This policy bulletin is to inform Job Center staff that the BEGIN Program Referral Letter (W-573XX) has been revised as follows:
• The language in the first paragraph was changed to read:
The BEGIN Managed Programs coordinate services to help public assistance participants acquire basic literacy and vocational skills and to successfully transition from welfare to work. Based upon the completion of your educational testing and/or Employability Plan at your current activity, you have been assigned to the BEGIN Program described below.
• A third text box was added to indicate whether the appointment is mandatory or non-mandatory. In addition, Action Code 124E (BEGIN Employment Plus Mandatory) and Action Code 149B (BEGIN Employment Plus Non-mandatory) have been added to the W-573XX template.