The State of Washington and SEIU Healthcare 775NW reached agreement Friday, April 13, 2012, on restoring some funding for the Training Partnership for Fiscal Year 2012.
The Training Partnership is experiencing a 29 percent annualized budget deficit created by lower-than-expected revenue. The organization expected to receive funding January-June consistent with a 2010 SEIU/State of Washington arbitration award. In January, the Training Partnership was notified by the State that they do not intend to fund the Training Partnership consistent with this arbitration award.
The first issue of Home Care InSight Magazine is now available online. Copies will be sent to Home Care Aides and other locations in the coming week. Important information about your training and health benefits is included in the magazine, especially information about new training standards post-I-1163.