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bFair Webinar (Shared screen with speaker view)
Judy Vriesen
01:25:00
will the slides be made available to participants
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01:45:04 staylor: Is the increase for existing employees only or would it go to the base rate?
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01:47:21 aricca: will we get copies of this powerpoint? how do we get the funds?
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01:48:39 DHarris: 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?
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01:54:54 teresa: 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?
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01:56:13 jcastaing: Clarification: Is the 3.5% is be used fully by 4/1/18?
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01:57:59 Peter: Will the Board resolution be submitted to the state separately or will it be part of our running minutes?
Joelle Davis
02:09:11
How confident are you that this living wage will be sufficient by 2022?
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02:11:49 DGlass: http://www.cpofnys.org/71217-bfair2directcare-funding-guidance-webinar-presentation/
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02:12:02 bill: 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?
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02:12:32 UCP: 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.
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02:13:14 DaraG: Will the bfair@directcare funds be added to contracted programs?
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02:15:06 DGlass: The Presentation is here at the website:
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02:15:10 DGlass: http://www.cpofnys.org/71217-bfair2directcare-funding-guidance-webinar-presentation/
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02:21:58 rHawes: 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?
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02:23:20 rHawes: 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?
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02:25:56 rHawes: 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?
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02:27:02 teresa: 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.
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02:27:33 aricca: can you provide exact email address to get the slides for us to print please?
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02:34:03 Mchoi: DC and Clinical staff including the consultants? or only employees?