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Vocational Rehabilitation Program FY 2013 Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide

Section 107 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, requires the commissioner of RSA to conduct annual reviews and periodic on-site monitoring of programs authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act to determine whether a vocational rehabilitation agency is complying substantially with the provisions of its State Plan under Section 101 of the Rehabilitation Act and with the Evaluation Standards and Performance Indicators established under Section 106. To fulfill this requirement, RSA has developed the Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide (MTAG) through which it will assess the performance of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in the operation of the program and their compliance with pertinent federal programmatic and fiscal requirements.

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(October 17, 2012)

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Centers for Independent Living Monitoring Reports

Monitoring reports for FY 2011 have been posted.

(October 17, 2012)


Centers for Independent Living Compliance, Performance, Recovery Act Reporting, and Monitoring

In September, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued the final report of the results of its review of Centers for Independent Living (CIL) Compliance, Performance, Recovery Act Reporting, and Monitoring for the period October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2009, with Recovery Act reporting from October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010. The review focused on RSA’s monitoring and oversight of CILs with respect to their: provision of independent living core services; compliance with Rehabilitation Act standards and assurances and applicable Federal regulations; compliance with reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; expenditure of grant funds for allowable expenditures; and maintenance of adequate documentation for the use of grant funds. (RSA Contact: Timothy Beatty (202) 245-6156 or timothy.beatty@ed.gov)

(October 10, 2012)


Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors

RSA extends a special welcome to new state vocational rehabilitation (VR) directors, and has developed an Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors. This orientation is provided to support the important work of administering federal programs within your state funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, the Supported Employment Program, the State Independent Living Services Program, and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program. RSA developed this guide to provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance resources related to the administration of these programs.

(July 30, 2012)


Wall Chart for FY 2011 State Vocational Rehabilitation Performance

The Wall Chart for FY 2011 State Vocational Rehabilitation Performance has been posted. The Wall Chart contains the results of various performance measures of the 80 VR and agency grantees grouped by agencies who serve blind and visually impaired individuals, the general disabled population of those states with two agencies, as well as those agencies with one VR agency serving all disabilities. Charts for prior years are also available.

(July 23, 2012)


Proposed Changes to the RSA-2 and RSA-911

The 60-day Federal Register notices about revisions to the RSA-2 and RSA-911 were published on 7/2/2012.

(July 3, 2012)


Basic VR Agency Report Cards

Basic VR Agency Report Cards for Fiscal Year 2010 have been posted. The Agency report card spreadsheets contain 95 different data elements for year. Additionally, there is an "Underlying Tables" spreadsheet listing the results of all 80 agencies for each data element.

(June 20, 2012)


New PDs and TACs

New policy directives (PDs) and technical assistance circulars (TACs) have been issued.

  • TAC-12-04 - "Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to an Individual by More Than One Agency"
  • TAC-12-03 - "Organizational Structure and Non-Delegable Responsibilities of the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. "
  • PD-12-09 - "OMB Approval of the Extension of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (RSA-113)"
  • PD-12-08 - "Announcement of OMB approval for the on-line submission of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Improvement Plan"
  • PD-12-07 - "Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the on-line submission of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the Supported Employment Services Program"

(June 11, 2012)


New Monitoring Reports

New monitoring reports for FY 2012 have been posted for the Basic VR program and the IL and OIB programs.


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