VRS_PBA Training Tomorrow!

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Dear VRS/SSB Community Partners and VRS/SSB-WDU Staff,

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Tuesday, 6/29, for the VRS training on Performance Based Agreements. We’ll outline changes to the General PBA and VRS’s new E1 PBA effective July 1, 2021.

Who, What, When

  • Who: VRS/SSB Community Partners and VRS/SSB WDU Staff
  • What: Training on new E1 PBA and changes to the VRS General PBA effective July 1, 2021
  • When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm


Training Notes

  • Presentation: The presentation materials are available on the DEED website here: https://mn.gov/deed/assets/2021-06-29-pba-training_tcm1045-487089.pdf
  • Submit Questions: Please submit questions during the training to this form. You can bookmark this question form – it will remain open through at least July for both Community Partners and staff to submit PBA questions.
  • Accommodations: Closed Captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please contact babine@state.mn.us.
  • Recording: The training will be recorded and posted here: https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/disabilities/partners/updates/.
  • Break-Out Rooms: During the training, we will move from the large group into break-out rooms for discussion.
    • The groups will be organized by VRS’s Business Engagement Networks (BENs).
    • Each BEN group is organized geographically. See below for the counties included in each BEN. If your county is covered by more than one BEN, or your organization spans many counties – feel free to select whichever group you would prefer.
    • If you haven’t participated in a BEN before, feel free to select any one of the groups.
    • If you need an ASL interpreter or a captionist in a break-out room other than the East Metro BEN, please contact Babine@state.mn.us.

VRS Business Engagement Networks (BENs) List

  • Business Engagement Network – Brainerd Area & Bemidji North/Central MN
    • Western Aitkin, Benton, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Eastern Ottertail, Pine, Stearns, Todd, Wadena
  • Business Engagement Network -East Central MN (Cambridge Area)
    • Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Isanti, Chisago, Pine
  • Business Engagement Network – East Metro
    • Washington, Ramsey, Dakota; Metro Area Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
  • Business Engagement Network - Hibbing (Area)
    • Aitkin, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching, St. Louis
  • Business Engagement Network – Bemidji (Area)
    • Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods
  • Business Engagement Network –South I35 (Faribault Area)
    • Rice, Steele, Freeborn, Mower
  • Business Engagement Network – Mankato (Area)
    • Sibley, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Brown, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Martin, Faribault
  • Business Engagement Network - Marshall (Area)
    • Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood
  • Business Engagement Network -Minneapolis
    • Hennepin County-North and South Minneapolis
  • Business Engagement Network - Monticello (Area)
    • Sherburne and Wright
  • Business Engagement Network – Bemidji and North Central
    • Hubbard, Northern Cass, Wadena, Northern Todd, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Becker, Northern Mahnomen, Wilkin, and Traverse
  • Business Engagement Network - North Metro
    • Anoka County and Northern Hennepin County
  • Business Engagement Network – Duluth and Northeast
    • Louis, Carlton, Lake, Cook
  • Business Engagement Network - Northwest MN
    • Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Clay
  • Business Engagement Network - St. Cloud (Area)
    • Stearns, Benton
  • Business Engagement Network - South Metro
    • Dakota, Scott, Carver
  • Business Engagement Network - Southeast MN (Rochester Area)
    • Goodhue, Wabasha, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, Houston
  • Business Engagement Network - West Central (Willmar Area)
    • Big Stone, Swift, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Renville, McLeod

See you tomorrow!


Kim Babine
Director of Community Partnerships
Direct: 651-259-7349