his FY '14 budget proposal yesterday. The proposal includes new revenue for several human services programs and some cuts in other areas.

Help support the Council’s 2013-2014 legislative agenda

Please help the Providers' Council secure co-sponsors for our 2013-2014 legislative agenda!

Council submits budget testimony to EOHHS

The Providers' Council submitted testimony on the FY '14 budget to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Wednesday morning.

Administration announces new Salary Reserve timeline

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has published a new implementation timeline for the $20 million Salary Reserve.

BREAKING: Administration to release Salary Reserve!

The Patrick administration announced today they would release the Salary Reserve.

Senators send letter to Governor in support of Salary Reserve

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More than 100 state reps ask Gov. Patrick to release Salary Reserve

More than 100 state representatives, led by Rep. David Linsky, asked Governor Patrick to remove his delay of the Salary Reserve for direct care workers.

EOHHS sets FY ‘14 budget public hearing dates

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has set two dates for public hearings on the development of the FY '14 state budget.

Caring Force demonstration garners press attention

The Caring Force launched a demonstration Monday at the Governor's office, generating press attentions from media outlets across the state.

Collaborative sends letter on Salary Reserve delay to Governor

State issues RFR for joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement

On Tuesday afternoon, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a RFR for a joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement known as Caring Together. Information on the procurement is available on Comm-PASS or below on our website.

Salary Reserve Materials Available Online

The Providers' Council received notice from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services that they are proceeding with establishing the FY 2013 Salary Reserve in accordance with the language in the FY 13 Conference Budget that you helped to secure for human service workers! Find out what your agency must do to apply for Salary Reserve funds.

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.

Senate overrides Governor’s veto, ensures annualized Salary Reserve!

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. As the House voted to override the Governor's veto on Tuesday, this completes the override process and secures a $20 million annualized salary increase for our sector's dedicated direct care workers.

House unanimously overrides Governor’s Salary Reserve veto!

The House voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Human Services Salary Reserve. Governor Patrick vetoed the $20 million Salary Reserve on July 8.

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