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					Welfare Transition
   Quiz Show
  August 2007
                Question
l   What information must we collect
    during the initial assessment according
    to federal law?
l   Hint-there are three components
                         Answer
l   We must make an initial assessment of
    the participant’s
    l Work     history
    l Employability

    l Skills
                    Question
l    The most appropriate definition of
     “assess”, for WT purposes, means to
    A.   Get information
    B.   Make an official evaluation
    C.   Figure out why the person is not working
    D.   Get coffee, its going to be a long day
                        Answer
l   B is the correct answer
    l We   are making an official evaluation
    l Yes, we are collecting information, but we
      are also using the information to empower
      the participant towards self-sufficiency
       l Use   to offer training
       l Use   to assign work activities
       l Use   to offer support services
                      Question
l   Mary really wants to be a nurse, so she is
    being assigned to attend classes at the
    community college to secure her CNA
    certificate
    l   Classes start on Tuesday XXXX, 2007
    l   Classes are 40 hours per week
    l   Classes are at the local hospital
    l   Classes are for six weeks

l   Mary has not used 12 months of Vocational
    Educational Training. Create steps for Mary
    to understand what she needs to do before
    her next appointment and to reach her goals
            Answer-Example
l   Objective 1: attend classes to become
    a CNA
    l   Go to classes M-F (40 hours a week)
        according to the class schedule to obtain
        CNA certificate
    l   Have instructors sign time sheets each
        day to verify attendance and progress
    l   Provide time sheets to career specialist
        at the next appointment on XXXX, 2007 at
        4:00 PM
                    Question
l    Support services may be provided to
    A.   Applicants
    B.   Participants
    C.   Individuals that leave cash with a job
    D.   All of the above
                     Answer
l   D
    l All   of the above
        l Wecan serve with our support service dollars
         applicants of TANF-funded cash assistance
        l We can serve with our support service dollars
         recipients of TANF-funded cash assistance
        l Wecan serve with our support service dollars
         families that leave TANF-funded cash
         assistance with earnings
                Question
l    Families receiving support services
     must have a __________ for the
     support service
    A.   Want
    B.   Need
    C.   Hope
Answer
   l   Need
       l   Families receiving
           support services must
           demonstrate a need for
           support services

       l   Need equals a barrier
                     Question
l   A two-parent family wants transitional
    childcare. You determine they are
    potentially eligible based on how they
    exited cash assistance, family income
    and family composition.
    l One  parent is working and the other parent
      is staying home.
    l Neither   parent is disabled.
    l Is   childcare appropriate for this family?
                    Answer
l   No
    l There appears to be no need for childcare
     if one parent is home and not disabled

    l Determine   why the family wants childcare

    l Determine   if a need for childcare exists
                Question
l   Transitional Childcare referrals may be
    dated for up to two years (unless your
    local Office of Early Learning states
    otherwise). It is solely the Office of
    Early Learning’s (OEL) responsibility to
    collect pay stubs and verify TANF
    eligibility on a regular basis.
l   True or False
                        Answer
l   False
       is the RWB’s responsibility to verify
    l It
      TANF eligibility on a regular basis
       l No   less than every four months
       l Verify   income
       l Verify   family composition
       l Verify   continued employment
       l Verify   need for childcare
                         Question
l   John has been assigned to participate in a work
    experience worksite at the YMCA for nine hours per
    week
    l   His schedule is M, T, TH for two hours and F for three hours
    l   He assists with the after school program

l   John has also been assigned to attend classes to
    secure a child development certificate to work in a
    classroom
    l   His education schedule is not secure
    l   He needs to complete assessment
    l   He needs to register for the applicable classes and get a
        schedule

l   Write steps for the above activities
                   Answer
l   Objective 1: attend worksite hours to
    gain experience in childcare
    environment
    l   Attend worksite from 2-4 at the YMCA on
        M, T, TH, and 1-4 on W starting Monday
        XXXX, 2007
    l   Have your worksite supervisor XXXX sign
        your time sheet each day
    l   Provide your signed time sheet at your
        appointment so we can review your
        progress on Thursday XXXX, 2007
                   Answer
l   Objective 2: complete assessments
    so we can secure a class schedule
    l   Go to the assessment room at the career
        center (address XXXX) and take the TABE
        test on Tuesday XXXX, 2007
    l   Bring in the scores so we can review
        them at your next career specialist
        appointment on Thursday XXXX, 2007
                    Question
l   We are allowed to provide less
    transportation dollars to a person
    because they are disabled
l   True or false
                           Answer
l   False
    l   This would be in violation of the Americans With Disabilities
        Act
    l   We cannot discriminate or deny services based on a
        participant’s limitations

