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SPARQ is Available
SPARQ is now available.  
PY20 Quarter 1 Authorized Positions
A final upload to SPARQ of the PY20 Quarter 1 authorized positions is scheduled for early November. Grantees may make changes to the allocation of their authorized positions, if needed, by October 28, 2020. Any changes made after that date will not be included in the update and will not be reflected in the PY20 Quarter 1 QPRs. If there are any sub-grantees listed in the Authorized Positions utility which will not be active during PY20, please submit a ticket to Zendesk and let us know the month and year during which that sub-grantee was last active. We will mark that sub-grantee as retired, so the records are not included in the pool from which future data validation samples are drawn.
PY20 Quarter 1 Close
The PY20 Quarter 1 close has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 10. Here is the detailed schedule:

11 PM EST, Friday, November 6 – All PY20 Quarter 1 data should be entered into SPARQ.

Morning of Monday, November 9 – All grantees should take a final look at their Data Quality Reports (DQRs). If any cross-grantee errors have arisen, please notify SCSEP Help at once so that we may help resolve these issues. It is strongly recommended that no additional data be entered. Please use this time solely to resolve any remaining errors.

12 noon EST, Tuesday, November 10 – SPARQ will close for the processing of the PY20 Quarter 1 QPRs. Any data entered after noon on November 10 will not be reflected in the PY20 Quarter 1 QPRs.
Authorized Positions Updated
Authorized and modified positions, along with enrollments as of 10/1/2020, have been posted in SCSEPED for Q2PY20.
Release 8.1.1
This release included changes to certain Management Reports, as well as general enhancements in the scope of invalid character field-checking.
SCSEP PY19 End-of-Year QPRs
The PY19 End-of-Year QPRs are final. QPR measures with very small counts may not be representative and should be used with caution.
PY19 Q4 QPRs
The PY19 Q4 QPRs are final. QPR measures with very small counts may not be representative and should be used with caution.
PY19 Q2 Modified Positions

Modified positions as of 10/23/19 and enrollments as of 10/1/19 have been uploaded to SCSEPEd.org for Q2PY19.  Modified positions will be updated again before the close of Q2PY19 in SPARQ.

PY 2019 Modified Positions

PY 2019 modified positions are in SPARQ. 

PY 2018 Quarter 3 data are now available on InfoSPACE.


The Q4 PY 2018 enrollments as of 7/1/2019 are available in SCSEPED.

PY19 TEGL is Available

The Program Year (PY) 2019 Planning Instructions and Allotments for Senior Community Service Employment Program Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) is now published and available via https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=8313

2019 Poverty Guidelines

The 2019 poverty guidelines are now in SPARQ. They are also available in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/01/2019-00621/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines and on the USDHHS website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty- guidelines. The effective date is 1/11/2019. TEGL 11-18— 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines for Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Grants has been posted to the ETA Advisory web site at https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=8528.

PY18 Quarter 2 QPR's
It has come to our attention that field B10c (Median Starting Wage in Placements) and measure E6 (Common Measures Median Earnings) are not displaying correctly.  This will be corrected as soon as possible
SPARQ Release 8.1 - Monday, August 17, 2020
Release 8.1 has been deployed. For more information click here
PY19 Q1 QPRs
The PY19 Q1 QPRs are final.
SPARQ Release 8.0 - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Release 8.0 has been deployed.  For more information click here

Release 7.8
Release 7.8 has been deployed.  For more information click here
Mod Slots for Q3 PY18 are in SCSEPED
The mod slots as of 1/27/19 are posted to Q3 PY 18 in SCSEPED.org.

Resetting Passwords

A security enhancement has been made to the SPARQ login page.  Previously, a user who forgot the password could request that the password be sent via e-mail.  Since it is not secure to send current passwords via e-mail, that function has been replaced.  The new function now allows a user to reset the password.  The following message is displayed at the bottom of the login screen:


To reset your password, enter your user ID then click here, and you will be sent an e-mail containing your temporary login information.


When the user logs in with the temporary password, it will be necessary to change the password immediately.  This new function can be used by a user who has forgotten the password, or by a user who has accidentally locked the account by entering an incorrect password three times.  Users with expired accounts will not be able to use this reset function.  Instead, they will receive the following message:


You cannot reset your password because your password is expired. Please contact your administrator

 For questions about your user ID or password, please contact your grantee administrator. 

For Technical Assistance and End User Support with SPARQ, contact BCT Partners: 

    - Web: https://scsephelp.zendesk.com
    - By phone: (877) 404-0688
Please include your phone number and Sub-grantee name in your message.

For questions concerning SCSEP data element definitions and how to collect SCSEP data, visit The Charter Oak Group website at 

You can also view the "Ask The Experts" forum on The Charter Oak Group website at: 



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