Category: People Services

Workforce Incentive Distribution Plan

We are happy to announce we have received some of the workforce incentive money and are working diligently to ensure the money is properly distributed. As you may know, the state has invested money to give bonuses to DSPs who have worked as Community Habilitation Staff, Respite Staff and SEMP staff during the pandemic and […]

Learning Management System Announcement

Dear Stakeholders, As promised we have developed our own Learning Management System (LMS) to meet the mandatory training requirements of OPWDD and New York State.  Our new Learning Management System is available now through our portal. You will no longer have to remember another website address, username and password. This new feature is displayed on your […]

Exciting changes happening at ISS!

Departmental Changes We are pleased to announce that our Human Resources Department has changed its name to People Services. This name change reflects changes in the field of Human Resources and it represents more of what we do to support Participants, in hiring staff, working through staff issues, and providing all the necessary back office […]

OPWDD Announces Approval of Vaccine Bonus for all DSPs

OPWDD announced the approval of a vaccine bonus for all Direct Support Professionals through the Appendix K Waiver approval.  Self- Hired Direct Support Professionals have until January 14, 2022 to be fully vaccinated. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must receive both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of the single dose vaccine. […]

EVV System Update

To our Stakeholders, We appreciate all your efforts in trying to work with us while we have been getting ready to meet the mandate required by the Cures Act on 1/1/21.  We tried to build an EVV system to meet the minimum requirements, and to be the least intrusive while still maintaining the integrity of […]

Independent Support Services is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion within our organization and today, in recognition of Juneteenth, we honor and respect the celebration of the emancipation from slavery. Independent Support Services will remain committed to being champions of change and advocate for the freedoms for all to live the life they choose.

Department of Labor Form

The Department of Labor’s form IA12.3 is now available on our website. To locate this form, go to the HR tab, click on the drop down box and then click on the Employee Information tab. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will find this form. This form is to be used […]

PPE Request and Distribution (Revised 5-7-20)

Dear Stakeholders, As per our Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.16, all essential businesses are to provide employees with face coverings while fulfilling their job responsibilities. Under that direction we have obtained a limited supply of disposable masks. TO RECEIVE FACE MASKS PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!! FAILURE TO DO SO WILL CAUSE […]

NY State introduces new Legislation/Guidelines that impacts Self-Direction services

Dear ISS Stakeholders, As these remain challenging times for all us, we would like to update you on some of the new legislation/guidelines that have come from New York State that specifically impacts the delivery of Self-Direction services. We would also like to give you some reminders in regards to certain items. Community Habilitation/ Respite […]

Update on COVID-19 and Services Provided

Dear ISS Stakeholders, We hope you are adjusting to these difficult times. We wanted to take a few moments to provide some reminders and updates. There appears to be a lot of scams surfacing at this time. We would like to remind everyone to not give out personal information to anyone over the phone, social […]