Ideally employees bring all their identities to their work at Multnomah County. Often this means using their bilingual skills (written and verbal) to help support customers access much needed services. Some employees report feeling exploited because they use their bilingual skills but aren’t properly compensated. Our union contract includes language for addressing compensation for bilingual skills , but we know there are many barriers that exist which make it hard for people to claim this earned benefit as intended.
If you or someone you know in this situation please join our focus group. Please email email@example.com by 2/25/22 to participate in this focus group. You will be compensated for your time and these sessions will be conducted bilingually.