Don't forget to check out our calendar on the What's New? Page for upcoming events of interest.
The US Department of Labor announced a new rule to the Fair Labor and Standards Act which focuses on guaranteeing minimum wage and overtime for home care workers including those in the Direct Service Workforce. This rule will go into effect January 1, 2015. The DSW Resource Center created a Home Care Rule Page with information and resources related to this announcement.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer Webinar Series. Check out the Webpage for webinar recordings and materials!
We released two new Starter Kits for NWD/SEP Systems including ADRCS. Starter Kit for No Wrong Door/ Single Entry Point Systems Working to Strengthen the Home and Community-Based Direct Service Workforce and Starter Kit for NWD/SEPs: Design Considerations for Publicly-Funded Matching Service Registries for Home and Community Services.
We published Coverage of Direct Service Workforce Continuing Education and Training within Medicaid Policy and Rate Setting - A Toolkit which presents strategies and methods for covering the cost of continuing education and training for the DSW.
We released the report from the DSW Core Competency Road Map Phase 3A. It includes the DSW Core Competency Set.
The PHI State Data Center has been updated and upgraded. Check it out and Read More about the changes.