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In the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there is a new definition for Competitive Integrated Employment:
There are new responsibilities in WIOA to provide services and documentation of those services at different milestones that align and support the new definition:
Documentation will be provided to the student, youth or worker to provide a record of required WIOA services. It will be important for the person receiving the services to keep copies for future reference.
Nothing in WIOA addresses pre-vocational service eligibility, enrollment or service provision as provided by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Home and Community Based Waivers administered by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and funded by Family Care, IRIS, and CIP/COP Waivers. For questions related to pre-vocational services, please contact DHS.
A sub-minimum wage employer with more than 15 employees must provide self-advocacy, self-determination and peer-mentoring training services annually to all sub-minimum wage employees.
A 14 c certificate holder cannot provide the training. The Employer and Employee must retain a record of the training.
Contracting Limitations are in place for schools. They can no longer contract for transition services that include job training or employment of students in work paid under a 14 (c) special wage certificate.
Department of Education/Department of Labor-WIOA Page:
LEAD Center-WIOA Summaries:
Summary Review of the Final Rules Implementing Titles I and IV of WIOA, from a Disability Perspective
Summary Description of FINAL RULE Implementing Title I of the Rehabilitation Act (State Vocational Rehabilitation), as amended by Title IV OF WIOA
DVR Webpage: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/job-seekers/subminimum-wage/default.htm