Glossary

All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • Hard-to-Serve
    Special participant populations that face multiple barriers to employment are populations of low-income individuals that are included in one or more of the following categories: individuals with substantial language or cultural barriers; offenders; homeless individuals; and other hard-to-serve populations as defined by the Governor. The Governor has defined individuals with disabilities as defined in WIA Section 101(17) a hard-to-serve population.
  • Head Start
    Federal program that has provided comprehensive early childhood development services to low-income children since 1965. Source: Congress Research Service Report for Congress, Head Start Reauthorization: A Side-by-Side Comparison of H.R. 1429, S. 556, and Current Law, Updated May 9, 2007, Melinda Gish, Specialist in Social Legislation, Domestic Social Policy Division. http://www.ilheadstart.org/
  • Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (HBWD)
    A program which allows employed individuals, ages 16 through 64 with disabilities, the option to buy healthcare coverage through the Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities program. Workers with countable income of up to $3,159 per month for a single person and $4,250 per month for a couple may qualify for the program.
  • Helps
    Pitches in to help support subordinates when workload is high. Minimizes disruptions and helps employees overcome bureaucratic work obstacles. Works with leaders in other organizational units to keep work flowing smoothly.
  • Hepatitis Screening

    ​Viral hepatitis, such as hepatitis C (HCV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis A (HAV), is diagnosed by your symptoms, a physical exam, blood tests, and other studies, such as FibroSure. Sometimes imaging studies such as a sonogram or CAT scan and a liver biopsy are also used.

  • High-performance Workplaces
    The idea that workers are more likely to give their best if they are valued and have the opportunity to contribute, characterized by decentralized decision-making, flexible job design, and quality-related priorities, flatter organizational structures, and teamwork.
  • Holland Personality Types
    Six ideal vocational personality types (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional) developed by psychologist John L. Holland, Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, to assist individuals in making effective career choices. http://www.careerkey.org/asp/your_personality/hollands_theory_of_career_choice.asp
  • Household Income

    ​Include all income of the people identified in the "Household". This includes gross wages earned, net income from self-employment income, and unearned income (including unemployment insurance, child support, SSI, SSDI, etc.)

    Example 1: Maria is 24 and lives with her daughter, Sandra (5 years old), her boyfriend Fred is 27 (Sandra’s father) and Maria’s sister Frances (22 years old). Maria is eligible for the program, as the parent of a minor child. Maria’s sister Frances does not qualify as an eligible caretaker relative to Sandra because Sandra’s parents are in the home. The household size is three and their income is below the threshold for a family of three - Maria, Fred, and Sandra. Frances is not a part of the household for purposes of eligibility and her income would not count towards the household income.

    Example 2: Susan is 19 and lives with her Aunt Becky, her brother Bart (21 years old), and a friend of the family, Adam. Susan is eligible for the program. Susan and Becky must be part of the household. Adam is not included, and Bart is an optional member, who may be included if it helps Susan. (If Adam doesn’t have income, he increases the family size and income limit. If Adam is working, it is likely best to exclude him and his income.)

  • Households
    • ​If applicant is a parent or caretaker relative, include the applicant, their children (and/or the children for whom they are a caretaker relative), the applicant’s spouse, and the other parent of the minor children living in the household.
    • If the applicant is not a parent or caretaker relative, include the applicant, their parent(s) or caretaker relative, and minor children in the home. If the applicant’s siblings are 18-24 and living in the home, they are (optional) household members.