Data & Research EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS
RSA Annual Review Report - Appendix B

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This technical document is an appendix to the RSA-MIS Annual Review Report. It lists the sources for data shown in tables on the report, and can be used by technical staff at state agencies to verify the data RSA shows on the RSA-MIS Annual Review Report.
(Updated Nov 12, 2013)

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Sources of data

State agencies report to RSA on the following forms:

  • RSA-2
    An annual VR program and cost report. One report is submitted each fiscal year by each agency.

  • RSA-113
    A quarterly cumulative caseload report. Since four reports are submitted each year, we use data from the report submitted in the fourth quarter (July 1 through Sept. 30)

  • RSA-722
    Annual report on appeals process. One report is submitted each fiscal year by each agency.

  • RSA-911
    The case service report. One report is submitted each year for each individual whose case was closed. For this report, we aggregate data from all of the RSA-911 reports submitted by the agency for the fiscal year

  • SF-269
    A quarterly financial status report. Since four reports are submitted each year, we use data from the report submitted in the fourth quarter (July 1 through Sept. 30) of the fiscal year.

The original source data for this report may be viewed on-line in the RSA Management Information System (RSA-MIS). From the MIS, select Main Menu then select Data Entry to view the reports submitted by the agency (note: the RSA-911 data shown in the RSA-MIS is aggregated data). Use the Ad Hoc Query feature (on the Quick Queries menu) to verify national averages.

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Table 1. Program highlights

There are two versions of Table 1, depending on the year of the report. Additionally, there are changes in FY 2012 regarding how competitive employment is calculated.


For FY 2012 and later
  • Average hourly earnings for competitive employment outcomes—
    Sum of individuals’ weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by the total hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) for individuals where weekly earnings at closure > 0, where the type of closure (record position 198) = 3, and where employment status (record position 161) is 1 or 3 or 4 or 7 and where the average hourly wage is not less than the greater of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage.
    Note: this report rounds the weekly earning to the penny before the division, where Standards and Indicators does not. In a few cases, there may be a difference of a penny or so.

  • Average hours worked per week for competitive employment outcomes—
    Average hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) for individuals where weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) > 0 and where the type of closure (record position 198) = 3 and where employment status (record position 161) is 1 or 3 or 4 or 7 and where the average hourly wage is not less than the greater of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage.

  • Average time between application and closure (in months) for individuals with competitive employment outcomes—
    Average of individuals date of closure (record position 201-208) minus date of application (record position 15-22) in months where type of closure (record position 198) = 3 and where employment status (record position 161) is 1 or 3 or 4 or 7 and where the average hourly wage is not less than the greater of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage.


For FY 2008 and later
  • Total funds expended—
    RSA-2 line I.4

  • Individuals whose cases were closed with employment outcomes—
    RSA-113 line D1

  • Individuals whose cases were closed without employment outcomes—
    RSA-113 line D2

  • Total number of individuals whose cases were closed after receiving services—
    RSA-113 line D1+D2

  • Employment rate—
    RSA-113 line D1 divided by sum of RSA-113 line D1+D2, multiplied by 100

  • Individuals whose cases were closed with SE outcomes—
    Total number of individuals whose employment status at closure (record position 161) = 7 in the RSA-911 report

  • New applicants per million state population—
    RSA-113 line A2 divided by the result of the estimated state population divided by 1 million. The estimated state population is found on the following Web site: http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-ann-est.html

  • Average cost per employment outcome—
    Sum of RSA-911 Cost of Purchased Services (record position 104-109) for individuals who exited the VR program with an employment outcome divided by the RSA-911 number of individuals who exited the VR program during the fiscal year with an employment outcome.

  • Average cost per unsuccessful employment outcome—
    Sum of RSA-911 Cost of Purchased Services (record position 104-109) for individuals who exited the VR program without an employment outcome (record position 198 = 4) divided by the total number of these individuals

  • Average hourly earnings for competitive employment outcomes—
    Sum of individuals’ weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by the total hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) for individuals where weekly earnings at closure > 0, where the type of closure (record position 198) = 3, and where competitive employment (record position 162) = 1.

  • Average state hourly earnings—
    Using the most relevant available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report (http://www.bls.gov), state average annual earnings divided by 2,080 hours

  • Percent average hourly earnings for competitive employment outcomes to state average hourly earnings—
    Average hourly earnings for competitive employment outcomes (above) divided by the Average state hourly earnings (above) multiplied by 100

  • Average hours worked per week for competitive employment outcomes—
    Average hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) for individuals where weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) > 0 and where the type of closure (record position 198) = 3 and where competitive employment (record position 162) = 1.

