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DOL Fair Labor and Standards Act Home Care Rule
Key Resources
The US Department of Labor published a 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.
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September 17, 2013

Self-Direction Program Options for Medicaid Payments in the Implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act Regulation Changes
New Resources
This bulletin is intended to assist states in understanding Medicaid reimbursement options that will enable them to account for the cost of overtime and travel time that may be compensable as the result of the changes to the Department of Labor's regulations regarding domestic service employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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June 30, 2014

Fair Labor Standards Act- Administrator's Interpretation of FLSA's Application to Shared Living Programs
DSW-Provided Resources
A guidance document from the Department of Labor's Wages and Hours Division providing a detailed analysis of the FLSA issues applicable to shared living programs.
(External Link) • File type: web
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April 11, 2014

FLSA Shared Living Program Fact Sheet
DSW-Provided Resources
A fact sheet summarizing the FLSA analysis in the Administrator’s Interpretation by type of shared living program.
(External Link) • File type: web
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April 11, 2014

PHI State Data Center Updates Slides
DSW-Provided Resources
These are the slides from the December 9, 2013 webinar on the PHI State Data Center. It provides up-to-date state-level profiles of the direct service workforce, including workers from service delivery systems for individuals of all ages with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities, and with chronic illnesses and end-of-life care needs.
The webinar provided and overview of the data center and highlighed newly expanded resources on state training requirements for direct service workers.
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December 9, 2013

DOL We Count On Home Care Web Portal
In conjunction with the Home Care Workers rule to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the US DOL created a web portal with information and resources for workers, individuals and families, and agencies and other employers.
(External Link) • File type: web
August 31, 2013

Fair Labor Standards Act Home Care Rule
DSW-Provided Resources
This webpage provides an overview of the September, 2013 rule change announcement to the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to DSW.
(Internal Link) • File type: web
August 31, 2013

DSW RC Summer Webinar Series #3 Slides
DSW-Provided Resources
These are the slides from How to Pay For LTSS Workforce Investments, the third session in the 2013 Summer Webinar series. It focused on different opportunities and options to pay for LTSS workforce investments. It also covered funding improvements to worker wages in addition to compensation and training reimbursement.
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August 14, 2013

2013-08-14 How to Pay For LTSS Workforce Investments (Webinar Recording)
DSW-Provided Resources
This is a recording of How to Pay For LTSS Workforce Investments, the third session in the 2013 Summer Webinar series. It focused on different opportunities and options to pay for LTSS workforce investments. It also covered funding improvements to worker wages in addition to compensation and training reimbursement.
(External Link) Caption: Webinar Recording
August 14, 2013

GSA 2011 Paid and Family Caregivers
DSW-Provided Resources
These slides are from a presentation on the September 2010 CMS Leadership Summit on the Direct Service Workforce and Family Caregivers at the Gerontological Society of American annual meeting in Nov 2011.
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October 31, 2011

OECD 2011-Help Wanted_e-LIGHT
This report entitled“Help wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care" is the result of a two-year project conducted between 2009 and 2010 by the OECD Health Division and Social Policy Division. The study points to key polices and strategies that can help address future demand for care and respond to the implications this will have for long-term care workforce and financing. It highlights examples of useful country experiences, but it also warns about the dearth of evidence on cost-effective policies in a number of areas, making a strong plea for advancing evidence-based research on long-term care (LTC). Additional material can be found on the webpage of the report: www.oecd.org/health/longtermcare/helpwanted. (external link)
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April 30, 2011

National Direct Service Worker Resource Center Technical Assistance Project to Provide Support in the Development of Utah’s Home- and Community-Based Direct Service Workforce
DSW-Provided Resources
This technical report summarizes the results of technical assistance provided by the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC/CL) at the University of Minnesota and PHI to the Utah Department of Human Services (Utah DHS) through the DSW Resource Center. This project has two primary goals: first, to assess the current status of Utah’s home- and community-based direct service workforce, and, second, to recommend interventions that may help improve workforce outcomes.
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March 9, 2009

Rate-setting Methods in Maine's Long Term Care Programs
DSW-Provided Resources
Rate-setting methods in Maine's LTC programs template, provided to Utah by PHI.
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December 11, 2008

Gas Price Increases and Other Transportation Challenges for Direct Service Workers
DSW-Provided Resources
Presentation from the September 23, 2008 webinar on Transportation Challenges.

(Powerpoint)
September 23, 2008

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Wage Pass Through in Louisiana
Grantee-Provided Resources
This handout contains information about Louisiana's Direct Support Professional Wage Pass Through and was given as part of Greg Andrus' presentation on improving worker wages at the 2008 Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Workforce.
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May 8, 2008

Draft wage pass through audit procedures
Grantee-Provided Resources
This handout contains Louisiana's draft wage pass through audit procedures and was given as part of Greg Andrus' presentation on improving worker wages at the 2008 Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Workforce.
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May 8, 2008

Improving Wages for Direct Service Workers
DSW-Provided Resources
This presentation about improving worker wages was given by Dorie Seavey of PHI at the 2008 Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Workforce.
(Powerpoint)
May 8, 2008

Utah Provider Survey Baseline Data
DSW-Provided Resources
Utah Provider Organizational Outcome Survey Baseline Data – March 2008

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February 29, 2008

Utah Wage and Rate Study 11.16.07
DSW-Provided Resources
Outline for Utah's Wage and Rate Study, focusing on the adequacy of DSW wages in Utah in light of current economic conditions and labor market dynamics in surrounding states and the workforce implications of the current rate structure and methods for reimbursing publicly provided long-term care services in UT.

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November 16, 2007

Utah Provider Survey Baseline Data
DSW-Provided Resources
Utah Provider Organizational Outcome Survey Baseline Data – October 2007

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September 30, 2007




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What's New?

The DSW Resource Center closed effective August 31, 2014. The site is being maintained as a static archive of resources through December 2014.

Please visit the CMS Workforce Page (external link) and visit our partners’ websites for additional information on or after December 31, 2014.

Check out the Winter 2014 edition of the DSW Resource Center newslettter!

The DSW Resource Center has published a White Paper summarizing this summer's webinar series.

The US Department of Labor (external link) 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.

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.
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