l   We must offer services based on need and
    participation
l   Need is determined by participation, hours in
    activities including alternative activities, travel
    distance, etc.
l   The RWB’s local operating procedure should outline
    support service levels and qualifications
                       Question
l   Name the nine core countable work activities
    (for adults)
    A.   Unsubsidized employment, subsidized
         public/private employment, WEP, CWEP, vocational
         educational training, OJT, job search, job club
    B.   Unsubsidized employment, subsidized
         public/private employment, work experience,
         community service, vocational educational training,
         job readiness assistance, job skills training, OJT
    C.   Unsubsidized employment, subsidized
         public/private employment, work experience,
         community service, vocational educational training,
         OJT, job search and job readiness, providing
         childcare
                    Answer
l   C
    l   Unsubsidized employment, subsidized
        public/private employment, work
        experience, community service,
        vocational educational training, OJT, job
        search and job readiness, providing
        childcare
                    Question
l    Name two priority activities for teens,
     including teen parents without a high
     school diploma or a GED
    A.   Job search and job readiness,
         satisfactory attendance in secondary
         education
    B.   Satisfactory attendance in secondary
         education, education directly related to
         employment
    C.   Unsubsidized employment, education
         directly related to employment
                          Answer
l   B
    l Satisfactory  attendance in secondary
        education, education directly related to
        employment
    l This   is a priority of the federal government
         l Help   teens secure secondary diploma or GED
         l This   is a priority of the State as well
                Question

l   Name the three core
    plus activities
                  Answer
l   Job skills training directly related to
    employment
l   Education directly related to
    employment
l   Satisfactory attendance in secondary
    education designed to lead to a GED or
    high school diploma
                   Question
l    Adult basic education for a participant
     that has a high school diploma may
     be coded as
    A.   Vocational educational training
    B.   Satisfactory attendance in secondary
         education
    C.   Work experience
    D.   None of the above
                      Answer
l   D
    l None    of the above
    l Coding   depends on the purpose of the
        remediation
    l May    be coded as education directly related
        to employment if required for an
        occupation, job or job offer
    l May   be job skills training if required by the
        employer
                Question
l   Johnny has a medical limitation but
    wants to learn how to use the computer
    and get a GED. We gave him
    workbooks to take home. We enter
    credit hours based on the time sheet he
    completes. We are allowed to give him
    credit for these hours as job skills
    training since employers want
    employees with GEDs

l   True or False
                 Answer
l   False
    l Unsupervised  homework time is not
     allowed for credit under federal law
    lA general assumption that employers
     want employees with GEDs and high
     school diplomas is not sufficient for
     job skills training directly related to
     employment
                   Question
l    The participant provides a time sheet,
     a review should be completed to
     ensure
    A.   The time sheet is signed by the
         appropriate supervising party

    B.   The time sheet is dated appropriately

    C.   The time sheet does not appear forged or
         doctored

    D.   All of the above
                    Answer
l   D

    l All   of the above

    l Time   sheets are critical documents to
        support participation rate
        performance

    l Time   sheets must be dated and
        signed properly
                      Question
l    Select the statements that are true about
     job search
    A.   The RWB can grant one hour of credit for a job
         search entry if it is supervised and documented
    B.   Job search must be supervised and documented
         daily by an appropriate party
    C.   Substance abuse/mental health counseling may
         count as job search hours for those who are
         considered otherwise employable
    D.   When counting substance abuse and mental
         health hours, we can grant more than the time-
         limited weeks in job search
                       Answer
l   B, C
    l   Job search must be supervised and
        documented daily
    l   Hours spent in substance abuse mental health
        treatment and rehabilitative activities may count
        as job search for those who are otherwise
        employable
l   We cannot grant one hour of credit for a job
    search entry even if the entry is documented and
    supervised
l   All credit for job search is hour for hour
Question
   l   A participant entered
       in work experience
       must be engaged in
       education related to
       his/her goals.
          True or False
                        Answer
l   False
    l Withthe passing of House Bill 1301, the
     educational component is no longer a
     requirement