  • Percent of transition-age youths served to total served—
    Total number of individuals whose age at application is 14-24 and whose type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4 divided by all individuals of any age whose type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

  • Employment rate for transition population served—
    Total number of individuals whose age at application is 14-24 and whose type of closure (record position 198) = 3 divided by the number of individuals whose age at application is 14-24 and whose type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4 multiplied, the result of which is multiplied by 100

  • Average time between application and closure (in months) for individuals with competitive employment outcomes—
    Average of individuals date of closure (record position 201-208) minus date of application (record position 15-22) in months where type of closure (record position 198) = 3 and where competitive employment (record position 162) = 1.

  • Evaluation Standard 1—
    See section Table 23 below

  • Evaluation Standard 2—
    See section Table 24 below


For FY 2007 and earlier
  • Total funds expended—
    RSA-2 line I.4

  • Successful employment outcomes—
    RSA-113 line D1

  • Average hourly earnings—
    Average of RSA-911 reports' weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) for individuals where weekly earnings at closure > 0 and where the type of closure (record position 198) = 3. Note: In an effort to represent the data in a more accurate manner, this data element has been computed differently in this year's Annual Review Report than it was in the FY 2005 Annual Review Report where we computed the number based on all employment outcomes regardless of their weekly earnings

  • Average hours worked per week—
    Average of RSA-911 reports hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) for individuals where weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) > 0 and where the type of closure (record position 198) = 3. Note: In an effort to represent the data in a more accurate manner, this data element has been computed differently in this year's Annual Review Report than it was in the FY 2005 Annual Review Report where we computed the number based on all employment outcomes regardless of their weekly earnings.

  • Average cost per employment outcome—
    Sum of RSA-911 Cost of Purchased Services for individuals who exited the VR program with an employment outcome divided by the RSA-911 number of individuals who exited the VR program during the fiscal year with an employment outcome.

  • Average time between application and closure (in months) for individuals with successful employment outcomes—
    Average of RSA-911 reports date of closure (record position 201-208) – date of application (record position 15-22) in months where type of closure (record position 198) = 3

  • Total individuals served—
    RSA-113 lines C3 plus D1 plus D2

  • Average cost per individual served—
    RSA-2 line I.4 is divided by RSA-113 lines C3 plus D1 plus D2

  • Average number of cases per total staff—
    RSA-113 lines C3 plus D1 plus D2 is divided by RSA-2 lines III.1 + III.2 + III.3 + III.4

  • Average number of employment outcomes per total staff—
    RSA-113 line D1 is divided by RSA-2 lines III.1 + III.2 + III.3 + III.4

  • Evaluation standard 1—
    See section Table 23 below

  • Evaluation standard 2—
    See section Table 24 below

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Table 2. Caseload statistics
  • Applicants—
    RSA-113 lines A1 plus A2

  • Individuals served—
    RSA-113 lines C3 plus D1 plus D2

  • Closed after receiving services—
    RSA-113 lines D1 plus D2

  • Closed with employment outcomes—
    RSA-113 line D1

  • Closed without employment outcomes after receiving services—
    RSA-113 line D2

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Table 3. Individuals whose cases were closed after receiving services by disability
  • Visual impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 01, 02, or 08 where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

  • Physical impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16 where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

  • Communicative disorders—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, or 09 where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

  • Cognitive impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 17 where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

  • Mental and emotional (psychosocial) disabilities—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 18 or 19 where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

  • Total—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is between 01 and 19 where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4

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Table 4. Special populations served
  • Transition age (14-24)—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is 14-24 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4.

  • Over 65—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is over 65 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4.

NOTE: Beginning FY2008 Transition Age is calculated using Age at Application.
To calculate age at application:
Subtract [application year (record position 15-18) from birth year (record position 23-26)] - 1 where [birth month (record position 27-28) = application month (record position 19-20) AND birth day (record position 29-30) > application day (record position 21-22)] OR [birth month (record position 27-28) > application month (record position 19-20)].
Subtract [application year (record position 15-18) from birth year (record position 23-26)] where [birth month (record position 27-28) = application month (record position 19-20) AND birth day (record position 29-30) = application day (record position 21-22)] OR [birth month (record position 27-28) < application month (record position 19-20)] OR [birth month (record position 27-28) = application month (record position 19-20) AND birth day (record position 29-30) < application day (record position 21-22)].

