Human Services

Tse Inc

  • Roseville, MN
  • www.tse-inc.org

Mission Statement

"Enriching lives through employment and community connections"
TSE provides supports and a service for over 300 individuals primarily located in Ramsey County and is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Day Training and Habilitation Provider.
The focus of TSE's services is primarily community-based employment, community enrichment or in-house production work. TSE has developed curriculum to guide the training provided to each individual based on that person's unique interests and needs. TSE provides opportunities for people to interact on a regular basis with others within the community through community outings as well as volunteer opportunities.

Main Programs

  1. TSE, Inc.
Service Areas

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Minnesota

TSE primarily serves Ramsey County and surrounding communities.
TSE provides supports and a service for over 300 individuals primarily located in Ramsey County and is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Day Training and Habilitation Provider.

ruling year

1965

President and CEO since 2006

Self-reported

Lynne Megan

Keywords

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Developmentally Disabled

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Also Known As

Tse, Inc.

EIN

41-0858512

 Number

5063992044

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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TSE Mission ~“Enriching lives through employment and community connections"
TSE Vision ~ “Every person TSE serves will achieve their career and life ambitions"
TSE Values and Guiding Principles~
Values ~
• Advocating for people with disabilities
• Providing responsive and innovative options for competitive, sustained employment and full engagement in the community that align with the needs, abilities, and interests of the people we serve
• Creating and promoting opportunities for personal growth including self-advocacy
• Promoting and maximizing diversity and equal opportunity
• Deeply committing to the integrity and quality of our services and supports
Guiding Principles ~
• All people with disabilities are assets to society
• People with disabilities enhance the work environment
• People excel when treated with respect and dignity
• People succeed in an environment committed to team work and open communication
• Collaboration with stakeholders, including elected officials, promotes effective partnerships and advances system change
• Quality services and supports reflect an individual's preferences, goals, strengths, and abilities

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

TSE, Inc.

Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H); licensed by the State of MN
TSE provides Training, Support, and Employment services for people with disabilities

Category

People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Physically Disabled nec

None

Budget

$5,000,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    As TSE pursues its 2013—2016 Strategic Plan, and continues to adjust its programmatic and operational strategies based on experience, it will remain focused on efforts that enable the organization to:

    • Productively respond to environmental dynamics that are having or will have a major impact on serving persons with disabilities with excellence.
    • Enhance its capacity to be and reputation as a highly effective generalist by building staff and client skills in selected specialized areas.
    • Significantly increase opportunities offered for employment and engagement, whether independent, contracted or in-house.
    • Diversify and optimize sources of income, including earned revenue.
    Current and Continuing

    • Creating access to meaningful employment and/or community experiences for all persons with disabilities choosing to work with TSE.
    • Providing individualized attention and training to enable Persons Served to fully participate in professional and social opportunities.
    • Continually broadening and deepening relationships with current and potential employers.
    • Effectively sharing information throughout the organization, and telling TSE's story in and beyond the Ramsey County area, including celebrating Persons Served and their achievements.
    • Maintaining a physical and transportation infrastructure that responds to client needs with quality and efficiency.
    • Actively engaging with government entities and community partners to maximize resources and revenue.
    • Enhancing staff, management and Board capacity to support clients' ongoing development.





