Staff Development & Training

Order Business Cards Online!

Submitted by Curtis Nelson on December 16, 2003 - 12:03pm

Your life may have gotten just a little bit easier! We are pleased to announce a new way to order your business cards - over the web. With our new online form, staff from the Division of Public Assistance (including Denali KidCare and Job Centers) can now quickly order cards in 3 easy steps.

PFD Hold Harmless Skill Challenge!

Submitted by Clay Butcher on October 8, 2003 - 3:56pm

It's October - which means PFD HH season and of course, Halloween! Do you have questions on PFD Hold Harmless on how to count retained PFD's as resources or how long to give a household hold harmless benefits or even which notice to send?

So if you do (or even just want to check your knowledge of the PFD HH program) and are up for a little Halloween fun, take our new PFD Hold Harmless Skill Challenge.

New Food Stamp Challenge Now Available!

Submitted by Clay Butcher on August 20, 2003 - 3:38pm

Do you know if a person who is exempt from food stamp work requirements due to receiving unemployment benefits may be disqualified - if they fail to comply with a work requirement by the unemployment program? Can the certification period be extended under special circumstances? Are utility expenses paid by an excluded member allowed in full? Take our New Food Stamp Challenge and put your knowledge to the test!

This Month's DPAstars

Submitted by Clay Butcher on July 18, 2003 - 3:36pm

Our first star is a resident of Anchorage. He has worked for our agency for 20 years, in numerous positions and many different offices. Regarded by friends and co-workers as someone you can always count on, upbeat, respectful and courteous. Co-workers have described him as the "heart" of his unit. Accuracy is an important element to this star's work and he is described as someone who is up to the challenge with policy knowledge that is exemplary and a work ethic that is thorough and diligent. He is very family and community oriented and enjoys fundraising. Can you guess who this star is?

DPA stars

Submitted by Clay Butcher on June 6, 2003 - 2:37pm

This weeks DPA Stars remind me of a certain pair of action super heroes. We now have our own Dynamic Duo right here at DPA!

Our Star's this month are teammates that could be called the "Dynamic Duo". According to their co-workers they are definitely the glue that holds their team together. They are both described as having genuinely big hearts, keen wits, are fun to work with, and do an awesome job!

Foreign Language Brochures Available

Submitted by Clay Butcher on May 9, 2003 - 8:52am

The Food and Nutritional Services office (FNS - Food Stamps) has several foreign language brochures available on their web-site that cover topics such as "Questions and Answers about Getting and Using Food Stamps", "Immigrant Eligibility Questions and Answers" and a "Fact Sheet on Eligibility" just to name a few. Obviously not all languages are represented however some of these may prove helpful for you as you work with Food Stamp clients that do not speak English as their primary language. Additionally, brochures with income and allotment information will not reflect Alaska standards. You can find these brochures at:

This Month's DPAstars

Submitted by Clay Butcher on May 2, 2003 - 9:55am

Our first star is highly respected and very dear to her co-workers. She is described as someone who has a uncanny knack for inspiring, supporting, and encouraging others. Professional, compassionate, friendly, easy-going, effective, up-beat, knowledgeable, positive, and diplomatic are just a few of the words her co-workers used to describe her. Known for her unusual taste in food - this star has a sweet tooth for such delicacies as frozen whip cream and any type of vegetable, especially green beans. She is originally from Iowa and enjoys running, ice fishing, cooking, making smoothies, and plants. Can you guess who this star is?