OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
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RSA, Vocational Rehabilitation Unit

In performing their responsibilities, staff members:

  • develop and maintain a program performance profile on each vocational rehabilitation (VR) state grantee that includes an organizational description of how each agency operates;
  • develop and implement systems for the review of state plan submissions, for coordinating with other offices as necessary;
  • improve and maintain the VR state grant monitoring process used by state teams to identify improvements that VR state grantees should make in order to improve their performance and meet their program obligations;
  • support the state teams in their state plan approval, monitoring processes and program improvement efforts;
  • in coordination with the OSERS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS) Office of Policy and Planning (OPP), participate in the development and dissemination of policy guidance, regulations and program guidance in all areas of responsibility;
  • coordinate with the department in implementation of the department's integrated monitoring activities;
  • develop program performance measures, which are used to evaluate and monitor grantees;
  • provide technical assistance to the state grant programs in the Training and Service Programs Division; and
  • administer the basic VR state grants and the supported employment state grants.



To learn more about RSA—or use tools and download data—visit our Web portal at https://rsa.ed.gov or click on one of the links below.

Last Modified: 08/07/2015