DVR in the News
From left to right: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson, DWD Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry and DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades.
PROMISE Enrollment Kick-Off Event
Leaders from four state agencies gathered at the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Greater Milwaukee on April 24, 2014, to announce the start of enrollment for
DWD Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry joined state Department of Health
Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades, Department of Children and Families
(DCF) Secretary Eloise Anderson, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Evers for the announcement at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee,
which is a partnering agency in the initiative.
From left to right: DVR Counselor Mike Meehan, DVR Consumer Josh Bolt, DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson and Super One Foods Store Manager Tim Michalski.
Super One Foods - Superior
DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson toured Super One Foods in
Superior, recognizing them for their efforts to recruit and hire qualified job
seekers with disabilities to fill positions in their store.
NEW! DVR Information Center
Over the next several months, DVR will transition from its current
Knowledgebase to the New DVR Information Center.
This centralized repository will feature an enhanced search feature that will
provide more accurate results than are currently available in Knowledgebase. In other words, it will be better at helping you find what you're looking for!
Stay tuned for future announcements about progress on the project, study hall
opportunities and the official roll-out!
With this project, some hyperlinks to program policy and guidance materials
may change. If you are having any problems with locating materials (or notice a
broken hyperlink) during this transitional period, please contact Audrey Merten.
WDA 3 Gratitude Week
Earlier this month, staff members in WDA 3 participated in "Gratitude Week,"
tasked with the mission of writing at least one thank you note to another staff
member. Each office was provided with stationery and a collection box for
the completed notes. Notes could be signed or anonymous, and were
collected in boxes through the end of the week.
WDA 3 Staff Members were excited about this task and many went above and
beyond, writing dozens of notes to each other! Total number of notes
collected exceeded 200 (from 31 staff members)! The notes of appreciation
were sorted and distributed at the end of the staff meeting the following week.
WDA 3 staff members enjoyed this activity, an opportunity to share gratitude
and also to receive affirmations from staff members. Staff are invited to
continue sharing the spirit of gratitude and affirmation in the coming months.
While the UW-Madison Men's Basketball team may not have won the Final Four
(oh, so close!), it wasn't because of lack of spirit among WDA 10 staff.
Thanks for a Job Well Done
Jenna Goddeyne - VRC, Menasha
Everyone that I have dealt with at DVR and Advocap has seemingly gone out of
their way to insure that I am comfortable in the workplace. I couldn't be
happier with the way this program works. I will do my best to work up to
Flora Bazzaz - VRC, Madison
I have a new job! I wanted to let you know I really liked working with you.
You are a sweet person. Thanks again!
Shawn Savka - VRC, Wisconsin Rapids
I just want you to know that you have truly been a wonderful DVR counselor
and support. While I will be sad to no longer work with you, I appreciate
all you have done for me!
- Pang Xiong, VR Counselor, Milwaukee NW
- Le'Keya Lee, VR Counselor, Milwaukee NE
- Lakiesha Russell, VR Counselor (PROMISE Project), Milwaukee NW
- Linda Cottington, Contract Specialist (Transfer from Program Development
- Kathryn Lewis, VR Counselor, Milwaukee NE
- Terri Johnson, VR Counselor, Kenosha
- Darci Weber, VR Counselor, Elkhorn
- Dana Troullier, Consumer Case Coordinator, Sheboygan
- William Arreola, VR Counselor, Janesville
- Heidi Destree, VR Counselor, Manitowoc (Transfer from Green Bay)
- Stacey Fait, Consumer Case Coordinator, Madison
- Amy Bubnis, VR Supervisor, WDA 4
- David Chapman, VR Counselor, WDA 10
- Marvin Sell, VR Assistant (LTE), WDA 5
What's New/Updated on the Web
Collection Letter (DVR-13179-E)
- This has been updated on the
Forms webpage; a link to
the unprotected body of the letter is available for field staff to put on their
local letterhead. DVR Training Grant wording has been updated on
Consumer Fiscal Responsibilities Agreement (DVR-16843-E)
- This form will be updated in IRIS this week and has been updated on
the Forms webpage
(including the Spanish and Hmong translations).
Partnership Plus Employment Network (EN) Update:
- RCS Empowers has been added as a Partnership Plus Employment Network (EN)
for Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties.
- As EN information is contained in some Closure letters, the following letter
has also been updated on the DVR Forms webpage (http://dwdworkweb/dvr/forms/default.htm).
- Closure Letter -
Rehabilitated - SS Recipient (DVR-17154-E)
- In addition, the following publication was updated as well: