Chronological Announcements for DVR Service Providers

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2019

Revision/Creation Date Announcement Synopsis of Material/Change
10/08/2019 IPS Supported Employment Survey As part of a continuing effort to respond to DVR Service Provider needs, DVR is seeking service provider input on the resources required to complete DVR Statewide Services under the current DVR Statewide Fee Structure.
IPS Supported Employment Survey
08/19/2019 DVR Customized Employment Training Follow-up Announcement Customized Employment Training to DVR Service Providers in-person follow-up sessions will be taking place in September in Milwaukee, Madison, Hayward, and Stevens Point.
07/24/2019 DVR Supported Employment Guidance The Supported Employment Guidance has been updated to reflect new terminology, timeframes and contains additional detail.
07/18/2019 Supported Employment Training SAMHSA' GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is offering an optional, no cost Supported Employment Training to DVR Service Providers.
07/12/2019 Competitive Integrated Employment Initiative Wisconsin works for everyone when people with disabilities bring their value, interests, skills, and abilities to Wisconsin's Workforce.
07/02/2019 Systematic Instruction Skill Instruction and Job and Task Analysis Report Update Reports have been updated to simplify and clarify reporting requirements and encourage optimal service delivery.
06/10/2019 DVR Service Agreement Annual Requirements A webinar recording is available on the DVR Service Provider Website that reviews the 2019 Service Agreement requirements.
05/08/2019 Customized Employment Training DVR is offering an optional, no cost Customized Employment Training to DVR Service Providers.
04/30/2019 2019 DVR Service Provider Online Account Updates The current DVR Service Agreement term is in effect until 06/30/2020; however, the service agreement consists of annual requirements due within 2019.
04/09/2019 Invoice Processing The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is undergoing internal improvements for invoice processing.
04/02/2019 Updated Kwik Trip Protocol Communication regarding updated protocol DVR will follow when working with Kwik Trip to connect DVR talent to Retail Helper positions.
03/07/2019 OJT Guidance Updates and New Resources Communication regarding updated guidance documents and supporting resources for DVR's On-the-Job Training (OJT) Hiring Initiative.
02/26/2019 Wage Verification Options This communication is an update regarding wage and hour documentation. The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires wage per hour documentation for all successful DVR case closures in order to verify the validity of each closure.
02/19/2019 Consumer Selection Tool (CST) Release The CST will be available to DVR staff on 03/01/2019 via the DVR Dashboard and eventually to all Service Provider Main Contacts later this year through the online service provider account.
01/03/2019 TJX Discontinue Notice Please share this communication with all staff providing Internship/Temporary Work (I/TW) related services to DVR consumers.

2018

Revision/Creation Date Announcement Synopsis of Material/Change
12/27/2018 DVR Training: Survey In 2019, DVR will be offering trainings to DVR Service Providers. Select the announcement link for information on an online survey to provide feedback on which training topics to consider.
10/23/2018 CRP Pre-ETS Guidebook WINTAC developed a Pre-ETS guidebook to provide collaboration strategies for community rehabilitation providers.
09/27/2018 REMINDER: DVR Service Agreement Requirements Reminder about when DVR Service Providers may contact schools and meet with students and staff.
09/21/2018 DVR Demand/Supply Maps Release The Demand/Supply maps created as part of DVR's Service Provider Capacity Initiative will be available to Service Provider Main Contacts via the Online Service Provider Account System on Friday September 28th.
09/17/2018 DVR Employer of Record Reminders Effective July 1, 2018 all Internship/Temporary Work Experiences were required to be setup and processed through the Employer of Record’s Employer Portal. DVR and Opportunities Inc. are pleased to report that all DVR Service Providers are registered and have been utilizing the Employer Portal since the requirement went into effect.
08/24/2018 REMINDER: IT Security Training DUE 8/31/18 All Personnel and Subcontractors listed in your online service provider account must complete the updated IT Security Training by Friday August 31, 2018.
08/13/2018 Submitting DVR Consumer Wage Documentation Effective July 1, 2018, Service Providers were required to submit wage documentation to DVR before receiving a retention payment.
07/27/2018 Changes to DVR's On-the-Job Training (OJT) Policy DVR has created a progress report, aligned payment processes with DVR fiscal practices, and renamed "Youth" OJT to Student OJT (S-OJT).
07/26/2018 Service Provider FAQ Update The Service Provider FAQ response to "Job Placement and Development - Provider as Employer of Record" has been updated.
07/19/2018 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 August 31, 2018.
06/25/2018 Tech Spec Updates - Effective July 1, 2018 DVR will be making minor updates to the DVR Statewide Technical Specifications effective July 1, 2018.
06/12/2018 EOR Reminders June 2018 Reminders about DVR's Employer of Record and Internship/Temporary Work Experience paperwork.
05/23/2018 Reminder - Service Agreement Deadline May 31, 2018 Reminders about the upcoming Service Agreement deadline.
05/18/2018 Service Agreement Renewal Process Reminders Reminders for all personnel assisting with the DVR Service Agreement renewal process.
05/08/2018 TJX Work Experience Update Purpose: To inform staff of the release of an updated guidance piece detailing DVR's process in coordinating work experiences with TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX).
04/17/2018 Webinar - Renewing DVR Service Agreements for 2018-2020 - Recording is now Available A webinar was held on Tuesday April 10, 2018 for DVR Service Providers interested in renewing the DVR Service Agreement for the 2018-2020 term. The recording is now available.
03/14/2018 Webinar - Renewing DVR Service Agreements for 2018-2020 A webinar will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM for DVR Service Providers interested in renewing the DVR Service Agreement for the 2018-20 term.
02/26/2018 Employer of Record Incident/Accident Reporting Update DVR's Employer of Record-Opportunities Inc.'s has implemented a new safety section at www.dpsworks.com to assist with incident/accident reporting for DVR Consumers participating in an Internship/Temporary Work. The Opportunities Inc. Incident/Accident Reporting reporting process has also been updated.
01/18/2018 DVR Technical Specification Videos Individual DVR Technical Specification training videos are now available for each of the DVR Statewide Services.


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