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Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Day II TrainingREA Program Design, Procedures, Forms and Data Entry Requirements

12/3/09 Albany: Mary Kelly, Mary Blais and Vicki Mockler

12/8/09 Flushing: Mary Kelly

12/9/09 Peekskill: Mary Blais and Vicki Mockler

12/10/09 Utica: Mary Kelly and Vicki Mockler

12/11/09 Rochester: Mary Blais and Vicki Mockler

rea day ii training agenda
  • REA Grant Background
  • REA Program Design Overview and Review of REA Customer Flow
  • Review of REA Required Elements and related REA Specific Forms
  • Required OSOS REA Data Entry
  • Identifying/Reporting UI Issues (Examples)
  • Use of REOS for REA Program
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REA Grant Background
  • NYS initially funded in FY 2005 for Oneida/Herkimer/Madison (OHM) LWIA
  • OHM grant continued each year
  • OHM grant provided funding for 7 to 8 staff annually and served approximately 3,000 participants per year
  • Under OHM model, all work search required UI claimants were REA participants (not based on profile score, no random selection)
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REA Grant Background
  • OHM program designed prior to USDOL issued REA reporting requirements
  • OHM design compared OHM REA participant duration rates to other comparable local areas non-REA participant duration rates
    • OHM results exceeded original goal of reducing duration by 1 week on average (closer to 1.5 to 2 weeks average duration reduction)
  • NYS submitted grant application to expand OHM model statewide for several years but were unsuccessful
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REA Grant Background
  • In FY2009, NYS was awarded an additional $3,892,177 to expand REA to other local areas across the State
  • Funding supports 66 REA staff in addition to OHM program
  • New REA program model based on OHM pilot but has significant differences
  • Effective 12/4/09 New REA program will be implemented – including in OHM
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REA Grant Background

Major Difference:

USDOL required “Random” Assignment method in order to validate performance results

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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Targets Individuals profiled 1 to 45:
    • Assumed least likely to exhaust (assume also most ready to return to work)
    • Lessen impact of random sampling (of those not selected as REA participants, many were not being served currently: i.e.. 1 to 30 profiled)
  • Random Selection of REA participants vs. control group – takes place at time of weekly REOS scheduling process
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • From all individuals profiled 1 to 45:
    • Randomly select either 50% or 60% as REA participants and schedule for Appointment Purpose of REA Grant Only: Initial REA Interview
    • Should be scheduled for Initial REA as 1st Appointment
    • Initial REA Interview should incorporate the required Initial Assessment (IA) and meet the requirements of the general Assessment TA and the IA incentive/sanction measure
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Scheduling Initial REA Interview Appointment Purpose automates:
    • New REOS Status Check Box
    • OSOS Activity Entry: REA Enrollment
  • Recording Attendance at the Initial REA Interview automates an OSOS Activity entry for Assessment Interview, Initial Assessment
    • Staff must manually record IA results comment in OSOS
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Once randomly selected and scheduled for Initial REA Interview – individual is a REA Participant whether or not they attend and regardless of later assessment results (can not be changed)
  • REA Participant selection can not be changed at later time
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • REA Participants continue until exhaust Regular UI benefits and/or BYE ends
    • Individual should only be scheduled for one Initial REA Interview during a Benefit Year. If they have a break in claim and begin actively certifying again later, schedule them for a Follow-up REA.
  • REA performance measured after regular UI does not include EUC or EB benefits
    • NYS UI Certification at Exit Performance incentive/sanction does include EUC and EB benefits. LWIA will need to continue serving them or impact that measure – however, no longer required to participate in REA specific program activities after exhaustion of regular UI benefits.
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Those profiled 1 to 45 not randomly selected as REA participant become the control group:
    • Send an letter only to inform them of One Stop Services available (do not schedule for in-person appointment)
    • Do not record OSOS activity
    • Do not need to record any OSOS comment
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Those that FTR to a REA Initial Interview appointment should be rescheduled thru REOS for a REA Grant Only: Rescheduled Initial Interview Appointment.
    • Use of this appointment purpose is required for federal reporting purposes
    • Recording Attendance in REOS for this appointment purpose will automate an OSOS activity entry of Assessment Interview, Initial Assessment (staff must still add required IA comment manually in OSOS).
  • REA program participants are subject to same FTR policy as all UI claimants – 1st FTR is rescheduled, and 2nd/subsequent FTR puts hold on benefits
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Initial Interview – Assume 1 hour average
  • After Initial REA Interview:
    • Regularly scheduled REA Grant Only: Follow-up REA Interview appointments scheduled
      • Minimally every 2 weeks for at least 2nd and 3rd REA Interview (if possible may want to schedule 2nd REA in 1 week following 1st).
      • Following 3rd REA Interview, frequency can be modified to once a month based on staff’s judgment by individual
      • Following 4th REA, REA interview format can be changed to group activity rather than one on one based on staff’s judgment by individual
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Statewide REA Program Overview
  • Use REA Grant Only: Follow-up REA Interview appointment purpose for all REA Interviews after the Initial REA Interview
  • Use REA Grant Only: Rescheduled Follow-up REA Interview Appointment for those that FTR to a REA Grant Only: Follow-up REA Interview appointment
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REA Required Elements

