The Federal Health Care Workforce Development Program is an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) initiative. DHHS administers a two-year, $500,000 grant to states and local jurisdictions that assist low-income workers and families with obtaining or retaining employment.
Who can apply?
The DHHS program includes:
Health Care Service Providers
State and local governments
Employers offering health services to individuals, such as health care providers or nurses’ offices.
How can I apply?
To apply, please visit the DHHS website or call 517-338-2445.
In order to receive this grant, employers must be eligible for a Federal Food, Nutrition and Health Program (FNS).
The new rules, in place since January 2013, allow the government greater control over the food that comes into supermarkets’ stores through the use of packaging that makes their contents accessible only to people who have pre-approved authorizations.
To be able to display or consume food on the shelves, retailers must first prove they have taken precautions to prevent the item from being stolen or misused. That can be challenging. The retailer might allow a buyer to buy food or a magazine, but not allow one to buy illegal drugs.
So retailers must check with food retailers about any potential drugs they may be selling to customers. The stores have to check whether drugs have been seized or banned from entering the country or the country has prohibited certain drugs.
There is little that a vendor can do to avoid having to pass through the new system.
Some are wary about how the rules are being implemented.
“It doesn’t make sense to me. It doesn’t make sense to me. I’m worried about how this can affect me as an employer, when I can’t put in a pre-approval with my supplier — I’m worried about how this affects me legally,” said Scott Smith, who works at the California-based online clothing store Saks Fifth Avenue, which relies heavily on the chain for online sales.
The retailer has been forced to shut down in one of its main markets.
In San Francisco, at least one retailer said its sales went down when their inventory could not go through the new system.
The rules also make it easier for the FBI to access online shopping data to aid with investigations, as well as to investigate crimes.
They make it easier for