Weekly Update May 21, 2016

DOL Revision of OT (recap and request)

You have probably heard by now the Department of Labor sent out a ruling on revised OT that will go into effect on Dec. 1 of this year, 2016.  We have previously sent out numerous communications, some of them repeated below, on this issue.  
Laura Boyd (communication #4 below) indicates that there still may be some relief for providers relying on Medicaid.  There is work currently being done to try and get more clarification on delays for those providers so stay tuned.  In the meantime I recommend you become familiar with the ruling and determine how best your organization should react (see #s 3 and 6 below for some guidance).  
Also, Together Georgia needs all of you that will be fiscally impacted to send us your impact analysis so that we can begin to educate the Office of Planning and Budget and the Legislative Appropriation's members.  Please send us the projections for how this ruling might increase your expenses for calendar year 2017.  Once we get a sizable response we will attempt to determine what the reasonable cost will be for all Georgia providers.  Please try and get us these numbers by June 1 [respond via Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGBBXPNLet us know if you have further questions or need additional information.  We will keep you informed of any changes or new interpretations of this ruling.


Daily Update May 20, 2016 - DOL Revision of OT (recap and request)
Daily Update May 19, 2016 - 
Fatherhood: A Celebration SAVE THE DATE
Daily Update May 18, 2016 - Foster Home/Relative Assessment Training on June 9
Daily Update May 18, 2016 - Overtime Rules for Nonprofits
Daily Update May 17, 2016 - Predictive analytics livestream, Trial Skills Class, Youth Today/JJIE foster youth series
Daily Update May 16, 2016 - Normalcy for Youth in Foster Care Web Section Live

Member Calendar

June 1 - CCI Chapter 11AM at Christian City
​June 9 - Family Foster Care Chapter 10AM at Creative Community Services
June 16 - Family Preservation/Mental Health Provider Chapter 10AM at Family Ties

Save the Date
November 2-4, 2016 - Georgia Conference on Children and Families   sponsorship opportunities 


Trends in Child Welfare Policy and Practice in Georgia 
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development  offers the following training.  This session will highlight trends in child welfare practice and policy presented by Tripp Jones, LaShaunda Daniel, and Frances Atwater from the Georgia Department of Human Services. Prudent Parenting, updates in Independent Living Programs, and Solution Based Casework will be highlighted.   

Instructors: Tripp Jones; Unit Manager, Child Welfare Practice Model Coaches, DHS; LaShaunda Daniel; Training and Curriculum Specialist, Office of Provider Management, DHS; and Frances Atwater; Independent Living Program Supervisor, DHS  
Date and Time: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:  hosted at Hephzibah Ministries -  6601 Zebulon Rd, Macon GA 31220
Cost: $85 (TG member discount is available--email office@gahsc.org to request code.) 
   link to registration 
CEUs  applied for  - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT CEUs applied for 

Contact office@gahsc.org 


Please note Together Georgia has a Job Bank to which TG members may post notices on the website at www.togetherga.net  The system is new and members will need to log in with user name and password that was previously provided to member agency directors - user name is the first initial and last name of agency director; password, if forgotten may be reset - reset will go to the agency director's inbox. 


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