Each REA Interview Includes the Following Federally Required Elements:

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

NYS REA Program Design expands on federal required elements to coordinate with other DEWs priorities/policies, including:

  • Incorporates NYS Initial Assessment policy as component of Initial REA Appointment
  • Includes SMART 2010 as requirement for all REA participants
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REA Required Elements
  • Includes use of Job Zone “Journal” feature as method of maintaining and monitoring work search efforts
  • Broadens Work Search Plan and Work Search Review to go beyond just contacts to Employers: also includes plan and review of next step service recommendations
  • Includes recommendation that all REA participants be scheduled for Job Search Workshop (at or around time of 2nd REA)
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REA Specific Forms

Draft New REA Forms in Your Packet:

  • These are in Draft – your feedback will be considered for final
  • Will be provided as ‘fillable’ format when final
  • Plan to provide final for Initial REA Appointments scheduled for week of 12/14
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REA Specific Forms

We will Review each form in general and then provide case study example using forms in practice.

  • REA UI Eligibility Questionnaire
  • REA Work Search Agreement and Next Step Service Plan (WSA NSSP)
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REA Specific Forms

REA Work Search Agreement and Next Step Service Plan (WSA NSSP)

  • Part A: Work Search Agreement (WSA)
  • Part B: Next Step Service Plan (NSSP)
    • NSSP for Initial REA
    • NSSP for Follow-up REAs
  • Certifications/Signature that include overall sign-off on whole WSA NSSP – Parts A and B
ui eligibility questionnaire
UI Eligibility Questionnaire
  • Hours/Days/Shift
  • Distance Willing to Travel/Transportation
  • Salary
  • Self Employment
  • Working Without Pay
  • In School
  • Disability/Workers Comp
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UI Eligibility Questionnaire

Scenario #1

Joe Jones was a fulltime forklift operator working 2nd shift at a local distribution center. He worked there 5 years before being permanently laid off due to a lack of work. At the time he was separated from employment he was making $12.50/hr. At his first meeting with you he indicates the following:

  • He is only willing to take a first shift position.
  • He is seeking work as a construction laborer.
  • He is willing to travel 5 miles due to the price of gasoline.
  • He is considering starting his own business.
  • He is thinking about taking a course at night.
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UI Eligibility Questionnaire

Scenario #2

Susie Smith was last employed as a cashier at a local grocery store earning $8.00/hr. She lost her job when the store closed. At your first meeting she indicates the following:

  • She is only seeking part time work.
  • The lowest wage she will accept is $8.50/hr.
  • She is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
  • She cannot work on Saturdays as she helps out in her parents store for no pay.
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UI Eligibility Questionnaire

Scenario #3

Jimmy Mack was hurt on his job as a construction laborer. He is receiving partial workers compensation. His doctor has released him to work with restrictions. At your interview, he indicates the following:

  • He is unsure of what type of work he can physically do.
  • He has not been conducting a work search.
  • He has not been in touch with his previous employer since being released to work.
  • He has a DBA ‘Mack’s Home Improvement’.
  • He is considering going back to school for a career change.
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Required OSOS REA Data Entry
  • Only REA Specific OSOS Entry is REA Enrollment which is automated from REOS scheduling of
  • See Handout on crosswalk of REA Appointments to OSOS Activity Entries