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|Revision/Creation Date||Announcement||Synopsis of Material/Change|
|11/14/2023||DVR CPA/SVRI Employer Symposium Review||
The WI Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has contracted with UW-Stout's Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute to offer a free, virtual webinar on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 10:00am to 11:30am.
|08/08/2023||DVR IT Security Awareness Training||
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, September 1, 2023.
All active personnel and/or subcontractors listed in your DVR Service Provider portal account must complete the updated IT Security Training by Friday, September 1, 2023.
|07/07/2023||Minnesota Customized Employment (CE) Training||Communication from the Vocational Rehabilitation Program in Minnesota regarding a Customized Employment (CE) Training opportunity that will meet Wisconsin DVR's CE requirements. Sent Friday, July 7, 2023.|
|06/06/2023||DVR Service Agreement Section 4.9, Transporting DVR Consumers||You are receiving this notice because you are identified as the main point of contact for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Service Provider Agreement. Pursuant to Section 10.1. Amendment of the Terms and Conditions, DVR is providing 30 days written notice to amend Section 4.9. Transporting DVR Consumers, effective July 1, 2023.|
|05/24/2023||Job Duty Restrictions for Temporary Work Experience||
DVR's Employer of Record, Opportunities Inc., has reported a high volume of recent inquiries regarding Internship/Temporary Work (I/TW) job duties that they are unable to support as the Employer of Record due to safety concerns.
|05/02/2023||Partners with Business-Grant Proposal for Service Providers||The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) wants to partner with Supported Employment service providers interested in strengthening their approach with businesses to reduce on-site job coaching services.|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|