Financial Incentives for Employers

IPS Employment Specialists are a resource to local employers and maintain knowledge around financial incentives available to businesses. Some of the financial incentives available include the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Federal Bonding Program, and On the Job Training (OJT) Reimbursements available through Vocational Rehabilitation, the Oregon Employment Department’s Veteran’s program, and some TANF programs. More information is available via the podcasts below and the following websites:

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Federal Bonding Program
Oregon Department of Human Services Jobs Plus Program

May, 2020

TOPIC  Reasonable Accommodations and Taking Leave during COVID-19
:  Matthew Serres, Disability Rights Oregon
Materials: 05.12.20.Disability Rights Oregon Presentation on RAs and Leave During COVID-19 (Uodated)


Reasonable Accommodations & Taking Leave during COVID-19

by Matthew Serres, DRO | PPT Only

January, 2019

TOPIC  Serving Clients with Justice System Involvement and the Federal Bonding Program
: Tammy Guest, OSECE


Helping-People-Find-Jobs-in-Spite-of-Justice-System-Involvement PPT

The Federal Bonding Program PPT





Federal Bonding Program & Serving Clients w/ Justice System Involvement

by Tammy Guest, OSECE

February, 2017

TOPIC  Work Opportunity Tax Credit
: David Ross, Oregon Employment Department


WOTC Brochure Blue
WOTC Program Brochure
Q & A about WOTC
Advice for Employers
Claiming a WOTC Credit
Reasons the Credit Gets Denied for Group E
WOTC Certification Categories and Credit Amts 001
For additional information click HERE.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

by David Ross, Oregon Employment Department

January, 2016

TOPIC  Recently Enacted House Bills – “Ban the Box” and “Setting Aside Judgment of ‘Guilty Except for Insanity
: Ted Wenk, Disability Rights Oregon



"Ban The Box" & "Setting Aside Judgment of Guilty Except for Insanity"

by Ted Wenk, Disability Rights Oregon

August, 2015

TOPIC  Legalization of Marijuana and Workforce Laws


Vocational Rehabilitation – Marijuana & Employment

June, 2015

TOPIC  Section 503 of the Rehabilitation ACT 

Presenters: Benjamin Van Vleet and Aleksandra Snyder, Compliance Officers with the US Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs



Section 503 as an Employer Resource

by Benjamin Van Vleet and Aleksandra Snyder