State of Ohio Employees

 

SEIU District 1199’s State division represents nearly 4,000 workers in 18 different agencies.  These state agencies include the Ohio Board of Nursing, the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Development, the Ohio Department of Youth Services, The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Medical Board, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Pharmacy Board, the Ohio School for the Blind, the Ohio School for the Deaf, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, the Ohio Veterans Home, the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

2012-2015 State of Ohio Collective Bargaining AgreementState of Ohio APC Minutes
 

SEIU/1199 Election Materials – 2017

Please use the links below to view important information regarding the upcoming elections.

Letter to Cincinnati State Chapter

Sisters and Brothers of the Cincinnati State Chapter,

We wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting and great news regarding the recent enforcement of your collective bargaining agreement through the grievance and arbitration procedure.

Union member Rochell Prater was victorious and secured industrial justice in a recent arbitration decision delivered by Arbitrator Furman. The Arbitrator agreed with the Union that the college had not satisfied its contractual obligation to meet the 7 tests of just cause in disciplinary matters and overturned the colleges unjust termination of Ms. Prater and awarded her all lost wages and benefits and seniority.

In yet another victory, long time Cincinnati State Union member Paula Harnist won her recent arbitration. Arbitrator Klein also determined that the college had failed to satisfy their contractual obligation to terminate members only for just cause. The arbitrator awarded all lost wages, benefits and seniority to member Harnist as well.

These victories outline the continued importance and value of contract enforcement and where the grievance process can deliver industrial justice to Union members who have been unjustly harmed in violation of your contract. Copies of each decision is available below.

Congratulations and welcome back to both Rochell and Paula!!!

Attachments:

 

Review the Lateset SEIU1199 & ODJFS APC Minutes

Click below to view past minutes.

 

Statement on Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

In response to today’s picket at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 Public Division Director Josh Norris issues the following statement: 
 
“We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of OCSEA protesting the unsafe working conditions at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Overcrowding of inmates at the facility has led to increased violence while low staffing levels have left our members more vulnerable to incidents and assaults.”   
 
“The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility is not alone in its issue of overcrowding. Ohio’s prison system is currently operating at 132% of capacity; over 11,000 more inmates than the system was built for. These conditions, along with tighter budgets from the state, have resulted in dangerous staffing levels for OCSEA’s corrections officers and other 1199 members charged with maintaining a safe and orderly facility where inmates can participate in rehabilitative services to avoid recidivism. Prisons are resorting to the hazardous practice of mandatory overtime to reach minimum staffing requirements, leaving fatigued officers, case managers, nurses and other employees on duty for hours longer than scheduled.”   
 
“The opioid epidemic and increasing drug use within the prisons has contributed to overcrowding and acts of violence within its walls.  Some of these same conditions led to the Lucasville prison riot nearly 25 years ago, and projections of even greater incarcerated populations increases the threat of violence exponentially.” 
 
“We also need to work to insure that the parole officers and others Union members responsible for overseeing these offenders once they are released have the necessary tools and resources to do this. Caseload sizes outside the prisons are just as bad as the overcrowding within the institutions, but often more dangerous as these same offenders are now out in our communities.”     
 
“Though the recent efforts to change sentencing rules to reduce incarceration for low level offenders is a step in the right direction, something must be done now to establish safe staffing and caseload levels and protect workers in our prisons and parole officers to ensure each and every employee makes it home to their families at the end of their shift.”
 
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Legislative Update – 5/31/2017

Federal

  • Minimum Wage– Senators Sanders and Murray and Representatives Scott and Ellison are going to introduce the Raise the Wage Act, the new federal minimum wage bill.  If enacted, this legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $9.25 this year and increase it over the next seven years until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024.  

