The world is a much better place to live for many, many lives because of our first Star's expertise and compassion. A Star of our agency since July 1985, 18 years. This star's aura shines brightly. Described by co-workers as soft-spoken and calm, with a extremely strong intellect, an excellent grasp of our systems and human behavior - this star is someone client's and co-workers have learned they can admire and rely on.
This is to tell you that I will be retiring in February. For those of you who were here last year about this time, this is a repeat as I left the Division then with plans for retirement. However, when Commissioner Livey asked me to step back last spring, first as Special Assistant, then as Director, I was happy to do so. It's been a wonderful experience, both as Director and acting Director. I've been proud to represent such a progressive, professional organization and blessed to work with such wonderful people!
An ancient Chinese proverb says "busy hands are never in want." Since being appointed by Governor Murkowski as Commissioner, I've been trying to figure this proverb out. To be honest, the past seven weeks have been a whirlwind time-both personally and professionally. ( Appointments press release)
We want to remind you of a new Food Stamp Program policy coming soon. Effective April 1, 2003, qualified aliens who have been in the U.S. at least five years are entitled to food stamps, if otherwise eligible.
Happy New Year to all! 2002 was a productive and fulfilling year for DPA. It brought us great positive change with enhancements to the Temporary Assistance Program through law and field-designed process improvements. The EOIP has brought us improved office organization and management, setting the stage for the performance improvements we
Anchorage K-Mart will no longer be accepting supportive service vouchers. They also have requested that any and all bills be paid in full by 2/22/03.
Due to the volume of benefits, it is taking more time to process the Medicaid and Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) coupons issued by the mid-month Med Regular/Immediate Med Run jobs. We will not be scheduling an Immediate Med run the day following this job in the future.
MANUAL CHANGE #25 AND REVISED NOTICES
Medical Assistance Manual Change #25 is back from the printers and is being
mailed to all district offices this week. This manual change includes new policies,
manual sections, clarifications, and technical corrections. A summary of changes
is listed in the cover memo with the manual change instructions.
Over the years, the Division has participated in the campaign to inform Alaskan workers about Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit that can help many of our clients in their effort to become self-sufficient.
In an effort to increase network security the password for all staff and provider accounts has been changed effective January 22, 2003. These accounts are office specific and are used by contractors, temporary and mobile staff for network access.
Please telephone Network Services Helpdesk for the new password. (907) 269-3444.