BHA ESH Area Reports

7/2018 Thomas Wray

DSHS – Behavioral Health Administration (Hospitals & Forensic Services)

DTB’s Still Pending (Waiting for Meeting to be Scheduled):

  1. OFMHS Building 27 – Next meeting to be held in August 2018
  2. 2.     Expansion of Forensic Ward S4

Settled DTB:

WSH/ESH Night Shift Holiday Schedules

An employee who submitted a vacation or leave request for May 2018-April 2019, in conjunction with a holiday, prior to the announcement of the change in practice, who does in fact have the affect described above, DSHS will “grandfather” them in and utilize the current practice. For all other employees and any subsequent vacation or leave requests, the new method (the date the shift begins will be considered the date of the shift for night shifts) will apply. All other staff and requests will be treated based on the day the shift starts.

6/2018 Thomas Wray

(Still PendingWSH/ESH Night Shift Holiday Schedules – Received an offer of settlement from WSH, in the process to working with the CR’s to see if we are agreeable with the proposal. The settlement proposal WSH sent to me, was an agreement they reached with SEIU. The proposal is as followed:

  • If there is an employee who submitted a vacation or leave request for May 2018-April 2019, in conjuction with a holiday, prior to the announcement of this change, who does in fact have the affect described above, DSHS will “grandfather” them in and utilize the current practice. 
  • For all other employees and any subsequent vacation or leave requests, the new method (the date the shift begins will be considered the date of the shift for night shifts) will apply. 
  • All other staff and requests will be treated based on the day the shift starts.

DSHS BEHAVIOR HEALTH SERVICES - Sherri-Anne Burke

We met again on February 27th, to discussion outstanding Demands to Bargain on Forensic Data Tracking and Services for Children, workload/productivity goals, video conferencing pilot, and eight other items.

We have several outstanding Demands to Bargain at this time.

  • We are also transitioning to the new Labor Advocate.
  • We had a conference call early March regarding an update to the Trueblood issues and the hardening of Building 27 per the amended settlement. There will be clearly issues of support for the patients of that building in terms of food service, custodial, maintenance, staffing etc to be discussed. In the interim, bids for S-10 are taking place based on seniority and the proposal for allocation changes for the PBX Operators is moving forward.
  • We met on March 12th in an SIA Ad Hoc to discuss the S-10 moves and some other proposals for staffing.
  • We also discussed WSH proposal to have the security officers and a CIBS person take over the armored car transports. Another plan is now being discussed.