December 24, 2012 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Survey for Help Desk Coverage - 1st Quarter 2013
SUBJECT 2: Release 2.16 Defects Document
SUBJECT 3: Schedule of Caseload Participation Adjustments for FFY2013
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Dietitian-Grace Hill Health Centers

  1. Survey for Help Desk Coverage - 1st Quarter 2013: We are asking local agencies to complete the short survey to help us assure adequate MOWINS help desk coverage for the upcoming state holidays in the first quarter of 2013 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21; Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12; and Presidents’ Day, February 18).

    If you have questions, contact Mark Davis at or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209.
  2. Release 2.16 Defects Document: The list of the current defects in MOWINS production (2.16) has been updated on the MOWINS webpage. It is under the heading “Release Information, Tips/Tricks and Defects”.

    If you have questions, please contact the MOWINS Help Desk at 800-554-2544.

  3. Schedule of Caseload Participation Adjustments for FFY2013: Each Local WIC Provider agency starts the new Federal Fiscal Year with an annual projected participation count established in its approved Local Agency Plan. Adjustments to the projected annual participation count used to set the participation sensitive portion of the annual budget in the WIC Invoicing system are made in accordance with Section 4.0 of the Scope of Work for the WIC: Local Agency Nutrition Services contract.

    For Federal Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013) the schedule of revisions to LWP projected annual participation shall be as follows: 1st Quarter adjustments - week of February 11; 2nd Quarter adjustments – week of May 13; 3rd Quarter adjustments - week of August 12: 4th Quarter adjustments - during the week of October 1 all agencies will be adjusted to the participation count served YTD through the September preliminary count; Final adjustment - November 1 and 4 all agencies will be adjusted to their final participation count for FFY2013.

    If you have any questions, please contact your TA.

WIC Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Dietitian-Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist in the WIC program. The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four- year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economic, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen(15) semester hours in Food and Nutrition including Diet Therapy and Community Nutrition. The selected candidate will provide nutrition education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. Send resume to Acey J. Staples, at Grace Hill Health Centers, 1717 Biddle St. St. Louis, Mo. 63106 or e-mail to WIC is an equal opportunity employer.