The State of California minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. If a vendor number has multiple rates that are impacted by the minimum wage increase, you must submit one workbook for each sub-code rate. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Howard McBroom Presents Award to Assemblymember Chris Holden
Top photo: Howard McBroom (right) presents award to Assemblymember Chris Holden (left)
Center, left photo: Howard McBroom (right) with Secretary Diana Dooley
Center, right photo: Howard McBroom (right) chats with Senator Steve Glazer
Bottom photo: Howard McBroom speaks with Assemblymember Chris Holden
Last month, Howard McBroom, peer advocate, accompanied by Brian Nguyen, Easter Seals Southern California program director, headed to Sacramento to present the Assembly Leadership Award to Assemblymember Chris Holden at the Annual Legislative Awards Dinner.
Brian says, "Hosted by Easter Seals, the awards honor senators and assemblymembers who have done fantastic work for our services, and most importantly, our individuals."
Howard thanked Assemblymember Holden for all his work sponsoring the one-time only bridge funding request of $25 million to help service providers pay for unfunded costs. Howard shared in his presentation speech that "we need to stay competitive in today’s world or else we will be left behind." Brian adds, "He did an absolutely wonderful job presenting the award to Assemblymember Holden."
As for the rest of the evening, Howard and Brian enjoyed dinner and spoke to/took pictures with senators and assemblymembers, thanking them for all the work they have done.
The legislators who were honored on March 13, 2018 during the dinner at The Citizen Hotel were:
- Senate Leadership Award - Senator Toni Atkins
- Senate Champion Award - Senator Scott Wilk
- Advocacy Award - Senator Steve Glazer
- Assembly Leadership Award - Assemblymember Chris Holden
- Assembly Champion Award - Assemblymember Jim Frazier
- Public Service Award - California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley