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|Revision/Creation Date||Announcement||Synopsis of Material/Change|
|02/09/2023||American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Home and Community Based Services||
DVR is sharing this grant announcement from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services with all DVR Service Providers. The grants aim to enact innovative changes that will benefit participants, families, and the long-term care workforce in Wisconsin.
|01/17/2023||DVR Statewide Service Provider Wait List-Agreement Reminder||
Effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024, and included in the DVR Statewide Service Agreement (Agreement), there are defined and established policies for DVR Service Providers to follow when they identify a statewide service interruption and/or a service waitlist.
|10/25/2022||Update: Wait List Portal Recording Now Available||DVR is implementing a mechanism to track statewide service provider wait lists.|
|10/14/2022||Statewide Service Provider Wait List||DVR is implementing a mechanism to track statewide service provider wait lists.|
|09/19/2022||DWD/DVR: IT Security Awareness Training Reminder||
This is a reminder that the updated (IT) Security Awareness Training must be completed by Friday September 30, 2022.
|08/18/2022||Purchase Order & Invoice Instructions Updates||
The DVR purchase order form, the DVR Service Provider portal and the Information for DVR Vendors and Statewide Service Providers publication have been updated to reflect new requirements included in the most current DVR Statewide Service Agreement.
|08/15/2022||Instructions for Report Usage||Instructions for report usage will be posted as a singular reference document and on each statewide service's reports page.|
|08/15/2022||Work Incentive Benefits Services Updates||The newly constructed Work Incentive Benefits Services will be effective October 1, 2022. The updated Work Incentive Benefits Services technical specification, reports, and training is available August 15th for review.|
|05/11/2022||DVR Service Provider Announcements||The 2020-2022 DVR Service Agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2022.|
|04/26/2022||DVR Service Agreement Update||DWD/DVR is in the process of finalizing the 2022-2024 Agreement and renewal process for existing DVR Service Providers. DVR is working to have this process in place and communicated to all DVR Service Provider Main Contacts within the next several weeks.|
|11/26/2021||Community of Practice Meeting Invitation||Included in this announcement is an invitation to Wisconsin’s Service Provider Capacity Building Community of Practice meeting series beginning January 11, 2022.|
|11/01/2021||Screen Reader Accessible Reports||DVR is working to update the Statewide Service Report Templates to be accessible to users who require screen readers. For reports to be fully screen reader accessible, they need to be fillable PDFs, rather than Word Documents, and some templates will require some minor changes|
|09/15/2021||National Disability Employment Awareness Month||We hope service providers will join DVR in promoting NDEAM and the varied services and opportunities for employers and consumers. If service providers do, DVR reminds service providers about want to remind you about DVR's Communications Policy and Guidance for Service Providers.|
|09/13/2021||Customized Self-Employment Update||Customized Self-Employment has been a service authorized in the past and had been primarily offered by a small number of providers and was limited geographically. The service descriptions, fees and requirements have been adapted for broader use|
|07/12/2021||COVID Payments Update||All COVID fee eligibility ended June 30, 2021. All other processes will remain in place including reporting and requesting the payment be added to PO's.|
|06/30/2021||IT Security Awareness Training Update||The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has updated the IT Security Awareness Training and is requiring all agencies contracted with the State of Wisconsin to complete the training by Friday July 30, 2021.|
|03/26/2021||Communication Reminder||The Service Provider shall comply with Communications Policy and Guidance for DVR Service Providers, which can be found on the Agreement References webpage, when making any news releases or communications related to this Agreement or conducting any promotional advertising. If DVR updates this document during the term of the Service Agreement, the Service Provider shall comply with the latest version.|
|03/09/2021||2021 COVID Services and Fees Frequently Asked Questions||DVR has created a Frequently Asked Questions section for the 2021 COVID Services and Fees announced February 15, 2021.|
|02/22/2021||UPDATED: DVR Employer of Record FAQ-W2's||The DVR Employer of Record FAQ has been updated to include information for DVR consumers, service providers, and staff explaining how DVR consumers can access their W2's for the Internship/Temporary Work (I/TW) they participated in during the previous year.|
|11/16/2020||DVR COVID-19 Response||Over the past few months, DVR has been researching the impacts of COVID-19 on our service delivery. While we continue our research, we would like to share some preliminary information with you.|
|08/25/2020||Supported Employment Coordination Planning||This is new information to accompany changes to DVR Supported Employment reporting implemented in July 2020: Supported Employment Coordination Planning|
|07/06/2020||Scam Alert for DVR Staff and DVR Providers||With so many individuals looking for opportunities to work from home during COVID-19, there are also individuals ready to take advantage of remote hiring and work practices. There have been incidents in recent weeks of online employment scams involving DVR consumers.|
|05/26/2020||COVID-19: Reopen Plan||As business operations begin to open in Wisconsin, DVR would like to provide some follow up information, resources, and guidance you may find helpful when creating a plan for reopening.|