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FY 2016-17 Direct Care Worker Wage Increase Update

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Effective October 1, 2016, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), in cooperation with its MCPNs and provider networks, has initiated another $1.00 per hour wage increase for direct care workers (DCWs). 

This wage increase brings the new minimum wage for a DCW working in Wayne County up to $10.15 per hour, retro-active to October 1, 2016.  This is an increase from the previous minimum wage of $9.15 per hour for DCWs working in Wayne County, which was effective January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.

Just like the previous DCW wage increase, the MCPNs and providers will receive additional funding to cover the costs of taxes, overtime, training and other expenses directly related to the new wage increase for DCWs.  This will allow DCWs to receive the full $1.00 per hour increase, retro-active to October 1, 2016.

For more detailed information regarding the DCW wage increase, please click HERE to go to the initial notice of the FY 2015-16 Direct Care Worker Wage Increase information.

To ask any questions or share your concerns on how the DCW wage increase was rolled out – click HERE to share your concerns with DWMHA.