On March 17, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 reached an agreement with CCHCS regarding the voluntary transfer process (VTP) for impacted institutions that have an overage of Dental Assistants.

The agreement reached does not provide any financial help for either relocation expenses or time off work to locate and secure any housing or relocation needs.

On March 17, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 reached an agreement with CCHCS regarding the voluntary transfer process (VTP) for impacted institutions that have an overage of Dental Assistants.

The agreement reached does not provide any financial help for either relocation expenses or time off work to locate and secure any housing or relocation needs.

CCHCS was insistent that since this was voluntary, they would not provide financial assistance. However, if there are still overages after the VTP, CCHCS will move to involuntary transfers and SEIU Local 1000 will go back to the table to negotiate over financial incentives at that point. CCHCS also confirmed at the table they are not looking at layoffs and the next step would be involuntary transfers.

Since there is not financial incentive for the VTP, we strongly recommend that employees only select locations that would benefit them and their family. Any employee who participates in the VTP may select as many or as few locations as they wish. There is no obligation to participate or have a 2nd or 3rd location.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Vartanian, Chair of unit 20, at mvartanian@seiu1000.org or Matt Fisher, staff in the Contract department, at mfisher@seiu1000.org

In solidarity,
SEIU Local 1000