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IHSS Consumers & Providers: In a blow to home care workers, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, on January 14, 2015, struck down the entire remaining package of U.S. Department of Labor home care regulations, which includes those dealing with overtime provisions for home care workers. These regulations were originally set to go into effect on January 1, 2015, but had been "on hold" after an earlier ruling. The U.S. Department of Labor has indicated that it is considering an appeal and has 60 days to do so.
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 only 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.
Assisting low-income older adults and people with disabilities in San Francisco to stay in their homes and communities.
Please see "ATTENTION!" notice at left.
Despite the January 14th ruling from the U.S. District Court, 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 for classes--or if you have any other questions on this subject--please call (415) 659-5373.
NEW BENEFITS FOR PROVIDERS!
Plus New Rules, Changes and Trainings!
Please go to the Department of Aging & Adult Services (DAAS) flyer (under News/Bay Area) by clicking on the "LEARN MORE" button below.
Free Muni for Older Adults (65+)and People with Disabilities!
Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Lady Shaw Senior Center, 1483 Mason Street (at Broadway)
Learn how to apply for free Muni transportation! Enjoy music and cake!
Program begins March 1, 2015. For more information: (415) 546-1333 or (415) 701-2311.
The San Francisco IHSS Public Authority is pleased to announce that its Governing Body has chosen Ms. Kelly Dearman as the agency's second Executive Director. Ms. Dearman succeeded Donna Calame, the agency's Executive Director since February 1996, in April.
"The next chapter of the Public Authority will undoubtedly hold many surprises. Whatever comes and whatever changes are proposed and implemented, the Public Authority will be at the forefront of the struggle to preserve what is best in IHSS, using all our abilities and resources." - Kelly Dearman