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To: Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) Service Coordinators, Home and Community-Based Providers, and Community HealthChoices Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
RE: Employment First Survey

OLTL announces a new Employment First survey. Under the Employment First policy, competitive integrated employment is the first consideration and preferred outcome of publicly-funded education, training, employment and related services, and long-term supports and services for working-age Pennsylvanians with a disability.  More information on the Employment First policy and definition of competitive integrated employment can be found in OLTL Bulletin 59-16-07, Employment and Employment Related Services<http://www.dhs.pa.gov/publications/bulletinsearch/bulletinselected/index.htm?bn=59-16-07&o=N&po=OLTL&id=07/26/2016>.

This survey is designed to assist OLTL with identifying barriers for service coordination entities, direct care providers and MCOs when offering/providing employment services to participants in the home and community-based waivers. OLTL strongly encourages all service coordinators, direct service providers and MCO staff to complete the survey by October 9, 2018 . The survey can be accessed by going to:

Direct Service Providers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oltldsp<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2Foltldsp&data=02%7C01%7Cmboles%40pa.gov%7C2fe13af899874e24236008d6197967a4%7C418e284101284dd59b6c47fc5a9a1bde%7C1%7C0%7C636724406556726319&sdata=1gJ1qg9Z4Q0I3NlSPP5yjAsg%2BTLzN9YjqLk0zqrImks%3D&reserved=0>

Service Coordination Entities: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oltlsce<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2Foltlsce&data=02%7C01%7Cmboles%40pa.gov%7C2fe13af899874e24236008d6197967a4%7C418e284101284dd59b6c47fc5a9a1bde%7C1%7C0%7C636724406556736323&sdata=VpC2UQA9Z74VQ3ma8NcUrziUNkOFsalar13Q0zkcI28%3D&reserved=0>

Managed Care Organization: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oltlmco<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2Foltlmco&data=02%7C01%7Cmboles%40pa.gov%7C2fe13af899874e24236008d6197967a4%7C418e284101284dd59b6c47fc5a9a1bde%7C1%7C0%7C636724406556726319&sdata=QFqATcaKnCxsprAscrjA65bVmuW6ueqQW7%2B3YqAicFI%3D&reserved=0>

Should you have any questions related to this communication please contact Ed Butler, OLTL, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 717-214-3718.


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