are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity, currently ULS and formerly CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance reports and fill rate by language and by county are posted on HCA’s website
HCA (Medicaid) HOURLY RATE
July 2019 $41.00
July 2018 $39.76
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
FIRST UNION CONTRACT 2010 $21.00
HCA (Medicaid) APPOINTMENTS
SFY2012 201,576 SFY2011 196,000
HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET
Jul 2013/Jun 2015 $25.1M
Jul 2011/Jun 2013 $18.1M
Jul 2009/Jun 2011 $23.0M
A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011.
The coordinating entity procurement model began on September 24, 2012.
The new coordinating entity, ULS took over the contract on July 1, 2018.
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As a union member, you have the right to tell your elected Bargaining Team what changes you want them to negotiate for the next union contract. To do that, you must submit what is called a "Contract Proposal". Follow the instructions in the Power Point presentation.
Download: Contract Proposals.pdf
Bargaining Team members are elected every odd year with nominations opening around July and negotiations with the State starting in Spring of even years. Bargaining Team elections are conducted by AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE). Due to the huge time commitment, Bargaining Team members may request time loss as well as reimbursement for their travel expenses. Download: Previous Bargaining Teams.pdf
Like other state employees, Medical and Social Services interpreters collectively bargain a two year union contract with the State on even years. Our biannual union contracts run from July 1st to June 30th. Continue reading for more information about your bargaining timeline.