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 GuidelinesPDF file

 JOBS Support Services GuidePDF 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

August 2020 – JOBS Attendance Q&A PDF file

July 2020 - JOBS Activity Guidelines (JAG) and JOBS Support Services Guide (SSG) quarterly updates 

July 2020 - Youth Employment Program (YEP) 

June 2020 – Housing and Utility Support Services 

May 2020 – JOBS Activity Guidelines (JAG) and Support Services Guide (SSG) Updates 

April 2020 – Updating Work Experience (WE) Placements 

April 2020 - JOBS Engagement and Support Services During Oregon’s State of Emergency and Executive Order 

March and 2020 – State of Emergency suspension and removal of JOBS DQs 

February 2020 – JOBS Audit Trend Incomplete Verification – Part 2 

January 2020 – JOBS Audit Trend Incomplete Verification 

December 2019 - JOBS Audit Trend Missing Verification 

 March 2019 – JOBS Update

 February 2019 – WO Hours for Self-Employed Participants

 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

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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