Partnership Offers Workforce Training Option To Eliminate Qualifying Driver Responsibility Fees

Michigan Works!, in coordination with Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan Secretary of State, offers workforce training option to eliminate qualifying driver responsibility fees

The Michigan Works! Association has partnered with the Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to eliminate qualifying Driver Responsibility Fees (DRF) before October 1, 2018, for individuals who participate in a qualifying workforce development training program.

A number of programs are available to the public and Michigan Works! organizations will assist individuals with enrollment.

Michigan Works! Association, Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson released the following joint statement:

“Eliminating fees will remove financial, work-related barriers for a large number of Michiganders who are able and willing to work. This partnership provides a unique opportunity to participate in workforce programs with getting people on the road and back to work as the end goal.

The partnership created through the DRF program is key in helping to return workers to our state’s labor pool.

Michigan Works! and our state partners will continue to work together to ensure the success of this program, thereby serving job seekers, and ultimately employers, in a comprehensive, efficient way.”

Individuals with qualifying offenses who are already participating in existing programs have been identified in order to eliminate their qualifying Driver Responsibility Fees and will be notified by mail throughout the month of May.

For additional information, please visit or the Driver Responsibility Fee Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Workforce Development Program.

To find your nearest Michigan Works! American Job Center, visit or call (800) 285-WORKS (9675).

Michigan Works! Association is a non-profit membership organization that provides services and support to Michigan’s talent eco-system. For over 30 years, the Association has been a go-to resource for federal, state and local workforce initiatives. The Association’s work ensures top-quality services and support for Michigan’s talent pipeline. For more information, please visit