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APPOINTMENTS COVERED BY OUR UNION CONTRACT SCHEDULED THROUGH STATE'S COORDINATING ENTITY CTS

contract performance measures posted on HCA’s website

 

DSHS APPOINTMENTS

2014                  15,248

2013                  15,574

HCA (Medicaid) MARCH 2015

≈78% Filled

9% Unfilled

0.3% No Show

14% Late Cancelation

HCA (Medicaid) APPOINTMENTS

2014                      260,522

2013                     213,958
2012                     196,176

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $17.7M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M

 HCA (Medicaid) HOURLY RATE

Jul 2014                  $32.50/hr
Jul 2013                  $32.00/hr
Jul 2012                  $31.50/hr
Jul 2011                  $30.00/hr

FIRST UNION CONTRACT
       2010                  $21.00/hr

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

The coordinating entity procurement model began on September 24, 2012.

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Information for Working with Interpreters
Updated On: Nov 07, 2014

Interpreter At Work

Are you looking to hire an interpreter for an event?

Interpreters are not helpers, they are professionals providing language access services.


When we are interpreting for a doctor and a patient, or for a social worker and a client we aren’t helping. We are providing a service, a helpful service.  We aren’t doing anyone a favor when we are working.  Interpreters are professionals that have been called on to do a job - a very specific job. 

US Dept. of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/interpreters-and-translators.htm#tab-1

Many of our members work outside of the social and medical interpreting fields as well.  Please contact us at local1671@gmail.com

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Before you discuss rates with an interpreter, we recommend you watch this youtube video:

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Wondering what value language interpreters add?

In addition to numerous studies documenting the critical role interpreters play in ensuring patient safety, the Association Internationale d’Interprètes de Conference (AIIC) has a cartoon video up on youtube about the 'added value' of interpreting.


More Information:
Are WA interpreters bound by a Code of Ethics?
Are you working with medical interpreters?
What kind of delivery modality (on-site or remote) should I choose?
How do interpreters do it?
How many interpreters do I need to hire?
How do I team up effectively with an interpreter?
How can I verify if an interpreter is certified by the State of Washington?
Where can I find an online directory of interpreters?
Do I need an interpreter or a translator?
How do I report interpreter misconduct?
Upcoming Events
District 4b Meeting (Tricities)
Jun 02, 2015
1625 Larkspur Dr. Richland, WA 99352
District 4d Meeting (Spokane)
Jun 09, 2015
WFSE Spokane Field Office 222 W. Mission Ave. Spokane, WA 99201
District 4a Meeting (Yakima)
Jun 09, 2015
North Town Coffeehouse 32 North Front Street Yakima, WA 98901
District 1c Meeting (Pierce Co.)
Jun 11, 2015
WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 Tacoma Field Office 6003 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Tacoma, WA 98409
4th Annual Pacific Northwest Court Interpreter Conference
Jun 12, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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