CDCAN: LINK TO PRESENTATION SLIDES (19 PAGE PDF DOCUMENT) FOR TODAY’S (JULY 29TH) IHSS OVERTIME STAKEHOLDER MEETING FOCUSING ON NEW TIMESHEETS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/29/2014 – 12:52 PM) – Here is the link to the 19 page presentation slides that will be presented during the July 29th public stakeholder meeting on IHSS overtime, focusing on the new timesheets:  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/res/fedOT/IHSS_TIMESHEET_Stakeholder_Meeting_(7-29-14).pdf
    As previously reported, the second in a series of three public stakeholder meetings on California’s implementation of the new controversial federal overtime rules for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers is scheduled for this afternoon, July 29th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at the Department of Social Services building in Sacramento. 
        Interested persons can either attend any or all of the three meetings in person (see below for location information) or use the toll-free phone line that people can call in to participate (see below for number – it is different from the number that was used for the July 28th meeting).  The call in number for August 15th is not yet posted [CDCAN will send out as soon as it is posted]. 
   All three meetings are hosted by the Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees statewide the IHSS program and brief public comment (about two minutes for each person) is usually taken at the end of each agenda item for persons attending in-person or on the phone. 
    Agenda for today’s meeting was posted this morning (see below). 
 
CONFERENCE CALL PHONE NUMBER:
The following is the call in number for the July 29th meeting, which is DIFFERENT from the number for July 28th (no number has yet been posted for the August 15th meeting – CDCAN will send that information as soon as it is available):
JULY 29, 2014 – TUESDAY – 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Operator-Assisted Number:  (800) 288-9626
 
PHYSICAL MEETING LOCATION INFORMATION
All three meetings on July 28th, 29th and August 15th will be held at:
Department of Social Services Building – Auditorium
744 P Street – OB 9, Second Floor, Room 205
Sacramento, CA
   
AGENDA FOR JULY 29TH MEETING
The following is the agenda for the July 29th meeting that also can be viewed and downloaded from the IHSS overtime webpage on the department’s website at: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/res/fedOT/Agenda(7-29-14)Public_Meeting_on_FLSA_New_Timesheet.pdf
 
PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER MEETING
744 P Street, Sacramento, CA OB9, Auditorium
29, 2014 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
Purpose [of stakeholder meeting]: To present and discuss with stakeholders the new IHSS timesheet and corresponding systems modifications to implement FLSA and SB 855 (IHSS Program section) requirements.
Meeting Outcomes:
1. Shared understanding of the importance of IHSS consumers and providers to accurately track weekly hours worked by the providers.
2. Presentation of the format of new IHSS timesheet and related process requirements.
AGENDA
1:00 PM 

  • Welcome, Agenda Review, Working Agreements Introductions (Lori Clarke, Facilitator)
  • Opening Remarks (Eileen Carroll, Deputy Director, Adult Programs Division, CDSS [California Department of Social Services]
  • Overview of System Changes (Ruben Romero, Chief, Systems and Administrative Branch, CDSS [California Department of Social Services])
  • Summary of Input from Provider Focus Groups (Sue Quichocho , Chief Fiscal, Administrative & Systems Bureau, Adult Programs Division, CDSS [California Department of Social Services])
  • Presentation of the New Timesheet (Changes will be highlighted) (Bill Cramer, Implementation Manager, HP)
  • Key Points for Accurate Completion of Timesheets (Sue Quichocho , Chief Fiscal, Administrative & Systems Bureau, Adult Programs Division, CDSS [California Department of Social Services])
  • Open Discussion (Lori Clarke, Facilitator)
    2:45 PM
  • Next Steps—Next Meeting: August 15th 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Adjourn

LINKS TO DEPARTMENT WEBPAGE ON OVERTIME

Department of Social Services webpage on IHSS overtime (contains background information, documents, current and previous stakeholder meeting agendas and information): http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG3486.htm

Focus group newsletter – In June 2014, the Department of Social Services held a series of “IHSS Timesheet Focus Groups” in Sacramento, Redding, San Francisco, Hanford (near Fresno), Los Angeles, and Santa Clara.  A newsletter was put together by the department that highlighted these focus group efforts. (4 page PDF document file): http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/res/FactSheets/FLSA_Timesheet_Focus_Group.pdf 

 

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