Department of Labor – Senior Community Service Employment Program

Department of Labor – Senior Community Service Employment Program

Phone: 1-671-300-4561, 1-671-475-7000
Types of Services Offered: Education & Training, Employment Services
Category: Government Local


The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded employment

training program under the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The SCSEP is designed to be
used in conjunction with other programs and services. These programs are provided by
government and not-for-profit agencies to create holistic services that maximize goals and skills
of SCSEP Participants to achieve their employment goals.

**Updated as of 08/28/2020**

Services Offered: 

The overall goal of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is to assist

SCSEP Participants in developing skills to improve their employment prospects. SCSEP
Participants will achieve this goal through a combination of work training experience and
traditional training. Other resources are also available that will improve the SCSEP Participant’s
ability to contribute to the community or to a private organization and ultimately find work.
Many SCSEP Participants will find with these improved skills and experiences, they may obtain
better employment. Furthermore, the sponsors of this program are excited about participation
from individuals as well as organizations who offer a host of suggestions, support and services
including resume writing and interviewing skills, basic computer skills, employment workshops,
etc. These activities are designed to help SCSEP Participants meet their employment goals and:
  • Upgrade job skills for job placement
  • Provide added income during training
  • Promote community involvement
  • Provide the local program community with needed service
  • Help the mature worker find unsubsidized employment

To qualify for the SCSEP, participants must meet certain initial requirements:

Applicant must be 55 years of age or older at the time of enrollment:
Participant age, which is used both for eligibility and the most-in- need measure, is now
calculated from the eligibility determination date rather than the application date for any records
entered after July 1, 2006; and
Documents are required. Acceptable documentation includes any of the following:
1. Driver’s License;
2. Federal, State or Local Government Identification Card;
3. Birth Certificate;
4. Passport.
5. Guam I.D. (non-U.S. citizen, in compliance with P.L. 29-133)

Must have a family income of no more that 25% over the Federal poverty level. The
income of an individual or of the family of which the individual is a member will not exceed the
low income standards defined in 641.102 of the regulations and issued annually by the
Department of Labor. In addition, a disabled person may be treated as a “family of one” for
income eligibility purposes.

Each individual, upon initial enrollment, shall reside in Guam. The term “residence”
shall mean an individual’s declared permanent dwelling place. No requirement pertaining to
length of residency prior to enrollment shall be imposed. A homeless individual is considered a
resident of the state in which she/he is applying Documentation of residence is required.
Residence is verified based on anyone of the following documents:
1. Lease/Rental Agreement
2. Home Utility Bill or other Billing statement providing documentation of residence or mailing
address (if different than address on license or ID)
3. Mayor’s Certification

Employment Status:

Applicant must be currently unemployed – a signed self-attestation is
required. The term “unemployed” used with respect to a person or individual, means an
individual who is without a job and who wants and is available for work, including an individual
who may have occasional employment that does not result in a constant source of income.
Sec.518(a)(8) of the 2006OAA.Employed on the date of participation is defined in the SCSEP Data
Collection Handbook as one who, on the date participation occurs: Did any work at all as a paid
employee (except the individual is NOT considered employed if:
1. He/she has received a notice of termination of employment or the employer has issued a
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) or other notice that the facility or
enterprise will close; or he/she is currently on active military duty and has been provided
with a firm date of separation from military service);
2. Did any work at all his/her own business, profession or farm;
3. Work 15 hours or more as unpaid worker in an enterprise operated by a member of the
family; or
4. Was not working, but has a job or business from which he/she temporarily absent because of
illness, bad weather, vacation, labor-management dispute, or personal reasons, whether or
not paid by the employer for time off, and whether or not seeking another job.

Dorothy Gutierrez

710 Marine Corps Dr, Bell Tower Plaza American Job Center (AJC), 3rd Floor, Hagatna, GUAM, GUAM

P. O. Box 9970 , Hagatna, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-300-4561, 1-671-475-7000

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM


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