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Michael Ferrant <[log in to unmask]>
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Jump on Board for Success <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 3 Oct 2005 11:26:31 -0400
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I love the description of homelessness!  Good stuff.  Along with Gina's
question about education, is an alternative program considered In High

Mike Ferrant
J.O.B.S. Supervisor
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VM 748-0215 ext 3515

-----Original Message-----
From: Jump on Board for Success [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Gina D'Ambrosio
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 2:43 PM
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Subject: Re: New Data Collection Procedures for JOBS Program

Looks great, Glen.  I do have one question--under Educational status,
what should we check if someone is currently working on his/her GED?
can there be another box with that option?
thanks, Gina

-----Original Message-----
From: Glen McClintock [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 1:40 PM
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Subject: New Data Collection Procedures for JOBS Program

Hello Everyone ~

As I mentioned at the JOBS Retreat, we are simplifying our data
collection procedures in order to prepare for the transition to a web
based application. In the future, we will be relying more on
administrative data bases to analyze the benefits of the program for
legislative advocacy. 

Given all of your good input, I've attached a new, simplified intake
form that will replace the JOBS data base. If you wish, you can begin to
use this pen and paper approach to collecting data until the web based
application is established next year. Utilizing these forms, we would
also need you to provide data for all new JOBS participants who have
entered the program since 7/01/05. You can also continue to use the
existing data collection procedures until the web based application is

Laura and I will be meeting with programs to discuss new data collection
procedures and how previous data can eventually be integrated in to the
new data base. If you choose to use this format until the web based
application is established, please enter the personal information at
intake, check off the information for a particular quarter and return a
copy to us via snail mail at the end of each quarter. As each quarter
progresses, just update the form and send a copy of the previous
quarters intakes along with any new intakes. Until the web based
application is up and running, we will be responsible for entering the
data you mail to us into the computer database at our office.

Again, these new procedures should greatly simplify your data collection
for the JOBS Program. As you can see from the form, we are asking for
much less information; however, because we will be relying more on
administrative data-bases it will be more important than ever that we
have the name and social security number of all JOBS participants, not
just those opened to VR. The Business Agreement, now a part of every
contract, adheres to HIPPA guidelines for sharing information.

Laura and I will calling to set up meetings at your agencies to provide
more details about the new data base. We have also scheduled a
teleconference for October 11 at 1:30 pm to answer any questions you may
have. The telephone number for the teleconferences is: 877-676-6548;
participants will need to enter the code of 556189 at the prompt
followed by the # sign.

Again, our new data collection procedures should make your lives much
easier and I look forward to establishing the web-based application. In
the mean time, please feel free to call me with any questions at (802)


Glen McClintock
Supported Employment Coordinator




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