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Thu Dec 2, 2021, 11:14 AM

State Issues RFP For New Payroll Vendor For DSS Home Care Workers

Union officials say they are hopeful that a state request for proposals for a new fiscal intermediary to pay home care workers will lead to people getting paid on time without a hassle – eventually.

Over the years, the more than 7,000 members of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 who work as personal care assistants – known as home care workers – have filed thousands of grievances against Allied Community Resources, the state-contracted vendor that performs their payroll.

“The unreliable payroll system breaks the camel’s back for people who have no health insurance, no retirement, no paid sick time, and make $16.25 an hour,” said Diedre Murch, union vice president and director of home care.

People like Betsy Windgate, a 66-year-old home care worker from Naugatuck, have gone weeks without pay due to clerical errors and other issues with Allied, Murch said.

Read more: https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2021/12/02/state-issues-rfp-for-new-payroll-vendor-for-dss-home-care-workers/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 01:00 PM

1. RFP*? Oh, gimme a break. Your acronym gives me a big headache!

*Request For Proposal

This wasn't defined at your link, either. Gave you a rec anyway.

https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/rfps

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 01:08 PM

2. Thanks.

I'm accustomed to government-speak and bidding for contracts so the acronym didn't stump me. I'll always be grateful that I didn't have to delve into the Texas Administrative Code very deeply during my time as a state employee.

My apologies though since the acronym stumped you.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 01:22 PM

3. I'm often stumped. But not for long! ;O) nt

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