Employment and Self-Sufficiency Programs

Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) and Employment and 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.

 Jobs Program 

 Support Services

 Vocational Training

JOBS Program

 Oregon’s Submitted Work Verification Plan – October 2018

 FLSA Calculator, effective 7/01/2019 (XLSX)

 JOBS Activity Guidelines - 12/01/2019PDF file

 JOBS Status and Exemption Coding

 Marijuana industry and the JOBS ProgramPDF file

 Transitioning TANF to ERDC cheat sheet 03.2018PDF file

 Voluntary Work Experience SAIF Claims PDF file

Family Assessment Protocol

 Family Assessment ProtocolPDF file

Work Verification Point (WVP) Emails

December 2019 - JOBS Audit Trend Missing Verification 

September 2018 - Updated JOBS Activity FormsPDF file

 March 2019 – JOBS Update

 September 2018 - Re-engagement ReviewsPDF file

 February 2018 - Appropriate use of Crisis Intervention (CI) step in TRACS

 July 2018 - JOBS Audits JOBS Exempt D/N

 August 2018 - Updated Re-engagement Checklist and TRACS Re-engagement Narrative

 February 2019 – WO Hours for Self-Employed Participants

 June 2018 – TANF Participants Caring for a Person with a Disability

 May 2018 – Support Services

 April 2019 – JOBS - Summer Youth Employent Program (SYEP)

 May 2019 – Psychological Evaluations

 June 2019 – Educational Training Packet

 July 2019 – Housing and Utilities Support Service Payments

 August 2019 – JOBS Plus

 September 2019 – PE (Program Entry) Step

 October 2019 – Hemp vs. Marijuana

 November 2019 – JOBS Activity Guidelines Update New


Archived WVP Emails

 April - Spring Re-engagement Reviews

 May - Summer Resources and Time Limit Reminders

 June - Working with Participants who have ongoing medical challenges

 August - Updated JOBS Audit Process

 November - Appropriate use of Medical and Rehabilitation steps in TRACS

 December - 2018 Production/TRACS Calendar and Employability Screening tool (DHS7823A)

 January - JOBS Audit Process Change for 2018

 March 2018 - Educational Activities

 April 2018 - JOBS Audits Branch Responsibility

Work Verification Plan JOBS Audits

 Work Verification Plan JOBS Audit - FY 2014


JOBS Status and Exemption Coding

PDF available for printing PDF file

Summary of Validated TANF Placement Criteria

PDF available for printing PDF file

JOBS Program Reports


  • JOBS Referral For Services (DHS 7841)
  • JOBS Appointment Notice (DHS 7849)
  • JOBS Supervised Homework Attendance Report (DHS 7862)
  • Education and Training Report (DHS 7861)
  • Educational Packet (DHS 7860) New
  • TRACS Attendance Report (DHS 7865)
  • Job Search Verification (DHS 475)
  • Microenterprise Activity (DHS 7801) New
  • Microenterprise (MI) and TANF (flyer) (DHS 2856) New
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