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UDW caregivers express frustration with broken IHSS payroll system

UDW caregivers express frustration with broken IHSS payroll system

UDW caregivers and caregivers from SEIU 2015 were in Los Angeles yesterday to demand answers and action from the state. During a Senate Human Services oversight hearing at City Hall, we voiced our concerns and frustrations with the current outdated and cumbersome IHSS payroll system. Home care providers and recipients made the case for fixing the process once and for all. “Inconsistency is the problem,” testified Claire Kaufman, an IHSS provider for her daughter in El Dorado County. “Not knowing how much I will be paid next time I send in a timesheet, or if I will be paid at […]

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Frustrated with Delayed Paychecks, Home Care Providers Seek Fixes to State Payroll System

Frustrated with Delayed Paychecks, Home Care Providers Seek Fixes to State Payroll System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 Contacts: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 (English) | Melissa Uribe, 213-590-9091 (English / Spanish) Home care workers testified at Senate Human Services Oversight Hearing in Los Angeles today, in effort to seek changes to the State Payroll Processing System Los Angeles, CA – In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers and allies from throughout the state testified today at the Senate Human Services Oversight Hearing regarding continued issues with the state payroll and timesheet processing system, which have resulted in late paychecks and delayed timesheets for caregivers. With the state’s population rapidly aging, the demand for home […]

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Home Care Provider Appreciation Month 2016

Home Care Provider Appreciation Month 2016

November is Provider Appreciation Month, and this year UDW is thanking caregivers for everything we do. UDW caregivers are not only home care providers for our clients, but we’re strong advocates for seniors, people with disabilities, and our families. Our work is high stress, but it’s also high reward. We are professional home care workers who spend our days looking after the health and safety of our clients. We are there day after day with quality in-home care to make sure they are happy and able to remain in their homes. But UDW caregivers go above and beyond. Not only […]

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Soon you’ll be able to fill out your IHSS timesheet online

Soon you’ll be able to fill out your IHSS timesheet online

The state recently announced its plan to offer an option for providers to submit timesheets electronically instead of using the current paper system. Electronic timesheets could help alleviate the stress, headaches, and hardships that come when IHSS providers are forced to wait for late paychecks. A new system could ensure we are paid correctly and on time. In this proposal, providers would be able to access and submit timesheets using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The state plans to first conduct a pilot to test the new electronic system in one or two counties beginning in May 2017. If this […]

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UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

My name is Maria Cota, and I’ve been an IHSS caregiver since 1993. In 2013, I had a stroke and the recovery made it difficult for me to keep working as a home care provider. Once I was back on my feet and ready to get back to work, the UDW Match program helped me find a new home care client. Now, I’m working again and I don’t have to worry about how I will pay my bills and support myself. UDW Match is one of our members-only benefits. It is a totally free home care referral service that connects […]

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