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Last month, we gave away 200 tickets to The Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival. We hope the winners enjoy their time at these events and make lifelong memories!

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Reminders about hospitalization
Paper timesheets are becoming obsolete, so please make sure to let Program Staff know if there has been a hospitalization. This will help prevent disruption in payment to staff.
Discontinuation of Floating holidays, adding New Holidays:
The 2023 legislature passed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) under the direction of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota for the programs of Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS), Consumer Support Grant (CSG) and PCA Choice. With the passing of the new CBA, brings changes MRCI wants you to be aware of.
As of July 1, 2023, workers under these programs will no longer have the two (2) floating holidays to use, in replacement of those floating holidays is the addition of July 4th and Veterans Day (November 11th, 2023). Juneteenth will be added in 2024. MRCI was able to confirm this with the Member Action Center ([email protected]) with SEIU. MRCI encourages those in the programs of CDCS and CSG to have a conversation with their case manager regarding the budget for these additional holidays.
Please also note, these three (3) holidays under the CBA are in addition to the current holidays of New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Labor day and Thanksgiving Day for a total of eight (8) holidays annually. For further questions on the Collective Bargaining Agreement, please contact the Member Action Center.
CDS is celebrating 25 years!
This year, the MRCI organization is celebrating 70 years of creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community. The Client Directed Services (CDS) department is celebrating 25 years of providing self-directed services across Minnesota!

From all of us at CDS, THANK YOU for allowing us to help you self direct your care. We are grateful to be a part of your journey.
What is your favorite type of ice cream?
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Mint Chocolate Chip
Last month we asked which sport is your favorite to watch, and the results are in... Football took the lead with 48.6%! 27.8 % of respondents chose Baseball, and Soccer (12.5%) and Golf (11.1%) round out the bottom. Stay tuned for the results of the sports survey next month!
Renewal of FMS Services by DHS
Did you know that the Department of Human Services renews FMS contracts, such as MRCI, every 5 years? After compiling and submitting our proposal to continue services, we are pleased to announce that our contract has been renewed and we will continue to provide the FMS services our families have come to rely on. We're grateful for the last 25 years and look forward to many more to come!
EVV Quarterly Updates
The DHS EVV team will host quarterly sessions for people affected by EVV to provide clarification on roles/responsibilities, updates and next steps. The next session is scheduled for September 25th, 2023.

Self Direction Connection Conference
Minnesota’s first Self-Direction Conference, Connecting People; Growing Together, will take place on Friday October 27, 2023 at the Mayo Health System Event Center in Mankato, MN from 8am to 3pm.

This conference is geared towards individuals, families, Case Managers and advocates all interested in or who want to learn more on Self-Direction.

MRCI-CDS is proud to be a Connect Level Sponsor for this event. For more information please visit this website or contact MRCI staff Julie Lux or Kyle Rueter at 800-829-7110.
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2023 Training Schedule
Each year MRCI is required to assign training to all workers under the 245D programs of Individualized Home Supports (IHS) formerly known as Personal Supports, Respite, and now Homemaker. Below is the calendar of when the training will be assigned. 

Training is assigned in the beginning of the month and is due by the last day of the month. If your worker does not complete the training they will be temporarily suspended and not able to clock in or out through the app, or be paid for the time worked until complete.

If you have questions regarding the completion of the training you can connect with our program staff at 800-829-7110.
Client Rights
Positive Supports Rule
CSSP-A Review, Person-Centered Planning
Once per year
CSSP-A/IAPP Annual Review
Homemaker Only
Annually, in June
8 Hour CORE
Homemaker Staff Under the 245D Programs: MRCI now is including the Positive Support Rule training annually. The training has been assigned, please log in and complete by the end of November. 
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