 

  • American Health Care Act (AHCA)– According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years. The CBO’s assessment shows that the deficit would fall and premiums would fall for some Americans, but the report also raises potential concerns about the bill. The agency reports that the bill could destabilize individual insurance markets in some states, leaving unhealthy Americans unable to buy insurance. The bill is currently in the Senate, where different groups are looking to make further changes to the bill. Ohio Senators Portman and Brown say they oppose the bill as passed by the house.

 

  • Trump Budget– Last Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its first full budget which proposes a staggering $1 trillion in cuts to a broad swath of non-defense programs, hurting working families and dragging down our economy. The proposal decimates programs that help families afford basics like healthcare, put food on the table, and keep a roof over their heads, while at the same time undermining our public education system, making it harder for working families to afford college, and putting our environment at risk—all to fund a deportation force, build a border wall and give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations. Specifically, Trump’s budget:

 

o   Takes away healthcare from children, seniors, and people with disabilities: Trump’s budget decimates Medicaid with cuts of $610 billion over ten years, on top of the $1 trillion Medicaid cut in the House Republican healthcare bill.

 

o   Breaks his promise to preserve Social Security: Trump’s budget cuts $72 billion from Social Security income support and disability and other disability programs, which help seniors and people with disabilities replace lost wages when they fall on hard times. 

 

o   Pursues mass deportations of hardworking immigrant families: Trump budget spends  $1.5 billion on additional detention bed space and deportations, $2.6 million to start building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border, and $300 million to recruit and hire new immigration agents. The budget would also deny the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to households where any family member lacks a social security number

o   Takes away food assistance and undermine the economic security of children and other vulnerable Americans: Trump’s budget cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) by an unprecedented 25% – almost $200 billion over 10 years – and  the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) by $21 billion over 10 years.

 

o   Puts the care and healthy development of children at risk: While the Trump budget maintains funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Head Start, it calls for eliminating the CCAMPIS program, which funds child care for parents enrolled in college, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school program and the Pre-school Development Grant Program. 

 

o   Puts the dream of higher education out of reach for millions, including dedicated public servants: Trump’s budget steals $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant reserve fund and freezes the maximum award so inflation will chip away at the program’s effectiveness.  It also phases out subsidized loans for education loan borrowers while they’re still in college, which could cost borrowers an additional $27 billion, and eliminates the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for faculty, social workers, and of others who have dedicated their life to public service.  

 

o   Cuts funding for job training and other job assistance programs: Trump’s budget makes a 20% cut to the Department of Labor including a 43% cut to key job training programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) . This could cause 571,000 workers to lose access to critical job training, career development, and job search assistance services. 

 

o   Takes infrastructure money away from state and local governments: Trump’s budget makes cuts to the Highway Trust Fund and eliminates the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants — all to fund tax breaks for Wall Street elites under the guise of an infrastructure plan.

 

o   Undermines our public education system: Trump’s budget cuts $8 billion from the U.S. Department of Education, an overall reduction of 13 percent, while spending about $400 million to expand charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools, and another $1 billion to push public schools to adopt choice-friendly policies.

 

o   Takes away affordable housing: Trump’s budget makes deep cuts to rental assistance that would eliminate housing vouchers for more than 250,000 lower-income households.

 

Ohio

  • Pension Update-The School Employees Retirement System has proposed making changes to its system of annual cost of living (COLA) increases. Currently, SERS retirees receive a 3% COLA increase each year. The SERS Board would like to freeze these increases for all retirees for the next two years, then tie the increase to the consumer price index (CPI), capped at 2.5%. Both the Ohio Senate and House have introduced bills, SB 151 Hite and HB 242 Carfagna, to allow SERS to make their COLA increases optional, and tie them to the CPI, capped at 2.5%. These changes could also be added as amendments to the State Budget Bill.

 

ACTION ALERT: Join SEIU 1199 along with our brothers and sisters from AFSCME and OAPSE to protest these changes to the School Employees pension system. Together, we will tell our lawmakers to PROTECT OUR PENSIONS!

