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2009 — Eligibility Services Becomes Centralized

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2009 — ELIGIBILITY SERVICES BECOMES CENTRALIZED

In January 2009, the creation of the Eligibility Services Division was announced. Senior leadership formed planning committees, which included hundreds of staff to prepare for the change. More...

2008 — Refugee Services Office Opens

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2008 — REFUGEE SERVICES OFFICE OPENS

In 2008, the Utah Refugee Services Office was formed as a result of recommendations of the Refugee Working Group, created by Governor Huntsman in collaboration with Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon to improve the Utah refugee resettlement program. An Executive Order also created a board of advisors for the office. More...

2007 — Medical Eligibility Consolidates To Workforce Services

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2007 — MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY CONSOLIDATES TO WORKFORCE SERVICES

In February 2007, the Utah State Legislature made the decision to consolidate medical eligibility into Workforce Services. Working closely with the Utah Department of Health, Workforce Services went to great efforts to ensure a seamless transition for customers. On July 1, 2007 Workforce Services became the sole agency to determine Medicaid/CHIP eligibility for Utah. More...