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Welfare Transition . Work Activity Definitions August 2007. PRWORA. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 Changed welfare from an entitlement into a work program 12 work activity categories were named

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welfare transition

Welfare Transition

Work Activity Definitions

August 2007

prwora
PRWORA
  • Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996
    • Changed welfare from an entitlement into a work program
    • 12 work activity categories were named
      • The work activity categories provided by the federal government under this Act did not have definitions, states determined what services and activities would be allowed under each category
deficit reduction act
Deficit Reduction Act
  • In 2006, the Deficit Reduction Act reauthorized the original TANF block grant
  • Directed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to publish regulations
    • States were defining the work activities differently
    • Some states allowed very broad definitions, which allowed a lot of different services as countable work activities
      • For example, caring for a sick family member or going to substance abuse treatment was considered community service in some states
    • The states were not being compared equally based on the work activity definition differences
deficit reduction act4
Deficit Reduction Act
  • Regulations must ensure consistent measurement of work participation rates by
    • Defining work activities and what types of services were allowable to receive credit for hours under work activities
    • Defining who is required to participate in work activities and will be included in the work participation rates, “work eligible”
    • Establishing equal and stringent supervision and documentation requirements for all states
deficit reduction act5
Deficit Reduction Act
  • Interim Final Regulations
    • Required each state to develop work activities consistent with definitions based on the federal definitions of the work categories
    • Required each state to submit a work verification plan
    • Required the state’s plan to be approved and implemented by September 30, 2007
deficit reduction act6
Deficit Reduction Act
  • The State’s Work Verification Plan must
    • Describe all of the services included under each work activity
      • To receive credit for hours participating in the work activity, the services must meet federal definitions
    • Describe how countable hours are identified, credited and proven
    • Describe the supervisory process for each unpaid activity
    • Describe documentation requirements for each activity
    • Describe monitoring and internal controls
participation rates
Participation Rates
  • States are required to engage all work eligible TANF recipients in the employment and training program
  • States are to engage participants in work activities that help the participants reach their goals and ultimately self-sufficiency
  • Success is gauged by the percentage of participants that actually attend certain activities
    • Engaged in specific “countable” work activities
    • Engaged in a specific number of hours in “core” activities
    • May be engaged in additional hours in “core plus” activities once the “core” requirement is met for the family
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Participation Rates
  • The number of hours required in a core activity depend
    • On the family type
    • The participation rate being calculated
credit for participation rates
All Family Rate

20 hours in core activity(ies)

30 hours total

Inclusions

All two-parent families

All single-parent families

Exclusions

Subject to sanction

Single parent family with a child under 12 months (time limited)

Exceptions

Child under the age of six requires only 20 hours total (all in core activities)

Two-Parent Family Rate

If subsidized childcare is received and neither parent is disabled

50 hours in core activity(ies)

55 hours total

Subsidized childcare is not received and neither parent is disabled

30 hours in core activity(ies)

35 hours total

Exclusions

Families with a parent that has a documented limitation/disability lasting greater than 30 days and entered in OSST as a medical deferral lasting greater than 30 days

Subject to sanction

Credit for Participation Rates
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Participation Rates
  • The State must prove that half of all families with a work eligible adult receiving assistance are participating in work activities that are
    • Designed to engage the parent in reaching goals
    • Designed to engage the parent in gaining skills
    • Designed to move the family from welfare to work
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Participation Rates
  • The State must demonstrate that 90 percent of two-parent families with work eligible adults receiving assistance are participating in work activities that are
    • Designed to engage the parents in reaching goals
    • Designed to engage the parents in gaining skills
    • Designed to move the family from welfare to work
what is assignment versus credit
The PRWORA (from which the Federal Regulations are derived)

Requires a family receiving cash assistance to be engaged in a work program

Further limited to work eligible individuals in 2006

Requires work eligible individuals in a family receiving cash assistance to engage in work activities defined under Federal Regulations

Gives states credit for engaging a work eligible participant in a minimum number of hours in certain work activities defined by the Federal Regulations

What is Assignment Versus Credit?
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We assign participants to activities based on

Goals

Needs

Work activity definition/requirements

A participant cannot be required to do more than 40 hours per week based on Florida Statutes

We do not assign hours based on what the participant may get credit for under deeming (Community Service/Work Experience)

