Listening Sessions for Extended Employment Services

The Idaho Legislature passed the new EES statute, which took effect on July 1st. To prepare for the negotiated rule making process, EES is conducting listening sessions throughout Idaho. Because of the COVID-19 issue, these listening sessions will be conducted via a Web-Ex video/phone conference. The intent of these listening sessions is to give customers, guardians, care providers, and all other stakeholders an opportunity to provide input regarding the new statute.

The areas of concern they are looking at are: lack of staff in the EES program and the agency response; Waitlist concern and budget as a high number of individuals are waiting for services; and what the outcomes of steps/actions taken by the agency, and a lack of internal controls for case management.

To request reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, please advise June Fontes at 208-577-2000 or email at

There are additional meetings scheduled in the coming months for other regions around the state.

September 23, 2020 – Idaho Falls/Salmon/Blackfoot

September 24, 2020 – Pocatello and Preston

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