July 21, 2023

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Hello Donna,

In case you missed our announcement this morning, APHSA President and CEO, Tracy Wareing Evans, has decided to step down from her position at the end of 2023, sharing, "I am humbled to have had the incredible privilege to lead APHSA for 13 years and am more confident than I have ever been in the future of human services and APHSA’s role in it.” 

To learn more about the leadership transition at APHSA and what's next for Tracy, read our press release and her personal statement.

Check out our latest blog post on The Catalyst, The Power of Social Capital in Advancing Family Economic Mobility. In this post, APHSA staff Romuald Lenou Tassigne and Mary Goble take a closer look at how we can leverage existing resources to reimagine the human services sector and put families on a path to economic mobility.

Legislative Updates

OCSS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

This Office of Child Support Services' (OCSS) recent proposed rule would provide ACF with ongoing authority to waive, modify, or suspend performance measure requirements when states are affected by natural disasters and other calamities that have resulted, or are expected to result, in the failure of state child support programs to achieve performance standards for paternity establishment, support order establishment, and current collections. Under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, failure to achieve required performance levels may lead to penalties assessed as a percentage against the state's TANF grant.

Comment period ends September 11.

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Advancing Social and Economic Mobility

White House Hosts Child Care Summit for State Leaders

On Wednesday, White House officials welcomed more than 90 state legislators from 41 states across the country to support state actions to make child care more affordable for working families, increase child care provider supply, and improve job quality for child care workers. First Lady Jill Biden, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan also attended the convening and delivered remarks.

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FNS Seeks Comments on Information Collection for SNAP Performance Evaluation Systems

USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is collecting information about states' Performance Evaluation Systems, which ensure that each state agency and project area is operating SNAP in accordance with the Act, regulations, and the state agency's Plan of Operation.

Comments regarding this information collection received by August 16 will be considered.

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APHSA Events

Early Registration Rates Still Available

There's still time to receive early registration rates for both the Economic Mobility and Well-Being (EMWB) Conference being held this August in Long Beach, CA and the IT Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) and Public Human Services Attorneys (PHSA) Conference being held this September in Kissimmee, FL. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday Webinar - PHE Unwinding Check In: Stay on Course or Time to Pivot Your Plan?

Join us along with Change & Innovation Agency as we host a dynamic lineup of Medicaid and human services agency leaders and national experts to have a candid conversation about how PHE unwinding is going. During our time together, they will discuss what was expected vs. the reality of what their agencies are experiencing, and how they are pivoting plans to increase their efforts and ensure those eligible continue to receive the healthcare coverage they need. 

Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 PM ET

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Partner Events

The Aligned Case Management Institute: Advancing the Effort Together

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) Workforce IT Support Center (Workforce ITSC), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, is pleased to announce the formation of the Aligned Case Management (ACM) Institute.

In preparation for this new initiative, interested parties are invited to attend an informational webinar, "Aligned Case Management: Advancing the Effort Together," on Friday, July 28, 3:00 to 4:00 pm ET to learn more about the ACM Institute and opportunity for states to participate.

The ACM Institute aims to enhance service delivery and customer experience within the public workforce system through the creation of a replicable framework and an on-demand toolkit of resources, leveraging data and modern technology.

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