What is Assignment Versus Credit?
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What is Assignment Versus Credit?
  • We assign participants to hours in work activities to ensure participants are moving in the right direction
    • Most RWBs require that each work eligible parent complete between 35 and 40 hours per week
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What is Assignment Versus Credit?
  • But what do we get credit for?
    • Engaging families in the minimum number of hours in work activities
      • Based on family type
    • Recording that the families completed the minimum number of hours in countable work activities
    • Retaining documentation that the families completed the minimum number of hours in countable work activities
assignment versus credit
Assignment Versus Credit?
  • We record what a participant actually completed based on
    • The number of supervised hours a participant actually completes
    • The number of supervised hours recorded on signed documentation
    • Deeming requirements (Work Experience and Community Service only)
  • Sometimes a participant completes more than (s)he is assigned
  • Sometimes a participant is credited with more hours than they actually completed (Deeming)
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Assignment Versus Credit?
  • Critical elements for accountability
    • Participants need to
      • Recognize the assigned activities
      • Recognize assigned hours
      • Recognize and understand expectations to complete steps to achieve goals
    • Hourly requirements
      • Must be in writing
      • Must be agreed on by both parties
question
Question
  • The participant has not come to an appointment. This is his first meeting/orientation. The requirement is not in writing. Can he still be held accountable for not attending?
answer
Answer
  • Yes
    • There will be some circumstances when a requirement may not be in writing and signed in the IRP
      • Orientation letter
      • Appointment letter
      • Activity agreed on over the phone after a counseling contact
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Answer
  • However, if we meet with the participant, requirements should be reviewed, put in writing, agreed on and signed by both parties
  • Written requirements demonstrate an agreement with the participant
  • Written requirements provide a reminder for the participant
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Assignment Versus Credit?
  • Case managers should discuss with participants how to document their hours using time sheets, pay stubs, job search forms, etc.
  • Case managers should review with participants
    • How to fill out the document
    • How to secure signatures from the correct party
    • What information is required for the document to be accepted
    • When the documentation is due
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Assignment Versus Credit?
  • Case managers should encourage participants to complete required hours
  • Case mangers should encourage participants not to exceed hours required for the program
    • Especially for worksite activities
  • The RWB may opt to create a disclosure document regarding completing hours above the number assigned by the RWB
work activities
Work Activities

FAIRPAY!

Need Work!

