Personal Care Attendant Workforce Council

Attention Employers

Participating in Connecticut Self-Directed Medicaid Programs (including Community First Choice)

 It is Time for the 4th Annual PCA Employer Forum!  


Register online at


Attend an informative event designed for you!




EDUCATE yourself


Saturday, November 2nd

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


North Branford Intermediate School

654 Foxon Road

North Branford, CT 06471



Join with other employers on the journey of

self-determination, self-direction & consumer choice.



Meet the Personal Care Attendant Workforce Council

(Learn about the Council & how can it can support you as an employer)


It’s Here! See A Live Demonstration of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System &

Ask Questions

(EVV is a new electronic time keeping system)


I Have to Do What? Your Responsibilities As An Employer or Employer of Record

(Hiring, Firing, Workers’ Compensation, Time Keeping and More!)


Meet Your Fiscal Intermediaries, DDS and DSS Staff and PCA Workforce Council

(Staff from will be available all day to talk with you)


Refreshments will be served


Register online at


(860) 418-6370

See you on November 2, 2019!


A special thank you to the North Branford Public School System for providing the meeting space for this informative day




Contact Information
Phone: 860-418-6370 (please leave a message)




  • David Guttchen (Chair)
  • Kathy Bruni
  • Mary Caruso
  • Sharon Denson
  • Kathleen Flaherty
  • Sheila Mulvey
  • Denise Paladino
  • Katie Regan







Information About PCA Orientation



Employers Choosing to Provide the Orientation Him/Herself

Employers that choose to provide the orientation him/herself must following these steps:         

  1. Complete the Opt-Out FormThe form must be completed and returned to your fiscal intermediary within 14 days.  You may mail or fax the form.  The contact information for your fiscal intermediary is below.
  2. Inform your PCA of their requirement to attend the Union-Only portion of an orientation group session.  Under the collective bargaining agreement between the Workforce Council and the union that represents your PCA, 30 minutes of the orientation covers workers’ rights and responsibilities presented by a Union representative.  The first 30 minutes of every group session will cover these topics.  Registration for group sessions is covered below.
  3. Provide the rest of the orientation to your PCA.  You must follow the standard curriculum.  Orientation must be provided during non-service hours.  Your PCA will be paid $45.00 for completing the full orientation you provide and union-only portion of the orientation group session, which will not be counted against your service budget.
  4. Once completed, return the Employer Orientation Certification form.  Completing and returning this form promptly will ensure your PCA receives credit for completing orientation and is paid the orientation stipend.  Orientation is not complete until you have returned the Employer Orientation Certification form AND your PCA has attended the union-only session.


Fiscal Intermediary Contact Information

Allied Community Resources
860-627-5986 (fax)
1-877-722-8833 (phone)

Sunset Shores
1-866-380-0149 (fax)
1-800-887-0647 (option 1) (phone)



Orientation Group Sessions

Orientation group sessions are provided by the 1199 New England Health Care Employees Union and Training & Upgrading Fund under a contract with the Workforce Council.  For a list of orientation group sessions, click here.  Register now online by clicking here.

For more information regarding PCA orientation and training please contact the 1199 Training & Upgrading Fund at 860-804-4869.







Recruitment/Retention/Referral Workgroup


  Mary Caruso

  • June 4, 2014: Minutes
  • July 10, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • August 7, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • September 3, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • October 7, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • November 4, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • December 3, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • June 3, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • July 8, 2015:  Agenda |  Minutes
  • August 12, 2015:  Agenda | Minutes
  • September 2, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • October 7, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • November 4, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • December 2, 2015: *CANCELED*


Training Workgroup
  • Greg McMahon
  • Sheila Mulvey
  • October 9, 2014: Minutes
  • November 5, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • January 7, 2015: Agenda | Minutes
  • February 4, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • February 19, 2015: Minutes
  • March 4, 2015:
  • April 1, 2015: Agenda | Minutes
  • April 22, 2015: Agenda | Minutes
  • May 6, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • June 3, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • July 8, 2015:  Agenda | Minutes
  • August 12, 2015:  Agenda | Minutes
  • September 2, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • October 7, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • November 4, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • December 2, 2015: *CANCELED*