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A message from Kelly

E.D. Kelly Dearman talks about the PA's upcoming 20th anniversary and associated events. 



On January 20th, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) agreed to expand the Free Muni program to low-to-moderate income older adults (65+) and people with disabilities. This program provides free access to Muni services and begins March 1, 2015. All current Senior Clipper and Regional Transit Commuter (RTC) card holders should submit an application immediately. For more information and to apply for the program, please visit http:///www.sfmta.com/freemuni or call 311 (415-701-2311). Take advantage of this great freebie for navigating San Francisco!

Assisting low-income older adults and people with disabilities in San Francisco to stay in their homes and communities.



IHSS consumers & providers: Recent rulings from the U.S. District Court have struck down federal Department of Labor (DOL) regulations involving home care, including those dealing with overtime provisions for home care workers. The DOL has said that it will appeal; however, that process may take months or longer before a final decision is made.

This means that the IHSS program in California will not be implementing payments for overtime, travel time or wait time for IHSS providers, at least not for the foreseeable future. Also, the "hours cap" of 61 hours per week for each provider will not currently take effect.

All authorized hours will be paid at "straight-time" (the locally bargained hourly wage), and travel and wait time will not be paid. This means that providers will continue to be paid the same way they were in 2014.

However, despite all this, the State of California has decided to proceed with using the new timesheet. TAPCA will be resuming classes for IHSS providers on how to fill out the timesheet. To register, please call (415) 659-5373. The Public Authority will be resuming timesheet trainings for IHSS consumers. To register, please call (415) 593-8133.


Kelly Dearman,
Executive Director

April 2015

Kelly Dearman

Kelly Dearman

"It's been just a year since I've come aboard the Public Authority, and it's been a great time. A huge thank you is due the mentors who worked so hard to train IHSS consumers on the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules. Even though those rules are not being implemented, the mentors are now diligently developing training modules for our consumer One-Stop Center opening in the summer! More details as we get closer to the date." - Kelly Dearman


The SF IHSS Public Authority will be holding an open application period for Spanish-speaking IHSS independent providers (IPs) June 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Come pick up your application from 9:30-11:30 am or 2-4 pm on those dates at the PA office (832 Folsom Street, 9th Floor). Call (415) 243-4477 for more information.

Distribucion de aplicacion en Espanol: Usted puede recoger la aplicacion el 2, 3 y 4 de Junio, de 9:30 - 11:30 AM o 2 - 4 PM. Lugar: Autoridad Publica, 832 Folsom St., 9 piso. Para mas informacion por favor llame al 415-243-4477.