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Table 5. SSI recipients and SSDI beneficiaries
  • SSI recipients—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 59) or at closure (record position 169) is 1 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4.

  • SSDI beneficiaries—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 62) or at closure (record position 172) is 1 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4.

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Table 6. Services provided
  • Assessment (purchased only)—
    RSA-2 line II.2

  • Placement (purchased only)—
    RSA-2 line II.8

  • Treatment of physical and mental impairments—
    RSA-2 line II.3

  • Post-Secondary Education—
    RSA-2 line II.4a

  • Other Training and Education—
    RSA-2 line II.4b plus II.4c plus II.4d

  • Assistance with Living Expenses—
    RSA-2 line II.5

  • Transportation—
    RSA-2 line II.6

  • Personal Assistance Services—
    RSA-2 line II.7

  • Rehabilitation Technology Services—
    RSA-2 line II.12

  • All Other Services—
    RSA-2 line II.9

  • Agency Total

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Table 7. Average hours worked per week and average hourly earnings, competitive employment

This table averages the number of hours worked RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 and the average hourly wage (RSA-911 report weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:


For FY 2012
  • Competitive employment—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where employment status (record position 161) is 1 or 3 or 4 or 7 and where the average hourly wage is not less than the greater of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage.


For FY 2011 and earlier
  • Competitive employment—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where for FY 2011 and earlier competitive employment (record position 162) and where the average hourly wage is not less than the greater of the state minimum wage or the federal minimum wage.

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Table 8. Employment outcomes by type of employment
  • Employment without supports in an integrated setting—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 1 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

  • Employment with supports in an integrated setting—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 7 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

  • Self-employment—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 3 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

  • BEP—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 4 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

  • Homemaker and unpaid family worker—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 5 or 6 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

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Table 9. Average hours worked per week and average hourly earnings by type of employment

This table averages the number of hours worked RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 and the average hourly wage (RSA-911 report weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:

  • Employment without supports in an integrated setting—
    RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 1

  • Employment with supports in an integrated setting—
    RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 7

  • Self-employment—
    RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 3

  • BEP—
    RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 4

  • Homemaker and unpaid family worker—
    RSA-911 reports where employment status at closure (record position 161) is 5 or 6

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Table 10. Employment outcomes by disability

This table looks at those RSA-911 reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:

  • Visual impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 01, 02, or 08

  • Physical impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16

  • Communicative disorders—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, or 09

  • Cognitive impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 17

  • Mental and emotional (psychosocial) disabilities—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 18 or 19

  • Total—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is between 01 and 19

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Table 11. Employment rates by disability

This table looks at those RSA-911 reports where employment rate, the percentage of the number of reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 divided by the sum of the number of reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4, for each of the following categories:

  • Visual impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 01, 02, or 08

  • Physical impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16

  • Communicative disorders—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, or 09

  • Cognitive impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 17

  • Mental and emotional (psychosocial) disabilities—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 18 or 19

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Table 12. Average hours worked per week and average hourly earnings by disability

This table averages the number of hours worked, RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168), and the average hourly wage, RSA-911 report weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by the number of hours worked, RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:

  • Visual impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 01, 02, or 08

  • Physical impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16

  • Communicative disorders—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, or 09

  • Cognitive impairments—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 17

  • Mental and emotional (psychosocial) disabilities—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where primary disability impairment code (record position 43-44) is 18 or 19

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Table 13. Employment outcomes for special populations
  • Transition age (14-24)—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is 14-24 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

  • Over 65—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is over 65 and type of closure (record position 198) is 3

Note: Beginning FY2008 Transition Population is calculated using Age at Application. See the note on Table 4 for directions on how to calculate the age at application.

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Table 14. Employment rates for special populations

This table looks at RSA-911 reports employment rate, the percentage of the number of reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 divided by the sum of the number of reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4 for each of the following categories:

  • Transition age (14-24)—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is 14-24

  • Over 65—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is over 65

Note: Beginning FY2008 Transition Population is calculated using Age at Application. See the note on Table 4 for directions on how to calculate the age at application.

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Table 15. Average hours worked per week and average hourly earnings for special populations

This table averages the number of hours worked, RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168), and the average hourly wage, RSA-911 report weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by the number of hours worked, RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:

  • Transition age (14-24)—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is 14-24

  • Over 65—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where age at application is over 65

Note: Beginning FY2008 Transition Population is calculated using Age at Application. See the note on Table 4 for directions on how to calculate the age at application.