 

When: Wednesday June 7, 12:30-2pm

Where: Statehouse, Capitol Square. Meet at the Sheraton Courtyard facing State Street. At 1:00pm, we’ll line the path legislators take to go to Session on the South Steps of the Statehouse. At 1:30 we’ll walk two blocks to SERS Headquarters and demand our voices are heard by the new Executive Director.

 

These employees and retirees worked hard to earn their pensions. Together, we can stop the legislature from taking away this important increase, meant to help families cover their bills amid the rising cost of basic necessities.

 

  • State Budget-This week Senators will submit their amendment for consideration in the State Budget Bill. SEIU 1199 has been working closely with key members in the Senate to ensure make sure amendments offered are within the interests of our members, their families and their communities.

o   Specifically, a budget amendment will be offered by several members of the Senate to include our Parole officers in a special OPERS pension plan for law enforcement officers.

 

West Virginia

  • Right-to-Work (is Wrong)-A date has been set for arguments regarding the future of West Virginia’s right-to-work law. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General v. West Virginia AFL-CIO, et al., on September 5, the day after Labor Day. The Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 in February 2016, overriding a veto by then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act went into effect July 1. The law would have prohibited requiring workers being union members or paying union dues in order to be employed but has been on hold since a judge ordered an injunction on the legislation.

 

  • Budget-The State Budget Bill was introduced and had a first reading on Wednesday May 25. The legislature is currently in recess until June 5.

 

Kentucky

  • Right-to-Work (is Wrong)– The Kentucky State AFL–CIO and Teamsters Local 89 jointly filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court seeking injunctive relief from enforcement of unfair and discriminatory provisions of House Bill 1 – The Kentucky Right to Work Act. Plaintiffs believe that HB 1 violates the Kentucky Constitution and is bad for Kentuckians. Plaintiffs are confident the Kentucky courts will invalidate this pernicious statute, will restore to unions and companies in Kentucky the freedom to bargain to preserve strong unions as they have done successfully for many decades, and will halt this effort to drive down Kentucky wages.

EDF Update

As of May 13, 2017, SEIU District 1199 has exhausted all funds for this fiscal year.  The fund will be replenished in July, when the new budget passes.

Legislative Update for May 22, 2017

Federal

Budget

  • Trump administration will release their budget blueprint on Tuesday, May 23, which will build on the “skinny budget” released in March. 
  • There are indications that Tuesday’s Trump budget will propose an additional $800 billion in cuts over 10 years to means-tested, mandatory programs like Medicaid, food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, and child nutrition programs.
  • These proposed cuts would be on top of the $880 billion Medicaid cutin the Republican House-passed healthcare bill and the $54 billion of cuts already proposed in the skinny budget—all to pay for a border wall and tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.

ACA Repeal/Replace

  • The Congressional Budget Office score on the AHCA will come out next week, and will contain with details on how the bill passed by the House will impact each state.
  • Despite the chaos in the Trump Administration, groups of Senators continue to meet on creating a Senate repeal/replace bill. Medicaid funding caps for the states, an eventual end to Medicaid expansion and cuts to the program itself remain on the table.
  • Republican leadership want a new bill by July Recess

Ohio

  • Lobby Day Success! Healthcare, State and Public Members from across the state came together for a Day of Action at the Ohio Statehouse to speak with elected officials about the issues facing their communities, their workplaces and their families. We also heard presentations about the threat of Right to Work (is Wrong) policies in Ohio and what members can do to push back against false messaging.
  • Our Lobby Day participants made Republican leaders nervous with their presence at a hearing on a bill to sunset and possibly privatize state agencies. House Bill 51 was up for a vote in the House State and Local Government Committee. To avoid the public eye, Republican leaders scheduled the hearing in the smallest hearing room in the Statehouse, and “technological difficulties” prevented our members from listening to committee in the overflow room.
  • Budget– The Senate continues to hold hearings on the biennial budget bill. The Senate must submit their first round of amendments to the bill by May 31.

