Operating as an Employment Network (EN) under Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Ticket to Work Program is an important strategic approach to sustainability and collaboration in addressing the needs of people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) cash benefits. As such, this area of the site provides resources and materials around the Ticket to Work program for ENs.
Ticket to Work: An Overview and the Basics:
The Operations Support Manager (OSM) hosts the national Ticket to Work website, which provide a vast array of information about Ticket, operating as an Employment Network (EN) and the state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies. This training source connects you to basic Ticket information
How to Become an EN for Workforce Boards and Job Center Operators
Applying to become an EN is unique to agencies who have a contract with the U.S. Department of Labor. For this reason, it is recommended you contact the DEI Technical Assistance Liaison for your state, who will connect you with a Ticket expert for a walk through of the application process.
- The Request for Quotation: http://www.ssa.gov/work/enrfq.html.
- Ticket to Work: Workforce EN Maturity Scale. Tool: click here for the Workforce EN Maturity Scale »
- Ticket to Work: Workforce EN Business Model. Tool: Click here for a copy of the Workforce EN Business Model Checklist and Guide »
- The Ticket to Work website pages devoted to workforce boards and Job Centers. https://yourtickettowork.com/web/ttw/en-workforce-one-stops.
Ticket Resources for Workforce Boards and Job Center Operators.
This page contains information about marketing and recruitment, maximizing Employment Network Earnings and business model examples.
Social Security Administration offers some unique services to workforce Employment Networks. This page provides additional information about the Workforce eProcesses including the benefits of utilizing this process as well as the different options associated with it.
EN Suitability Requirements Checklist
This checklist provides information about the Suitability and Security Clearance requirement required by the SSA for each EN Staff member to handle or have access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII), including the ability to assign Tickets. This checklist was designed to assist potential ENs understand the process and steps involved in achieving staff suitability determination by SSA. Click here to view the Suitability and Security Clearance Checklist.