Family First Act - A Closer Look

PCG Human Services has partnered with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to create a detailed summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which is under consideration by the US House and Senate. This bill would expand Title IV-E funding for certain services to children and families that aim to prevent a child’s placement into foster care. The bill also changes how Title IV-E reimburses states for costs associated with children who are placed in child caring institutions and reauthorizes several existing child welfare federal grants. [More]

New white paper examines implications of the Department of Labor’s Final Rule

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) sets standards that affect workers in all industries, including federal benchmarks and protections for minimum wage, child labor, discrimination and overtime. The regulations that pertain to overtime were recently revised through the Department of Labor’s Final Rule that was published on May 23, 2016 (and effective December 1, 2016) [More]

PCG kicks off its “30 for 30” donation campaign

PCG pledges $30K to selected charities throughout 2016 to say thank you to clients and the communities we serve.
To commemorate our 30th year of service, and to offer some very humble thanks to our clients and the communities that we serve, PCG recently announced the “30 for 30” donation campaign. As such, we pledge to donate $30,000 to six charities throughout 2016.

PCG kicked off the “30 for 30” charitable campaign in February 2016 with a $30,000 donation to Rodman Ride for Kids. Rodman Ride for Kids is committed to supporting Massachusetts children at risk of abuse and neglect. PCG’s continued support of Rodman Ride for Kids reflects our ongoing commitment to our client agencies, such as child welfare organizations, and the communities they serve, in this case, at-risk youths in the Commonwealth. [More]

PCG announces its ‘30’ community service initiative

PCG marks its 30th year serving public sector clients by giving back to the community.

To commemorate this remarkable milestone, and to offer some very humble thanks to our clients and the communities that we serve, PCG recently announced the firm wide, yearlong community service initiative: “30 --- for Thirty years.”

Throughout 2016, we will be rallying our offices to join the cause and give back 30 “something.” Why? PCG has dedicated itself to the public sector for 30 years. From our founding in 1986 through today, we remain passionate in our support of populations in need. [More]

Hawaii DHS Extends PCG Technology Consulting's IV&V Contract through December 2015

In 2012, the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) decided to replace its legacy Medicaid eligibility system with a solution to modernize its system and support the Affordable Care Act requirements. The first phase of the project, known as the Kauhale (Community) Online Eligibility Assistance (KOLEA) project, went live on Oct. 1, 2013 when the state converted a majority of the Medicaid functionality from the legacy system to KOLEA. [More]

US Virgin Islands Added to PCG Technology Consulting's Portfolio

The Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) is developing and implementing a modernized Integrated Eligibility System that will facilitate enrollment into coverage and determine consumer eligibility for all human services programs and subsidies, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid and Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Territory consists of four islands physically located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean; St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Water Island. The GVI has selected PCG to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services through system implementation. [More]

PCG Technology Consulting Continues to Add IT MSAs to its Portfolio across the Country

PCG Technology Consulting now has 18 state IT Blanket contracts across the country. The most recent addition followed the Tennessee Department of General Services (DGS) evaluation that saw PCG added to the DGS list of preferred IT vendors. TC now holds a contract for Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services and for Systems Planning services with the state. This is the seventh state to select TC for its IV&V experience. [More]

PCG Partnership with Stewards of Change Leads to California Mental Health Services Oversight Project Win

PCG Technology Consulting (TC) has teamed with Stewards of Change (SOC) to conduct a feasibility study for the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). MHSOAC's charge is to determine whether California's implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) is meeting the legislation's goals of improving the mental health of California residents through effective prevention, intervention, and treatment of mental illness and, if not, to recommend solutions.

Beginning in early November, the joint PCG TC / SOC project team will focus on reviewing the current state of the existing MHSA client and services data-collection and analysis systems; clearly define stakeholder information needs; present recommendations for improving the current systems and data infrastructure; and initiate the state and federal funding process required to implement those recommendations.

PCG Technology Consulting Wins DHCS Enterprise Project Manager

In August, PCG TC won a contract to provide Enterprise Project Manager Services for the Department of Health Care Services California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS) Project. Enterprise Project Manager Jojo Thomas (TC - Sacramento) will provide all standard project management processes (e.g., schedule management, risk management, issue management, quality assurance, change management, resources management and configuration management.)

Specifically, the enterprise project manager will manage the work teams throughout the department. In addition, the enterprise project manager will coordinate and liaise with Covered California, the CalHEERS project team, the Office of Systems Integration, and the counties to ensure that the policy, program, and technology teams and executives remain informed about and closely involved with the CalHEERS project. [More]