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Table 16. Employment outcomes for SSI recipients and SSDI beneficiaries

This table looks at those RSA-911 reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:

  • SSI recipients—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 59) or at closure (record position 169) is 1

  • SSDI beneficiaries—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 62) or at closure (record position 172) is 1

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Table 17. Employment rates for SSI recipients and SSDI beneficiaries

This table looks at those RSA-911 reports where employment rate, the percentage of the number of reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 divided by the sum of the number of reports where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 or 4, for each of the following categories:

  • SSI recipients—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 59) or at closure (record position 169) is 1

  • SSDI beneficiaries—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 62) or at closure (record position 172) is 1

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Table 18. Average hours worked per week and average hourly earnings for SSI recipients and SSDI beneficiaries

This table averages the number of hours worked, RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168), and the average hourly wage, RSA-911 report weekly earnings at closure (record position 163-166) divided by the number of hours worked, RSA-911 report hours worked in a week at closure (record position 167-168) where type of closure (record position 198) is 3 for each of the following categories:

  • SSI recipients—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 59) or at closure (record position 169) is 1

  • SSDI beneficiaries—
    Number of RSA-911 reports where type of public support at application (record position 62) or at closure (record position 172) is 1

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Table 19. Staffing patterns
  • Administrative staff—
    RSA-2 line III.1

  • Counselor staff—
    RSA-2 line III.2

  • Support staff—
    RSA-2 line III.3

  • Other staff—
    RSA-2 line III.4

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Table 20. Funds available

For Fiscal Year 2009 and earlier, financial reporting was performed using the SF-269; for Fiscal Year 2010 and later, the SF-425 was used.

  • Final federal VR grant award—
    SF-269 line 10.o for 'Basic Support' / SF-425 line 10d for ‘Basic Support’

  • Nonfederal expenditures (match)—

    • For FY 2010 and earlier: SF-269 line 10.i plus 10.l for the 4th quarter
    • For FY 2011 and later: SF-425 Line 10.j plus 12.d for the latest/final or the 4th quarter whichever is less

  • Program income
    SF-269 line 10.t / SF-425 line 10l

  • Carryover—

    • For FY 2010 and earlier, this is computed from the RSA-2 line V.2 plus V.4 plus V.6
    • For FY 2011 and later, the Lesser of Total Federal Funds Matched - SF-425 line 10j/.213*.787 - or Total Federal Funds Authorized – SF-425 10d minus Federal Cash Receipts - SF-425 Line 10a (if negative amount, 0) from the prior year's 4th quarter SF-425

  • Federal supported employment grant award—
    SF-269 line 10.o for Program 'Supported Employment' / SF-425 Line 10d for Program ‘Supported Employment’

  • Required match—
    (Final federal VR grant award / 0.787) * 0.213

  • Over / Under match—
    Required Match minus the Nonfederal expenditures (match)

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Table 21. Funds used
  • Administrative—
    RSA-2 line I.1

  • Total all client services—
    RSA-2 line I.4 minus RSA-2 line I.1

  • Agency-provided services—
    RSA-2 line I.2.A.1.a plus I.2.A.1.b plus I.2.A.2.a plus I.2.A.2.b plus I.3.a plus I.3.b plus I.3.c plus I.3.d

  • Purchased services—
    RSA-2 line I.2.B.1 plus I.2.B.2 plus I.2.B.3 plus I.2.B.4

  • Total funds used—
    RSA-2 line I.4

For reports from Fiscal Year 2005 and earlier, the following items were included on this table.

  • Carryover—
    RSA-2 line V.1 plus V.3 plus V.5

  • Expenditures on groups—
    Comes from RSA-2 lines I.3.a plus I.3.b plus I.3.c plus I.3.d

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Table 22. Services provided to individuals
  • Assessment, counseling, guidance, and placement provided by agency personnel—
    RSA-2 lines I.2.A.1.a plus I.2.A.2.a

  • Assessment (purchased only)—
    RSA-2 line II.2

  • Placement (purchased only)—
    RSA-2 line II.8

  • Treatment of physical and mental impairments—
    RSA-2 line II.3

  • Post-Secondary Education—
    RSA-2 line II.4a

  • Other Training and Education—
    RSA-2 line II.4b plus II.4c plus II.4d

  • Assistance with Living Expenses—
    RSA-2 line II.5

  • Transportation—
    RSA-2 line II.6

  • Personal Assistance Services—
    RSA-2 line II.7

  • Rehabilitation Technology Services—
    RSA-2 line II.12

  • All Other Services—
    RSA-2 line II.9

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Table 23. Standard 1

For all of the RSA-911 computations, the performance period is one year for general and combined agencies, and two years for blind agencies. All of the following computations depend on looking at aggregated RSA-911 information.

