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Rulemaking Activity

DEED adopts rules to implement or make-specific a law applicable to DEED, helping DEED formulate policy necessary to administer a legislatively created program. The process includes notifying the public of intent to adopt rules and maintaining a current, public rulemaking docket.

  • DEED's public notices may be accessed through links in the Rulemaking Docket. People interested in receiving notices of DEED rulemaking activities may contact DEED's rule coordinator to be added to DEED's Rule Mailing List.
  • Proposed rules are published in the State Register. Copies of final DEED rules are available from the Minnesota Bookstore (call 800-657-3757).
  • DEED's rule coordinators are Kevin Arendt and Lossom Allen.

DEED RULEMAKING DOCKET

The DEED Rulemaking Docket is a summary of DEED rulemaking activities, including necessary notices and approvals.

Email or phone a Rule Contact to learn more about a particular rule; or to obtain a copy of proposed rules, written comments on proposed rules, names of persons who have made written requests for a public hearing, and time and location of public hearings.

Rule Chapter, Title, and Subject: Proposed Rules Governing the Extended Employment program, Minnesota Rules, chapters 3300.6000 – 3300.6070 and repeal of existing Rules Governing the Extended Employment program, Minnesota Rules, chapters 3300.2005 – 3300.3100.

Reason for Rulemaking: DEED is proposing changes to the state rules that govern the Extended Employment Program. The rule is being revised to prioritize Extended Employment program funding for services to support individuals working in competitive, integrated employment.

The proposed rule modifies the Extended Employment program to reflect principles such as Minnesota’s commitment to person-centered practices, informed choice, and Minnesota’s Employment First policy - especially its focus on competitive, integrated employment. The revision will also align the program with new practices in the broader disability services system driven by changing rules and requirements the federal Home and Community Based Services rule, the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and stepped up enforcement of the Olmstead decision.

The proposed rule caps funding for employment that is not competitive and integrated, and phases out funding for center-based (workshop) employment. Additionally, the proposed rule clarifies that for a job to be truly competitive and integrated, the employer cannot be an individual’s Extended Employment service provider. For further details on the proposed rule, please visit the Extended Employment website.

Rulemaking Status:

Rule Contact: Kim Babine; 651-259-7349

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