Action Alert: The Ohio Nurses Association is holding this rally to bring attention to the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime for nurses.
Where: Ohio Statehouse, West lawn along High Street
When: Wednesday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
Why:

  • We need to eliminate the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime and its impact on providing safe care to patients.
  • Patients have died from errors caused by fatigued nurses
  • Nurses have died from this practice driving home drowsy and falling asleep at the wheel

Facts:

  • Across Ohio, nurses are being forced to work 14, 16 and even 24 hours while physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted.
  • Statistics show that nurses working over 12.5 hours are 3x more likely to make an error, contributing to medical errors being the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.

Let’s join together and tell Ohio’s lawmakers that patients and nurses deserve better. Ohioans deserve safe, quality care. Together we can make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime.

 

West Virginia

  • Extraordinary Session-The West Virginia Legislature was unable to pass a balanced state budget during regularly scheduled session without the Governor’s veto. After a 10 day recess, the legislature was called back by the Governor on May 16 for “Extraordinary” Session. The legislature can only work on the state budget and a small number of bills impacting the state budget.
  • The Legislature must pass a new state budget by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, June 30, or face consequences of a shutdown and interrupted services.

Benefits Open Enrollment

Benefits Open Enrollment is open and will continue through 7 p.m. May 26. No action is necessary if you do not have any changes to your medical, dental or vision coverage. If you plan to enroll in or change your medical, dental or vision coverage, you may visit myBenefits through myOhio.gov.

To access your Benefits Summary, please ensure you are able to successfully log into myOhio.gov and have an up-to-date profile including a current email address.

If you’ve never logged into myOhio.gov, please call HR Customer Service at 1-800-409-1205 (select option 1) to obtain a temporary password. The help desk staff will authenticate your information by your first and last name, State of Ohio User ID, birth date and the last four digits of your Social Security number. After receiving the temporary password, log into the system at myOhio.gov. You will then be prompted to enter a new password. 

To access myOhio.gov, enter your State of Ohio User ID and password.

  • Click on myBenefits under Self Service Quick Access on the right side of the page.
  • The Benefits Summary page will open.
  • Click on Enroll in Benefits.
  • For detailed instructions on how to enroll or make changes online, go to: das.ohio.gov/enrollmentinstructions.
  • Online Open Enrollment is available through May 26 as follows:

Weekdays – All day except 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturdays – All day except 4 to 6 p.m.

Sundays – All day except 4 p.m. to midnight

Visit the Open Enrollment one-stop shop of information and updates at: das.ohio.gov/openenrollment. To learn more, visit the Ohio Department of Administrative Services’ Benefits Administration Services website at das.ohio.gov/benefits.

To view brief videos that highlight the Medical benefits program, including the Prescription Drug program, Behavioral Health program and Wellness program – known as Take Charge! Live Well! – click here

If you have questions, please contact HR Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-409-1205 or local at 1-614-466-8857 (select option 2) or by email at HRCustomerService@das.ohio.gov.

Robert Reich: Why “Right to Work” is Wrong for Workers

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the truth behind so-called “Right to Work” laws and how they hurt working families.

District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections

SPECIAL NOTICE

SEIU/District 1199

District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATING PETITION

Pursuant to the By-Laws of SEIU/District 1199, The Health Care and Social Service Union, CTW, CLC, an election of District Officers and Executive Board Members will be held during the month of July, 2017.  Members must have been members for one (1) year to be eligible to run for office (unless the Chapter has been established for less than one year) and must have nominating petitions signed by not less than 2% of the members eligible to vote in the election.

All members are eligible to vote for District President, District Secretary-Treasurer, District RN Vice President and two (2) Executive Vice Presidents. Each Chapter will elect the number of Executive Board Members as designated below.

District-wide Officers will be elected by the total District membership.  Executive Board Members will be elected only by the Chapter membership they represent.  Four (4) Vice Presidents will be elected by members in their states or designated jurisdiction.  One (1) Vice President will be elected by the members in the Ohio State Chapter.  One (1) Vice President will be elected by school district and local government employee members.

