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2014 Annual Training Conference

Save the date!
The OJFSDA Annual Training Conference dates are May 21 & 22, 2014.
This informative two-day event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, located at 350 N. High Street in downtown Columbus.
For information on being a Sponsor, Partner's Fair Trade Show exhibitor, or presenter, please contact Martha Mattson, Operations Manager, at mmattson@ojfsda.org
We hope to see you there!

2014 Program Book.pdf1.1 MB
Conference Sponsors.pdf274.9 KB
Overview Session Grid.pdf135.23 KB
Conference Pre Invoice.pdf128.97 KB
Hotel Accommodations.pdf85.45 KB
Conference Registration Form.pdf91.23 KB
Volunteer Opportunities.pdf102.93 KB
Volunteer Signup.pdf70.65 KB

2013 OJFSDA President Award Winners: Laura Holton and Tisha Brown

This year at the annual holiday banquet, Laura Holton of Fairfield County and Tisha Brown of Licking County were awarded the 2013 President Awards.
These two have spent the majority of the last nine months on loan from their counties to the Governor's Office of Health Transformation and working on the development of the new Ohio Integrated Eligibility System (OIES).  Their work has led to multiple eligibility improvements in the new system and helped tremendously with county trainings and communications.

2013 OJFSDA President Award Winners: Ben Johnson, Denise Olson and Larry Lynch

Every year, dedicated individuals throughout the state support county agencies and the association to enhance our system and improve the quality of services we provide.  These individuals unselfishly commit their time and expertise to assist county agencies meet the challenges of administering one of the largest work and family service systems in the country.

2013 OJFSDA Advocacy Award Winner Will Petrik

OJFSDA is proud to present the 2013 Advocacy Award to Will Petrik, State Director, Advocates for Ohio’s Future (AOF.)  Will received this recognition at the 2013 Annual Training conference. 

Ohio's State Supervised/County Administered Job & Family Service System

The job and family service system in Ohio operates a state supervised/county administered system.  This means that a state agency is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal programs and local agencies are responsible for the operations of the various programs.

Ohio's Jobs Budget 2.0

Governor Kasich released his budget blue print for SFY14/15 on February 4, 2013. All departments were instructed to reduce funding by 10%, ALL county lines were maintained at the current spending levels, including maintaining the 533 account.  Attached are the Department of Medicaid and Department of Job and Family Services Executive Budget and also the Ohio's Jobs Budget 2.0 summary.

Ohio Achieves Milestone Meeting Work Participation Requirement

Through hard work, dedication, perseverance and strong county and state leadership, Ohio has officially eclipsed the federally required 50 percent work participation rate in July of 2012 (the most recent data available) for the first time since federal TANF reauthorization went into effect in 2007.   ODJFS announced earlier this week that the overall work rate for all families in July was 50.27 percent. 

Upcoming Events

Southwest Directors Meeting Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:30
Northwest Directors Meeting Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:30
Fiscal Committee Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:30
Summer Directors Workshop Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:30

Welcome to OJFSDA

Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association (OJFSDA) is a not-for-profit statewide organization established in 1946. OJFSDA represents Ohio's 88 County Departments of Job and Family Services Directors on the local, state, and national level. OJFSDA communicates key issues and solutions regarding the delivery of social services, to Ohio policymakers, legislators, and other decision makers.

OJFSDA Mission

The Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association's mission is to assist County Job and Family Service agencies in enhancing the safety, health and self-sufficiency of vulnerable Ohioans by providing training and technical assistance, and impacting legislation and policy.