Expect Employment 2017: TN Employment First Task Force Report to the Governor


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“Over the course of the fiscal year, several task force members completed major objectives in the strategic plan. Those include the implementation of the Employment and Community First CHOICES program and launch of the Transition Tennessee site. In addition, several agencies operationalized Memorandums of Understanding to further streamline services for people whose support needs may overlap two or more state agencies. The task force has also brought in new members and agencies, including the Department of Health. In an effort to bolster employer outreach, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development joined the task force and embraced its mission wholeheartedly.

This year’s Expect Employment Report documents the task force’s successes goal by goal, objective by objective. It is clear reading through the report that collaboration has allowed for change to happen more quickly. In addition, throughout the report are the stories of real people who have been positively impacted by the programs and policies developed through the work of state agencies, task force members, and partner organizations.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • WIOA
  • Council on Developmental Disabilities, Department of Children’s Services, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of the Treasury, Disability Rights Tennessee, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
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