Work Activities December 2010 1 Objectives We will

Work Activities December 2010 1 Objectives  We will

Work Activities December 2010 1 Objectives We will Discuss the definitions of the activities The codes in the One-Stop Service Tracking (OSST) system Discuss assigning hours of engagement Discuss concerns and issues related

2 to activity assignment Diamonds are a case managers best friend TRUTH OR MYTH Diamonds are rare 3 Work Activities

We often think that work activities are rare and hard to find, but that is simply not the case There are twelve categories There are a lot of activities that fit in these twelve categories 4 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Unsubsidized employment Subsidized private sector employment

Subsidized public sector employment On-the-Job Training (OJT) Work experience Community service Vocational educational training 5 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Job search and job readiness assistance Providing childcare Secondary education for a person who does not have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Education directly related to employment for a participant without a high school diploma or GED Job skills training related directly to employment 6 Work Activities Unsubsidized employment Employment that is paid for directly by the employer and not subsidized by another party Seems pretty straightforward right? Self-employment

Bartering Work in exchange for services (rent, utilities, etc.) 7 Work Activities Unsubsidized employment is entered using one code 8 Work Activities

Unsubsidized employment Sally (participant one) cleans apartments for $420.00 a month What does Sally have to provide to you? Proof that (s)he has a job cleaning apartments in exchange for rent Monthly receipts that (s)he is actually getting the stated benefit ($420.00) 9 Work Activities Unsubsidized employment

While this may help the parent make ends meet, it will be very important that the parent begin to think longterm The parent can use this as an opportunity to pay bills and to build his/her resume The parent can also use the time not working to reach his/her goals Remember, the parent only gets credit for the amount paid divided by minimum wage 10 Work Activities Unsubsidized employment Self- employment is a viable way of

building skills and becoming selfsufficient Most people who start a job Have to work or go to school while building a clientele Need help building a business plan Need help understanding tax rules 11 Work Activities Unsubsidized employment Self- employment is a viable way of building skills and becoming selfsufficient How can this activity work for the customer?

Offer them the opportunity to work with an employer who has an established business Code it is as Work Experience and require no more hours at the worksite that cash + food stamps divided by minimum wage 12 Work Activities Unsubsidized employment Self- employment is a viable way of building skills and becoming self-sufficient How can this activity work for the customer? Offer them the opportunity to work with an employer who has an established business

Code it is as Work Experience and require no more hours at the worksite that cash + food stamps divided by minimum wage Research community-based classes that the customer can take to build a business plan or learn more about creating a business 13 Work Activities Subsidized employment Private sector employment means that the job is with a public employer This is an employer that receives its funding or majority of funding from a public source, like

government benefits An example could be Work Study at a school or university Work Study is a great way for program participants to gain earnings while going to school This job can be placed on a resume, and the income will not count as a part of income against their benefits 14 Work Activities Subsidized employment is entered using a

variety of codes Subsidized private sector employment includes OJT Work supplementation Apprentice programs ARRA is specifically for programs funded by the stimulus 15

Work Activities WIA is used specifically for WIA funded jobs or programs Adult programs, such as Reconnections Employment Connections Summer youth

programs 16 Work Activities Subsidized employment Public sector employment means that the job is with a private employer This is an employer that does not get its funding or majority of funding from a public source, like government benefits 17

Work Activities Subsidized public sector employment includes OJT Work Study 18 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities On-the-Job Training (OJT) This activity combines paid training with

paid work hours The activity is based on an agreement with an employer and/or an educational program provider The participant is paid for all engagement because it prepares the customer for working with the employer through classroom and real-work experience 19 Work Activities OJT is a type of unsubsidized employment and is

recorded under the Skill Development section of the Skill Development screen 20 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Work experience This activity affords the participant the opportunity to gain skills while working with an employer The program participant has the opportunity to

demonstrate they are reliable, dependable The program participant has the opportunity to get their foot in the door by connecting directly with an employer The employer may be for profit or not-for-profit 21 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Community service This activity affords the participant the opportunity to gain skills while working with a not-for-profit employer The program participant has the opportunity to

demonstrate they are reliable, dependable The participant should be engaged in a series of goals to develop employability skills beyond the basics The program participant has the opportunity to get their foot in the door by connecting directly with an employer 22 Work Activities Community service is entered with code 210 by clicking Add Activity on the Skill Development screen

