A List of Updates and Releases to Keep You Informed
October 14, 2020


  • Added prepopulated steps for new participants who have not had a career plan. List of steps added to partner page for reference so steps may be added to customers added prior to October 14. 2020.
October 9, 2020


  • Added the ability to add services on the Grantee Details page for those that will be used by the grantee in their program.
  • Searchable services can be added or removed and filtered by category. 
  • Services are added to customer career plan from the reduced selections.
September 16, 2020
  • Adjusted tracking on dashboard to moved Youth in Red and Yellow Rows who have been "Closed" to gray rows for application, eligibility and not enrolled.
  • Added options for new IYIP training categories to enrollment section of youth eligibility.
  • Minor text changes to self-evaluation and worksite evaluation.
August 18, 2020
  • Changed references to CYEP to DHS Youth Programs / DHS Youth Partners

August 4, 2020
  • Added new service for Incentives and stipends.

July 17, 2020
  • Added updated worksite evaluation and self-evaluation to the customer profile on the Customer Service Center
  • Added self-evaluation to customer profile on My Dashboard.
  • Added comparison report for pre / post self evaluation and initial and final worksite evaluation

July 7, 2020


  • References to COVID Pilot removed.
  • Date function added to allow change in enrollment from CYEP to C-SYEP.

June 11, 2020


  • Customer Progress Page now has the option to select CYEP, COVID Pilot, or C-SYEP for program choice.
  • Dashboards have the option to select CYEP, COVID Pilot, or C-SYEP for program choice.
  • CYEP reports have the option to select CYEP, COVID Pilot, or C-SYEP for program choice.

June 3, 2020

Updated the worksite placement function:

  • Added subsidized wage start and end dates
  • Subsidized wages will cease to count days when a  customer end date is entered.
  • Customer will be removed from the dashboard rows that track down to 90 days of subsidized wage and placed in appropriate row.
May 18, 2020

Updated the worksite placement function:

  • Added Inactive dates input field for when a customer becomes inactive and returns. 
  • Subsidized wages will cease to count days when a  customer is entered as inactive.
  • Status history will record when a customer enters or leaves inactive status. 

May 1, 2020

Updated the worksite placement function:

  • Redirect adding customer from the worksite placement pages to a new step 

April 21, 2020

  • Updated the customer progress page:

  1. Social Security number is no longer required to mark a youth as non-eligible
  2. Additional Enrollment Status options were added:
    • Not Eligiblie, 
    • Not Enrolled - Declined to Participate, 
    • Not Enrolled - Unable to Contact
  3. Discharge / Case Closure was updated to remove the date requirements, and offer a number of new reasons for closing the case to include: 
    • Youth Decided Not to Participate
    • Enlisted in the Military
    • Attending Secondary (High School)
    • Attending Post-Secondary School/ College
    • Reserved Forces Call to Active Duty
    • Personal - (Treatment Center, etc.)
    • Deceased
    • Incarcerated – DJJ or DOC
    • Youth Moved
    • Employed – No Longer Needs Services
    • Unable to Locate Youth
    • Entered Registered Apprenticeship Program
  4. Follow-up will be required for the 270 days, but the youth does not have to retain a "Open" status.

January 2, 2020
  • Updated the Services Report:
    • To allow new steps/services to be added to the career plan through the report.
    • Changed “Due Date” text to “Planned Due Date”.
    • Require Planned Due Date and allow the Planned due date to be updated for IWDS services. Planned due date is not required for IWDS, but should be included if you are making a plan.
    • To include the instruction section and goal fields in the  export/import.
    • Add a filter for open (enrolled)/closed (exited the program) customers.
October 9, 2019
  • Released the Risk Report. The Risk Report provides a break down of how many customers identified each risk factor on their CYEP intake form/application.
October 7, 2019
  • Updated Services Report to allow staff to update services for multiple customers at one time using an online form or upload.
  • Updated Worksite Placement to allow staff to delete duplicate employers and worksites as long as the site does not have placements or related payroll upload.
  • Updated Reports to include a filter to view a list of available reports by category or program.
September 20,  2019
  • Updated progress page case closure dropdown menu text from "select" to "Not Closed". If accidentally close a case, you can un-close the case by selecting "Not Closed".

September 16, 2019
  • Added close out status column to the customer list page.  Added a filter to default showing only open cases, but the user has the option to see all customers or closed only customers as well.
  • Updated login in screen layout.
  • Updated the progress page checkbox for "Did you hear about this through your local FCRC?" since the checkbox means the customer selected it on the application.
  • Updated the progress page eligibility section to require males 18+ to be registered with Selective Service in order to eligible.
  • Updated the progress page info bubbles to match the instructions.
  • Release the updated PPR and demographic report for grantees to review their number to see if the report is working properly.

