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New TMG Request Forms System

In an effort to streamline processes, we have developed a new TMG Request Forms system utilizing the technology in SharePoint.  This new system will create efficiencies by allowing administrative assistants on the Executive Services Team (EST) to access event-related materials in order to better serve TMG employees, including:  Overnight Accommodation Requests TMG Event Requests Avis […]

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Northeast IRIS and Family Care Implementation Update

By: Shanna Jensen, Director of ICA Operations   We have received our first referrals from the Northeast Implementation counties! Oconto, Kewaunee, and Brown Counties have all begun providing enrollment counseling to people currently enrolled in the legacy waivers. The counties and tribes have staggered implementation dates throughout the second half of the year, with all […]

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National News: Preserving the Right to Self-determination: Supported Decision-Making

By: Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging   For many years, state courts have routinely assigned guardians to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they became adults. Older adults with dementia-related disorders also frequently have been assigned guardians. The trouble with guardianship is […]

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TMG Staff Partner Groups Update

By: Cindy Desch, Associate Director of Organization and Leadership Development   Approximately a year ago, TMG began our Staff Partner Groups. These groups were developed as an avenue to foster staff contributions towards the on-going flow of information and communication, to build leadership, and to empower our vibrant diverse statewide workforce. The four groups meet […]

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Clinical Service Corner

Heart Health: Know your risk factors and how to take control   By: Sue Urban, RN, Clinical Services Director   We all know that heart disease is the #1 killer of men. Did you know it is also the #1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, even breast […]

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Shout Outs

I would like to send a shout out to everyone in the ICA who is working on screening the plans!  They are so patient with us IC’s who are still learning how to do this! They are amazing and so very helpful!   Theresa Huss, IRIS Consultant   “At the beginning of my conversation with […]

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Hidden Employee Benefits Options

By: Angie Hefty, Compensation & Benefits Analyst   TMG offers a comprehensive benefit package to full-time employees. These benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, as well as paid time off and retirement. Did you know that there are additional not-so-well known benefits that may be of value to you? […]