December 2, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: REMINDER: WIC Help Desk Meeting
SUBJECT 2: Break Time for Nursing Mothers Employee Rights Cards
SUBJECT 3: Poster-WIC Required Proofs for Certification and/or Annual Recertification Appointments
SUBJECT 4: FFY 2013 End-of-Year Invoicing due December 10, 2013


  1. REMINDER: WIC Help Desk Meeting: This is a reminder that there will be no WIC Help Desk coverage on Friday, December 13, 2013, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Although staff will not be available during these hours, feel free to leave a message and all calls will be returned as soon as possible. The purpose of these meetings is to review processes and procedures in order to provide the highest quality customer service to local agencies and WIC participants.

    In our ongoing efforts to better our customer service please remember to complete the WIC Help Desk Customer Service Survey regarding your experience after contacting the WIC Help Desk. The survey can be located here and should take approximately 3 minutes to complete. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, please contact Melissa Seaver at 800-554-2544 or Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov.

  2. Break Time for Nursing Mothers Employee Rights Cards: The MO DHSS warehouse now has available “Break Time for Nursing Mothers Employee Rights” cards developed by the United States Department of Labor. These cards provide information on the break time requirement for nursing mothers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Click here to view a copy of the card. For more information on the federal law, go to the Wage and Labor Division website. Use catalog #482 when placing your order through the MO DHSS warehouse. There is a limit of 100 cards per order. For more information contact Kathy Mertzlufft, State Breastfeeding Coordinator, at 573-526-4792 or by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov.

  3. Poster-WIC Required Proofs for Certification and/or Annual Recertification Appointments: The State office mailed the laminated WIC required Proofs Posters (Bilingual) to all local WIC providers on November 27, 2013. If your agency does not receive the posters by Wednesday, December 3, 2013, or needs additional posters, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  4. FFY 2013 End-of-Year Invoicing due December 10, 2013: The deadline for submission of FFY 2013 end-of-year invoices is Monday, December 10, 2013. Expenses must have been incurred prior to October 1, 2013 to qualify for the FFY 2013 funding year. The grant year will close the end of December and payments beyond this date are not possible.

    SUPPLEMENTAL Invoice due 12-10-2013 - ABSOLUTE DEADLINE

    Please contact your District Technical Assistance staff if you need assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Weiler at 573-526-7901, or 800-392-8209, or Laura.Weiler@health.mo.gov.