Calendar of events

Video training looks at strategies for hearing loss in the workplace

Effective communication strategies, technology, and other resources to help employers and employees manage hearing loss in the workplace will be explored during a statewide video conference sponsored by the DHS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. State employees and partnering agencies are invited to participate and can register through the DHS Central Office Learning Center through Oct. 4. More information about the training is online.

Statewide information sessions on background studies law underway

DHS will host a series of information sessions throughout Minnesota that will provide detailed information on the background studies law passed in 2014 (PDF). The new law requires the department to collect fingerprints and a photograph of the background study subject. The law also requires implementation of new software that supports multiple changes designed to improve the accuracy and completeness of background studies. The information sessions will take place in eight locations; no registration is required. Stakeholders who are affiliated with DHS licensed programs are encouraged to attend a session to learn more about the new background studies requirements.

Deaf and hard of hearing events

The Minnesota Department of Human Servicesí Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division sponsors a variety of training sessions and other activities for people who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing or a caregiver. More information about the training is online.

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