bFair Webinar (Shared screen with speaker view)
will the slides be made available to participants
Is the increase for existing employees only or would it go to the base rate?
will we get copies of this powerpoint? how do we get the funds?
Is it true to say that if, as an example, a DSP is already at or above target, it is not necessarily required to give increases?
how will DOH calculate in the funding, will they just use the 3.25% on 100-200 support and direct care wages. If we target more higher than the 3.25% to these positions will the brick not reflect in our rates?
Clarification: Is the 3.5% is be used fully by 4/1/18?
Will the Board resolution be submitted to the state separately or will it be part of our running minutes?
How confident are you that this living wage will be sufficient by 2022?
If we are not advocating for a COLA, then are we in fact giving up on ever being able to give an increase to non-DSP staff who also deserve a raise such as mid-level supervisors. Also, programs such as State Ed are getting a 4% COLA, so why is it that they get a COLA and OPWDD cannot?
We are a minimum wage agency, meaning that a very large portion of the DSP's are paid at that level. In your example you show $11.09 to be paid to staff by 4/1/18 in advance of the 1/1/19 minimum wage increase to $11.10. If we get ahead of minimum wage would we not be giving up those funds that the State would have funded? For us that is over $700,000 a year and greater than our surpluses in those programs.
Will the bfair@directcare funds be added to contracted programs?
The Presentation is here at the website:
Would you recommend waiting till you get and see the increase in the rate sheet, because the Governor still has the abiity to make reductions in aid?
Are we in trouble if we delay paying when it is indicating that we start 1/1/18? When we won't know the Rate?
Could we write into the Board Resolution that we are going to pay starting 5/1/18 once rates are clear and pay retro to staff back to 1/1/18?
if they only increase the direct and support salaries in the CFR by the 3.25 and we give a 9% increase to give more to these positions then we will not be funded for the additional 5.75% (9%-3.25). It is important to know how they are applying the increase.
can you provide exact email address to get the slides for us to print please?
DC and Clinical staff including the consultants? or only employees?