COVID-19 CalJOBS Updates
Updated March 20, 2020
This page includes all COVID-19 updates related to service providers. If you are a worker, click here for updates and resources. If you are a business or employer, click here for updates and resources. We are vigilantly monitoring the progression of COVID-19 while planning and creating preparedness.
Support for Providers
The Workforce Partnership created this space as a single location of COVID-19 updates for our service providers. As we shift the way we deliver our services to our participants, we want to eliminate the need to sift through countless emails of ever-changing information. Please check here daily for updates and changes. We will continue to forward any CalJOBS system notifications and the weekly EDD CalJOBS Updates Newsletter to your inboxes (any released in the coming weeks will also be archived at the bottom of this webpage).
Should you have any specific questions, please email email@example.com and be sure to copy your contract administrator.
Best Practice Recommendations
The Workforce Partnership strives to support to all of the organization’s program providers by offering recommendations on how to manage participant profiles and CalJOBS data entry.
We understand that at this time making contact with participants may prove to be more challenging. For this reason, it is even more critical that you document attempts to contact participants in stand-alone case notes with formatted subject lines. The subject line should follow the following convention:
SUBJECT LINE: “Attempt to Contact: [method of communication]”
EX: SUBJECT LINE: Attempt to Contact: By Phone
Other methods of communication could include: By Email, By Text, By Facetime, etc. Remember, any reciprocated communications where educational, training, or job development planning occurs can be entered as an activity code with an attached case note. Stand-alone case notes are only to be used to document outreach to a participant who is non-responsive to your communications.
The following reports are available through CalJOBS to assist in managing caseloads, analyzing 90-day no service soft exits, tracking active participants and their services.
The instructional guides give instructions on how to run a basic report. Modifying input criteria allows you to use each report in varying ways to do different analysis.
CalJOBS Detailed Reports:
- Soon to Exit Cases
Provides a roster of participants and a countdown of how many days until the participant will soft exit from CalJOBS. Days are calculated from the last actual
- On-Line Characteristics
Provides a roster of participants, from different date ranges, with the option of including all services provided to those individuals during their program participation.
- Services Provided Individuals: List
Provides multiple ways to track activities by code and also by various date criteria (actual begin date, projected end dates for open activities, actual end dates for activities that recently ended, etc.).
- Enrolled Individuals: List
Provides rosters of participants that are active, exited, or newly enrolled during a specified time period.
Active Work Experience, Educational, or Training Codes
EDD has instructed that local workforce area staff do not need to close work experience, educational, or training activity codes if the client was actively participating in the service. Instead, staff should extend associated Projected End Dates as necessary for work experience, educational, and training services that are affected by COVID-19 school or business closures. In addition, providers are to add an attached case note to the activity code that includes:
- the name of the school/business
- the closure and/or halt in service was due to COVID-19
When the school reopens and/or the work experience continues, staff should reassess the Projected End Date of the activity code and modify as necessary. Providers will be notified of any additional guidance provided by EDD on this topic as it is available.
Guidance from EDD
March 19, 2020
Mandated use of VOSGreeter has been suspended while our Career Centers are closed to the public
March 16, 2020
Due to the COVID-19, there have been statewide school closures. Until future notice, Local Areas should extend associated Projected End Dates as necessary and include a case note that mentions the school closure and/or halt in work experience due to COVID-19. When the school reopens and/or the work experience continues, staff should reassess if a new PED needs to be updated, or if a completion code should be entered. Staff do not need to close the training and/or work experience activity if the client was actively participating in the service. We will provide you updates as needed.
March 13, 2020
At this time, EDD is not providing any flexibility on 90 day no service until there is official guidance from DOL. We will update this section as we receive more information from EDD.
- Keep track of any potential future DCRs. We’re not sure what is going be allowable data change requests related to COVID-19, but it’s a good idea to keep track of anything you think may warrant a DCR in future so that we’re not scrambling later to collect this information.
- Any services that were provided but were not entered into CalJOBS.
- More information coming soon.
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