Dear individuals, families and friends,
Over the past years, we’ve witnessed a workforce shortage in Massachusetts grow in disability services and human services in general. We continue to hear from those receiving direct support services, family members, friends and employers how difficult it has become to recruit and retain staff. Staff are simply not paid enough and often work overtime to cover gaps in staffing and some work more than two jobs to get by.
As a part of our Workforce Campaign, we have a request of you today that has a deadline of
Friday, February 8th
. We need your help to submit comment letters to the Administration’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Every two years, the EOHHS determines the rates for payment of salaries and benefits for Community-Based Day Support Services (CBDS) and Supported Employment Services. EOHHS has provided an opportunity to comment on these proposed rate regulations.
The deadline to submit testimony and letters to the Administration is 5 pm on Friday, February 8th.
You can email your written comments to: