State Government Press Releases

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05/12/2017
Raimondo Appoints Beane as EOHHS Secretary, Hawkins as DHS Director PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today, introduced a new, permanent leadership team for her Health Cabinet and announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive...
05/05/2017
CRANSTON, R.I. The Department of Human Services new, detailed performance metrics dashboard for May shows a 20 percent reduction in pending applications in April alone. The dashboard, released today, includes data to help track the progress of the State's UHIP turnaround effort. Other...
05/01/2017
Deloitte will provide a $27 million credit to Rhode Island taxpayers to cover unanticipated costs of the UHIP roll out. The credit will cover a temporary hiring surge at the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) to address the backlog of pending applications, as well as other State...
04/10/2017
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interest groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the RI Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons. This hearing will be held on Tuesday,...
03/29/2017
Customers Please Note: DHS field offices will be open on Saturday, April 8th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The offices will not be open this coming Saturday, April 1st. Extended weekday hours for the Providence and Woonsocket field offices will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.
02/24/2017
Providence, R.I. (February 24, 2017) Acting Department of Human Services Director Eric Beane today released the following statement on the Settlement Agreement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) related to...
02/16/2017
The Department of Human Services is extending its hours of operations to continue to better provide services to our customers. The DHS field offices in Providence, Woonsocket, Pawtucket and Warwick will now be open the first Saturday of the month from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Extended weekday...
01/26/2017
Governor Gina Raimondo has appointed Chief Operating Officer, Eric J. Beane, to serve as Acting Director for DHS and Chief Information Officer, Chris Antonellis, to serve as Acting Director of the state's information technology division. Eric J. Beane will oversee the challenges related to the...
12/13/2016
The Department of Human Services is extending its hours of operations to continue to better provide services to our customers: Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at two additional locations: Pawtucket Regional Family Center located at 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 and the Warwick...
12/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Citing Rhode Islanders' continued frustration with long wait times, system errors and isolated reports of customers' services being disrupted for various reasons, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today ordered immediate actions to improve customer service at Department of Human Services...