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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 United, Local 1671 is actively engaged in legislative, policy, and professional improvement initiatives for interpreters.  Here is a sampling of current campaigns and issues facing our members. 

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Jan 08, 2018
This year the House, the Senate and the Governorship are all under the control of the same party.
Jan 17, 2017
Within the first week of this year's legislative session, a record of 6 bills regarding interpreters have been introduced ranging from necessary housekeeping to a highly controversial one. Check them out!
Download: 2017 Regulating Interpreter Services.pdf

Dec 17, 2015
People of color make up a rapidly increasing proportion of Washington State. In 2014, people of color made up 29.6% of the state’s 7 million residents. The Washington Community Action Network's Facing Race 2016 Legislative Report Card examines 34 bills from the 2015 Regular and Special Sessions that have the most direct impact on racial equity.Language access bills are included in this report.
Jan 29, 2015
HB 1780 Bill building on the Federation-initiated and negotiated reforms that saved the state millions of dollars for medical interpreter services are now before legislative committees. The bill would centralize and consolidate the procurement of spoken language interpreter services and expand the use of language access providers.
Download: 2015 Support HB1780 SB5664.pdf , DOJ-DOL L-n-I Report-CRC Complaint 2014-07-22.pdf

Apr 29, 2014
In 2013, two Democrats traded control of the Washington State Senate to Republicans in exchange for better job titles and bigger offices. In 2014, the real consequences of those partisan political machinations  are clearer than ever. Progressive policies and job-creating infrastructure investments supported by both Gov.Gov. Jay Inslee and the Democratic-controlled House were blocked by Senate Republicans.
Download: 2014 WSLC Legislative Report.pdf

Feb 24, 2013
The Washington State Legislature is considering many bills affecting almost all interpreters in Washington State. Visit for more information on the current status of each bill below.
Download: 2014 HB 2617 One-pager.pdf , HB 1709 OEO One-pager.pdf , OEO Report to Legislature 2015-01.pdf

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