        participant may be assigned to an
    l The
     educational activity that will increase his/her
     knowledge of his/her chosen occupation

    l The   two activities will be coded separately
      l WorkExperience will be coded 220 and the
       appropriate educational code should be entered
                      Question
l    Work experience must include which of
     the following (select all appropriate
     answers)
    A.   Time limit
    B.   Job search
    C.   Goals
    D.   A worksite agreement/contract
    E.   A for profit worksite
                     Answer
l   A, C, D

    l   Time limit

    l   Goals

    l   A worksite agreement/contract
                 Question
l   Jenny is assigned to complete a job
    readiness program that starts on
    Monday
l   Jenny must attend every day for two
    weeks
l   Jenny must have her time sheet signed
    and bring it at her next appointment
    (two weeks from Monday)
l   Write a set of steps for this activity
                      Answer
l   Examples include
    l   Jenny will attend the job readiness classes for
        35 hours a week (9-5) starting on Monday XXXX,
        2007
    l   Jenny will complete activities required by the
        instructor in a timely manner
    l   Jenny will have her time sheet signed by the
        instructor on a daily basis
    l   Jenny will attend her next appointment on
        Monday XXXXX, 2007 and provide her signed
        time sheet for review
                    Question
l    If a participant fails to comply with a
     program requirement, the career specialist
     should attempt to contact the participant
    A.   Within two days of the failure
    B.   Immediately
    C.   After the 2290 is mailed
    D.   Once the participant has called and left a
         message
                   Answer
l   B
    l Immediately

    l Multiple   contacts may be attempted
    l Record   all contact attempts in the
        case notes
                   Question
l    The participant fails to comply by not
     attending classes, which of the
     following is an appropriate
     description of the failure
    A.   Jenny failed to complete 40 hours a week
         on XXXX, 2007
    B.   Jenny failed to attend class on xxxx, 2007
    C.   Jenny failed to comply
    D.   Jenny failed to go to class from xxx, 2007
         to xxx, 2007
                              Answer
l    B-lets review each one
    A.   Jenny failed to complete 40 hours a week on XXXX, 2007
         l   No one should be required to complete 40 hours in one day
    B.   Jenny failed to attend class on xxxx, 2007
         l   Specific, exact failure date or inaction
    C.   Jenny failed to comply
         l   Jenny needs to know what she failed to do and when
    D.   Jenny failed to go to class from xxx, 2007 to xxx, 2007
         l   It is not Jenny’s fault we did not catch the failure early
         l   Jenny is responsible for a specific failure date and inaction
                    Question
l   Mike has a car but not a license due to
    DUI
    l He still has pending fines for his arrest and
      conviction
    l He   still owes court costs
l   Can the RWB pay his court costs and
    fines so he can get his license?
                     Answer
l   No

    l   TANF funds may not be used to pay for fines

    l   TANF funds may not be used to pay for
        court costs associated with a criminal
        defense

    l   TANF funds may be used to pay the cost of
        a license or help secure insurance if
        appropriate and the participant is eligible
                          Question
l    Christy failed to attend her appointment on April 10,
     2007
l    She was contacted on April 11, 2007 by you when the
     pre-penalty process was initiated in the system
l    She answered the phone; you should (select all
     applicable answers)
    A.   Give her an appointment to review her failure
    B.   Counsel her on the phone and determine if she has good
         cause
    C.   Assign her to complete the activity to determine if she is
         going to comply
    D.   Give her an appointment to return to discuss her activities
         and progress
                  Answer
l   B, C, D
    l   Counsel her on the phone and
        determine if she has good cause
    l   Assign her to complete the activity
        to determine if she is going to
        comply
    l   Give her an appointment to return to
        discuss her activities and progress
                     Question
l   JD did not attend classes on April 19, 2007
l   JD was counseled at his appointment on
    April 20, 2007 and was assigned to return to
    classes on April 23, 2007
    l   JD did not have good cause for missing classes

