Current WINTAC researcher Jenean Jacobs and former WINTAC researcher Sarah Hancock have completed a study that spans from January, 2016 through April, 2018 on the change in the number of 14c certificate holders and the change in the number of individuals with disabilities working in subminimum wage employment. This information is based on data from the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor.
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RSA has slightly revised their fiscal forecasting model for pre-employment transition services.
"Hello. Is Anybody Here?" A Support for Workforce Partners in Including Job Seekers that are Blind and Visually Impaired in AJC Services
On June 14 & 15 there will be an in-person Forum in San Antonio, TX on Job Driven strategies for serving individuals who are blind/visually impaired.
There is no registration fee and travel will be subsidized by the sponsors for one person per VR agency; however seating is limited, so check out the event details and register now to attend.
The fight against the payment of sub-minimum wage to people with disabilities is mounting. Senator Warren and six of her colleagues have sent a letter to DOL on this issue. Click this link to read the letter.
Order of Selection (OOS)
The Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the Vocational Rehabilitation program to serve individuals with the most significant disabilities first when there are not enough resources to serve everyone who is eligible for VR services. Individuals with the most significant disabilities are given a priority over those with less significant disabilities, a process called an "order of selection."
Discover the benefits that increased partnership with Employment Networks can bring your agency with regard to sustained outcomes for the people you serve. This new information is added to the Resources page under Integration into the Workforce Development System.
Without a tangible definition for "Service Integration" in the American Job Center, the WINTAC team endeavors to find out how different centers define it.