Employment Services Resources and Links

WIOA Employer Subminimum Wage Documentation Tools

The passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) placed new limits on the payment of subminimum wages, under Section 511, which went into effect on July 22, 2016. WIOA prohibits employers who are FLSA section 14(c) certificate-holders from hiring and paying a subminimum wage to any individual with a disability who is 24 years of age or younger, unless the employer has reviewed, verified, and maintained copies of documentation that the youth has completed specific requirements. WIOA also prohibits employers from continuing to pay a subminimum wage to any individual with a disability, regardless of age, unless the employees access career counseling, information/referrals and be informed of local self-advocacy, self-determination, and peer mentoring training opportunities every six months during the first year of employment, and annually thereafter. The employer must verify completion of these requirements and review any relevant documents which may be provided by an employee as a condition of paying a subminimum wage to that employee.

In an effort to support employment service providers with navigating these requirements, IACP has developed WIOA Subminimum Wage Employee Documentation Tracking Tools for youth and adults. The tools linked below are available in both Word and pdf format so that you can adapt them to meet the needs of your organization. Also linked below is a list of Iowa's Centers for Independent Living which is a resource for self-advocacy, self-determination, and peer mentoring services. 

WIOA Subminimum Wage YOUTH Employee Documentation Tracking Tool - Word Document

WIOA Subminimum Wage YOUTH Employee Documentation Tracking Tool - PDF

WIOA Subminimum Wage ADULT Employee Documentation Tracking Tool - Word Document

WIOA Subminimum Wage ADULT Employee Documentation Tracking Tool - PDF

Iowa Centers for Independent Living (CIL) Directory

Employment Service Provider's Staff Qualification and Training Requirements Tool: This tool provides information on employment service staff training and qualification requirements for HCBS and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) for job coaching, small group supported employment - only applies to HCBS, and individual supported employment services.

Medicaid Transportation MatrixThis tool provides information on Medicaid funded HCBS Transportation Services and Supports and Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) including service definition, reimbursement and billing procedures, and IME and MCO contact information for provider questions and prior authorizations.

Getting to Work - Addressing the Transportation ChallengeThis brief from the SELN, written by David Hoff with the Institute for Community Inclusion, offers person-centered strategies, approaches, and creative solutions to addressing transportation opportunities and/or barriers to employment, and also includes resources to an individualized transportation planning tool and strategies for addressing transportation challenges from a systems perspective.

HCBS EMPLOYMENT SUMMIT - OCTOBER 2017

Employment Matrix:This document distills information related to HCBS employment services, codes, floor rates, service definitions and requirements. 

EFSLMP Provider Transformation 2.0 Webinar Series

Four Recordings Are Now Available

The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) recently launched the Provider Transformation 2.0 Webinar Series, a new technical assistance opportunity. These webinars are designed for community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) who have already begun to transform their service delivery model to one with an emphasis on competitive, integrated employment as the priority outcome for individuals served. Even though the call for participation in the live webinar series is closed, the webinar recordings will be shared with the EFSLMP Community of Practice.The following webinars are available to review:

March 15, 2018 Webinar #1: Redesigning Your Organization: Board, CEO, CFO, Middle Management, Front Line Staff, Employers & Stakeholders [Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operations Focus] 

Facilitators: Karen Lee; Thomas "Tom" Wilds
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/p7tkr58c4852/ 
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here 

March 29, 2018 Webinar #2: Staff Development, Recruitment, and Restructuring: "How To" Examples of Effective Restructuring; Where to Focus Attention on Transformation [Operations Focus, Workforce Focus]

Facilitators: Dale Verstegen; Gail Fanjoy
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pgsuopqrw5lr/
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here

April 12, 2018 Webinar #3: Staff Training Specifics: Developing Internal Trainers, Meaningful Day Integration, Best Practices, Transportation Solutions, Sample Job Descriptions/Work Day Schedules [Workforce Focus]

Facilitators: Genni Sasnett; Gail Fanjoy
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pl75jxwpbinc/
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here

April 26, 2018 Webinar #4: Stakeholder Engagement: How to Listen; Considering Real Choices; Working Effectively with Families, Self-Advocates, Employers, Policymakers, and Advocacy Organizations [Customer Focus]

Facilitators: Sean Roy; Pat Rogan
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pubg7d48k2yx/ 
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here

May 10, 2018 Webinar #5: The Importance of Effective Advocacy for Better Policy: Collaboration, Coalitions, Communities of Practice, and Capacity Building at the Local Level [Leadership, Strategic Planning Focus]

Facilitators: Rachel Pollock, Karen Lee
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/ptexej2px5on/ 
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here

May 31, 2018 Webinar #6: Funding Diversification: Local, State, Federal Examples + How to advocate for it; Phasing Out Reliance on Facility-Based Contracts [Strategic Planning, Operations Focus]

Facilitators: Rachel Pollock; Genni Sasnett
Recording Link: http://econsys.adobeconnect.com/pg7vfmjygn4d/
Meeting materials may be downloaded from the webinar recording link.
To download the unofficial transcript for this webinar click here