Posts Tagged: DSP Wage Crisis

HFS/DHS release information about 75 cent wage implementation

Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services released information today about the implementation of the $0.75 per hour wage increase. Here is the HFS provider notice and the more detailed DHS bulletin. The highlights “include the $0.75 increase effective August 1, 2017 for front-line personnel, including, but not limited to, direct support persons,... Read more »

Sept 6 Executive Forum

First, a quick note about the wage implementation.  The They Deserve More Coalition heard this week that DHS is still working on the emergency rule needed to go along with the wage increase and that we should hear something “soon” about implementation.  We are hearing that it will be an August 1 implementation start which... Read more »

Support Community Living Today!

Today, 300 advocates are coming to the Capitol to speak up for community living, rebalancing the I/DD service system and supporting investment into the service system including increasing wages. Even if you can’t be in Springfield today, you can still support! 1) Share what community living means to you and your family on Facebook, Twitter... Read more »

Witness Slips to Support DSP Wages!  For Thursday!

The Senate continues to negotiate a grand bargain and we have heard they are proposing a $.50 increase in wages.  That doesn’t come close to the $15 that is in SB955 and what is needed to address the workforce crisis and ensure people have access to the workers and the services they need in the... Read more »