Employment & Self-Sufficiency Programs

Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) and Employment & Self-Sufficiency Services

The JOBS program is Oregon's employment and self-sufficiency program for people on public assistance. Clients participating in employment and self-sufficiency services, receive ongoing screening, assessment and case management, while participating in activities such as life skills, basic education, job readiness or work experience that address barriers to self-sufficiency.

 Case Management

 Participation Tools

 Disabilities & Limitations 

 Jobs Plus

 Jobs Program 

 National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Toolkit 

 Parent As Scholars


 Support Services

 Vocational Training

JOBS Program

 Client Information & Marketing Brochures

 FLSA Chart (2015) PDF file

 FLSA Chart (2016) PDF file

 FLSA Calculator (2015) (XLSX)

 FLSA Calculator (2016) (XLSX)


 JOBS Activities and Support Services Quick Reference GuidePDF file New

 JOBS Activity Guidelines - September 29, 2015PDF file New

 JOBS Program Overview

 JOBS Program Reports

 JOBS Status and Exemption Coding

 Oregon's Submitted Work Verification Plan - July 2015PDF file New

 TANF Federal Participation Requirements

 TANF Placement Criteria

 Tax Credit Summary - 2011 PDF file

 Voluntary Work Experience SAIF Claims PDF file Last updated January 2014

 Work Verification Branch Points PDF file New

Participation Tools - Central Office Developed

 ELearning Options New

 Participation Tool Kit New

 JPI ProcessPDF file New

 J82 Process PDF file New

 ELearning PDF file New

 Attendance Verification for Non-Contracted Activities New

 Attendance Reporting Calendar PDF file New

 Virtual Case ReviewPDF file New

 Supplemental ActivitiesPDF file New

 Checklist Verification IssuesPDF file New

 TRACS Attendance 2015 Calendar PDF file

 TRACS Attendance 2016 Calendar New

Work Verification Point Emails

 Child Care JOBS Support Service Payments New

 J82 Cases and Coding New

 JOBS Activity Guide updates as of 11-3-2015 New

 TANF Hot Topics July Activity Code Updates New

 TANF Hot Topics July Policy New

 TANF Hot Topics TRACS & ERDC New

Participation Tools - Field Developed


Work Verification Plan JOBS Audits

 Work Verification Plan JOBS Audit - FY 2014

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JOBS Status and Exemption Coding

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The JOBS Status (JS) and Exemption (Exmp) codes will be changed. The new items are:

JOBS Status codes:
W - Work eligible mandatory
E - Used for P2/M5 cases (no change)
C - Exempt but volunteers (no change)
D - Exempt
M - Exempt from JOBS, but required to participate in MH/DA
S - State Funded TANF
Exemption Reason Codes:
N - Needed to care for a disabled household member
V - VISTA volunteer
P - Pregnant in 9 month or newborn up to 6 months (16 weeks for teen parents)
M - Medical complications due to pregnancy
U - Undue hardship


  • A JS code will be required on all persons coded AD. They are no longer required on CH
  • JS will be required on programs _2,82 and P2, M5 with the new PTF C/D
  • New state funded programs, including program 82, will allow only the S JS code
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Summary of Validated TANF Placement Criteria

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A. There must be an open plan on the day that a placement is recorded.

  • If placement is recorded after plan ends, it does not count.
  • If placement is recorded before plan begins, it does not count.
  • If there has never been a plan, it does not count.

B. Placements must meet one of these 6 validated (qualifying change) conditions:

  1. There is a reduction in the grant from the prior month. (case was 2,82 CP in prior month and in current month)
  2. Case has gone from 2, 82 CP/VP in prior month to CL or NA in current month
  3. Case has gone from 2, 82 CP/VP in prior month to M5/P2, CP/VP
  4. Case has gone from P2 with ASM NR to P2 without ASM NR
  5. Case has gone from P2 ASM in prior month (open Assessment date on JAS) to M5/P2 not ASM (Assessment has end date) in current month
  6. NEW 4/26/2007: Case has gone from 2,82 VP with a PLS NR to either M5/P2 VP or closes

C. Every placement will be subjected to the above tests in the month in which they're recorded, AND in the following 3 months. If they do not meet any of the tests during those 4 monthly trials, they are then placed in a not counted file.

D. Placements are counted in the month they are validated. So, a "January" placement is one that may have been recorded in Oct, Nov, Dec, or Jan, and was validated by one of the above 6 steps, in January.

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JOBS Program Reports

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  • JOBS Referral For Services (DHS 7841)
  • JOBS Appointment Notice (DHS 7849)
  • JOBS Supervised Homework Attendance Report (DHS 7862)
  • Education and Training Report (DHS 7861)
  • TRACS Attendance Report (DHS 7865)
  • Job Search Verification (DHS 475)
  • Your "microenterprise" and the JOBS Program (DHS 7801)
  • Letter of Documentation of Need to Care for Disabled Family Member (DHS 7785)
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Vocational Training


  • Vocational Training (VT) Application Packet (DHS 7786)
  • Vocational Training Guidelines (DHS 7789D)
  • Budget Information Worksheet (DHS 7788G)
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Disabilities & Limitations


  • Comprehensive Psychiatric or Psychologcial Evlauation (DMAP 729A)
  • Employability Screening Tool (DHS 7823A)
  • Learning Needs Screening (DHS 421)
  • Mental Residual Function Capacity Report (DMAP 729F)
  • Physical Residual Function Capacity Report (DMAP 729E)
  • Rating of Impairment Severity Report (DMAP 729G)
  • SFPSS Program Referral to Disability Analyst (DHS 7813)

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If an applicant has an old "JD" or "DJ" case descriptor on their UCMS case, please remove the coding. It has no affect on their benefits or application for benefits at this time.


  • Case Planning and the Re-engagement Process (DHS 1598)
  • JOBS Appointment Notice for Re-engagement (DHS 7869)
  • Notice of JOBS Program Disqualification or Other Penalty (DHS 7873)
  • TANF/JOBS Voluntary Case Manager Re-engagement Review (DHS 7825V)
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