Required under Section 107
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.
- Download the Vocational Rehabilitation Program FY 2013 Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide:
FY 2011 served as a pilot year for the new monitoring system during which 10 state VR agency reviews were conducted. The remaining 70 state VR agencies will be reviewed over the remaining 5 years, resulting in 14 state VR agency reviews per year.
- Download the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Monitoring and Technical Assistance Projected Monitoring Schedule:
FY 2013 Monitoring Reports
For fiscal year 2013, fourteen agencies in ten states were reviewed.
FY 2012 Monitoring Reports
For fiscal year 2012, fourteen agencies in eleven states were reviewed.
FY 2011 Monitoring Reports
For fiscal year 2011, ten agencies in eight states (AZ, AR, GA, IL, ME, NE, PA, and TN) were reviewed. In addition to the ten scheduled monitoring reviews, RSA conducted other site visits to state VR agencies in order to follow-up the agency’s implementation of its corrective action plan or to provide technical assistance.
RSA used the following documents during its monitoring reviews:
FY 2010 (and earlier) Monitoring Reports
RSA continues to make available prior year monitoring reports as well as the Information Guide and Monitoring Protocols used to develop those reports.