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Program Policy: CalWORKs Employment Services (CWES)

Published on: 4/11/2017 4:35 PM

This page contains all of the policy documents related to the CalWORKs Employment Services (CWES) program. To open a document, click the underlined text in the "Name" column. Clicking the buttons below will scroll the page down to the Update and Policy Interpretation sections.

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​Handbook Chapters

cw.bkIXCalWORKs Employment Services Handbook
cw.bkTOCCalWORKs Employment Services Handbook Table of Contents
cwchap01Chapter 1: WTW 24-Month Time Limit
cwchap02Chapter 2: Exemptions
cwchap03Chapter 3: Scheduling Process
cwchap04Chapter 4: Orientation and Appraisal
cwchap05Chapter 5: Job Readiness
cwchap06Chapter 6: Self-Initiated Program (SIP)
cwchap07Chapter 7: CalWORKs SSI Advocacy
cwchap08Chapter 8: CWES Assessment
cwchap09Chapter 9: The Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Plan
cwchap10Chapter 10: Unpaid Work Experience (WEX) and Community Service (CS)
cwchap11Chapter 11: Family Services Program
cwchap12Chapter 12: Employment Connection
cwchap13Chapter 13: Learning Disability Screening and Evaluation
cwchap14Chapter 14: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap15 Chapter 15: Cal-Learn [EAS 42-762]
cwchap16Chapter 16: School Attendance
cwchap17Chapter 17: Making Satisfactory Progress (MSP)
cwchap18Chapter 18: Student Financial Aid
cwchap19Chapter 19: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap20Chapter 20: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap21Chapter 21: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap22Chapter 22: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap23Chapter 23: Bike to Work
cwchap24Chapter 24: Vehicle Repairs
cwchap25Chapter 25: Transportation-Related Expenses
cwchap26Chapter 26: Child Care Services
cwchap27Chapter 27: TrustLine and Health & Safety
cwchap28Chapter 28: Ancillary Expenses [EAS 42-750]
cwchap29Chapter 29: Employment and Post-Aid Services
cwchap30Chapter 30: Domestic Abuse
cwchap31Chapter 31: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap32Chapter 32: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap33Chapter 33: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap34Chapter 34: Documentation
cwchap35Chapter 35: Deferred/Good Cause
cwchap36Chapter 36: Non-Compliance Process
cwchap37Chapter 37: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap38Chapter 38: CWES Fraud Referrals
cwchap39Chapter 39: CWES Overpayment and Underpayment
cwchap40Chapter 40: CWES Fiscal
cwchap41Chapter 41: Health Alliance
cwchap42Chapter 42: DFCS/CWES Common Cases
cwchap43Chapter 43: Companion Case Referrals
cwchap44Chapter 44: Case Transfers
cwchap45Chapter 45: Integrated Document Management (IDM) and Order of Filing in IDM
cwchap46Chapter 46: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap47Chapter 47: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap48Chapter 48: Dress for Success
cwchap49Chapter 49: Reserved for Future Use
cwchap50Chapter 50: Reserved for Future Use


