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April 24, 2024

US Department of Labor Publishes Overtime Proposed Rule – Updated (4.24.2024)

4/24/2024 UPDATE: On April 23, 2024, the US Department of Labor published their final rule increasing the overtime salary threshold. According to the Department: "Effective July 1, 2024, the salary ...

March 20, 2024

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Complex Case Workgroup Report

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) released their Complex Case Work Group: Findings and Recommendations (February 2024). This report provides an overview of complex cases, the current landscape, and ...

March 11, 2024

Federal Funding Opportunities: U.S. Department of Education

Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity for the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program Positive mental health contributes to success in life and supports our emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Increasing ...

January 29, 2024

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Announces $50 Million in Grants to Deliver Critical School-Based Health Services to Children

On 1/24/24, the United States Department of Health and Human (DHS) through CMS announced $50 million in grants to link children to services such as mental health supports at school. ...

January 3, 2024

PCCYFS Legislative Updates

December 15, 2023 Not without intense debate over a resolution dedicating 2023 as the “Taylor Swift Era” and, yes, legislators quoting the grammy award winning singer, the Pennsylvania legislature took ...

December 13, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Update

December 8, 2023 Another quiet week last week in terms of bill action as both chambers were not in session. However, staff worked diligently throughout the week and continued to ...

December 4, 2023

Office of Children, Youth and Families Release: Policy Clarification #3680-23-02: Annual Audit

The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) Policy Clarification #3680-23-02 has been released. This policy clarification addresses the topic about whether or not the 2022-02 Introduction to DHS Audit Policy Bulletin ...

November 13, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Update

October 27, 2023 This week the Senate’s work centralized primarily on Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument. This bill is being called by opponents as a “book ban” ...

November 6, 2023

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Pennsylvania Department of Education created an Equitable Practices Hub. This Hub covers the following: What is Equity? Pillars of Practice Spheres of Practice Resources for Educators Spheres that should ...

October 24, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Update

October 23, 2023 This week the House and Senate convened to for session to, once again, finalize portions of the state budget and address moving the presidential primary date for ...