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Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment NYS 2010 REA Grant Overview. June 8, 2010 Webinar Mary K Kelly. REA Webinar AGENDA. REA Grant Background REA Grant Design and Required Elements 2010 REA Implementation Schedule and Training Plan Q’s & A’s. REA Grant Background.

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reemployment and eligibility assessment nys 2010 rea grant overview

Reemployment and Eligibility AssessmentNYS 2010 REA GrantOverview

June 8, 2010 Webinar

Mary K Kelly

rea webinar agenda
REA Webinar AGENDA
  • REA Grant Background
  • REA Grant Design and Required Elements
  • 2010 REA Implementation Schedule and Training Plan
  • Q’s & A’s
rea grant background
REA Grant Background
  • USDOL REA Grant started in FY 2005
  • NYS one of initial states funded in FY 2005
  • From FY 2005 thru FY 2008 NYS REA Grant was limited to one local area: Oneida/Herkimer/Madison (OHM)
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REA Grant Background
  • FY 2009 REA Grant:
    • Awarded 74 REA local staff
    • 15 LWIAs in 22 One Stops
  • FY 2010 REA Grant:
    • Awarded 115 REA local staff
    • 23 LWIAs in 42 One Stops
    • Includes 52 new hourly hires
fy 2010 rea grant design
FY 2010 REA Grant Design
  • Targets Individuals profiled 1 to 50: Least likely to exhaust/most ready to return to work
  • Random select 60% as REA participants from REOS download
  • REA participation thru duration of Regular UI claim (REA can not serve EUC/EB claimants)
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FY 2010 REA Grant Design

Federal REA Grant Limitations:

  • REA must be operated as part of One Stop
  • REA is intended to leverage One Stop Resources
  • Funded from UI Admin
    • Restricts how REA funds can be used
    • Can not fund E & T services – just referral to services
    • REA [Reemployment Eligibility Assessment (and its required elements)] are only activities fundable by REA
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FY 2010 REA Grant Design
  • Initial REA – Assume 1 hour average
        • Within 2 weeks of REOS Create Date
  • Follow-up REA – Assume ½ hour
      • Minimally every 2 weeks for at least 2nd and 3rd REA Interview
      • Following 3rd REA Interview, may be modified to once a month based on individual progress/need
      • Following 4th REA, REA interview format can be changed to group activity rather than one on one based on individual progress/need
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FY 2010 REA Grant Design

Principles of Customer Service “Competitive Advantage” Model:

  • Expeditious Entry
  • Identification of Customer Needs
  • Development of Individual Employment Plan
  • Continuous Engagement
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FY 2010 REA Grant Design

See Flow Chart Model

rea required elements
REA Required Elements

Each REA Interview Includes the Following Federally Required Elements:

  • UI Eligibility Review
  • Referral of Potential UI issues to Adjudication
  • Labor Market Information
  • Work Search Plan Development and/or Review of work search efforts against plan
  • Referral to Services
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REA Required Elements

Additional NYS Required Elements

  • Initial Assessment policy (JSRS/CDS) as part of Initial REA Appointment
  • SMART 2010 as requirement for all REA participants
  • Expand Work Search Plan and Review - not just specific employer contact(s)
  • Includes plan/review of next step services
  • Recommend use of Job Zone “Journal” feature to record/track work search efforts
rea forms
REA Forms
  • UI Eligibility Questionnaire
  • Work Search Agreement
  • Next Step Service Plan – 1st REA
  • Next Step Service Plan – Follow-up REAs
2010 rea grant implementation
2010 REA Grant Implementation

June 2, 2010 - Job Posting Closing Date

June 25, 2010 – Assume All Staff on Board

Week of June 28, 2010 – REA Training Begins

July 16, 2010 - 1st REOS Download Scheduling

Week of July 26, 2010 – 1st REA Appointments

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2010 REA Grant Implementation

REA Training Plan:

UI Webinar – UI Basics and How to Identify/Report UI Issues (June 29 AM or July 6 PM)

OSOS Webinar – Basics (June 30 AM or July 7 PM)

REOS Webinar – Basics (July 1 PM or July 8 AM)

REOS Webinar – REA Weekly Download Scheduling ( July 13 AM)

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2010 REA Grant Implementation

REA Training Plan:

Between July 8 and July 23 (Specific Dates TBD)

  • Regional Two Day In-Person Training
  • Anticipate 4 Regional Locations:
    • Rochester, Utica, NYC, White Plains
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2010 REA Grant Implementation
  • Day One In-Person Training: Generic
    • Initial Assessments
    • Desk Interviewing Skills
    • Developing an Employment Plan
    • Job Search Tools
    • LMI
    • Employability Skills
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2010 REA Grant Implementation
  • Day Two In-Person Training: REA Specific
    • REA Program Design
    • REA Program Requirements
    • REA Forms
    • REA Data Entry Requirements
    • Interactive Case Examples
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2010 REA Grant Implementation
  • Other REA Staff Capacity Building Needed as Local On the Job Training:
    • Familiarization with One Stop Operations
    • Knowledge of Services Available within the One Stop and How to Refer Customers to Services
    • SMART 2010 Registration
    • Recommend – staff attend orientations, workshops, shadow staff conducting Initial Assessments
    • Practice using OSOS, REOS
questions and answers
Questions and Answers
  • For additional questions, please E-mail:
    • Mary Kelly at:

[email protected]

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