Handbook Updates

cw18-02Update 18-02: Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate- Transportation Payments
cw18-01Update 18-01: Job Readiness: CalWORKs Federal Standards & Federal WPR
cw17-24Update 17-24: Family Services Changes
cw17-23Paid Work Experience (PWEX) Wage Increase December 2017
cw17-22Update 17-22: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Fare Increase
cw17-21Update 17-21: Employment Connection Center (ECC) Changes
cw17-20Update 17-20: Streamlining CWES Activities
cw17-19Update 17-19: Updated Child Care Family Fee Schedule
cw17-18Update 17-18: Employment Retention Services
cw17-17DocuSign Schedule A for Tier I and Tier II Subsidized Employment Verification
cw17-16Care of Ill or Incapacitated Household Member
cw17-15Update 17-15: Child Care Regional Market Rates
cw17-13Update 17-13: Updated Child Care Family Fee Schedule
cw17-12Update 17-12: Stage 2 Child Care- REvised 70% SMI Ceilings
cw17-11Update 17-11: New 20% Estimate for WTW Time Clock Extenders
cw17-10Update 17-10: Attendance and Child Care Billing (SCD 1755)
cw17-08Update 17-08: Health Alliance Update
cw17-07Update 17-07: WTW Plan Amendments by Community College Liaisons
cw17-06Update 17-06: Paid Work Experience (PWEX) Wage Increase
cw17-05Update 17-05: CalWORKs Individual Caseloads- Communication
cw17-04Update 17-04: Specialized Transportation Related Services via Ancillary
cw17-03Update 17-03: New 20% Estimate for WTW Time Clock Extenders
cw17-02Update 17-02: Subsidized Employment Program Expansion to Safety Net Population (Revised 4/18/2017)
cw17-01Update 17-01: Maintain Activity Status in CalWIN
cw16-28Update 16-28: Sexual Harassment Process When County is the Employer of Record
cw16-27Update 16-27: Spanish Language Learning Needs Screening
cw16-26Update 16-26: Stage 1 Child Care TrustLine Changes
cw16-25Update 16-25: Increase to California's State Minimum Wage
cw16-24Update 16-24: Decrease in Mileage Reimbursement Rate - Transportation Payments
cw16-23Update 16-23: CalWORKs Housing Supports Employment and Housing Retention (Revised 5/2/2017)
cw16-22Update 16-22: Cal-Learn: Suspension of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
cw16-21Update 16-21: Transportation Expenses (TRE) for Self-Employed Clients
cw16-20Update 16-20: Online CalWORKs Appraisal Tool (OCAT) Questions and Answers #2
cw16-19Update 16-19: Pathway to Employment
cw16-18Update 16-18: Suitable Job Placements
cw16-17Update 16-17: Child Care Regional Market Rates
cw16-16Update 16-16: Bay Area Furniture Bank Vendor Payment
cw16-15Update 16-15: Mileage Reimbursements for Post Aid (PAS) Services
cw16-14Update 16-14: New 20% Estimate for WTW Time Clock Extenders
cw16-13Update 16-13: Case Transfer Checklist Consolidation
cw16-12Update 16-12: Revised Chapter 12: Employment Connection Works (EC Works) and Transitional Subsidized Employment (TSE)
cw16-11Update 16-11: Participation Requirements for PWOs Assistance Units (AUs)
cw16-10Update 16-10: Employer Paid Sick Leave For CalWORKs Subsidized Employment Participants
cw16-09Update 16-09: Good Cause Reminder
cw16-08Update 16-08: TrustLine Informational Publications For Stage One Child Care
cw16-07Update 16-07: Job Enhancement Tools (JET) Program Discontinued
cw16-06Update 16-06: Changes Related to CalWIN Release 44 Automation
cw16-05Update 16-05: Counting Hours for Excused Absences/Holidays
cw16-04Update 16-04: New 20% Estimate for WTW Time Clock Extenders
cw16-03Update 16-03: Decrease in Mileage Reimbursement Rate - Transportation Payments
cw16-02Update 16-02: Revised Learning Disabilities Forms
cw16-01Update 16-01: Zero Participation Hours & WTW Time Clock Corrections
cw15-34Update 15-34: Changes to CalWORKs Community Health Alliance Providers
cw15-33Update 15-33: Timeline Activities Associated with the WTW 24-Month Time Clock
cw15-32Update 15-32: Increase in the State Minimum Wage
cw15-31Update 15-31: Online CalWORKs Appraisal Tool (OCAT) Process Change
cw15-30Update 15-30: Making Satisfactory Progress
cw15-29Update 15-29: Community Child Care Council (4C) Live Scan Fingerprinting Service
cw15-28Update 15-28: Employer Paid Sick Leave for In-Home Child Care Providers
cw15-27Update 15-27: Child Care Monthly Report for CalWORKs Families (CW 115)
cw15-26Update 15-26: Family Services Clarification
cw15-25Update 15-25: Online CalWORKs Appraisal Tool (OCAT) Questions and Answers #1
cw15-24Update 15-24: Welfare To Work (WTW) Program Guidance For Disability Exemptions
cw15-23Update 15-23: Online CalWORKs Appraisal Tool (OCAT)
cw15-22Update 15-22: Post WTW 24-Month Time Clock Removal From Aid Process
cw15-21Update 15-21: New Chapter: Unpaid Work Experience and Community Service
cw15-20Update 15-20: Revised Regional Market Rates for Child Care
cw15-19Update 15-19: New 20% Estimate for WTW Time Clock Extenders
cw15-18Update 15-18: Family Services Changes
cw15-17Update 15-17: CalWIN Case Summary Detail Window
cw15-16Update 15-16: Child Care TrustLine Changes
cw15-15Update 15-15: High School Equivalency Tests
cw15-14Update 15-14: Child Care Rate Categories
cw15-13Update 15-13: Tracking of Non-Profit and Profit Employers
cw15-12Update 15-12: Child Care Questions and Answers
cw15-11Update 15-11: Addendum, Clarification, Revision, Errata to CWES Update 2015-06
cw15-10Update 15-10: Miscellaneous Revisions (Chapters 5 and 34)
cw15-09Update 15-09: Transfer of Child Care to Alternative Payment Programs
cw15-08Update 15-08: Changes to School Attendance Requirements
cw15-07Update 15-07: Additional Q&As Associated with SB 1041
cw15-06Update 15-06: Post WTW 24 Month Time Clock Requirements
cw15-05Update 15-05: WTW 24-Month Time Clock Notices and Extenders
cw15-04Update 15-04: Changes in Eligibility for Individuals with a Prior Felony Drug Conviction
cw15-03Update 15-03: Job Placement Referral Procedures for TSE Temporary Placements
cw15-02Update 15-02: Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate - Transportation Payments
cw15-01Update 15-01: Addendum, Clarification, Revision, Errata to CWES Update 2014-18
cw14-35Update 14-35: Revised Regional Market Rates for Child Care
cw14-34Update 14-34: New Form - WTW 24-Month Time Clock Informing Notice (WTW 43)
cw14-33Update 14-33: Addendum, Clarification, Errata to CWES Update 2014-9
cw14-32Update 14-32: Family Services Program
cw14-31Update 14-31: Methodology for Calculating Weekly Hours
cw14-30Update 14-30: Clarification for Self Initiated Program
cw14-29Update 14-29: Employment Readiness Program (ERP) Termination
cw14-28Update 14-28: Non-Compliance Process for Exempt Volunteers
cw14-27Update 14-27: Domestic Abuse Waiver Policy
cw14-26Update 14-26: Participation Hours for Exempt Volunteers
cw14-25Update 14-25: Entering CalWIN Plan Types
cw14-24Update 14-24: Addendum, Clarification, Errata to CWES Update 2014-18
cw14-23Update 14-23: Additional WDTIP Codes Associated with the WTW 24-Month Clock
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Policy Interpretations

cw02-03.piPI 2002-03: Translations/ Correspondence
cw02-01.piPolicy Interpretation 02-01: Adjusted Child Care Rates
cw01-01.piPolicy Interpretation 01-01: Community Service - WTW2 & Three-Month Review