Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin Works (W-2) Manual
188.8.131.52 Ending TEMP Placements
184.108.40.206.1 Multiple TEMP Jobs
220.127.116.11.2 Placement Extensions
18.104.22.168.3 Moving Between TMP and TNP Placements
The TMPCustodial Parent Trial Employment Match Program or TNPNoncustodial Parent Trial Employment Match Program placement must begin effective the first date of employment in a TEMP job. This will ensure that there are no breaks in payments if the participant was previously in a paid placement
TEMPTrial Employment Match Program jobs are generally 40 hours per week. A participant may, in unique circumstances, be placed in a TEMP job that is less than 40 hours per week. For example, the individual requests to work only 30 hours per week because she is attending night school, even though she will not be paid for the hours in school. The hours an individual participating in a TEMP job is required to work are determined by the employer, the W-2Wisconsin Works agency, and the individual, and must be stated in the employer agreement (see 22.214.171.124).
The W-2 agency is expected to provide case management services that help individuals to succeed in the TEMP job. Examples of these types of services include:
Frequent follow-up with the employer and TEMP employee, including employer site visits;
Mediating conflicts between employers and TEMP employees;
Identifying and facilitating referrals for work supports that will help to ensure job retention; and
Providing information about the state and Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, Transitional FoodShare, BadgerCare, Wisconsin Shares, and any other resource that the individual and his or her family will access during the transition to full-time employment.
The TMP or TNP placement must end effective the last date of employment in a TEMP job. NCPNoncustodial Parents in the TNP placement are not eligible for multiple TEMP jobs under 126.96.36.199.1.
It is expected that the W-2 agency conduct a thorough assessment of candidates for TEMP and available TEMP jobs and appropriately match participants to a TEMP job; however, there may be instances where there is a mismatch of an individual’s skills with an employer’s expectations.
If the individual remains eligible and appropriate for TEMP, the individual may continue with a different employer. When this occurs, the W-2 agency must make every effort to ensure that there is no break in employment. If the W-2 agency is unable to immediately place the individual with a different employer, the W-2 agency must end the placement with the last date of employment and reassess the individual for the most appropriate placement.
To be eligible for a placement extension, the employer must request the extension based upon the individual’s need to continue to develop or strengthen specific workplace competencies as identified in his or her employability plan. The W-2 agency has the authority to determine extensions to the wage subsidy, taking the agency’s budget into consideration. All subsidy extensions must be justified by a need for continuing skill development balanced with the likelihood that the individual will be retained in unsubsidized employment following the extension.
Individuals who move between TMP and TNP placements during one TEMP job may continue with and complete that TEMP job for the duration of the agreement.
Release Date: 05/03/18
Effective Date: 01/24/18