DPA Star

Submitted by Clay Butcher on March 27, 2003 - 10:33am

Who comes to mind when you hear the phrases "EOIP Superstar" and the "driving force behind the Jobs Achievement Zone"? This month's first star is known for their creative thinking and can-do attitude. Supervisors and co-workers describe her as someone with a great spirit and high energy. Coming to work early and staying late is SOP for this star, always giving it her "all". Hobbies include reading, creating beautiful art work, and movie trivia. And if you are interested in re-decorating your home -- our star may be able to give you some good advice. Can you guess who this star is?

Job Start Codes, Manuals, and Forms

Submitted by Clay Butcher on March 27, 2003 - 10:25am

Job Start is a new Work Services program that promotes job opportunities for Temporary Assistance clients by subsidizing the wages of new jobs created by small businesses. Employers that create a new job and hire a Temporary Assistance client receive a wage subsidy that is equal to the client

Communicating with Legislators/Public Officials

Submitted by Clay Butcher on March 25, 2003 - 10:27am

To all DPA staff,
The following excerpt from an email forwarded to Directors from Elmer Lindstrom, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, reminds us all of our rights and responsibilities when communicating with legislators or other public officials:

"Employees have every right to contact legislators, testify at hearings, or otherswise make their personal feelings and opinions known. However they must do so on their own time, should never represent themselves as speaking for the department, and should not use state computers, phones, or FAXES for that purpose. Staff who may speak for the department are so designated by the Commissioner's Office and Division Directors' Offices through our normal legislative procedures...

Reorganization Overview

Submitted by Clay Butcher on March 24, 2003 - 11:21am

Update to Staff:
Friday, March 21, 2003
This week's update features Rod Moline, the Project Director for the DHSS Reorganization Project. Many of you know Dr. Rod Moline as the DHSS Home & Community Based Waiver Unit Supervisor, and he was formerly Executive Director for REACH, Inc. for 15 years.

Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual is Online

Submitted by Anonymous on March 17, 2003 - 12:48pm

The Division of Medical Assistance is pleased to announce the online availability of the Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual for Medicaid and Denali KidCare through Change #25.

The entire Medical Assistance manual has been converted to PDF. The deployment of the manual consists of one copy of the entire manual, a large document that may be slow to load in some offices. There are separate links to Parts A, B, C, D, and E. Linking of section references is a work in progress.

Note from the Director

Submitted by Clay Butcher on March 17, 2003 - 10:20am

My sincere thanks to everyone who worked through the trying weather conditions last week. As Alaskans, we are certainly no strangers to adverse weather. However, the unseasonably heavy snowfall in Juneau and the destructively high winds in Anchorage and Mat-Su posed particular challenges to our staff.

I appreciate the extra effort by everyone who braved snow and high wind to report to work. Your efforts kept our operations running and our clients served.