Work experience is entered with code 220 by clicking Add Activity on the Skill Development screen 23 Work Activities Community service is entered with code 210 by clicking Add Activity on the Skill Development screen

Work experience is entered with code 220 by clicking Add Activity on the Skill Development screen 24 Work Activities How do you know how many hours to assign the customer to work experience or community service You cannot assign more than cash + food stamps divided by minimum wage

You cannot assign more than 40 hours a week to any activity The minimum number of hours is based on the core requirement for the family 25 Work Activities The participant cannot be required to do more than the calculation allows Cash + food stamps / minimum wage is the ceiling

Core requirement for all-parent family rate = 87 hours a month 26 Work Activities The participant cannot be required to do more than the calculation allows: $303 (cash) + $639 (food stamps) / $7.25 Cash + food stamps / minimum wage is the ceiling =130

hours Core requirement for all-parent family rate = 87 hours a month 27 Work Activities The participant cannot be required to do more than the calculation allows: $241 (cash) + $152 (food stamps) / $7.25 Cash + food stamps / minimum wage is the ceiling = 54

hours Core requirement for all-parent family rate = 87 hours a month 28 Work Activities What happens when the calculation is greater than the core? Carsten Hollers upside

mushroom The calculation is ALWAYS the most a participant ca be required to complete during the month 29 Work Activities What happens when the calculation is

greater than the core? The calculation is ALWAYS the most a participant ca be required to complete during the month Core is 87 for the allfamily rate. The government will make up the difference between the calculation and the core

The participant cannot be asked to do more than the calculation or 54 hours 30 Work Activities The parents of a two-parent family where both parents are referred to the program and one parent IS NOT disabled cannot be required to do more than the calculation allows Cash + food stamps / minimum wage is the ceiling

Core requirement for two-parent family rate = 152, 238 hours a month If only one parent is engaged and childcare is not being received, the parents must complete 152 hours in a core If two parents are engaged and childcare is being received, the parents must complete 238 hours during the month 31 Work Activities

Twelve countable work activities Vocational educational training The program participant participates in a program designed to help the participant get a trade-specific skills or a degree that will lead to employment How do we use this code? 32 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Vocational educational training How do we use this code?

If the participant is in a program that is less than 12 months long and is in class for at least 17 hours a week, the code placed on a case is Vocational Education Training (731) The participant goes to class and studies to meet all required hours, and this activity is a core activity 33 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Job search and job readiness assistance

The program participant learns how to look for work Filling out applications Submitting resumes Organizing job search activities Following up with his/her job search The program participant goes and looks for work 34 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities The hours are reported under code

120 by adding an activity under Add Activity on the Skill Development screen 35 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Providing childcare The program participant is providing childcare for another program participant who is going to a community service worksite Only get credit for hours that equal and match the hours the parent is going to a worksite

Both the parent and the participant have to turn in proof of hours This activity is also added under Add Activity on the Skill Development screen 36 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Secondary education for a person who does not have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) This is a core plus activity

If the parent does not have a high school diploma or GED and the parent is going to school to get his/her diploma or GED, the hours can be recorded under this activity If the parent does not have a high school diploma or GED and the parent is going to school to improve his/her English skills so (s)he can get his/her diploma or GED, the hours can be recorded under this activity 37 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Secondary education for a parent who

does not have a high school diploma a GED ESOL for a parent who needs to improve English skills to get a diploma or a GED 38 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Education directly related to employment Is an activity designed to help those without a high school diploma or a GED get

skills that will help him/her get ready for work, as well as prepare for a diploma or GED 39 Work Activities Twelve countable work activities Job skills training directly related to employment Is an activity designed to help parents get skills that will help him/her get ready for work

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