Candidates for Officer or Executive Board Member may run as a slate.  The Election Board must be notified by the June 7, 2017 petition return date of any candidates wishing to run as a slate and the designation (name) of the slate.

Nominating petitions will be available no later than May 3, 2017, at the following Union offices – 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215; 1771 E. 30th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114; and 1217 Adams Ave., Huntington, West Virginia, 25704 or by mail by requesting petitions from the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 or on our website at www.seiu1199.org.  Organizers will also have blank petitions for members’ use.

To run for District President, District Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice President or RN Vice President an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 449 (four hundred, forty-nine) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for Vice President from West Virginia, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by  98 (ninety-eight)  members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for Vice President from Kentucky, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 16 (sixteen) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for Vice President from Ohio Private, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 195 (one hundred, ninety-five) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for Vice President from Ohio State, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 68 (sixty-eight) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for Vice President from Ohio Public , an eligible member must submit a petitions(s) signed by 52 (fifty-two) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for Vice President from School District and Local Government employees, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 23 (twenty-three) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.

To run for District Executive Board an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by the designated number of member(s) in his/her Chapter in good standing to the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.  

All petitions must include original signatures and be received by the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2017.  No fax or electronic copies will be accepted.

Elections will be conducted during the month of July.  A schedule of the date, time and place of each election will be posted fifteen (15) days prior to the elections.

