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MFIP ES Training Course Offerings and Links/Attachments

Catalog of all ES related training opportunities including course descriptions, direct links, and registration instructions.

What's new?

Bulletin 17-68-16 Federal and State Changes to the Child Care Assistance Program - Overview

Child Care Assistance Program changes made as a result of the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session.

Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility for pregnant women

Did you know all women have a basis of eligibility for MA while they are pregnant and during the postpartum period? Pregnant women have potential eligibility for one of three types of MA. Each type has different eligibility requirements.
Pregnant U.S. Citizens and Nationals and Lawfully Present Noncitizens -- MA-FCA for Pregnant Women
Pregnant Noncitizens with an Undocumented or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status -- CHIP-funded MA for Pregnant Women
Emergency Medical Assistance

New Employability Measure Class added in Detroit Lakes for September 13

An Employability Measure class has been added, to be held at a location in Detroit Lakes, on September 13th. For more information and to register, go to TrainLink.

Child Care Assistance Program Manual Updates - July 2017 Release

Updates to the Child Care Assistance Program Policy (CCAP) Manual are now available on the Department of Human Services CountyLink. On the CountyLink webpage, click on Manuals > Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Policy Manual to find the July 2017 version.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference - Sept. 26 & 27

On September 26 & 27, join hundreds of Minnesotans working to end homelessness for two educational and inspiring days, focusing on our conference theme this year: "How Far Can We Go?" Conference highlights include: over 45 breakout sessions including new workshops for executive directors, managers, and development staff; presentation of the 2017 MCH Awards; plenary sessions and inspiring keynote speakers; and the opportunity to network with hundreds of your peers! Use these links to get more information or register today002E

2017 Joint Counselor Training Presentations

Here is a link to the presentations and most of the breakout session slides and handouts from the 2017 Joint Counselor Training. We can't guarantee that all presentations and handouts are accessible. Please contact Christine at if a different format is required.

Combined Manual July 2017 Updates

Combined Manual Updates for July 2017 are now available.
The link to the CM Home Page is:
The link to the What’s New in the CM for 07/2017 is:

MFIP ES training calendar through December, 2017

August 23 _________Employability Measure Part A

September 19-21 ___MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers
September 22 ______Workforce One Basics Training

October 18 _______ Employability Measure Part A

November 28-30____MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers

December 1 _______Workforce One Basics Training
December 6 _______Employability Measure Part A

Please check TrainLink for times, room locations, etc. for all trainings listed above. Additional trainings may be added to this list, please check back frequently. For any questions, please contact Susan Seidl, Training Coordinator at: or 651-431-4139.

* Register for WF1 trainings through the WF1 system under Resources. Information will be published as soon as possible.

Old news:

Employment Services Advisory Group - June Meeting Video
Safety Training Video
- 6 minutes long
Qualified American Indian Reservation Time Exemption

Presumptive Disability for Pregnant Women for Birth Month

2017 JCT Sessions Draft

Child Care Provider and Parent Outreach Materials

FAQ on colleges that are closing

FSS Non-Compliance for Employment Services Providers

2016 Joint Counselor Training Materials Now Available

Family Violence Waiver Presentation Material Available

Changes to the MFIP Housing Assistance Grant Effective August 1, 2016

Handouts and links referenced in ES training:

MFIP ES Referrals, Expectations, Requirements, and Performance Measures
ES Referral Process, Coordination of Services, & Sequence of Services

Bulletin #15-11-02: Work Will Always Pay

Interviewing and Assessments

Intro to Assessments, the EM, and Interviewing

What is Ethical Behavior?

Assessment tools PowerPoint handout

Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Assessments Resources

Characteristics of LD in adults

Employment Plans, Activities, and Supports

Employment Plan Process

Activity Types & Corresponding Activity Examples

MFIP Work Activity Daily Supervision, Documentation and Verification Guide

Employment Services MFIP Activity Guide Tip Sheet

ES Activities: CORE, Non-CORE, Allowable, and FLSA

DHS Monthly Training/Education Log

Education Documentation Guidelines

MFIP ES Education and Training Brochure

Bulletin #14-11-02 Policy Changes to Education and Training Activities in MFIP

DHS-5784-ENG MFIP/DWP Employment Services Weekly Job Search Activity Log

Job Readiness, Life Skills and Job Skills Directly Related to Employment Guidance

Writing Effective Employment Plans

Supports and CCAP PP slides

Job Counselor CCAP Worker Roles Grid

Family Stabilization Services

Family Stabilization Services

FSS Pre-Sanction Checklist, DHS-6075

Domestic Violence Information brochure, DHS-3477

Sanctions, Extensions, and Worker Resources

MFIP Sanction Policy and Good Cause

MFIP Notice of Intent to Sanction, DHS-3175

DWP/MFIP Status Update Form, DHS-3165

Extensions and Exit Reasons

Worker Resources for Employment Services Providers Handout

Other Resources

Guide to MAXIS Navigation Screen Definitions

MAXIS Inquiry for DWP/MFIP Employment Services Providers Classroom Support Materials & Guide

Employment Services provider resources:

MFIP ES Training Course Offerings and Links/Attachments
2016 Joint Counselor Training Materials
ES Advisory Group Information Sheet

Income Maintenance - training information
ES Training Request Form
General Registration and Training Information

Motivational Interviewing Tips

Self-Employment Income Policy Guide

New Worker Training Checklist

What trainings do we recommend for new ES providers? Here is a suggested list of ES training for new workers, in order.

1. MFIP Basics Series for Employment Services Providers Training (online)
2. MFIP Employment Services (classroom)
3. Workforce One DHS Programs Case Management Training (classroom)
4. Employability Measure – Part A (classroom)
5. Employability Measure – Part B (online)

Go to our ES Resources website ( and bookmark it. On the website, do three things:
1. Click on the link at the top entitled STAY CONNECTED: Subscribe to receive employment services e-mail updates. Enter your email address and click “submit.”
2. Click on the link right below the Stay Connected one entitled MFIP ES TRAINING COURSE OFFERINGS AND LINKS/ATTACHMENTS. This document lists all training offerings and gives instructions on how to register for trainings.
3. Take two minutes to review the rest of the webpage and familiarize yourself with all of the information and resources available there.

Contact Susan Seidl if you need further assistance or have questions.

Pertinent bulletins:

Bulletin 17-68-08 Revised - Updated Federal Poverty Guidelines and Suggested Social Services Fee Schedule
Bulletin 17-68-06 Changes to Child Care Assistance Program Immunization Requirements

Bulletin 16-11-01 DHS Reissues "Work Will Always Pay...With MFIP"

Bulletin 16-68-14 County Responsibilities for the Transfer of a Child Welfare Case to a Tribal Agency

Bulletin 16-68-13 Transfer of a Child Welfare Case to a Tribe Outside of Minnesota

Bulletin #16-69-04 2016 Uniform Income Determinations and Reporting Requirements for Cash Programs and Child Care Programs

Bulletin #16-69-03 2016 Changes to Agency Error Overpayment Policy for Cash Programs

Bulletin #16-32-08 Calendar Year 2017 Participation Rates

Bulletin #16-68-10 Update of Federal Poverty Guidelines and Suggested Social Services Fee Schedule

Bulletin #16-32-01 Information to Assist Counties and Tribes with Preparation & Submission of Fiscal Reports

Bulletin #16-32-03 Human Service 2016 Allocations

Helpful links:


Employment Services Manual - MFIP/DWP
County Reports

DHS Systems Information Resource (SIR)


Workforce One

Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

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