599 Program Transition to the One Stop System Overview for Phase I Statewide Implementation. Webinar Presentation July 31 and August 5, 2008. Review of Webinar Rules. Please Mute your Phones during presentation If you experience technical problems during the session:
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July 31 and August 5, 2008
The 599 Program provides an opportunity for eligible UI claimants who lack competitive job skills to receive UI benefits while attending an approved training and or retraining program.
To be approvable, training must be:
599 refers to the specific section of Article 18 of the NYS Labor Law
The 599 Program allows claimants to collect UI benefits while in approved training without having to:
A number of program changes have already been implemented over the last few months by the Special Program Unit (SPU) of the UI Division.
Coordination of services through the One Stop system will:
Goals of Phase In Strategy:
1. The training is needed by the claimant because:
a). Claimant’s employment opportunities limited or
b). Training likely to lead to more regular long term employment or
c). Training will upgrade existing skills
2. At least 12 hrs/week classroom attendance or 12 credit hours of training, And
3. Training or remaining training period not more than 24 months, And
4. Competent and reliable training facility, And
5. Training relates to an occupation or skill, And
6. Training relates to an occupation or skill with reasonable employment opportunities, And
7. Claimant has the qualifications to complete training successfully
The One Stop Operating System (OSOS) will be used as a shared tracking system:
New OSOS web-based local management report for 599 Case Management
Report will be accessible to both One Stop and SPU staff
Sample Screen Shot
Rows: represent individual 599 applications identified by SSN, OSOS ID, and Name
Columns: represent activities and activity dates to track status of application – based on OSOS entries
The UI Imaging System will serve as official file for 599 Applications and supporting documentation
Access to UI Imaged Documents
– 1-2 DOL staff per One Stop location will have FAF software loaded onto their PCs and be granted access to view imaged documents
Department is still discussing parameters for expanding access to UI Imaging in future
In-Person training scheduled and completed by mid September
Training will include:
Each LWIA will be asked to designate a 599 Liaison. Responsibilities will include:
Any issues that can not be mutually resolved between SPU and LWIA staff would be escalated to the Central Office DEWS program liaison* to review and resolve.
* DEWS Program Liaison is Carol Elwell.
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