||Synopsis of Material/Change
||Training Grant Instructions for Spring Term 2018
||Training Grants will need to be processed in IRIS for Wisconsin based system schools. All other schools will be processed using the Excel form via email as has been done in the past. See announcement/material for reminders.
||FFY 17 Purchase Order Instructions
||See the PO Coding Clean Up document.
||Comprehensive Transition Training Programs (Think College) Guidance
||To inform DVR staff of the new guidance on funding of Comprehensive Transition Training Programs (Think College).
||Pre-ETS Assessment Coding
||We will be creating a new Pre-ETS code for Job Shadows based on this information. The new Code will be Pre-ETS 225 - Job Shadow. This new code will not be released into IRIS until November 17, 2017.
||Pre-Employment Transition Services Policy
||Edits have been made to IRIS as well as several policy, resource and guidance documents to assist staff in implementing this new provision under WIOA CFR 361.48.
||Potentially Eligible Guidance
||The Potentially Eligible Guidance informs staff of a new population of students who can receive Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) through DVR.
||Employer of Record Payroll Portal Announcement
||DVR's Employer of Record Opportunities Incorporated has developed an Applicant and Time Entry Portal that will be made available to DVR Service Providers working with DVR consumers that are participating in an Internship/Temporary Work (I/TW).
||Change to Internship/Temporary Work Agreement
||The Internship/Temporary Work Agreement has been revised.
||Employer of Record Rate Changes Effective 10/16/17
||To align with the newly negotiated price for the Employer of Record Service, the Employer of Record - Opportunities Incorporated document has been updated to reflect rate changes.
||FFY2018 Administrative (Operations) Coding
||DVR-specific instructions for administrative (operations) charges for FFY2018 (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018). The FFY Instrictions provides information on the changes for federal fiscal year 2018 (FFY2018) for administrative (operations) costs, such as HCM, p-cards and travel expenses.
||New Project SEARCH Webpages
||DVR is proud to announce that we have launched webpages solely dedicated to Wisconsin Project SEARCH!
||2017 Policy Manual Update
||The updated DVR Policy Manual is now available on the DVR website.
||Instructions and Procedures for Consumer Purchases for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 18
||Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 is from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. The IRIS program will not be shut down this year -- as we will not need to do so for RSA 911 Quarterly Reporting. Instructions and Procedures for Consumer Purchases for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 18.
||Existing Business Policy Update
||The Existing Business Policy has been updated due to a review from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
||Training Grant Updates and Reminders
||This update answers a few common questions and issues that arose with the recent creation of training grants.
||Training Grant Update
||Proceed and create training grants and submit them to the school in the IRIS system. If your WDA has not been trained, please wait until that training takes place.
||Updated DOJ Background Check Procedures
||Purpose: Provide staff with the process for requesting official criminal background checks through the Department of Justice (DOJ).
||16- and 17-year-old minors no longer need a work permit
||Governor Walker signed a law removing the requirement of 16- and 17-year-olds to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work. The law change takes effect on Friday, June 23.
||IRIS Data Element Checklist
||We have received a lot of great feedback from staff on how we can continue to improve the process for rolling out the changes related to IRIS. One suggestion was to create a checklist that staff could use to review open cases to ensure there are no missing data elements related to our new 911 reporting requirements.
||[NCI] Project SEARCH Operations Transition to DVR
||Beginning July 1, 2017, Diana Kiesling, DVR Bureau of Management Services Director, will be your primary Project SEARCH contact.
||Update on the DVR Training Grant Effective Fall 2017
||Training Grant Signatures and Processing Updated information related to IRIS based training grant process for the 2017-2018 school year.
||Instructions for State Fiscal Year (SFY) Purchase Orders
||The new state fiscal year begins July 1st. Please use the link below for the Instructions for State Fiscal Year (SFY) Purchase Orders. The instructions include important dates for processing.
See SFY Instructions.
||Reports for Systematic Instruction, Supported Employment, and Customized Employment - Updated PO's may be needed.
||Service Providers will only be allowed to use the required statewide reports for Systematic Instruction, Supported Employment, and Customized Employment.
See Service Provider Technical Specifications for more details.
||Comparable Benefit and In House VR Provided Services
||Beginning April 7, 2017, staff will begin documenting comparable benefits and in-house VR provided services differently in IRIS.
See Comparable Benefit and In-House VR Provided Services Guidance.
||Coding Alignment Procedure
||CCP will no longer be able to correct and align coding. After April 7, CCP will have read only access and will be using the alert/messaging features linked to the PO to ask for a review and confirmation of correct coding if there is a suspected error.
WDA office staff are asked to review the PO alerts/messages within 48 hours of receiving the message from CCP and reply back via message.
||Student Pre-ETS Service Authorization Payment Table
||The purpose of this payment table is to guide staff on how to authorize and issue payments when a Pre-ETS Service is scheduled to continue past the age of 21 as to not interrupt services.
||Comparable Benefits & In-House VR-Provided Services
||Purpose: To inform DVR staff of the comparable benefit and in-house service definition, when to inclide them in the IPE, and how to document the Services in IRIS.
||Project Search Fee Schedule
||Now reflects the appropriate Student and Non-Student codes (Pre-ETS and General coding) to use. As you are authorizing Project SEARCH services, please refer to this
Fee Schedule for the correct coding for each service that is a part of this program.
||New and Updated Supported Employment Services, Activity Codes, Timelines and Effective Dates
||This Replaces: All previous activity codes, new technical specifications for Systematic Instruction, Supported Employment and Customized Employment.
||I/TW Employer of Record Benefit Enrollment Documents Updated
||The Employer of Record Benefit Election Form and Open Enrollment Benefit Guide have been updated to reflect the change in the Employer of Record's insurance provider.
||SE/SI/CE Fee Schedule & Technical Specifications Effective Date
||The new Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Systematic Instruction Fee Schedule and Technical Specifications effective date of change is March 1, 2017.