Facility Executive Board Seats Signatures Needed Vice President
Abbyshire Place 1 1 Ohio Private
Advanced Healthcare Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls 1 1 Ohio Private
American Red Cross – West Virginia 1 1 West Virginia
Appalachian Council 1 2 West Virginia
Arbors of Pomeroy 1 1 Ohio Private
Assumption Village 1 3 Ohio Private
Augalize Acres 1 2 Ohio Private
Autumn Court 1 1 Ohio Private
Auturmn Wood 1 1 Ohio Private
Avenue Care & Rehabilitation Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Avon Lake Public Library 1 1 Ohio Public
Beachwood Pointe 1 1 Ohio Private
Beeghley Oaks 1 1 Ohio Private
Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau 1 6 Ohio Private
Berea Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Big Sandy Health Care 1 2 Kentucky
Braeview Care & Rehabilitation Nursing Home 1 1 Ohio Private
Briarfield at Ashley Circle 1 2 Ohio Private
Briarfield Manor 1 2 Ohio Private
Bridgeport Health Care Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Broadway Care Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Bryden Place 1 2 Ohio Private
Burlington House 1 1 Ohio Private
Butler County Head Start 1 1 Ohio Public
Cabell Huntington Hospital 4 17 West Virginia
Candlewood Park 1 1 Ohio Private
Canterbury Villa 1 1 Ohio Private
Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation 1 2 Kentucky
Catholic Charities 1 1 Ohio Public
Cedarwood Plaza 1 1 Ohio Private
Center for Families & Children 2 7 Ohio Private
Central West Virginia CAA – Head Start 1 1 West Virginia
Chardon Healthcare Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Children’s Hospital 1 1 Ohio Private
Cincinnati State, Technical & Community College 1 3 Ohio Public
Cincinnati Union Bethel 1 1 Ohio Public
Circleville Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Cityview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Cleveland Metropolitan School District 3 13 School & Local Govt.
Cleveland Public Library 2 8 Ohio Public
Cleveland State University 2 7 Ohio Public
Coalfield McDowell Head Start 1 1 West Virginia
Columbus Area Inc. 1 2 Ohio Private
Columbus Healthcare Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Community Support Services – Akron 1 2 Ohio Private
Compass 1 1 Ohio Private
Concord Care Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Consumer Support Services – Mahoning 1 2 Ohio Private
Consumer Support Services – Trumbull 1 2 Ohio Private
Cortland Acres 1 2 West Virginia
Crestwood Care Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Cumberland Pointe 1 1 Ohio Private
Cuyahoga Community College – Full Time 2 5 Ohio Public
Cuyahoga Community College – Part Time 2 3 Ohio Public
Cuyahoga County Public Library 3 9 Ohio Public
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Adult Services 2 7 School & Local Govt.
Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Support Administrators 2 4 School & Local Govt.
Darlington 1 1 Ohio Private
Defiance Hospital 1 2 Ohio Private
East Liverpool City Hospital 2 3 Ohio Private
Eastbrook Center 1 2 West Virginia
Eliza Bryant Center 1 3 Ohio Private
Eliza Jennings Home 1 2 Ohio Private
Euclid Public Library 1 1 Ohio Public
Fairfax Place 1 1 Ohio Private
Fairmont Regional Medical Center 2 6 West Virginia
Fairview Manor 1 1 Ohio Private
Frontline Services 2 5 Ohio Private
Galion Pointe 1 1 Ohio Private
Gardens of McGregor & Amansa Stone 1 3 Ohio Private
Gateways To Better Living 2 6 Ohio Private
Golden Years Rest Home 1 1 Kentucky
Greenbriar Health Center/Commons 1 2 Ohio Private
Greene County Public Library 1 2 Ohio Public
Hamlet Village 1 1 Ohio Private
Harper Mills 1 3 West Virginia
Harrison Pavillion 1 1 Ohio Private
Heritage Center 1 2 West Virginia
Heritage Village of Waterville 1 1 Ohio Private
Hickory Creek 1 3 Ohio Private
Highlands Regional Medical Center 2 5 Kentucky
Hillside Plaza 1 1 Ohio Private
Hudson Elms 1 1 Ohio Private
Huntington Health and Rehab. 1 2 West Virginia
Ivy Woods Manor 1 1 Ohio Private
Jefferson County Board of DD 1 1 School & Local Govt.
Jewish Community Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Jewish Family Services Assoc. 2 6 Ohio Private
Judson Park 1 3 Ohio Private
Kent Healthcare Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Kentucky Retiree Chapter 1 1 Kentucky
King’s Daughters Medical Center 2 8 Kentucky
Lewisburg Center 1 2 West Virginia
Lima Rehab. And Nursing Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Lorain County Community Action Agency 1 2 Ohio Public
Lorain Public Library 1 2 Ohio Public
Lost Creek Health Care Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Luther Home of Mercy 1 3 Ohio Private
Lutheran Hospital 2 4 Ohio Private
Mapleview 1 1 Ohio Private
Marietta Center 1 2 Ohio Private
McDowell County Commission on Aging 1 1 West Virginia
Meadow Garden 1 1 West Virginia
Medina County District Library 1 2 Ohio Public
Menorah Park 2 7 Ohio Private
