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Rate Adjustment for New Wage and 24 Hour Sick Time Requirement

Dear Westside Regional Center Vendors,

Recent legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 1522, entitles employees who work on or after July 1, 2015, and who work 30 or more days within a year, to accrue sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked.  If your agency is NOT providing a minimum of 24 hours or three paid sick days annually, you may submit a request to DDS and WRC for a rate adjustment.

ONLY WRC VENDORS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS OR THREE DAYS OF SICK LEAVE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPLETE THESE FORMS.

A letter from DDS click here  explains the two (2) processes that have been developed.  Rate Adjustments for the 24 hour Sick Leave for rates set by DDS will be sent directly to DDS.  Negotiated/Median Rates will be sent directly to Westside Regional Center.  If you provide multiple services that have employees who currently do not receive paid sick leave, you must submit this form for each service that you provide.  ( Vendor number and service code(s).)  Please look carefully at the links below to verify which process covers your service(s).

1.  Rates established by DDS: ARM Level Residential Facilities (905, 910, 915, 920) – DDS has already adjusted these rates.  Day Programs (505, 510, 515, 520, 525, 805, 954)  In-Home Respite Care (862)  Please go to the following link to download the 2015 Employee Sick Leave Adjustment Request Workbook: http://www.dds.ca.gov/SickLeave/

2. For all other services, please download the form here,  Employee Sick Leave Worksheet WRC.  YOU MUST CLICK ON “ENABLE CONTENT” before you can enter your information. You must also provide copies of your PAYROLL REGISTERS AND WORKER’S COMP INVOICES WITH THIS FORM.  Please return to WRC.  The form can be sent directly to WRC by hitting the SUBMIT button.  Please email copies of your payroll registers and worker’s comp invoice (include  your vendor number), to:  sickleave@westsiderc.org.

Rate adjustments cannot be completed without copies of these documents.

Mary Lou Weise-Stusser, MA
Director, Community Services
310-258-4042