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Competitive Employment Project  

The Oregon Competitive Employment Project seeks to enhance the quality of life in Oregon by achieving, maintaining and advancing the competitive and inclusive employment of persons with disabilities. The project is funded by a four-year Medicaid Infrastructure Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and is part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Download a presentation describing grant activities (Power Point) 

Read the latest GPRA report at The Status of the Medicaid Infrastructure Grants Program as of 12/31/2008.

Read Oregon's Medicaid Infrastructure Grant's quarterly Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports 

2013 - First quarterSecond quarter

2012 - First quarter, Second quarterThird quarterFourth quarter

2011 - First quarterSecond quarterThird quarterFourth quarter 

2010 - First quarterSecond quarterThird quarterFourth quarter 

2009 - First quarter, Second quarter, Third quarter, Fourth quarter

2008 - First quarter, Second quarter, Third quarter, Fourth quarter 

2007 - First quarter, Second quarter, Third quarter, Fourth quarter 

2006 - First quarter, Second quarter, Third quarter, Fourth quarter 

For 2002 - 2005 reports please contact Marcia Plass, 503-945-6264 

Current Initiatives

Work Incentives Network (WIN!), Oregon's Benefits and Work Incentives Planning System 

Oregon's Work Incentive Network Project Reviews 

The Competitive Employment Project contracted with Jo-Ann Sowers from Portland State University's Regional Research Institute (PSURRI) in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to evaluate the Work Incentive Network. We invite you to read the reviews. 

The first study utilized data from State of Oregon Unemployment Insurance Records for 310 WIN participants enrolled in services between July 1 and Oct. 31, 2009; research by the Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance Programs, Research and Analysis Unit, as well as telephone interviews with a sample of 85 WIN participants enrolled in services between July 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010. We invite you to read the WIN Jan. 31, 2011 Project Review.

PSURRI completed a comprehensive study of the Work Incentives Network in the summer of 2012 using a sample of participants enrolled in the 4th quarter of 2010 (October – December) and in the first quarter of 2011 (January – March). They also utilized data from WIN for all customers enrolled from program inception in January 2008 through July 2012 and employment data from the Oregon Unemployment Insurance Records of all WIN customers with a Social Security number. We invite you to read the WIN Evaluation: Characteristics of and Employment Outcomes for WIN Evaluation: Characteristics of and Employment Outcomes for WIN Customers Served 2009-2012.

Building upon the earlier research PSURRI completed a final evaluation utilizing three studies; one, an evaluation of the employment outcomes of individuals enrolled in WIN during a 6-month period; two, interviews were conducted with a subsample of participants enrolled in WIN during the same timeframe; three, interviews were conducted with the Work Incentives Coordinators (WICs). We invite you to read the report summarizing the results 2011-2012 Work Incentives Network (WIN) Evaluation Report.

Supported employment for historically underserved populations

Employer supports

Job Development Resources

Youth and young adults transition to work


Contact information

S. Travis Wall, Project Director travis.wall@state.or.us 503-945-6262
Molly Sullivan, Program Analyst molly.a.sullivan@state.or.us 503-990-4104
Gene Rada, Policy Analyst eugene.e.rada@state.or.us 503-569-5316
Paula Fitch, Policy Analyst paula.fitch@state.or.us 503-947-5469
Marcia Plass, Grant Support marcia.a.plass@state.or.us 503-945-6264