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Ak tat sept 2012 day 2_final


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Ak tat sept 2012 day 2_final

  2. 2. CONTEXT: Services for Veterans2 Veterans Reemployment Assistance Program (VRAP) VOW/Hero to Hired Tax Credit Program VETS Veterans preference Helmets to Hardhats Joining Forces
  3. 3. VETS and VRAP Questions3  What are your VRAP questions?  Participants cannot receive training $ (or other dollars) from WIA while in VRAP – is this correct? We think the process is a reimbursement of student loans by VRAP. If this is the case, that enrolling participants in WIA may compromise their ability to continue receiving VRAP dollars. How do we handle this?  How do we manage the priority of service for veterans in WIA in combination with VRAP, which does not allow co-enrollment?
  4. 4. VETS and VRAP Questions4  What are your VRAP questions?  What programs can VRAP work with? Pell? VA/DVR (only these?) Are there exemptions for UI?  Why are some vets getting eligibility letters but then are not receiving funding?  Will program continue into 2013? (so we can plan WIA programs)  What’s the link to the GI Bill (operationally and in terms of policy guidance/TA)
  5. 5. VETS and VRAP Questions5  What are your VRAP questions?  Erin’s contact in AK is Judy G?? – the education liaison rep for Alaska  Can an person choose between WIA and VRAP programs? Is there a penalty for using WIA (in combination with other non-VRAP programs)  Is there a funding limit for the VRAP program? Is there a point in time when WIA could step in?
  6. 6. VETS and VRAP Questions6  What are your VRAP questions?  We think that the monthly stipend stops when training ends? Do the stipends continue during breaks?  Is there risk of pull-back of VRAP dollars if we do enroll people in WIA (this is in part a timing question)?  Can we have a clear explanation of what a “partner program” relationship looks like between VRAP and WIA?
  7. 7. VETS and VRAP Questions7  What are your VRAP questions?  Can people reapply the next year if the program continues (in 2013)?  Is the money tax-exempt?  We know they can’t be employed at application, can they get a job once they start the program?  On Q1, support funds and/or other state programs funds is also an implied part of question
  8. 8. VETS and VRAP Questions8  What are your VRAP questions?  Are there waiver possibilities? What does that process look like?  Is there a way for WIA to find out whether people are enrolled in VRAP (and vice-versa)? How do we avoid inadvertent nondisclosure?  What about students looking at short-term training? (2 months) Typically, these programs are costly, but students would receive only a small stipend.
  9. 9. VETS and VRAP Questions9  What are your VRAP questions?  No problem with target industries. Let’s keep them broad please. (And can the list be added to? AK has quite a unique economy…)  Limited training providers in the state. How do we increase opportunities?  AK does not have typical community colleges – lots of campuses here are UA, and all their satellite campuses fall under 4-year designation, which virtually closes them off from training programs. How will this work in VRAP?
  10. 10. VETS and VRAP Questions10  What are your VRAP questions?  Can we get a list of approved schools and programs? How do we get this? (AK needs point of contact on this)  Can we figure out better ways to leverage GI Bill and VRAP (and other training programs for VETS)? Why so many separate structures?  There is no state-approving agent in AK, so what’s AK’s channel for getting responses? There is a person in Dept. of Military Affairs – Mercedes Angerman, but no longer part of her job.
  11. 11. Dislocated Worker Program Questions11  Documenting Termination  Documenting Military and Military Spouses  Documenting Displaced Homemakers  Documenting Self-Employed DWs  Determining Point of Intervention when Dealing with Pending Lay-offs  DW Moving to AK
  12. 12. DW: Military12  Be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, whether voluntarily or involuntarily;  Be non-retirees; and  Satisfy other WIA criteria for dislocated worker eligibility, including the requirement that the individual is unlikely to return to his or her previous industry or occupation.
  13. 13. DW: Military Spouses13  A military spouse must:  Leave a job to follow his or her spouse who is a military service member, or  Be unable to continue employment because of his or her spouse’s change of military station, or lose employment as a result of his or her spouse’s discharge from the military; and  Satisfy other WIA criteria for dislocated worker eligibility, including the requirement that the spouse is unlikely to return* to his or her previous industry or occupations.
  14. 14. DW: Self Employed14  The job seeker must have been self-employed (including employment as a farmer, rancher, or fisherman), and currently be unemployed as a result of:  General economic conditions in the community in which the job seeker lives; or  A natural disaster.
  15. 15. DW: Self Employed15 Economic conditions that result in the dislocation of a self- employed individual may include but are not limited to:  Failure of one or more businesses for which the self-employed individual supplied a substantial portion of products or services;  Failure of one or more businesses from which the self-employed individual obtained a substantial portion of products or services;  Substantial layoffs from, or permanent closure of one or more plants or facilities that support a significant portion of the state or workforce area economy;  Depressed prices or markets for the article(s) or service(s) produced or provided by the self-employed individual; or  Generally high levels (above 4.5 percent) of unemployment in the workforce area.
  16. 16. 16 5 (OKAY, 6) RESOURCE SLIDES Resources to help you address key issues raised during our previous session.
  18. 18. ON THE JOB TRAINING (OJT) RESOURCES18  Toolkit  LinkedIn Conversation
  22. 22. SOCIAL MEDIA & WFD22 Workforce3one Veronica Reyes in LinkedIn Aerospace Group, Groups SPR Social Media Guide Heldrich Primer
  23. 23. 23 A Word About PII PII = Personally Identifiable Information
  24. 24. PII = PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION24  TEGL 39-11 offers latest guidance  Definition  Data handling requirements  Effective data security practices  References to statute listed on website
  25. 25. WHERE ARE WE?25 Hopes  Better understanding of DWP  Eligibility ++++  Program & practice +++  Better strategies for outreach/engagement of people/businesses (including tech) ++++  Better understanding of VETS/VRAP +++  New ideas for services, providing value to customers +++
  26. 26. WHERE ARE WE?26 Hopes (cont.)  Help from/communication with peers/colleagues +++  Ideas for tapping into new resources +++  Ideas for improving performance ++  Ideas for meeting the needs of specific customers ++
  27. 27. Q&A
  28. 28. Contact Kristin WolffSocial Policy Research Associates (503) Vinz KollerSocial Policy Research Associates (831) 277-4726