MFIP and DWP Employment Services Manual

The Employment Services Manual contains the policies and procedures of the Employment Services (ES) component of the Minnesota Family Invest Program (MFIP) and Diversionary Work Program (DWP). The primary users of the ES Manual are the Employment Services Providers, who are contracted to help MFIP and DWP participants become employed and self-sufficient.

What’s New in the MFIP/DWP ES Manual for October 2018

Current Version of the Entire MFIP/DWP ES Manual

Archives page contains previous MFIP ES & DWP ES Manual updates

Employability Measure & User’s Guide

Employability Measure (EM) & User’s Guide

This document includes both the Employability Measure and its User’s Guide that gives background on the development of the EM, descriptions of the context for each area, real-life scenarios that demonstrate how to consistently assess status in these areas, and other important information.

Getting Ready for the Employability Measure
- guide that tells what counties, tribes, and providers need to do to prepare for EM implementation.

EM Mailing List
- sign up for EM implementation updates, FAQ’s, and other important EM information.

Please note:
Some materials in these manuals may have been superseded by DHS bulletins. If you would like to receive bulletins electronically, please contact, giving your full name and e-mail address so you may be put on the distribution list. These manuals refer to DHS forms used by Employment Services Providers to administer the programs. These forms are found on the DHS eDocs web site.

For additional Employment Services resources please visit the MFIP Employment Services Training and Provider Resources Information web page.

Terminology disclaimer:
The terminology used to describe people with disabilities has changed over time. The Minnesota Department of Human Services ("Department") supports the use of "People First" language. Although outmoded and offensive terms might be found within documents on the Department's website, the Department does not endorse these terms.

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