  • Indicator 1.1—
    Subtract the number of RSA-911 records where position 198 is 3 for the prior performance period from the number of RSA-911 records where position 198 is 3 for the current performance period. (Position 198 is closure type, and a value of 3 indicates employment outcomes.).

Required Performance Level:
The required performance level is zero or higher.

  • Indicator 1.2—
    For the performance period, divide the number of RSA-911 records where record position 198 is 3 (this represents the number individuals who exited the VR program in employment) by the number of RSA-911 records where record position 198 is either 3 or 4 (this represents the number of individuals who exited the VR program after receiving services), then multiply by 100.

Required Performance Level:
For the general and combined DSUs, the required performance level is 55.8%; for agencies serving individuals who are blind, the level is 68.9%.

  • Indicator 1.3—
    Perform the following steps:

    1. For each individual with an employment outcome who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting (record position 198 =3 AND (record position 161 = 1 OR record position 161 = 3 OR record position 161 = 4 OR record position 161 = 7)), divide earnings in the week before closure (record position 163-166) by the number of hours worked in the week before closure (record position 167-168) to obtain an hourly wage. Use mathematical rounding rules when computing the hourly wage. That is, round up if the computed wage is greater than or equal to .nn5 and round down or truncate if the computed wage is .nn49 (where n is a relevant number.) For example, an hourly wage of $6.145 would round to $6.15. An hourly wage of $6.1449 would round down to $6.14.

    2. Select all cases where the hourly wage is greater than or equal to the minimum wage to obtain the number of individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage. Use the higher of federal minimum wage or State minimum wage. RSA will use the minimum wage in effect on October 1, the first day of the fiscal year. When using two years of data (agencies for blind), use the minimum wage relevant for each specific year. In FY 2005, use the October 1, 2004 minimum wage for records closed in FY 2005; use the October 1, 2003 minimum wage for records closed in FY 2004. This computation produces a weighted average.

    3. Divide the number of cases from step 2 by the total number of individuals who exited the VR program with an employment outcome (record position 198 is 3).

    4. Multiply the result by 100.

    Required Performance Level:
    For the general and combined DSUs, the level is 72.6%; for agencies serving individuals who are blind, the level is 35.4%.

  • Indicator 1.4—
    Perform the following steps:

    1. Perform Step 1 from Indicator 1.3 above

    2. Perform Step 2 from Indicator 1.3 above

    3. Identify the number of these individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage (item 2 above) whose disabilities are significant (record position 211 = 1).

    4. Divide the number of individuals whose disabilities are significant (item 3 above) by the total number of individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage (item 2 above.)

    Required Performance Level:
    For the general and combined DSUs, the level is 62.4%; for agencies serving individuals who are blind, the level is 89.0%.

  • Indicator 1.5—
    Perform the following steps:

    1. For each individual with an employment outcome who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting (RP 198 =3 AND (RP 161 = 1 OR RP 161 = 3 OR RP 161 = 4 OR RP 161 = 7)), divide earnings in the week before closure (RP 163-166) by the number of hours worked in the week before closure (RP 167-168) to obtain an hourly wage.

    2. Select all cases where the hourly wage is greater than or equal to the minimum wage to obtain the number of individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage. Use the higher of federal minimum wage or State minimum wage. RSA will use the minimum wage in effect on October 1, the first day of the fiscal year. When using two years of data (agencies for blind), use the minimum wage relevant for each specific year. That is, use a weighted average.

    3. For each individual identified in item 2, compute the hourly wage by dividing each person's weekly earnings by that person's hours worked.

    4. Add the hourly wages of all of the persons in item 3 and divide the sum by the total number of these individuals to obtain the average hourly earnings for all individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage.

    5. Using the most relevant available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, State Average Annual Pay, divide the State's average annual pay by 2080 to obtain average hourly earnings for all individuals in the State who are employed. When using two years of data (agencies for blind), use the state average wage relevant for each specific year. That is, use a weighted average. Beginning in FY 2004, RSA is computing annual pay from the weekly wage data of quarters that correspond to our fiscal year. At the time the Standards and Indicators were computed, state average annual pay was computed using preliminary 2005 annual weekly wage data. For agencies that serve the visually impaired, fiscal year wages for FY 2004 and FY 2005 were used to obtain a weighted average.

