This is a reminder to continue to use the federal minimum wage when calculating the number of hours that Temporary Assistance clients can be assigned to unpaid work such as Community Work Experience (CWE) and job sampling. While the Alaska minimum wage will increase to $7.15 an hour effective January 1, 2003, despite attempts by some members of Congress to pass legislation increasing the federal minimum wage, it remains $5.15 per hour.
December has whizzed by
The DPAWeb has a new, updated look. Redesigned especially for you, the new DPAWeb is another part of our Division's ongoing efforts to use the internet to improve communication, create tools for better business processes, and support employee development.
Joel Gilbertson has been appointed the new Commissioner of Health & Social Services
Born in Fairfax, VA, Joel Gilbertson has worked in a variety of positions related to health care and welfare systems, focusing on the efficient delivery of services and expanding access to underserved communities.
We welcome your comments and suggestions on the new DPAweb and how we can improve it to work best for DPA staff. E-mail Clay Butcher with your comments.
The goal of the website is to provide a portal for DPA staff to reach the resources that they use on a regular basis, and to have an automated news function to simplify the distribution of news to DPA employees.
We have created a simple overview of the new DPAweb to get you started. Click this link to view it: How to use DPAweb.
Here's some information on the transition from the Knowles
administration to that of Governor Murkowski. As you all know, Governor Murkowski and Lt. Governor Leman were sworn in to office on Monday noon. Here's some information about what's happening so far in our Department:
What a month this has been with elections, planning for change of administration rolling along on EOIP implementation, Ticket-to-Work, ice storms, Juneau fog, earthquakes and too much turkey (for some of us). Here are few of this month
The following standards are updated for 2003: Family Medicaid 185% Eligibility Test and Need Standards; SSI Payment Standards; Long Term Care Standards. These standards are effective January 1, 2003 and should be used for making eligibility determinations for the benefit month of January.
On November 21st, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the first 1,200
I'm pleased to announce our DPAStars for November 2002. These two special people are among the many in DPA who are dedicated to our mission. As you will see from the ominations, and as you know from your personal experience with them, they provide the very best in customer service and we are fortunate to have them. Thank you and congratulations, **DPAStars**!