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.
Payments to Vendors Providing Services to Clients and Families
Lanterman Regional Center pays purchase of services claims twice per month. The first payment processing date is on the 10th of the month, or the next business day if the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday. Our commitment to providers is that if we receive your invoice by the 5th of the month, payment will be made on that first processing date. Invoices received after that date will be paid on a subsequent date.
As a practical matter, when we pay on the 10th we either print the check and mail it or, as is the case with the vast majority of our payments, we notify our bank of the requested electronic fund transfer (EFT). Our bank, then, releases the funds the next business day, usually the 11th. Depending on who the provider banks with, those funds may be available to the provider on that day or a day or so later. Please check with your own banking institution relative to your particular situation.
Should you have questions about specific payments to your organization, please contact your Accounting Associate or our Controller, Barry Londer.