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LiveOn NY LAUNCHES CASE MANAGEMENT SALARY PARITY CAMPAIGN
March 14, 2016
$12.2 MILLION WOULD STRUCTURALLY CHANGE THE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BY RETAINING MSW LEVEL STAFF FOR CASE MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS – IT’S TIME TO STOP THE DEVASTATING TURNOVER RATES – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
IMPORTANCE OF SALARY PARITY –
- IMPACT ON STAFF RETENTION RATES – Every year there is an average of one-third turnover rate. Every two years, there’s a 50% turnover rate.
- IMPACT ON SALARIES – There is a $20,000 difference for case managers and a $17,000 difference for supervisors, even with other social services nonprofits. We are advocating for $55,000 for case managers and $65,000 for supervisors. THE STATUS QUO IS UNSUSTAINABLE LEAVING THOUSANDS OF OLDER NEW YORKERS ISOLATED AND IN DESPERATE NEED FOR SERVICES. NYC can and must act responsibly to solve this.
- IMPACT ON SERVICE DELIVERY – Lack of professionally trained MSW staff impacts capacity of service delivery to frail, homebound seniors.
- IMPACT ON LONG WAITING LISTS – High turnover rates impact lengthy waiting lists as new case managers cannot take on a full caseload right away plus staff vacancy time. Click here to see the 2016 Case Management Waitlist chart.
- IMPACT ON A PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED AGING SERVICES WORKFORCE – Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the city’s population. A trained, professional workforce is essential to delivering services and reducing waiting lists.
- IMPACT ON STAFF TURNOVER – Salary disparity does not allow case management agencies to hire and retain MSW level staff for both case managers and supervisors.
- IMPACT ON SERVING RAPIDLY GROWING, DIVERSE SENIOR POPULATION AND SUPPORTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS – The substantial salary disparity, leaves NYC unprepared for the rapidly growing older adult population. Lack of case management does not support family caregivers working hard to care for their older parents, spouse and others.
WHAT YOU CAN DO –
- IT IS UP TO MAYOR de BLASIO TO ALLOCATE $12.2 MILLION – Funding for salary parity can only come from Mayor de Blasio and his administration. The money must be baselined in order to remain permanent in case manager and supervisor staff lines.
- CITY COUNCIL’S ROLE – City Councilmembers can advocate for Mayor de Blasio to fund salary parity during budget negotiations by making it a priority of City Council.
- WHO TO TALK TO – Talk to everyone – Mayor de Blasio and others in his administration; City Councilmembers and Borough Presidents; media and local press; social media and anyone else you can think of who could help.
- INVOLVE AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF, SENIORS, FAMILIES AND OTHERS – See who knows Mayor de Blasio and others in his administration, City Council, and other city leadership or media.
- PLAN ON ATTENDING LiveOn NY'S 21ST ANNUAL CITY ADVOCACY DAY ON WEDNESDAY MAY 11 FROM 9:00AM-1:00PM AT 250 BROADWAY AND CITY HALL. LiveOn NY will be following up with you with more details.
LiveOn NY Will Send More Information Soon!
It is critical that you start discussing this issue with everyone you can!
For more information, please contact Bobbie Sackman, LiveOn NY, Director of Public Policy,