l   JD does not attend classes on Monday the
    23rd; therefore, he should be mailed another
    pre-penalty
l   True or False
                   Answer
l   False
    l This   was JD’s second failure
    l Waitthree days so that JD can
     provide good cause
    l Enterthe sanction if good cause is
     not provided and accepted
                    Question
l   Create a case note for the pre-penalty
    l JD   did not attend classes on April 19, 2007
    l JD was counseled at his appointment on
      April 20, 2007

    l JD was assigned to return to classes on
      April 23, 2007
                         Answer
l   Remember to include the required
    information
    l What    the participant failed to do

    l The    date the pre-penalty letter was mailed

    l If   a contact was attempted

    l If   counseling was completed

    l The date the participant must contact the
      program and discuss non-compliance
                    Question
l   John and Sandy are a two-parent family
    l Sandy   is disabled
    l The   family has childcare
    l Johnwill complete hours at a work
     experience worksite for 12 hours and go to
     school for 15 hours
    l John returns after the first appointment
     with documentation to support 12 worksite
     hours and 15 education hours
    l What   should Sandy’s plan include?
                      Answer
l   Alternative requirements based on her
    medical limitations and her doctor’s
    recommendations
    l May   include
      l Treatment

      l Counseling

      l Assessments

      l Etc.
                     Question
l   John and Sandy are a two-parent family
    l   Sandy is disabled
    l   The family has childcare
    l   John will complete hours at a work experience
        worksite for 12 hours and go to school for 15
        hours
    l   John returns after the first appointment with
        documentation to support 12 worksite hours
        and 15 education hours for two weeks
    l   What do you enter in the 220 JPR and the
        education JPR?
                  Answer
l   Work experience worksite (220) JPR
    equals 20 hours per week
    l John did all the hours required based on
     the calculation; therefore, we deemed the
     family to have completed 20 hours
    l Sandy  was not participating in the
     activities, so all JPR hours were entered
     on John’s case

l   Education worksite equals 15 hours per
    week
                   Question
l   This task is worth three points
    l Create a case note on the erase board for
      the JPR entries on John’s case
    l The family was required to complete 12
      hours at a worksite. Work experience was
      deemed at 20 hours
    l Education   hours were entered as 15 for
      each week
                  Question
l   If a participant’s calculation states they
    can complete 19 hours of Work
    Experience or Community Service, I
    can assign the participant to both
    activities for 19 hours (each) a week as
    long as they don’t exceed the
    calculation
    l True   or False
                       Answer
l   False
    l   If the calculation states that the family must
        complete up to 19 hours per week at a worksite,
        the hours can be broken up between the two
        worksite activities
    l   You could assign the participant to 10 hours Work
        Experience and 9 hours for Community Service or
        vice versa.
    l   Do not make participation more difficult than
        necessary. The participant may be more likely to
        complete all of the hours at the same worksite
                Question
l   Jessica wants to get her degree. She
    finished her AA and is entering the
    University in a Bachelors of Science
    program
l   Can the RWB code her case and give
    her credit for participation under
    Vocational Educational Training (731)?
                  Answer
l   No
    l Bachelorsand other “higher education”
     degrees cannot be coded as Vocational
     Educational Training for participation rate
     purposes
         participant should be engaged in
    l This
     another activity
    l Thisparticipant may opt to work and go to
     school and save his/her cash assistance
     time limits
                 Question
l   Can the work number be used as
    verification of employment and
    documentation of hours?
    A.   Yes
    B.   No
    C.   Maybe
                        Answer
l   Yes
    l The RWB or program staff must collect all
     required information based on the work
     verification plan
        required components must be provided
    l All
     before entering documentation received into
     OSST
       l May   secure information by phone
       l Fax

       l On-line
                   Question
l   Bob gets a job and reports the job to
    DCF and to the RWB
    l Bob   provides documentation to the RWB
    l Bob’s case closes because FLORIDA did
      not receive documentation timely
    l Thecode on the IQAA screen is not an
      employment code
    l Can   Bob get transitional services?
                    Answer
l   Yes
    l Bob’s   case closed with a job
    l The   job was secured before the closure
    l The   job was documented and reported
    l Statusof transitional is not dependent on
     the IQAA screen, it is dependent on how
     the case closes
      If you have any questions, comments or concerns,
                       please contact the
                                           Welfare Transition Team
                                                              through the
                            Agency for Workforce Innovation’s
                                                               Call Center
                                                         1-866-352-2345
                                                              Questions?
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