Application & Program Guidance (APG)
- STAR LRP APG (PDF - 501 KB)
Employment Verification is the process the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) uses to obtain information from approved program practice site(s).
It helps determine if an applicant or current participant’s employment, service, and practice requirements meet the guidelines of their specific program.
Your site point of contact (POC) completes the electronic Employment Verification through the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Program Portal ("Portal") for Site Administrators.
They will receive an email saying that a new activity awaits their attention on the Portal.
To send your Employment Verification to the site POC(s):
If your employment verification status is "Returned Unverified" you may need to follow up with your site POC(s). This status means they have indicated that you are not currently employed by that site or that your start work date is beyond the allotted timeframe. Learn how to request that your facility POC complete and submit your Employment Verification.
Existing site POCs can log into their account on the Portal and add others to the list of Points of Contact for that site. Please instruct the existing site POC to log into the Program Portal for Site Administrators to add the new point of contact.
Unfortunately, you cannot submit your STAR LRP online application if your Employment Verification is not complete.
The site POC will receive reminders every 72 hours to complete your Employment Verification; however, it is your responsibility as the applicant to ensure your site POC’s timely completion of the Employment Verification by the deadline.
There are a couple of ways to determine if your site has an STAR LRP site point of contact.
One way is to select your site name on the Employment Verification page of the online application to see the Point of Contact(s) name, email, phone number, and if they have a registered Portal account.
Another way is to go to the Health Workforce Connector, navigate to your site’s landing page, "About this Site," where there is a list of Points of Contacts. If a POC exists, but they have not set up their Portal account, you must encourage the POC to create the account and complete your Employment Verification on the Program Portal for Site Administrators.
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