work activity categories
Work Activity Categories
  • Twelve federal work activity categories
    • Unsubsidized Employment
    • Subsidized Private Sector Employment
    • Subsidized Public Sector Employment
    • Work Experience
    • Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
    • Community Service Programs
    • Vocational Educational Training
    • On-the-Job Training
    • Providing Childcare
    • Education Directly Related to Employment
    • Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment
    • Satisfactory Attendance in a Secondary Education Program
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Work Activity Categories
  • Federal core activities
    • Unsubsidized Employment
    • Subsidized Private Sector Employment
    • Subsidized Public Sector Employment
    • Work Experience
    • Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
    • Community Service Programs
    • Vocational Educational Training
    • On-the-Job Training
    • Providing Childcare
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Work Activity Categories
  • Federal core plus activities
    • Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment
    • Education Directly Related to Employment*
    • Satisfactory Attendance at a Secondary School or in a Course of Study Leading to a GED*
what counts for teens
What Counts for Teens?*
  • Teens without a diploma or GED and are under age 20 will be included in the numerator of the participation rate if they are a
    • Single parent family
      • And satisfactorily attend a GED or diploma program each week
      • And participate in 20 hours a week in Education Directly Related to Employment
    • Two-parent family
      • And both satisfactorily attend a GED or diploma program each week
      • And both participate in 20 hours a week in Education Directly Related to Employment
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Question
  • Can the teen parents without a GED or diploma participate in different activities (for a two-parent family)?
    • One parent may be in a GED program and the other in 20 hours of Education Directly Related to Employment
    • The activity is based on the participant’s age, receipt of a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma, and the participant’s goals
unsubsidized employment
Unsubsidized Employment
  • Is a full or part-time job in the public or private sector
    • Wages are paid by the employer and are not subsidized by any public program
    • Included in this definition are
      • Employers who receive tax subsidies for hiring lower income individuals
      • Individuals who are self-employed
    • Includes
      • Employers claiming a tax credit
      • Labor in exchange for services (“in-kind” work)
      • Self-employment
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Unsubsidized Employment
  • Hours spent in unsubsidized employment are assumed to be supervised based on wages
    • Employment verification must be received prior to recording the job on the Skill Development screen
      • Documentation verifying employment must include wages at hire, hours at hire, start date, employer’s name, etc.
unsubsidized employment self employment
Unsubsidized Employment-Self Employment
  • The individual is both the employee and employer
    • May include “in-kind” work (work for services rendered, rent, etc.)
    • Countable hours are determined by
      • Dividing the individual’s documented income (gross income less business expenses) by the higher of the Florida or federalminimum wage
      • Case managers cannot take a participant’s statement of hours and pay when recording self-employment
subsidized employment
Subsidized Employment
  • The employer receives a subsidy from TANF or other public funds to offset wages and/or costs of employing a recipient
    • Private subsidized employment means the subsidy comes from a private entity or program
    • Public subsidized employment means the subsidy comes from a public entity or program
  • Types of subsidized employment include
    • Work supplementation
    • Incentive payments
    • Third party contractor
    • Supported work for individuals with disabilities
    • Work study (public only)
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Subsidized Employment
  • Must be supervised daily
  • Supervision is assumed based on documentation of pay for all subsidized employment
    • If employment is subsidized by TANF funds, the participant must be supervised daily and hours must be documented by the designated supervising party
      • Justifies the use of TANF funds
      • Documents the hours completed to support the use of funds
    • Daily supervision must be documented and submitted no later than every two weeks
on the job training
On-the-Job Training
  • Is training provided to a paid employee while (s)he is working full-time
    • The employer or an educational institution provides training to the participant to gain skills for job position
    • The employer (or education institution on behalf the employer) receives a subsidy
    • The employer is expected to retain the participant as a regular employee (without a subsidy) after training is completed
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On-the-Job Training
  • The difference between Subsidized Public or Private Employment is the focus of the activity
  • OJT is paid training while working full-time
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On-the-Job Training
  • Contracts must be developed for TANF funded OJT programs
    • Expectation of retaining employee upon completion
    • Job title of the participant
    • Goals of training and employment
    • Skills required to learn for the job position
    • Reasons for immediate termination
    • OJT begin and end dates
    • Parties responsible for supervising progress and documenting participation
work experience
Work Experience
  • Is defined as structured work in exchange for public benefits (specifically cash assistance and food stamps)
    • It is engagement with an employer for individuals who
      • Are not able to gain employment and lack work experience
    • Must provide an opportunity to gain
      • General employability skills
      • Work habits necessary for obtaining employment
      • Training
      • Specific job knowledge
work experience40
Work Experience
  • Prior to placement
    • Work experience providers must be evaluated to match the participant
      • With a position that is related to his/her goals
      • With an employer who has related needs
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Work Experience
  • Work Experience must be
    • Intensely supervised
    • Designated by a contract or agreement
  • Work Experience may be performed with
    • A public or private not-for-profit entity
    • A public or private for-profit entity
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Work Experience
  • Displacement
    • Employers must notify their employees of their rights
      • To report and dispute displacement from employment as a result of Work Experience or Community Service
      • How to report acts of displacement
        • Cannot fire a paid employee to fill the position with a Work Experience participant
        • Cannot fail to fill an open position to use a Work Experience participant
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Work Experience
  • The contract regarding the participant’s worksite must include
    • Party(ies) responsible for supervising the participant on a daily basis
    • Party(ies) responsible for signing time sheets/documentation of completed hours
  • The contract for the participant’s worksite participation should include
    • Job title
    • Clear job description
    • The connection between the worksite and the participant’s goals
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Work Experience

