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Utahâ€™s Vocational Rehabilitation Program Outperforms Neighboring States
February 29, 2016
According to recently published performance data from the federal Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA), Utahâ€™s Vocational Rehabilitation Program outperformed neighboring states on most performance measures, and performed above the national average in seven of ten categories for Federal Fiscal Year 2014. In Utah, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program is administered by the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR). The chart below shows USORâ€™s performance compared to six surrounding states on seven important performance measures:
Performance indicators measured included: (1) number of eligible individuals, (2) number of eligible per million of population, (3) number of employment plans, (4) number closed as employed, (5) percent working more than 35 hours per week, (6) average hourly wage, and (7) cost per rehabilitation placement.
Click here to see the entire published chart from RSA.http://www2.ed.gov/programs/rsabvrs/wall-chart.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
USOR is proud of these results and would like to acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated vocational rehabilitation employees who make USORâ€™s Vocational Rehabilitation Program one of the best in the nation.
On Monday, January 25, 2016, USOR Vocational Rehabilitation Program will open a portion of the second category of the Order of Selection Wait List, â€śIndividuals with Significant Disabilitiesâ€ť (SD).Â
Through application and analysis of a Client Service Expenditure Rate Modeling System, USOR has determined it has the resources to keep the first priority category, â€śIndividuals with the Most Signiant Disabilitiesâ€ť (MSD) open and to move approximately 1,500 eligible clients in the â€śIndividuals with Significant Disabilitiesâ€ť category off of the Wait List. USOR will accomplish this by releasing approximately 200 SD individuals off of the Wait List each week over the next eight weeks. Individuals in this category will be moved off of the Wait List based on their date of application for services.
Currently there are more than 3,180 eligible clients on the Wait List in the SD Category.Â After the group of 1,500 SD individuals is moved off of the Wait List, USOR will close the SD category. From that point, USOR will continue to track and monitor client service expenditures to determine when the agency will re-open the â€śIndividuals with Significant Disabilitiesâ€ť Category to move another group of eligible clients off of the Wait List. Meanwhile, the third Order of Selection Category, â€śIndividuals with Disabilitiesâ€ť (D) will remain closed. To date there are 861 eligible clients in the third category.
USOR encourages clients to contact their VR Counselors if they have questions about the Order of Selection Wait List, their priority category or if they are scheduled to be included in the current Wait List release. Additional information is available through our updated Order of Selection: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide, which can be accessed in the link below.
Our mission is to assist eligible individuals in obtaining employment and increasing their independence.
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