LGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP
If you support anyone that might be interested in the newly launched LGBTQ+ support group for people with disabilities, please contact a co-host Ashley at 443-717-1356 or Melissa at 443-800-6765. They plan to meet bi-weekly on Thursdays at 4 pm.
This group is for people who are looking to explore who they are inside. This is a safe space for people of all different backgrounds to come together, connect, and talk about shared concerns.
MEMO FROM KATHLEEN RE: COST SAVINGS MEASURES
2020 AGENCY CALENDAR
ADDITIONAL BONUS OPPORTUNITY
Good morning to The Arc Baltimore Team,
As we navigate the complexities of this pandemic, I am so incredibly thankful to each and every DSP who has worked tirelessly to ensure those we support get the best care and services we can provide. You are true heroes. Heroes who are willing to put the needs of others at the forefront of their decisions and who are willing to go the extra mile to care for people in need. As we go through the summer and enter the Fall, we want to proactively plan for possible increased cases due to the state’s reopening. With that, we are hoping to create a list of any DSPs who would be willing to work with someone who has tested positive if necessary. Please note, all CDC required PPE will be provided to ensure your safety.
For those DSPs willing to work direct care with someone who has been diagnosed and tested positive for COVID-19, they will get a bonus for the 14 day period (or longer if determined by The Arc Baltimore). The bonus will be effective through September 4, 2020, and is as follows:
- 40 to 60 hours = $300
- 61 to 80 hours = $400
- 81 plus hours = $500
- Live in for 14 day period = $1000
- Weekend only bonus: (Friday at 3 pm through Monday at 6 am) for 24-39 hours = $250 bonus. If the DSP works 40 or more during the 14 day period, they will get the higher bonus amount outlined above.
If this is something you are willing and able to do, please let JK Ferrell know at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me, Laura Tieman at email@example.com and we will keep you on a “COVID staffing list” for if and when we need your assistance. Again, thank you for all you do!
CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE GUIDELINES FOR STAFF
Please follow these steps to sign the Coronavirus Response Guidelines:
1. Click Hamburger Menu (3 lines on the top left of screen)
2. Click “My Information” from the left dropdown
3. Click “My HR”
4. Click “HR Actions” tab at the top left
5. Click the “Available” tab
6. Select “Sign Coronavirus Response Guidelines”
OPEN ENROLLMENT INFO WEBINAR
View the Open Enrollment webinar to learn more about the employee benefits available to you.
PAYCHECKS FOR STAFF PAYROLL & 2019 W2’s
In 2020, the IRS (federal government) changed and updated the W-4 form tax form and tax tables. ALL staff members need to log into Kronos and complete the 2020 W-4 withholding form.
W2’s and paycheck stubs for 2019 are no longer accessible from The Arc Baltimore. W-2’s can be downloaded from the IRS website.