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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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.
When compared with other Individual Providers (e.g. Home Health or Childcare workers), interpreters have a very restrictive scope of bargaining. Under current state law, interpreters (a.k.a. Language Access Providers) are limited to bargain only over economic compensation, professional development, grievance process, and union-management committee meetings.
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
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.
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
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