MAXIMUS Selected by Social Security Administration to Continue Providing Operations Support for the Ticket to Work Program
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RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, MAXIMUS Federal Services, has been selected by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) to continue providing operations support for the Ticket to Work Program. If SSA exercises all options, the contract has a potential length of five years and a potential value of up to $69.4 million dollars. The contract began on September 29, 2015.
The competitively awarded Ticket Program Manager contract consolidates work previously performed by MAXIMUS Federal Services and other vendors. Under the new contract, MAXIMUS is providing oversight and process support in order to sustain ongoing program operations. This includes marketing and outreach to program beneficiaries, maintenance of the employment networks, and facilitation of beneficiary ticket assignments and employment network payments.
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program, part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act, is an employment program serving individuals with disabilities. The goal of the program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services from public and private providers, employers and other organizations.
“MAXIMUS has supported the Ticket to Work Program for 15 years and we are pleased to continue to provide SSA with the necessary support to sustain program operations and help meet the needs of beneficiaries and employers,” commented Thomas Romeo, President of MAXIMUS Federal Services. “MAXIMUS remains committed to helping individuals, including those with disabilities, obtain meaningful employment in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Worldwide, we have helped more than 100,000 people with a range of disabilities, mental health conditions and other complex barriers into mainstream employment.”
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With approximately 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.