Governor Baker Signs Executive Order to Support Military Families Transferring to Massachusetts
BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker renewed the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to support military families transferring to Massachusetts military installations. The Executive Order signed by Governor Baker directs the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) to improve license portability for military personnel and their spouses so that they can continue their civilian careers and provide for their families without interruption.
“This order makes the process of transferring professional licenses simpler for military personnel and their spouses arriving in Massachusetts,” said Governor Baker. “I want to thank the Department of Defense and the Air Force for their leadership on this important issue and I look forward to finding new ways to help the members of the Armed Forces across all branches and their families as they start the next chapter of their lives in the Commonwealth.”
“This Order helps us support arriving military families and allows them to more easily immerse themselves in their new communities at our military installations across the Commonwealth,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “In recognition of the sacrifices that members of our Armed Forces and their family members already make, reducing or eliminating barriers that could hinder gainful employment and household stability is one important way we can help make moving to a new state a little easier for them.”
The Executive Order directs DPL to investigate opportunities to participate in one or more interstate compacts, a preferred vehicle for simplifying and improving licensing for professionals moving between states, while also ensuring the public continues to be served by highly qualified practitioners.