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RA: Vocational Rehabilitation Training - FY 2005


CFDA Number: 84.129 - Rehabilitation Long-Term Training

Program Goal: To provide existing staff of public VR sector with continuing education to maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge.

Objective 1 of 2: To provide graduates who work within the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system to help individuals with disabilities achieve their goals.
Indicator 1.1 of 2: Numbers trained: The number of students supported by RSA scholarships and the number of RSA scholars graduating will remain stable per constant $1 million invested.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: The number of scholars supported by RSA scholarships
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
1,600
 
1998
1,550
 
1999
1,665
1,473
2000
2,390
2,000
2001
2,540
2,000
2002
2,232
2,000
2003
2,378
2,050
2004
1,789
2,050
2005
 
2,100

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: The number of scholars graduating
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
800
 
1998
817
 
1999
832
729
2000
764
688
2001
841
700
2002
817
700
2003
802
725
2004
598
725
2005
 
725

Source: Annual grantee reporting

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
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Explanation: After peaking in 2001, target performance decreased as college tuitions are rapidly increasing, while program funds are either level or decreasing. For the graduating scholars, the count represented the number of RSA scholarship recipients who graduated between Sept 1, 2002 and Aug 31, 2003, as reported in the 2003 grantee report. The 2003 targets were exceeded.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: Percentage working: The percentage of graduates fulfilling their payback requirements through acceptable employment will increase annually.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The percentage of graduates fulfilling their payback requirements through acceptable employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
72
70
2001
71
71
2002
85
72
2003
82
72
2004
 
74
2005
 
73

Source: Annual granteed reporting form

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

Limitations: We are using a new reporting system, which is being refined. Same as indicator 1.1.
 
Explanation: The 2003 target was exceeded.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Maintain and upgrade the knowledge and skills of personnel currently employed in the public VR system.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Qualified personnel: The percentage of currently employed VR state agency counselors who meet their State's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) standard will increase annually.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: Percentage of currently employed VR state agency counselors who meet their state's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) standards
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
69
 
2001
71
70
2002
65
75
2003
67
77
2004
 
79
2005
 
70

Source: Annual Evaluation. Ongoing collection could be through the In-Service Training program's annual performance report.

Frequency: Other.

Next Data Available: March 2006
Data would be supplied through an external RSA contractor.
 
Explanation: There is an insufficient pool of qualified candidates to replenish the staff positions. We anticipate a leveling off in performance as staff turnover is at an all-time high due to retirements. The 2003 target was not met.
 

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