    6. Divide average hourly earnings for all individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage (item 4 above) by average hourly earnings for all individuals in the State who are employed (item 5 above) to obtain the ratio.

    Computation note for average VR hourly wage:
    It is important to compute the hourly wage for each individual client and then obtain the average hourly wage by summing all of these individuals' hourly wages and dividing by the number of clients as described in steps 3 and 4. A different result is obtained if the total of weekly wages for all relevant clients is first summed and then is divided by the total of hours worked by those clients.

    Required Performance Level:
    For the general and combined DSUs, the level is a ratio of .52; for agencies serving individuals who are blind, the ratio is .59.

  • Indicator 1.6—
    Perform the following steps:

    1. For each individual with an employment outcome who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting (RP 198 =3 AND (RP 161 = 1 OR RP 161 = 3 OR RP 161 = 4 OR RP 161 = 7)), divide earnings in the week before closure (RP 163-166) by the number of hours worked in the week before closure (RP 167-168) to obtain an hourly wage. Use mathematical rounding rules when computing the hourly wage. That is, round up if the computed wage is greater than or equal to .nn5 and round down or truncate if the computed wage is .nn49 (where n is a relevant number.) For example, an hourly wage of $6.145 would round to $6.15. An hourly wage of $6.1449 would round down to $6.14.

    2. Select all cases where the hourly wage is greater than or equal to the minimum wage to obtain the number of individuals who exited the VR program in competitive, self-employment, BEP employment, or supported employment in an integrated setting with earnings equivalent to at least the minimum wage. Use the higher of federal minimum wage or State minimum wage. RSA will use the minimum wage in effect on October 1, the first day of the fiscal year. When using two years of data (agencies for blind), use the minimum wage relevant for each specific year. That is, use a weighted average.

    3. Divide the number of individuals who reported their own income as their primary source of support at application (RP 82 = 1) by the total number of such individuals (item 2 above) and multiply by 100.

    4. Divide the number of individuals who reported their own income as their primary source of support at closure (RP 192 = 1) by the total number of such individuals (item 2 above) and multiply by 100.

    5. Subtract the percentage that reported their own income as primary source of support at application (item 3 above) from the percentage that reported their own income as primary source of support at closure (item 4 above).

Required Performance Level:
For the general and combined DSUs, the level is an arithmetic difference of 53.0; for agencies serving individuals who are blind, the level is a difference of 30.4.

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Table 24. Standard 2
  • Indicator 2.1—
    Perform the following steps on RSA-911 records:

    1. Select individuals from minority backgrounds who exited the VR program (record position 33 = 1 or record position 34 = 1 or record position 35 = 1 or record position 36 = 1 or record position 37 = 1).

    2. Divide the number of individuals from minority backgrounds (obtained in step 1) who exited the VR program after receiving services (record position 198 = 3 or record position 198 = 4) by the total number of individuals from minority backgrounds who exited the VR program (all cases obtained in step 1) and multiply by 100 to obtain a service rate for minority individuals.

    3. Select individuals from non-minority backgrounds who exited the VR program (record position 32 = 1 and record position 33 = 0 and record position 34 = 0 and record position 35 = 0 and record position 36 = 0 and record position 37 = 0).

    4. Divide the number of individuals from non-minority backgrounds (obtained in step 3) who exited the VR program after receiving services (record position 198 = 3 or record position 198 = 4) by the total number of individuals from non-minority backgrounds who exited the VR program (all cases obtained in step 3) and multiply by 100 to obtain a service rate for non-minority individuals.

    5. Divide the service rate for minority individuals (item 2 above) by the service rate for non-minority individuals (item 4 above).

    Required Performance Level:
    All agencies must attain a ratio level of .80.

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Table 25. Decisions made in formal reviews
  • In individual's favor—
    RSA-722 line II.B.2

  • In agency's favor—
    RSA-722 line II.B.3

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Table 26. Types of complaints/issues involved in disputes
  • Applicant eligibility for VR—
    RSA-722 line V.1

  • Nature/contents/scope of IPE—
    RSA-722 line V.2

  • Quality of counseling services—
    RSA-722 line V.3

  • Delivery/quality of other VR services—
    RSA-722 line V.4

  • Cost of services—
    RSA-722 line V.5

  • Termination of services/service record closure—
    RSA-722 line V.6

  • All other complaints/issues—
    RSA-722 line V.7

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