May 2018 News

May 7

Employees will be able to view, print, and save copies of their own paystubs.  Employees will receive an emailed pay stub the morning of each payday. The emailed paystub will look the same as the paystubs sent by mail.

Transitioning to emailed pay stubs will provide a “paperless” solution which is cost effective and environmentally friendly. This action represents yet another step forward in providing a more efficient and productive way for PICS and the Payroll Department to provide timely information to the employees we serve.

April 2018 News

Apr 27

An autism diagnosis can leave many families feeling scared or uncertain about their child’s future. The Brundidges, a PICS participant family, learned that three of their four children were on the autism spectrum.

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Sheletta Brundidge shared the story of learning of her children’s diagnoses. Read part one of the Brundidge family’s story at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.

Brundidge Family

February 2018 News

Feb 19

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) offers free online training for families, providers and others who want to know more about working with and supporting people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related conditions.

The training, “ASD Strategies in Action,” provides practical information and skills, through real-life examples in the home, school, community and workplace. The course in an online video-based training program.

October 2017 News

Oct 5


PICS was proud to sponsor and attend the 20th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk on September 24th, 2017. It was a day to empower and celebrate! There were kids booths, live music, and fun-filled activities for everyone. 

PICS booth at Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
Oct 1

It’s that time of year again! Workers providing direct support care to a Participant under Minnesota Licensed Services (Personal Supports) must complete Annual Training by October 31st. Training is available online on October 1st. This training is mandated by the Minnesota statute and a requirement for continued employment.

September 2017 News

Sep 28

PICS was pleased to meet and celebrate the people we serve at our Appreciation Open House on September 14, 2017!

Attendees received door prizes and were able to learn about all of our services and resources, including those available from Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS). Congratulations to the two attendees who won an Amazon Echo Dot!

We were happy to host several community resources and services of LSS including:

PICS employees at Open House

June 2017 News

Jun 12

PICS has been a trusted fiscal support entity since 1999, helping individuals across the state of Minnesota manage their self-directed and licensed personal support services. Along the way, we’ve continued improving and modernizing our systems and services – including simplifying our processes to make things easier for participants, managing parties, and community partners including case managers and support planners. 

As a statewide leader in self-directed care, we felt it was time to update and modernize our brand to reflect who we are today.

May 2017 News

May 10

We’re excited to share that winners have been selected for our Online Portal contest!

Our two grand prize winners received the choice of an iPad Air or a Samsung Chromebook. Three second place winners were also drawn, each receiving a $200 visa gift card.

To be entered into the drawing, Managing Parties must have entered all timesheets on time for three selected time periods during February, March and April.

January 2017 News

Jan 21

As we close out 2016 and start again with the New Year, PICS would like to provide a few tips to help with filing your taxes.

Check Your Pay Stub

Please check that your bi-weekly earnings statement (pay stub) is accurate. Being able to answer “yes” to the following questions will help you receive accurate and on-time paychecks and will make it easier to file taxes next year:

November 2016 News

Nov 16

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) will be rolling out the newest version of their online background study program, NETStudy 2.0. PICS currently submits employee background studies through NETStudy. This new program affects employees working for individuals under the CDCS or Personal Supports programs.