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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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How many interpreters do I need to hire?
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How many interpreters do I need to hire?

It depends. If it is an assignment mainly conducted in the consecutive mode and lasting up to two hours one interpreter may suffice provided you give the interpreter periodic breaks at the interpreter’s discretion. The number and length of breaks may increase in accordance with the complexity of the subject at hand and the length of the meeting.

If the assignment is mainly conducted in the simultaneous mode (e.g. lecture, training, trial, etc.) you will need to hire two interpreters that will work as a team. Team interpreters will switch off every 15 to 30 minutes, as deemed necessary by team members, due to the intensive cognitive activity involved in simultaneous interpreting. Simultaneous interpreting generally requires the use of equipment.

Please consider contacting us directly if you need further information or need answers targeted to your specific situation at local1671@gmail.com.


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