  • Work experience contracts must also include
    • Performance benchmarks
      • What will the participant be required to achieve prior to completion?
      • What skills the participant must gain during the Work Experience?
      • What are the expectations of the employer?
    • Goals
    • Outcomes
    • Time limits
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Work Experience
  • Hours assigned for the month
    • Cannot be greater than the calculation
      • Cash assistance amount + Food Stamp Allotment / the higher of the two minimum wage (Florida or federal)
  • Hours the participant is required to complete each week must be included in the IRP
    • Currently, the monthly total may be further divided by 4.3 to assign weekly hours and develop a schedule
    • Those hours must be agreed on by the participant and career specialist
    • Should be written in the steps-to-self-sufficiency
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Work Experience
  • Hours assigned/calculated should be included in the case notes
  • Hours assigned must be entered on the activity screen (weekly)
  • Because the benefits may change monthly, the hours assigned to a worksite must be reviewed and updated monthly
    • Update the steps to self-sufficiency
    • Update case notes
    • Update the Skill Development screen
community service programs
Community Service Programs
  • Are structured programs at not-for-profit organizations
  • Projects must serve a useful community purpose in one of the following fields
    • Health, social services, environmental protection, education, urban and rural redevelopment, welfare, recreation, public facilities, public safety and childcare
  • Must be designed to improve employability/help participant reach employment goals
community service
Community Service
  • Displacement
    • Employers must notify their employees of their rights
      • To report and dispute displacement from employment
      • How to report acts of displacement
        • Cannot fire a paid employee to fill the position with a Work Experience participant
        • Cannot fail to fill an open position to use a Work Experience participant
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Community Service
  • The contract regarding the participant’s worksite must include
    • Party(ies) responsible for supervising the participant on a daily basis
    • Party(ies) responsible for signing time sheets/documentation of completed hours
  • The contract for the participant’s worksite participation should include
    • Job title
    • Clear job description
    • How the worksite serves a useful community purpose
community service programs50
Community Service Programs
  • Hours assigned
    • Cannot be greater for the month than the calculation allows
    • Cash assistance + Food Stamp allotment / the highest of the federal or State minimum wage
community service51
Community Service
  • Hours the participant is required to complete each week must be included in the IRP
    • Currently, the monthly total may be further divided by 4.3 to assign weekly hours and develop a schedule
    • Those hours must be agreed on by the participant and career specialist
    • Should be written in the steps-to-self sufficiency
    • Should be entered in the case notes
the gift of deeming
The Gift of Deeming
  • Applies only to the worksite activities
    • Work Experience
    • Community Service
  • Has three principle components
    • Core hours based on the family type
    • Calculated monthly hours at the worksite for the family
    • Actual hours completed at the worksite(s) by the family
deeming
Deeming
  • A family may be given credit for the “core” hours
    • Currently, the JPR screen records weekly hours. The family may be given credit for all core hours if the family completes all required hours for the week
    • Some regions have developed local operating procedures to give the family core credit for completing required hours during the month
      • The procedure must be written
      • All staff should follow the local procedure
deeming assigning versus credit
Assigning

Family is assigned hours based on the calculation

Two-parent family may share hours or one parent may complete all hours provided the parent is not required to complete more than 40 hours per week

No family must be required to complete more than the hours calculated

No individual must be required to complete more than 40 hours per week

Credit

Family completes all required hours for the week or month

The required hours are based on the calculation

The career specialist enters the “core” hours on the JPR screen for the weeks/month based on the family type

