||Supported Employment Coordination Planning
||This is new information to accompany changes to DVR Supported Employment reporting implemented in July 2020: Supported Employment Coordination Planning
||Scam Alert for DVR Staff and DVR Providers
||With so many individuals looking for opportunities to work from home during COVID-19, there are also individuals ready to take advantage of remote hiring and work practices. There have been incidents in recent weeks of online employment scams involving DVR consumers.
||DVR Technical Specification Q&A Session
||Purpose: To share Technical Specification training resources and opportunities. Please have DVR Statewide Service Provider personnel review and read through the technical specifications and watch the presentations relevant to the service they provide to DVR consumers.
||Webinar Invitation: Partners with Business
||This webinar will provide an overview of the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ statewide Partners with Business initiative, the Partners with Business model, and the tools, resources, and technical assistance available to help service providers implement best practices and negotiate formal/paid co-worker supports. Two webinar dates are available. 100 participants maximum. Registration is free but required. Option 1: June 25, 2020 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Option 2: June 30, 2020 from 9:00am to 10:30am.
||Today marks VR's 100th Anniversary!
||June 2, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of civilian vocational rehabilitation in the United States.
||DVR has decided to extend the timeframe for COVID-19 services, supplemental payments for completed services, and service flexibilities through June 30, 2020.
||2020-2022 DVR Service Agreement Renewal Process
||The DVR vetting process has been updated for the 2020-2022 service agreement. Due to COVID-19 related delays and restrictions, DVR is moving forward with a more streamlined and simplified virtual approach for this year's vetting process.
||COVID-19: Reopen Plan
||As business operations begin to open in Wisconsin, DVR would like to provide some follow up information, resources, and guidance you may find helpful when creating a plan for reopening.
||UPDATE: 2020-2022 DVR Service Agreement
||DVR had intended to provide service providers with information this week about how to participate in the vetting process and submit an agreement for the 2020-2022 DVR Service Agreement term. The service agreement renewal process is still being finalized. More information will be shared as it becomes available. DVR hopes to have this process in place within the next 1-2 weeks.
||New DVR Technical Specifications, Reports, & Fees
||Purpose: To inform DVR Service Providers about new Technical Specifications, Reports and Fees for 2020-2022. Training sessions will be held for DVR staff via a Study Hall format-Part 1: May 18 or 21 and Part 2: May 26 or 28. Training for service providers will be completed in June. More information about how to participate in this training will be provided at a later date.
||Social Security BPQY Requests
||All BPQYs are able to be processed by SSA with some delay as resources permit.
||New DVR Service: Partners with Business
||To address the changing needs of consumers and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, DVR has added a new service: Partners with Business.
||UPDATE: DVR Employer of Record
||In response to COVID-19 and the extension of the Safer at Home order, DVR's Employer of Record (EOR), Opportunities, Inc., has provided updated information for the EOR process associated with Internship/Temporary Work (I/TW) wages.
||COVID-19 Payments Extended
||To align with the extension of Governor Evers' "Safer at Home" order, DVR will extend the timeframe for COVID-19 payments for completed services through May 31, 2020.
||New DVR Service: Explore Work
||In an effort to address the changing needs of consumers and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, DVR has added a new service: "Explore Work." This email includes a description of the service and provider requirements.
||As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, DVR recognizes that work in this environment poses unique challenges, and that our consumers, service providers, and staff are facing uncertainty in their lives and in employment.
||DVR Employer of Record: COVID-19 Response
||Please share the following communication with your staff.
||DVR Operations: COVID-19 Update
||Please see the linked communication from DVR Senior Leadership and share with your staff as you deem appropriate.
||COVID 19 VIRUS – VENDOR SERVICES
||Please see the following communication and share with staff as you deem appropriate.
||DWD/DVR: State as Model Employer E-Learning
||All DVR Service Providers are encouraged to take advantage of a new training opportunity, State as Model Employer: Connecting to a Diverse Workforce.
||DWD/DVR Updated Website
||On January 2, 2020, DWD/DVR published the new External DWD Website. Information for DVR Service Provider is now available at: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/service-providers/.
|| DVR Systematic Instruction/Task Analysis Report Upload Instructions
||The recently revised SI Job and Task Analysis Report (DVR-18212-E) is a .docm file type. THis announcements provides steps for saving this file.