Rehabilitation Services Administration
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Final Rules
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration is proud to announce the publication in the Federal Register of the following final rules implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
- WIOA: Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions — Final Rule
(Effective Date: October 18, 2016)
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage — Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception of 34 CFR 361.10; 34 CFR 361.23; 34 CFR 361.40; and subparts D, E, and F of part 361, which become effective October 18, 2016)
- WIOA: Miscellaneous Program Changes — Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception that the removal of part 388 becomes effective October 1, 2016)
- Programs and Activities Authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Title II of the WIOA) — Final Rule
(Effective Date: September 19, 2016, with the exception of subparts H, I, and J of part 463, which become effective October 18, 2016)
- WIOA: Department of Labor-Only — Final Rule
(Effective Date: October 18, 2016)
(August 19, 2016)
Technical Assistance Centers and Demonstration Projects
Aligning with the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA’s) mission to provide leadership and resources to grantees and stakeholders, RSA created a series of training and technical assistance centers (TACs) and demonstration projects to assist state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their partners in providing VR and other services to individuals with disabilities. Each TAC focuses its efforts on a specific set of topics designed to provide universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance (TA) for the purpose of improving services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.
(February 3, 2016)
Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities—A Resource Guide for Employers
A new resource guide (“Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities—A Resource Guide for Employers”) has been posted. It is a product of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, a federal cross-agency effort working to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities. The Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative includes participation by agencies across the federal government, including the Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Council on Disability, Office of Personnel Management, and the Social Security Administration. This resource guide identifies relevant federal and federally funded resources for employers looking to recruit, hire, retain, and promote people with disabilities.
(May 20, 2015)
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.
RSA's major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled.
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