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are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance measures are posted on HCA’s website



SFY2017                  15,836

SFY2016                  16,782

SFY2015                  15,943

SFY2014                  15,556

Overall Filled Rate SFY 2015

91% Filled


SFY2017                    359,750

SFY2016                     327,737

SFY2015                     282,636

SFY2014                     228,561

SFY2013                     201,576
SFY2012                     196,176

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2013/Jun 2015             $25.1M

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $18.1M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M


July 2017                  $38.50

July 2016                  $38.00

July 2015                  $37.10

July 2014                  $32.50
July 2013                  $32.00
July 2012                  $31.50
July 2011                  $30.00

        2010                  $21.00

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

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

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Interpreters' Bargaining Teams
Updated On: Jun 30, 2017

Language Access Providers 2019-21


WFSE members in good standing in the Language Access Providers bargaining unit will elect up to twelve (12) bargaining team members to their bargaining team based on the following allocation and election groups:

  • Group 1: All interpreters in Clark and Skamania counties = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 2: All interpreters in Clallam, Cowlitz, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 3: All interpreters in Pierce county = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 4: All interpreters in King county = 2 bargaining team positions
  • Group 5: All interpreters in Snohomish county = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 6: All interpreters in Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 7: All interpreters in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 8: All Interpreters in Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 9: All Interpreters in Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin and Walla Walla counties = 1 bargaining team position
  • Group 10: All Interpreters in the bargaining unit whose primary working language is not Spanish or Russian = 2 bargaining team positions

Candidates may run for only one Election Group.

  • Election Groups 1-9:  Candidates for bargaining team positions in Election Groups 1-8 will be nominated and elected by WFSE members in the LAP bargaining unit who reside in the counties specified for each Election Group. The Interpreter’s primary residential address shall be used to determine which Election Group an Interpreter belongs to. Only in cases where the Interpreter does not have a primary address shall post office mailing boxes be used for the basis of determining Election Group membership. If an eligible Interpreter lives outside of the State of Washington, they shall be considered part of the Election Group with the county geographically nearest to their primary residence address.
  • Election Group 10: Candidates for bargaining team positions in Election Group 9 will be nominated and elected by all WFSE members in the LAP bargaining unit. To be eligible to be nominated and run for a position in election group 9, the candidate’s primary working language cannot be Spanish or Russian.

Ties will be decided by run off. Should a member of the bargaining team need to be replaced, the position will be filled by the next runner-up in that election group from the original election. If there is no runner-up, the WFSE President will appoint the replacement.

Upcoming Events
Interpreter Lobby Day
Jan 26, 2018
WFSE Legislative and Political Action (LPA) office 906 Columbia St SW 5th floor Olympia, WA 98501.
Local 1671 Workshop & Statewide Quarterly Meeting
Jan 27, 2018
WFSE Olympia Field Office 906 Columbia Street SW, 5th floor, Olympia, WA 98501
NOTIS Workshop: Translation Practices
Feb 09, 2018
University of Washington (Seattle), Cascade Rooms, Haggett Hall
Executive Board Meeting
Feb 13, 2018
AFSCME Seattle Field Office 6363 7th Avenue S, Suite 220 Seattle , WA 98108
NOTIS Workshop: Translation for the Opera
Feb 15, 2018
Folio, 314 Marion St. Seattle, WA 98104
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