WAG 21-06-10-b.

Sanctions result from one instance of any of the following (except as noted):

  • refusal or failure to respond to job referral of suitable employment without good cause;
  • refusal or failure to accept a bona fide offer of suitable employment without good cause;
  • discontinuing suitable employment, including quitting a job after placement and before cancellation without good cause;
  • reducing hours of employment without good cause;
  • use of a supportive service payment for something other than the need for which it was provided;
  • failure to appear for an assessment interview or to comply with the assessment process without good cause;
  • refusal or failure to respond to a written notice for an appointment. The client is considered present if they arrive within 30 minutes after the start of the scheduled meeting. If the client arrives more than 30 minutes late for a meeting and has good cause, excuse the absence and start the meeting immediately, or reschedule it if necessary;
  • refusal to accept transportation, counseling, prevention services, testing, or other services, without good cause, thereby preventing or interrupting participation or progress in the Employability Plan (EP);
  • failure to comply in Job Search. This includes failure to attend a job search session or failure to make the required 20 acceptable employer contacts in a 30-day period without good cause. Each missed session is considered an instance of failing to comply;
  • for a client in Work Experience, failure to report to the work assignment on days scheduled or to make 8 acceptable employer contacts in a 30-day period. Each failure to attend one day of work assignment without good cause (or to initially report) is considered one instance of failing to comply;
  • for a client in a training or educational activity, failure to maintain a satisfactory level of attendance as established by the educational facility. However, failure to attend training or education classes 3 times in a 30-day period without good cause will result in a sanction; or
  • failure to attend a Job Readiness skill training session or failure to make 8 acceptable employer contacts in a 30 day period, if required. Each missed session is considered one instance of failing to comply.

Do not sanction clients who fail to make the required number of acceptable employer contacts in any activity if they can show a good faith effort was made.

A sanction is not imposed until:

  • the client is sent a written notice scheduling a conciliation meeting; and
  • the client has not shown good cause for the failure to comply; and
  • the client either fails to attend the meeting without good cause or fails to complete the conciliation process.

A written notice is sent to the client that explains the purpose of the conciliation meeting and the consequences for failure to attend or to show good cause. Failure to appear for the conciliation meeting is not an additional instance of failing to comply.

If the client fails to comply, impose the sanction. The Family Community Resource Center sends a Notice of Change, which must include:

  • a description of the acts of noncompliance including dates, where applicable;
  • a statement that the acts were without good cause and that the person failed to successfully complete the conciliation process. If the person provided a good cause reason, the notice must state why it was rejected.

The client may request a reassessment. If it is determined that the EP should be revised, good cause exists for previous failure to comply.