Mentor Public Library 1 1 Ohio Public
Mercy Allen Hospital 1 2 Ohio Private
Mercy Regional Medical Center  – Registered Nurses 3 8 Ohio Private
Mercy Regional Medical Center – Service &  Maintenance 2 8 Ohio Private
Mineral Ridge Skilled Nursing & Residential Care 1 2 Ohio Private
Montefiore Home 1 3 Ohio Private
Murtis Taylor Multi-Service Center 2 5 Ohio Private
New Lebanon Center 1 1 Ohio Private
New Martinsville Center 1 2 West Virginia
New Scotland 1 2 Ohio Private
Nord Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Northern Panhandle Head Start 1 1 West Virginia
Northside Hospital 2 6 Ohio Private
Northwestern Health Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Oak Grove Manor – Mansfield 1 1 Ohio Private
Oak Pavilion Nursing Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Oasis Center for Rehabilitation & Healing 1 1 Ohio Private
Oesterlen 1 1 Ohio Private
Ohio Retiree Chapter 1 1 Ohio Private
Ohio Living Park Vista 1 3 Ohio Private
Opportunity Home 1 1 Ohio Private
OS – Adult Parole Authority 2 9 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Department of Developmental Disabilities 1 3 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Department of Jobs and Family Services 1 5 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Department of Medicaid 1 2 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections 3 19 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Department of Youth Services 1 3 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Health 1 6 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Mental Health & Addiction Services 2 15 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Miscellaneous Agencies 1 2 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities 1 7 Ohio State Chapter
OS – Workers Compensation 1 2 Ohio State Chapter
Overbrook Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Park East Center 1 3 Ohio Private
Park Health Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Pearlview Rehabilitation & Living Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Piney Valley 1 2 West Virginia
Point Place Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Portage County District Library 1 1 Ohio Public
Pristine Senior Living of Cincinnati 1 1 Ohio Private
Pristine Senior Living of Toledo 1 2 Ohio Private
Putnam County Aging Program 1 3 West Virginia
Rescare – WV – Barbour, Kanawha, Randolph, Upshur, Wood, Dunbar 1 13 West Virginia
Rescare – WV – Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Mineral, Pendleton 1 5 West Virginia
Rescare – WV – Cabell, Logan, Barboursville 1 8 West Virginia
Rescare – WV – Greenbrier, Mercer, Nicholas, Raleigh, Princeton 1 15 West Virginia
Rescare – WV – Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston 1 5 West Virginia
Rescare Ohio – Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Washington, Athens, Vinton and Ironton 1 10 Ohio Private
Rescare Ohio – Butler, Fairfield, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Montgomery, Sidney, Putnam, Franklin, Jackson, Licking, Knox, Morrow 1 9 Ohio Private
Rescare Ohio – Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Stark, Lorain, Crawford, Lucas, Wood, Wyandot, Marion, Richland, Seneca 1 9 Ohio Private
Rescue Services 1 2 Ohio Private
Ridgewood Manor 1 1 Ohio Private
Riverview Nursing Home 1 2 Ohio Public
Rolling Hills 1 1 Ohio Private
Sargus Center 1 1 Ohio Public
Seneca Health Services 2 5 West Virginia
Seville Meadows 1 1 Ohio Private
Signature Healthcare of Fayette 1 1 Ohio Private
Signature Healthcare of Galion 1 1 Ohio Private
Southwestern Community Action Council 1 2 West Virginia
Spring Meadows Senior Community 1 2 Ohio Private
Springfield Regional Medical Center 2 6 Ohio Private
St. Luke Lutheran Community 1 1 Ohio Private
St. Vincent Charity Hospital 2 4 Ohio Private
Stark County District Library 1 2 Ohio Public
Stillwater Center 1 1 Ohio Public
Suburban Pavilion 1 1 Ohio Private
Sylvania Center 1 2 Ohio Private
Trumbull Hospital 2 3 Ohio Private
Turning Point Counseling Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Twin Towers 1 1 Ohio Private
University Manor 1 1 Ohio Private
University of Cincinnati 1 2 Ohio Public
Upshur Human Resources 1 1 West Virginia
Visiting Nurses Association – Cleveland 1 1 Ohio Private
Vista Center 1 1 Ohio Private
Washington Square 1 1 Ohio Private
Wayne County Community Services Organization 1 3 West Virginia
Weirton Medical Center 3 12 West Virginia
Wesleyan Village 2 3 Ohio Private
West Virginia Retiree Chapter 1 1 West Virginia
White Oak Manor 1 1 Ohio Private
Willoughby Eastlake Public Library 1 1 Ohio Public
Willow Park 1 1 Ohio Private
Willow Tree Manor 1 2 West Virginia
Wood Haven Health Care 1 1 Ohio Public
Youngstown & Mahoning Public Library 1 2 Ohio Public
Youngstown & Mahoning Public Library (clericals) 1 2 Ohio Public
Youngstown Laboratory Services 1 1 Ohio Private
ZEPF 1 3 Ohio Private

