Refugee - Employment and Training Services

Revised October 1, 2018


WAC 388-466-0150 Refugee employment and training services

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-466-0150

Financial Services Specialist

  1. Follow policies and procedures to determine any exemptions or barriers, and to refer client to a Social Service Specialist (SSS) for participation in work and training or for other services. Clients determined to be exempt must still be allowed to participate in work and training activities if they choose to do so. Refer a client claiming incapacity to SSI facilitator.

  2. If, within the last 30 days and without good reason, a client has voluntarily quit employment, refused an offer of employment, or refused a training opportunity a SSS worker may refer their case back to FSS.

    1. The client is ineligible until the later of:

      1. The 30th day following the date of the quit or refusal; or

      2. The date the client complies with work and training requirements.

    2. The eligibility of another AU member is not affected by the first client’s actions.

  3. Follow policies and procedures to impose sanctions for a non-exempt RCA/RF recipient when notified by a SSS that the client is not complying with WorkFirst requirements without good reason,

    1. The sanction period is:

      1. Three months for the first violation; or

      2. Until the end of the client’s RCA/RF eight months’ time limit for the second violation.

    2. See LETTERS for reason codes and protocol requirements.

    3. The eligibility of another AU member, if any, is not affected by the client’s sanction status. 

    4. Continue RMA while the client is in sanction and would otherwise be eligible for RCA/RF.