The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) (or, collectively, Departments) published final regulations to implement changes made by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014. ED has published two sets of final regulations implementing changes to programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act), as amended by title IV of WIOA, as well as implementing new provisions added to the Act by WIOA.
The Departments developed a comprehensive plan that includes in-person and virtual technical assistance on both jointly-administered and program-specific requirements. As part of this plan, ED's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) held three regional meetings to provide technical assistance on the final regulations implementing program-specific changes made to the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program and the State Supported Employment Services program, as well as those implementing Limitations on the Use of Subminimum Wage in new section 511 of the Act. In the regional meetings, RSA provided technical assistance on the following areas: competitive integrated employment, employment outcome, and limitations on the use of subminimum wage (section 511); transition services, including pre-employment transition services; supported employment; and fiscal requirements.
In the meetings, RSA provided technical assistance on the regulations implementing program-specific changes made to the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program and the State Supported Employment Services program, as well as those implementing Limitations on the Use of Subminimum Wage in new section 511 of the Act. You can view the presentations in PDF format by clicking the links below.
- Employment Outcomes, Competitive Integrated Employment, and Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage (PDF, 279KB)
- State Supported Employment Services Program – Title VI of the Rehabilitation Act, as Amended by WIOA (PDF, 173KB)
- Transition of Students and Youth With Disabilities from School to Postsecondary Education and Employment (PDF, 234KB)
- Fiscal Overview – Pre-Employment Transition Services and State Supported Employment Services Program (PDF, 178KB)
- Technical Assistance Resources (PDF, 443KB)
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Meeting Dates and Locations
The meetings were held in Washington, DC on Tuesday, August 9, 2016; in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, September 7, 2016; and in Sacramento, CA on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.