The career specialist enters a case note including

Calculated hours for the month and the week

The hours completed

The number of hours deemed

Deeming-Assigning versus Credit
monthly deeming
Monthly Deeming
  • Some RWBs may implement monthly deeming
  • This allows the RWB to maximize deeming based on the number of weeks in the month the participant will engage in a worksite rather than dividing by an average number of weeks in the month of 4.3
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Monthly Deeming
  • The calculation for monthly deeming is
    • Cash assistance combined with the monthly Food Stamp allotment divided by the higher of the two minimum wages (Florida or federal)
    • This total number of monthly hours is then divided by the number of weeks left in the month or the number of weeks the family will participate in work activities
    • This allows for make-up hours to be completed in a week if hours are missed in another week provided a participant is not required to complete more than 40 hour per week
monthly deeming example
Monthly Deeming-Example
  • I met with the family on May 21, 2007 to begin the work activity process, Participant 1 has just finished the assessment process
  • P1 is in need of work experience and has clarified her employment goals, so she is a good candidate for our work experience program
  • P1 is a single parent and will complete all the work activities for her family
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Deeming-Assigning versus Credit
  • Carla received 241 in cash and 181 in food stamps for June 2007
  • Based on the calculation, Carla is required to complete 63 hours at a worksite for this month
  • Because one week of June 2007 is over and there are only four weeks in June 2007, there are only three weeks for Carla to complete the 63 hours for the month
  • The 63 hours are divided by three weeks
  • Carla is assigned to 21 hours a week for the next three weeks at a worksite and 15 hours in computer classes designed to help her gain skills to become a secretary (based on her goal)
  • If she does all of her hours and provides the appropriate documentation, what do we enter on her JPR screen?
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Deeming-Assigning versus Credit
  • We would enter her exact education hours (15 hours)
  • If she completes her required worksite hours for the month, we can enter either
    • the core hours of 20 per week or
    • the monthly total the last week of the month
      • Monday must be in the same month (June 2007)
      • Four Mondays in June at 20 core hours each week is 80 hours for the month
when is deeming not appropriate
When is Deeming not Appropriate?
  • The family is assigned to fewer hours than the calculation requires
  • The family does not complete all required hours even though the hours were assigned based on the calculation
  • In all these situations, the JPR screen should reflect the actual hours completed
quirks of implementation
Quirks of Implementation
  • The JPR screen records weekly hours not monthly, so how do we record this?
  • RWBs must develop Local Operating Procedures
    • Some regions have stated they would deem monthly (LOP required)
  • Otherwise, regions must deem weekly until OSST is updated to accommodate monthly deeming
question63
Question
  • But, her education hours will be 15 per week (completed) combined with 80 hours at a worksite (total deemed)
  • This is over 40 hours a week, are we breaking the law?
answer64
Answer
  • No, the RWB did not assign over 40 hours per week
  • The participant received credit for over 40 hours per week based on the deeming provisions
job search and job readiness assistance
Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
  • The act of seeking or obtaining employment, as well as learning how to find a job
    • Orientation to the world of work
    • Learning how to complete an application
    • Applying for jobs
    • Resume development
    • Interviewing skills
    • Learning about appropriate dress
    • Career planning
    • Soft skills (including job retention skills)
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Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
  • May include
    • Workshops
    • Classroom activities
    • Working with job developers
    • Job matching and receiving job referrals
    • Access to resource centers
    • Submitting applications and resumes
    • Completing follow-up calls
    • Attending interviews
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Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
  • May include
    • Substance abuse treatment
    • Mental health treatment
    • Rehabilitative activities
  • Only for individuals
    • Who are certified to need care by a professional and
    • Who are “otherwise employable”
      • Meaning the participant has no other major barrier to employment except one of the above- mentioned items
question68
Question?
  • Does the medical professional have to sign off on every hour in treatment?
    • No
    • Every hour must be verified by a responsible party
      • Depends on the activity
        • AA meeting leader
        • Therapy counselor
        • Other counselor
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Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
  • Hours in treatment are recorded as job search hours
  • Remember-weeks in job search are time limited
    • Weeks of job search are limited to four consecutive weeks in a FFY or six cumulative weeks in a FFY
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Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
  • So, use time in Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance wisely
  • Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance
    • Is not a back-up activity
    • Is not an activity for those that are not ready to seek and obtain employment
job search and job readiness discussion
Job Search and Job ReadinessDiscussion
  • Supervision
    • HHS has stressed that Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance must by supervised daily by a responsible party
      • Career specialist
      • Contracted provider
      • Teacher or program administrator
      • Job development staff
      • Etc.
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Job Search and Job ReadinessDiscussion
  • Credit for hours
    • HHS has stated that the State may not enter hours for credit on the JPR screen unless the hours in Job Search and Job Readiness Assistance are supervised daily and are documented hour for hour
vocational educational training
Vocational Educational Training
  • Prepares the participant for employment in current or emerging occupations through organized training
  • Gives the participant knowledge and skills to perform a specific occupation
  • Must be State approved training in Florida’s vocational technical centers, community college and proprietary schools
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Vocational Educational Training
  • Currently does not include
    • Baccalaureate or other advanced degrees
    • Unsupervised homework
  • May include
    • Basic skills remediation if it is embedded in the vocational program
    • Participants dually enrolled in GED and vocational program can only receive credit for vocation hours under this category
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Vocational Educational Training
  • Participants engaged in Vocational Educational Training that will be included in the participation rate must
    • Be supervised daily
    • Have documentation signed demonstrating daily supervision
question76
Question?
  • So what does it include now?
    • Programs established for
      • Vocational institutions
      • Trades
      • Employers (customized training) organized by a vocational or educational institution
      • Certifications
job skills training directly related to employment
Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment
  • Education or training to obtain skills required by an employer so the participant can
    • Advance
    • Adapt to the changing demands of the workplace
    • Obtain employment
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Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment
  • May include
    • Customized training for an employer

