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Public Notice: RFP for Paymaster Services

Local Area I Chief Elected Officials Board and Workforce Development Board, d.b.a. Kansas WorkforceONE, 631 E. Crawford, Suite 206, Salina, KS 67401, is accepting bids from qualified entities to provide paymaster and accounting services for Kansas WorkforceONE. To receive a “Request for Proposal” including all specifications, please call 785-493-8018, email Rose Mary Flores at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit Kansas WorkforceONE website – www.kansasworkforceone.org. The RFP will be available for distribution on April 9, 2019. Pre-Proposal Conference is on April 30, 2019 at 10am. Bids must be received no later than 5pm on May 17, 2019. The Local Area I Workforce Development Board (LWDB) and Chief Elected Officials Board (CEOB) welcomes all interested parties to bid. The LWDB and CEOB reserve the right to accept or reject any or all applications received, or to negotiate with qualified bidders. 

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End-Dependence Kansas (EDK)

The Mission of the End-Dependence program is to empower Kansans with disabilities to achieve self-reliance through competitive, integrated employment. The Kansas WorkforceONE End-Dependence Program utilizes the Progressive Employment model with a focus on serving persons with disabilities who are exiting Kansas Correctional facilities.  As a contracting provider for Vocational Rehabilitation, we are charged with implementing this model in our area. The Vermont Progressive Employment Model is a strategy for populations that have little or no work history, low skill levels, and other barriers to employment, such as corrections.  A key principle of the model is that everyone is ready for something which eliminates the construct of candidates needing to be "job ready".  Service options through this model include short-term work experiences, practice interviews, company tours, job shadowing, OJT, and possible partnerships with temporary employment agencies.   

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Department for Children and Families recently launched a program called Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), to further its efforts to help Kansans with disabilities gain meaningful employment. Pre-ETS services are designed to help youth with disabilities get an early start at job exploration, assist students with disabilities in making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and to empower them to realize their full potential.   In order to implement paid work-based learning experiences, Rehabilitation Services has established partnerships which include Kansas WorkforceONE.  These partnerships, which leverage the expertise of the workforce centers and the Pre-ETS program services, implements a wrap-around approach to assist youth with disabilities in gaining work experience. 

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