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Identification & Recruitment



ID&R Overview

The Oregon Migrant Education Service Center (OMESC) provides statewide training and technical assistance to Migrant Education Program (MEP) recruiters in Oregon. Recruiters are hired by their MEP region in which they serve. Newly hired recruiters must be trained and certified by the OMESC before they can recruit and complete a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The recruiter's training plan includes a full day training on Child Eligibility, MEP Non-Regulatory Guidance (NRG), completion of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), interviewing techniques, pre-post assessments, and field experience with a mentor.

Quality Control 

Title I-C Migrant Education Program requires states to comply with implementing an Identification & Recruitment quality control process to enforce Federal Regulation CFR 200.81. The Oregon Department of Education has contracted with the OMESC to carry out these requirements. 

Some of the quality control processes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviewing and examining all COEs in the state for accuracy and eligibility
  • Conducting re-interview to validate eligibility determination
  • Providing continuous training/education to MEP staff on the latest rulings
  • Providing interviewing techniques
  • Planning ID&R and outreach strategies 

Meet the ID&R Team

Sandra Gibson
Lead Bilingual ID&R Specialist
Office: 503.540.4468
Cell: 503.510.8098


Michelle Lara
ID&R Re-Interviewer
Office: 503.540. 4447
Cell: 971-208-4385

ID&R Support Request Form

Welcome to the MEP

To make a referral/HAGA UNA REFERENCIA:

Please call OMESC Mainline/Favor de llamar a línea principal de OMESC: 503-385-4678

Upcoming Trainings

ID&R Onboarding Training for New MEP Staff - Virtual

Trainings for new MEP staff occur on

first Wednesday of every month

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST

Please register in advance to receive your training materials! 

Training Registration


Open to all MEP staff

third Thursday of every month

9:00 am - 10:30 am - PST
10:00 am - 11:30 am - MT

Zoom Link

ID&R Recruiter Training

Open to Recruiters with 0-3 years experience

(by invitation only)

second Monday of every month

9:00 am - 10:00 am - PST
10:00 am - 11:00 am - MT

Upcoming Trainings

Elegibilidad del Programa de Educación Migrante

Acceda al video en los siguientes lenguajes:



Maya K’iche’:


Taking place in Regions 21, 23, 26.

First page of the PDF file: MEPRegionalMAP

ID&R Resources

Useful Links