MOUs from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
Memorandum of Understanding Between
Department of Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service
U.S. Department of Education
Rehabilitation Services Administration
May 23, 2011
On May 23, 2011, RSA Commissioner Lynnae M. Ruttledge and Director Ruth A. Fanning, along with the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service, reaffirmed their shared commitment and signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will ensure that both federal agencies work together to support local relationships between state VR agencies and other entities funded by RSA and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services program. Services are administered through VA regional offices for the purpose of providing a more comprehensive and integrated program of vocational rehabilitation services for veterans with disabilities. Building on the collaborative relationships at the federal, state, and local levels, the MOU will encourage the development of new relationships and coordination of services in new ways. The intended result is more, better, and in many cases more localized services to veterans with disabilities who want to prepare for, get, or keep a job.
The MOU signed in May of 2011 is currently in effect, and remains in effect until modified or terminated by either of the partners. However, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services Director Jack Kammerer and Acting RSA Commissioner Edward Anthony have commissioned a workgroup to make suggestions for improvements to the current agreement and recommendations for possible additional collaborative activities.
“Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service and U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration”
May 23, 2011 — PDF (46KB)