  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    • Fully develop and implement TSE's philosophy of employment, using updated perspectives on what “employment" means to reshape client experiences and staff positions as needed.
    • Fully develop and implement TSE's philosophy of community engagement, using updated perspectives on what “community connections" means to reshape client experiences and staff positions as needed.
    • Research, prototype and test a program centered on Persons Served of retirement age (or retired by choice), with an eye toward aligning with optimal sources of funding.
    • Explore potential of expanded or new commercial enterprises by developing business plans for at least two concepts likely to capitalize on TSE strengths:
     Treasures
     Roseville Event Center
    • Select three-to-five areas of growing need for employers and design corresponding client training programs and certificates of qualification (e.g. in areas of warehousing, daycare, retail, etc.).
    • Select three-to-five areas of increasing diagnoses among clients and design corresponding staff training programs and certificates of qualification (e.g. in areas of autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, traumatic brain injury, etc.).
    • Consolidate, share, and consistently express TSE's “key messages" (i.e. who TSE is, philosophies of employment and community engagement, focus of current strategic plan, etc.) in both internal and external communication settings.
    • Establish at least one sustainable source of center-based work per site as a bridge for clients in the process of seeking community-based employment.
    • Analyze organizational procedures associated with compliance to find and act on efficiencies that enable staff to devote more direct time to clients.
    • Formalize support and training curriculum for Persons Served, from first visit to TSE through employment/non-employment experiences, and follow with integrated matrix of individual client skills and availabilities (e.g. for second-shift work).
    • Formalize training curriculum for staff, from orientation through specialized knowledge-building, and follow with integrated matrix of individual staff qualifications.
    • Increase effectiveness and efficiency of interdisciplinary team communication.


  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    A course of action for each project is outlined through logic models appended to the 2013—2016 Strategic Plan. These models will be reviewed and adjusted every six months by TSE Senior Management together with project leads, and the set of priorities as a whole updated annually as part of assessing TSE's strategic progress and affirming how to keep moving forward.

    Programmatic Projects and Leads

    • More fully developed and implemented employment philosophy (Lynne Megan)
    • More fully developed and implemented community engagement philosophy (Dan Rietz)
    • Research-based, preliminary concept for TSE retirement program (Dan Rietz)
    • Cost/benefit scenarios for at least two potential business enterprises (Lynne Megan, Shirley Halgrimson)
    • Plan for and initial staff training in selected client diagnoses (Suzette Frith)
    • Accepted grant proposal for client training in selected employment areas (Marilee Larson)

    Operational Projects and Leads

    • Consolidation and initial sharing of “key messages" (Lynne Megan)
    • Two-to-three additional sources of sustainable, center-based employment (Marilee Larson)
    • Streamlined compliance procedures (Sue Armstrong)
    • Formalized support and curriculum for Persons Served (to be outlined in Year Two of Plan)
    • Formalized curriculum for staff (to be outlined in Year Two of Plan)
    • Strengthened interdisciplinary team communication (Kim Tasky)
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    • 15% increase in number of Persons Served (have capacity)

    • 25% increase in employment opportunities over three years
    • Higher percentage of persons seeking employment working
    • Higher number of total working hours
    • Increase in average per person hours worked

    • Increase in Medical Assistance revenue (and expenses for personnel/ratio)
    • Increase in enterprise-generated revenue

    • Increase in hours per vehicle (track public and TSE)

    • Growth in client and staff qualifications
    • Improvement in client survey scores

