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Inslee budget expected to address proposed new Department of Children, Youth and Families

Inslee budget expected to address proposed new Dep...

The governor’s budget proposal due out next week is also supposed to address the unanimous recommendation from his Blue Ribbon Commission to form a new Department of Children, Youth and Families. The recommendation has been the subject of several interim legislative committee hearings in November and last week. The proposed […]

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Area Report 8/15/16 CA

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DSHS—Children’s Admin—REGION 2 Due to a crisis in finding placement for children, CA Region 2 invoked Article 38.1.D and instituted mandatory changes to working conditions of SSS’s. There is a DTB set for this issue on Aug 8, 2016. Submitted by Labor Advocate Laura Hartless

Feds order nearly $10 million in overtime damages to Children’s Administration social workers

Feds order nearly $10 million in overtime damages ...

The United States Department of Labor has settled an overtime lawsuit with DSHS under which social worker 2s and 3s (now social service specialist 2s and 3s) will receive nearly $10 million in damages. But the settlement is contingent on funding by the state Legislature. DSHS promises to request this […]

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#BabyJayden raising public awareness

#BabyJayden raising public awareness

DSHS Children’s workers in King County caught the imagination of the public and caused a social media sensation May 17 when they placed hundreds of baby dolls “at landmarks to raise awareness about high caseloads,” KOMO TV reported that night. “They call it a crisis. The dolls (nicknamed “Baby Jayden”) […]

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Follow #BabyJayden hashtag

Follow #BabyJayden hashtag

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King County social workers seeking help for #BabyJayden

King County social workers seeking help for #BabyJ...

Tell Gov. Inslee to keep kids safe Help us get kids the care they need! State Social Workers earn the same wage across the state yet the cost-of-living in King County is skyrocketting. For this reason, the state is having a hard time with recruitment and retention of state  workers, […]

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Area Report - Hartless 4/2016

OPEN DTB’s Open DTB’s include: Moving DSHS/CA Staff from Kent to Martin Luther King St. The members are social workers, Dan Bowen and Kejana black, and are a part of a roving CPS unit that goes from office to office to help with the work load in that office.   This […]

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WFSE/AFSCME members Never Quit standing up for children!

WFSE/AFSCME members Never Quit standing up for chi...

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The WFSE/AFSCME Southwest Regional Union Management Communication Committee from DSHS Children’s Administration meets April 20 in Tumwater. WFSE/AFSCME team members were Joyce Murphy, Pat Coulter, Michael Gray, Amy Herring, Jonathan Lawson, Barbara Brandhorst and Puja Pecovsky, with WFSE/AFSCME Council Reps Jason Watson and Robyn Steacy. Let’s keep the momentum going. […]

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Inslee announces changes to children’s services

Inslee announces changes to children's services

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From http://governor.wa.gov/news-media/ Inslee announces transformative changes to children’s services February 18, 2016 Summary Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order that sets in motion a transformative new structure for delivering services to the children of Washington state.The executive order creates a Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to […]

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Washington’s kids deserve more

Washington's kids deserve more

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We are failing our state’s at-risk, vulnerable kids.  At a time when they need us most, we are not providing a stable workforce to address their complicated family, legal, and housing issues.  309 case-carrying social workers left Children’s Administration in 2015 (nearly 20%). In December 2015, more than 50% of […]

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