 

EDF Balance as of 4-15-2017

The balance remaining available as of 4-15-2017 is $39,931.02.

As of 4-15-2017 92.74% of the FY 2017 funds have been used.

Tuition Remibursement Balance – 03/04/2017

Allocation $550,000.00
Expense $479,110.50
Balance $70,889.50

APA Victory Announcements

  • A member of SEIU District 1199 and employee of the APA filed a grievance for the unjust termination of his employment. We are happy to announce that the member settled the grievance and has returned to work with full back pay.
  • Another member and employee of the APA was wrongly placed on disability. The member filed a grievance and has been awarded a percentage of leave time, which was used during her time off work.

APC Minutes

Shared Services Recommendations

Sisters and Brothers of ODRC and ODYS chapters of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH,

As you know the state has retained an outside organization to explore the feasibility of a merger of DYS and DRC. The initial process has been completed with the identified areas being included in the following document at the link below. The Office of Collective Bargaining and your representatives participated in a conference call yesterday to hear these initial areas of focus and to share our concerns and thoughts. The attached memos were shared today and we wanted to insure that our members are being kept updated with the latest information.

We indicated several areas of initial concern and also notified OCB of our interest in having members of 1199 participate in these workgroups to determine further feasibility and potential pitfalls.

We have continually been reassured that it is not a fore drawn conclusion that these agencies will merge, that they are identifying areas of overlap and places where shared services make sense. The workgroups will do additional  examination and research in to making further determinations about feasibility moving forward.

Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in any of the work groups.

We will continue to monitor this closely and share any new information as it becomes available.

As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to your administrative organizer.

 

Attachment: shared service recommendations 020817

 

In Solidarity,

 

Josh Norris

Public Division Director

SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH

614-461-1199

JNorris@seiu1199.org

Shared Services Website Now Available

Sisters and Brothers of the State of Ohio Chapter of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH,

The attached letter was sent from Directors Reed and Mohr today and we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the project. DAS has assured SEIU that this is a preliminary look at possibilities and that no decisions have been made at this time. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns as this process continues and as always feel free to contact your delegate or Administrative Organizer with any questions or concerns.

Attachment: 1-18-17 Memo from DYS DRC Directors

 

In Solidarity,

 

Josh Norris

Public Division Director

SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH

614-461-1199

JNorris@seiu1199.org

SEIU/1199 & ODM APC 12/06/16

Please use the link below to review APC minutes.

APC Minutes December 2016

SEIU/1199 & ODM APC 09/29/16

Please use the link below to review APC minutes.

APC Minutes September 2016

State Medical Director Resigns from Ohio Health Department Leaving Kasich Crony with No Medical Degree In Charge

In 2014 Governor John Kasich appointed close friend Rick Hodges to lead the Department of Health. By law, the state health director must have a degree as a doctor of medicine or have extensive experience in public health administration.

Having served previously as Kasich’s director for the Ohio Turnpike Commission, Hodges has no required experience for the job. After a public outcry, Hodges altered his resume to include some health-related professional experience and the Kasich administration created a new position of “Medical Director.” Kasich appointed Dr. Mary DiOrio, who is appropriately experienced and qualified to lead the state in a public health crisis.

However, as of Jan 1, 2017, Dr. DiOrio resigned her position and once again, an unqualified good ole’ boy from Kasich’s inner circle leads the health department.

Medical Director Resigns From Ohio Department Of Health

Reminder to spend your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds by Dec. 31

DAS Office of Benefits With 2016 coming to an end, participants in 2016 Health Care (HCSA) or Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSA) are reminded that Dec. 31 is the last day to spend funds in these accounts.

While the State of Ohio has opted to allow participants to roll over a minimum of $50 and up to $500 of their 2016 HCSA to 2017, any amount less than $50 and over $500 will be subject to forfeiture as will any amount remaining in a Dependent Care Spending Account.

For more information regarding allowable expenses, please visit: wageworks.com/employees/healthcare-benefits/.