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  1. Reemployment and Eligibility AssessmentNYS 2010 REA GrantOverview June 8, 2010 Webinar Mary K Kelly

  2. REA Webinar AGENDA • REA Grant Background • REA Grant Design and Required Elements • 2010 REA Implementation Schedule and Training Plan • Q’s & A’s

  3. REA Grant Background • USDOL REA Grant started in FY 2005 • NYS one of initial states funded in FY 2005 • From FY 2005 thru FY 2008 NYS REA Grant was limited to one local area: Oneida/Herkimer/Madison (OHM)

  4. REA Grant Background • FY 2009 REA Grant: • Awarded 74 REA local staff • 15 LWIAs in 22 One Stops • FY 2010 REA Grant: • Awarded 115 REA local staff • 23 LWIAs in 42 One Stops • Includes 52 new hourly hires

  5. NYS REA Grant Design

  6. FY 2010 REA Grant Design • Targets Individuals profiled 1 to 50: Least likely to exhaust/most ready to return to work • Random select 60% as REA participants from REOS download • REA participation thru duration of Regular UI claim (REA can not serve EUC/EB claimants)

  7. FY 2010 REA Grant Design Federal REA Grant Limitations: • REA must be operated as part of One Stop • REA is intended to leverage One Stop Resources • Funded from UI Admin • Restricts how REA funds can be used • Can not fund E & T services – just referral to services • REA [Reemployment Eligibility Assessment (and its required elements)] are only activities fundable by REA

  8. FY 2010 REA Grant Design • Initial REA – Assume 1 hour average • Within 2 weeks of REOS Create Date • Follow-up REA – Assume ½ hour • Minimally every 2 weeks for at least 2nd and 3rd REA Interview • Following 3rd REA Interview, may be modified to once a month based on individual progress/need • Following 4th REA, REA interview format can be changed to group activity rather than one on one based on individual progress/need

  9. FY 2010 REA Grant Design Principles of Customer Service “Competitive Advantage” Model: • Expeditious Entry • Identification of Customer Needs • Development of Individual Employment Plan • Continuous Engagement

  10. FY 2010 REA Grant Design See Flow Chart Model

  11. REA Required Elements Each REA Interview Includes the Following Federally Required Elements: • UI Eligibility Review • Referral of Potential UI issues to Adjudication • Labor Market Information • Work Search Plan Development and/or Review of work search efforts against plan • Referral to Services

  12. REA Required Elements Additional NYS Required Elements • Initial Assessment policy (JSRS/CDS) as part of Initial REA Appointment • SMART 2010 as requirement for all REA participants • Expand Work Search Plan and Review - not just specific employer contact(s) • Includes plan/review of next step services • Recommend use of Job Zone “Journal” feature to record/track work search efforts

  13. REA Forms • UI Eligibility Questionnaire • Work Search Agreement • Next Step Service Plan – 1st REA • Next Step Service Plan – Follow-up REAs

  14. 2010 REA Grant Implementation June 2, 2010 - Job Posting Closing Date June 25, 2010 – Assume All Staff on Board Week of June 28, 2010 – REA Training Begins July 16, 2010 - 1st REOS Download Scheduling Week of July 26, 2010 – 1st REA Appointments

  15. 2010 REA Grant Implementation REA Training Plan: UI Webinar – UI Basics and How to Identify/Report UI Issues (June 29 AM or July 6 PM) OSOS Webinar – Basics (June 30 AM or July 7 PM) REOS Webinar – Basics (July 1 PM or July 8 AM) REOS Webinar – REA Weekly Download Scheduling ( July 13 AM)

  16. 2010 REA Grant Implementation REA Training Plan: Between July 8 and July 23 (Specific Dates TBD) • Regional Two Day In-Person Training • Anticipate 4 Regional Locations: • Rochester, Utica, NYC, White Plains

  17. 2010 REA Grant Implementation • Day One In-Person Training: Generic • Initial Assessments • Desk Interviewing Skills • Developing an Employment Plan • Job Search Tools • LMI • Employability Skills

  18. 2010 REA Grant Implementation • Day Two In-Person Training: REA Specific • REA Program Design • REA Program Requirements • REA Forms • REA Data Entry Requirements • Interactive Case Examples

  19. 2010 REA Grant Implementation • Other REA Staff Capacity Building Needed as Local On the Job Training: • Familiarization with One Stop Operations • Knowledge of Services Available within the One Stop and How to Refer Customers to Services • SMART 2010 Registration • Recommend – staff attend orientations, workshops, shadow staff conducting Initial Assessments • Practice using OSOS, REOS

  20. Questions and Answers • For additional questions, please E-mail: • Mary Kelly at: Mary.Kelly2@labor.ny.gov • Gloria Hessell at: Gloria.Hessell@labor.ny.gov • Marguerite Gapp at: Marguerite.Gapp@labor.ny.gov

  21. THANK YOU