Or

    • General training that prepares an individual for employment with an employer
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Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment
  • This may include
    • English proficiency instruction or other language instruction, if necessary, to enable the participant to perform a specific job by an employer
    • Must be explicitly focused on skills needed for a job or combined in a training program
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Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment
  • How do we know what an employer needs?
    • Customer surveys that the RWB may already be using
      • Commerce
      • Consortiums
      • Written surveys
    • Direct engagement by employer services
    • Engagement by job development staff
    • Information secured through job descriptions
    • Information in Employ Florida Marketplace
education directly related to employment
Education Directly Related to Employment*
  • Limited to participants who do not have a high school diploma or GED
  • Education directly related to a specific occupation, job or job offer
    • May include adult basic education, language instruction, or education leading to a GED when required by an employer
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Education Directly Related to Employment*
  • Individuals engaged in an activity under this category must be making satisfactory progress to receive credit for the participation rate
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Education Directly Related to Employment*
  • If there is a secondary education component
    • Satisfactory progress using standardized tests (e.g., TABE) for programs including basic education elements must be used
      • The participant must take a pre-test or a test to establish a baseline once the participant enters the WT program
      • The assessment must be administered using appropriate methods
        • Avoid over assessing
        • Avoid manipulating scores by changing the level of the TABE drastically
      • Record test type and results on Plan Development screen
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Education Directly Related to Employment*
  • If the education is employment/job specific and does not contain basic education components
    • Secure progress from instructor on a regular basis
      • This is in addition to attendance
      • This must include progress towards completing training with a certificate and skills to secure employment
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Education Directly Related to Employment*
  • Remember, this activity may be used for a participant that does not have a high school diploma or a GED
  • The participant will be counted if (s)he engages in the activity for a minimum of 20 documented hours per week
  • This activity may count as full-time participation for teens without a high school diploma or GED
  • Teens must also demonstrate satisfactory attendance
satisfactory attendance at a secondary school
Satisfactory Attendance at aSecondary School*
  • Regular attendance at a secondary school or in a course of study leading to a certificate of general equivalence
    • Is limited to participants without a high school diploma or GED
    • Participants must attend classes regularly
      • GED or secondary diploma
      • Regular attendance is based (for teens) on the educational institutions definition of satisfactory attendance
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Satisfactory Attendance at aSecondary School*
  • May include other literacy education if required to secure a high school diploma or a GED
  • May include adult basic education directly related to obtaining high school diploma or GED
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Satisfactory Attendance at aSecondary School*
  • Individual must be making satisfactory progress
    • Satisfactory progress using standardized tests (e.g., TABE) for programs including basic education elements must be used
      • The participant must take a pre-test or a test to establish a baseline once the participant enters the WT program
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Satisfactory Attendance at aSecondary School*
  • The assessment must be administered using appropriate methods
    • Avoid over-assessing
    • Avoid manipulating scores by changing the level of the TABE drastically
  • Record test type and results on Plan Development screen
providing childcare services
Providing Childcare Services
  • Participant provides childcare for another participant who is completing Community Service hours
    • Staff must communicate with each individual by telephone or in person to provide supervision and offer any assistance that may be helpful
    • Evidence of daily supervision must be maintained by staff and retained in the case file
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Providing Childcare Services
  • The Community Service participant must maintain his/her own time sheet for worksite hours to demonstrate the number of hours completed at a worksite and the number of hours a childcare provider was needed
  • The Community Service participant or parent must sign off on the Childcare Provider’s timesheet documenting the number of hours childcare was provided
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Providing Childcare Services
  • Hours for providing childcare cannot be greater than the completed Community Service hours
  • Does not include two-parent families watching their own children
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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Welfare

Transition Team through the Agency for

Workforce Innovation’s Call Center at

1-866-352-2345

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.