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APPOINTMENTS COVERED BY OUR UNION CONTRACT

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

 

DSHS APPOINTMENTS

SFY2017                  15,836

SFY2016                  16,782

SFY2015                  15,943

SFY2014                  15,556

Overall Filled Rate SFY 2015

91% Filled

HCA (Medicaid) APPOINTMENTS

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

 HCA (Medicaid) HOURLY RATE

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

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

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

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Fighting for professional pay, fairness and respect
May 25, 2014
Read the complete 2017-19 Union Contract.
Aug 14, 2012

Jan 22, 2014
What should you do if you feel that... you have still not been paid for some jobs, or your mileage has been miscalculated, or your dispute was CTS was not resolved properly, or you have not been paid for all the time worked, FILE A GRIEVANCE!   Contact a union steward and ask him/her to help you file a grievance with the State.
Oct 11, 2014
Immunization Requirements for Interpreters rendering services at HCA’s Medicaid appointments As of September 22nd, 2014:   Interpreters will not be able to accept HCA (medical) appointments until immunization and TB status records have been provided.
Apr 06, 2014
On April 1, 2014 CTS Language Link implemented a new processes to monitor Interpreter Incident Reports. This Incident Resolution Process clearly defines the new resolution scale and the consequences of violating the DSHS Code of Professional Conduct for Spoken Language Interpreters and Translators WAC 388-03-050. This Incident Resolution Process stems from the "Complaint & Corrective Action Policies" found on pages 20-21 of the HCA-CTS contract K618/9signed in June 2012. While this is a process that CTS will be implementing and monitoring, the Health Care Authority (HCA) and our union have been consulted and provided feedback in the creation of this new process.
Download: WAC 388-03-050.pdf , Complaint & Correction Action Policies HCA-CTS contract K618-9 June 2012.pdf

Mar 11, 2014
Many workers that should be employees are misclassified as independent contractors and led to believe that they have fewer rights than they really do. CHAPTER 9 of the Washington State Workers' Rights Manual, prepared by the South Seattle Community College, provides some information on how to figure out if you are an employee or not, and if you aren’t, what rights you still have. It also includes information on the rights of household workers, day laborers and under the table workers.
Download: Workers' Rights Manual Complete 2014.pdf



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