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Homecare Contract Bargaining Update
Top priorities this week: Electronic Visit Verification and getting paid ON TIME!
We had our most recent bargaining session with the State on June 10th. Our top priority for this week’s negotiations was getting a counter proposal from the State’s team on the new Electronic Visit Verification system requirement. The State is starting statewide implementation of the EVV system for DD Personal Support Workers (those who provide supports to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) in July 2019.
We are now in the final month of the legislative session. Several key priority bills that directly impact SEIU members moved through the legislature. As session winds down, our political program is focused on a state budget that includes funding to set us up to win strong contracts this summer.
JUNE 15, 2019:HCW/PSW Administration Review Training. Training for HCW/PSW Stewards to assist members with Administration Reviews.9am-4pm at the Salem SEIU 503 office, 1730 Commercial Street SE. Lunch will be provided.
Call 1-844-503-7348 for more information or click here to register.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. For information and calendar dates regarding free training classes for care providers, you can check out the following links:
Oregon Home Care Commission.The Oregon Home Care Commission offers both in-person and online classes for personal support workers and homecare workers.
Oregon Care Partners.Oregon Care Partners (OCP) provides free access to high-quality trainings in all corners of the state, helping caregivers to improve the lives and quality of care of aging Oregonians and individuals living with dementia. Trainings are made possible thanks to funding by the state of Oregon and through collaborations with partner organizations like SEIU. Trainings are conveniently offered both in-person and online on topics that include Alzheimer’s and dementia-care, effective approaches to challenging behaviors and safe medication management for older adults.(Please note: homecare and personal support workers are welcome and encouraged to attend but do not qualify for CEU’s in OCP classes.)
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