    • Improvement in staff satisfaction scores
    • More staff retained

    • Greater involvement from broader community

    • Enhanced reputation, credibility
    • Increase in referrals
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Project – Employment Philosophy and Implementation – Completed elements:
    • Continuing open discussions on Employment and Employment First are on-going
    • Person Served Employee Handbook was edited to add to the work policies – “Community Employment" and Job Development"- the updated Handbook is on our TSE Website
    • We have had the opportunity to articulate our employment philosophy with the application, approval, and implementation of our DHS PIPP Grant.
    • We have had several discussions on existing staffing structure and will continue those discussions; we are currently adding a PT Follow Along position as we recognize the addition of job sites and the full caseloads that the current Follow Along E.S.'s are responsible for
    • All training sites and people served have appreciated the presentations by Chuck Ryan on “Soft Skills" of employment
    Project – Community Engagement Philosophy and Implementation – Dan Rietz reporting:
    Completed elements:
    • Identify PT workers/non-work ps: Completed/ID'ed for CARF survey: 53 non-CBE persons served as of 9/30/2014 (primary focus)
    Project - Retirement Program Concept - Completed elements:
    • Analyze demographics: 9-20% over the next 5 years will be of retirement age (based on age 60 or 65 respectively).
    • Conduct focus groups/develop preliminary program concept/model: met with Ramsey County supervisor and 2 CM with retirement age focus. Developed outline of program design, building design. Surprisingly, a fully community-based program is not felt to be in the interests of seniors. Larger, more open space, with lobby area was ideal.
    • Identify legal/licensing requirements: Ramsey County continues to prohibit expanded licensed capacity for center-based services. Consider a change in existing location to one with more space, maintain existing license capacity. Lakeridge is most logical; however the lease is through 2017. Will explore possibility of breaking lease early.
    Project – Cost/Benefit Scenarios for Business Enterprises – Lynne Megan reporting
    Completed Elements:
    • Treasures business has continued to grow. We added the opportunity for Heather Meverden to become Treasure's Production Assistant. Heather has done marvelous with this role. We have added much needed order to our enterprise and also have added Store locations to sell our product.
    • The Event Center idea has been vetted to a variety of audiences, the Roseville Convention Organization; several Roseville Rotary members; other business partners
    Project - Staff Training/Selected Client Diagnoses - Suzette Frith reporting:
    Completed elements:
    • AuSM Certification training was completed for all staff as of April 2014.
    Project - Client Training / Selected Employment Areas – Marilee Larson reporting
    Completed elements:
    • Assess employment market for areas of high demand. Used MN DEED, US Dept of Labor, CareerBuilder reports to determine the career paths with high demand: Warehousing, Retail, Health Services

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

TSE primarily serves Ramsey County and surrounding communities.
TSE provides supports and a service for over 300 individuals primarily located in Ramsey County and is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Day Training and Habilitation Provider.

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Financials

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TSE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Tse Inc

Leadership

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President and CEO

Lynne Megan

BIO

PROFILE

A proven strategic, progressive, and effective Executive leader with over 30 years in nonprofit and for-profit human service organizations that support individuals with disabilities including aging individuals. Recognized as a strong leader that is engaged in all aspects of operations. Highly skilled and proven ability in financial management, written and oral communication, community relations, and service development. Talented and energetic professional that demonstrates passion and commitment for volunteer and public service. Background includes:

• Non-profit board development, involvement, and expertise
• Corporate, Foundation, and Special Event Fundraising and Development
• Financial Management – budgets, planning and managing $30 Million Budget +
• Strategic & Operational Planning
• Personnel Management/Leadership
• Public Speaking
• Public Relations/Governmental Relations
• New Services Development
• Negotiation Skills
• Consumer Service & Quality Enhancement
• Physical Plant and Vehicle/Fleet Management
• Knowledge, understanding, and implementation of federal, state, and local licensing rules and regulations

STATEMENT FROM THE President and CEO

"
TSE Mission - “Enriching lives through employment and community connections"

TSE is a private non-profit company that provides training and support and employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities or related conditions including autism. TSE began providing services in 1961.
TSE provides supports and a service for over 300 individuals primarily located in Ramsey County and is licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Day Training and Habilitation Provider.
The focus of TSE's services is primarily community-based employment, community enrichment or in-house production work. TSE has developed curriculum to guide the training provided to each individual based on that person's unique interests and needs. TSE provides opportunities for people to interact on a regular basis with others within the community through community outings as well as volunteer opportunities.
TSE employs 55 direct care staff whose roles are to provide the training and support to those served by TSE at community jobsites or in TSE's training sites; 32 drivers who ensure the safe and efficient transportation for each person; a team of 15 leads the supervision, management and leadership of TSE.
TSE's budget is $5.3 million. The majority of individuals we serve are recipients of Medical Assistance which pays for their service provided by TSE. Any increase that we receive needs to go through the Minnesota Legislative process. We actively advocate with the Minnesota Legislature each year for Rate increases. We have experienced minimal growth in our services as there is no new money in services for people with disabilities in our State's budget.
In our quest to support individuals with disabilities who choose employment we have built successful partnerships with over 90 employers who employ over 200 people supported by TSE.
"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jamison Randall

Latuff Brothers, Inc.

Term: July 2015 - July 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?