RMTS Training Requirements 2021-2022 school year (2022 FFY)
SHARS regulations concerning RMTS have changed!
Beginning FFY 2022, the district Primary RMTS Contact will now be required to complete annual training by August 2021. If you are currently in the Primary RMTS Contact role and unable to fulfill the annual training requirements, please reassign the role to another district employee.
A Secondary RMTS Contact will also be required to complete annual training before the end of the FFY training period. If your district has multiple secondary RMTS Contacts, you can select one person who will be responsible for completing the annual training to complete the required 2 district employees.
If a district is contracted with an SSA, Co-op or a third-party vendor, each district is still required to have at least 2 district employees attend training. This means that districts that are in a cooperative or SSA can no longer default RMTS training to their coop personnel.
HHSC asks that when you are registered to attend training, please be sure to log in on time for training. RMTS trainings begin at its exact time.
Anyone who is more than 15-minutes late to any of the training, will automatically be ineligible to receive training credit.
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If an attendee is having technical difficulties and is not able to log in on time for training, or experiencing technical difficulties during the training, they will need to contact technical support and send an email Time Study immediately and/or within 15-minutes of the training start time.
Once the technical difficulty has been resolved, the attendee will need to send a follow-up email informing us. Time Study will review the information provided by the attendee, including the post training data provided to determine if the attendee is eligible to receive training credit.
If there is a discrepancy in the information the attendee has provided, they will be contacted, and more information will have to be provided before determining eligibility. Failure to do adhere to these rules will automatically disqualify the attendee from being ineligible to receive training credit.
The RMTS Contact is responsible for ensuring the district complies with all RMTS requirements and serves as a communicator between HHSC and their district participants. It is crucial each school district understand that compliance with the RMTS annual training is required and mandatory.
Failure to comply with this requirement can affect your district’s ability to certify the participant list and ultimately will disqualify your district from participating in SHARS and/or MAC for a full federal fiscal year.
The link provided below is to the HHSC Rate Analysis Department ISD webpage. It will provide information and details about training requirements, training registration, as well as a list of contacts should you have any questions.
Contact ONWARD! If you have any questions about RMTS your Onward Client Success team is here to help! Contact your ONWARD Client Success Manager or you can contact Stasia Viator, VP of Client Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) Time Study Unit at TimeStudy@hhsc.state.tx.us.