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(1) full-time or part-time employment, in which wages are
paid in full by the employer;
(2) unsubsidized internship with wages paid by the intern-
ship employer; and
(b) Self-employment is defined as an income-producing enter-
prise that will lead an individual on a clear pathway to self-sufficiency
by lessening the family's reliance on public benefits.
811.43. Subsidized Employment.
1(a) Subsiditzed er l ment is a core activity as defined in
(a) [b)] Subsidized employment is full-time or part-time em-
ployment that is subsidized in full or in part and complies with this sec-
tion. Subsidized employment may occur in either the private sector or
public sector. A Board shall not be the employer of record for Choices
participants enrolled in a subsidized employment activity. Subsidized
employment includes but is not limited to the following:
(1) subsidized internship with a portion of the Choices par-
ticipant's wages subsidized;
(2) subsidized employment with a staffing agency acting as
the employer of record; and
(3) subsidized employment with the actual employer acting
as the employer of record.
(b) [(c)] Wages.
(1) Wages shall be at least federal or state minimum wage,
whichever is higher.
(2) Employers must provide the same wages and benefits
to subsidized employees as for unsubsidized employees with similar
skills, experience, and position.
(c) [(4)] Boards shall ensure subsidized employment place-
ments prepare and move Choices participants into unsubsidized em-
(d) [(e)] Boards shall ensure subsidized employment place-
ments are allotted to employers who expect to retain Choices partic-
ipants as regular unsubsidized employees once the subsidized place-
ment has ended, unless successful completion of the placement is ex-
pected to result in unsubsidized employment with a different employer.
811.44. On-the-Job Training.
(a) OJT is training in the public or private sector for a paid
employee while he or she is engaged in productive work that provides
knowledge and skills essential to the full and adequate performance of
fta) On -th , training is a eore activity as Adefned in
(b) A Board shall ensure that a determination is made on a
case-by-case basis whether to authorize, arrange, or refer a Choices
participant for subsidized, time-limited training activities, to assist the
Choices participant with obtaining knowledge and skills that are essen-
tial to the workplace while in ajob setting. OJT [Onthe-job training]
is training by an employer that is provided to a Choices participant on
or off the work site while engaged in productive work in a job that:
(1) provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and
adequate performance of the job;
(2) provides reimbursement to the employer of a percent of
the wage rate of the Choices participant for the extraordinary costs of
providing the training and additional supervision related to the training;
(3) is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation
for which the Choices participant is being trained, taking into account
the content of the training, the prior work experience of the Choices
participant, and the service strategy of the Choices participant, as ap-
(4) includes training specified by the employer.
(c) [Unsubsidized employment after satisfactory completion
ofthe training is expected] A Board shall not contract with employers
who have previously exhibited a pattern of failing to provide Choices
participants in OJT [nthe-jb training] with continued long-term em-
ployment, which provides wages, benefits, and working conditions that
are equal to those that are provided to regular employees who have
worked a similar length of time and are doing a similar type of work.
(d) Boards shall ensure OJT [onthe-job training] placements
are allotted to employers who expect to retain Choices participants as
regular unsubsidized employees once the on-the-job training placement
has ended, unless successful completion of the placement is expected
to result in unsubsidized employment with a different employer.
811.50. Educational Services for Choices Participants Who Have
Not Completed Secondary School or Received a General Educational
(a) Educational services[, which are non-core activities as de-
finedin ,-11.25(a)(2)+, are only available for Choices participants who
have not completed secondary school or who have not received a GED
(b) A Board shall ensure that a determination is made, on a
case-by-case basis, whether to authorize, arrange, or refer Choices par-
ticipants who are age 20 and older for the following educational or
other training services:
(1) secondary school, as defined in 811.2(18)
[8!1-2(13)], when required as a prerequisite for employment;
(2) Adult Basic Education (ABE), language instruction, or
literacy instruction; or
(3) other educational activities which are directly related to
(c) A Board shall ensure educational services related to em-
ployment directly provide education, knowledge, and skills for specific
occupations, work settings, jobs, or job offers.
811.51. Post-Employment Services.
(a) A Board shall ensure that post-employment services,
which include job retention, career advancement, and reemployment
services, are offered to Choices participants who are employed, and
to applicants, conditional applicants, and former recipients who have
obtained employment but require additional assistance in retaining
employment and achieving self-sufficiency.
(b) A Board shall ensure that post-employment services are
monitored, and ensure that hours of employment are required and re-
ported by Choices participants for at least the length of time the Choices
participants receive TANF cash assistance.
(c) A Board shall ensure that ongoing contact is established
with Choices eligibles receiving post-employment services at least
(d) A Board may include mentoring techniques as part of a
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