August 7, 2019
  • Updated Customer List Export:
    • Moved last case note date field to the column before the case note.
    • Added Management Report button.
August 5, 2019
  • Updated password reset.  When a partner updates the customers password, it creates a temporary password.  When the customer logs in, the screen they view has been simplified to  clearly show the two options for updating their password.
August 2, 2019
  • Added an export to the customer list.
  • Updated the Career Plan partner view for adding services/steps. This impacts career plans across all programs.

July 30, 2019

  • updated where customers track who have never had a job and case is closed.

July 29, 2019

  • Updated where customers track if they never completed their application and if eligibility was not verified.

July 12, 2019

  • Updated Progress Page Verify Eligibility section, included info bubble in the performance area, and updated the instructions area.
  • Updated profile so the response to the application gender question populates pronouns in the profile.

July 1, 2019

  • Updated customer application.
  • Added Overview Page.

June 22, 2019

  • Added three videos to How-To list:
    • Adding a worksite and customer for employment.
    • Adding subsidized payroll.
    • CYEP customer process start to finish.

April 25, 2019

  • Reordered columns on Full List of Resources on CYEP Partner page
  • Added Technical Assistance dates to the main page.
  • Updated a workplace training video.

April 19, 2019

  • Updated CYEP Partner page to new view consistent with other IWN partner pages.
  • Added Partner Guidance page with articles about CYEP practices.
  • Moved FAQ to Full List of Resources page.

September 12, 2018

  • Updated the CYEP dashboard:
    • Fixed the application start rows so they populate correctly.
    • Moved the Partner contact not identified row.
    • Moved the In School and Out of School Youth under the Enrollment Status:  Enrolled row to show those rows only included enrolled customers.
  • Updated ISTEP so that it is called Career Plan.
  • Updated the customer view of the Illinois workNet Career Plan so it includes Illinois workNet articles about finding jobs.

August 29, 2018

  • Updated the CYEP Periodic Performance Report (PDF) to include more info bubble and next step information.  Also a cumulative post program column was added to the report.

August 8, 2018

  • Updated/enhanced the worksite placement employer search.
  • Update worksite placement module so that you can view additional employer and worksite contact information such as their email.
  • Fixed customer list export to include employer information.
  • Added Update log to the customer's ISTEP.
  • Fixed bug so that customer can access their ISTEP from their My Dashboard.
  • Updated My Dashboard so the customer will have direct access to their ISTEP.

June 20, 2018

  • Updated the Progress page to include a section for case closure and updates to the performance measures section.
  • Updated the Periodic Performance Report (PPR) to include the ISTEP areas and on/off track indicators.

May 16, 2018

  • Released Individualized, Services, Training and Employment Plan.

April 11, 2018

  • Released Periodic Performance Report.

April 4, 2018

  • Removed the requirement for including an end date in the worksite evaluation.

March 29, 2018 

  • Added contact date to case note entry.
  • Released updated worksite placement dashboard.

March 23, 2018

  • Updated Worksite Placement and Payroll Upload 

March 9, 2018

  • Updated worksite placements – made enhancements to the process for adding employers and worksites.  Added ability to identify subsidized and unsubsidized wages for a worksite placement.
  • Update Assessment export to include more assessment information.

February 8, 2018

  • Released the Intake Dashboard.  Intake Dashboard Instructions (PDF)

February 5, 2018

  • Assessment Tool Update:  Fix tools so that it automatically shows all of customers a partner can access.  A future enhancement is to add a filter to display a subset of customers based on Customer Support Center group.

January 23, 2018

  • Assessment Tool Update: 
    • Updated Grade Level Equivalent Scores drop down menu to ranges rather than specific levels.
    • Fix ability to add Other Assessment Name

January 18, 2018

  • Updated the progress page:
    • Included logic to the verify eligibility section to ensure the proper data is collected
    • Include complete/not complete icons in the performance measure section
    • Added case notes to the progress page.  Case notes can be sent to contacts.
  • Updated Application: 
    • Fixed spelling error
    • Changed the "attained" to "received" in the Highest Level of Education dropdown list

December 22, 2017

  • Released CYEP initial progress page.  Additional features will be added as the remaining tools are developed.
November 22, 2017
  • Released CYEP partner tools and application.

November 21, 2017

  • Updated partner guide to include the following pages:  Full List of Resources/Instructions, Training Materials & Videos, Frequently Asked Questions, and Updates.

November 15, 2017

  • Uploaded the archived CYEP Partner Tool and Initial TA Webinar.