Department of Rehabilitation Organizational Structure

Department Overview

The Department carries out its mission by providing vocational rehabilitation and other vital services that provide access and independence to eligible Californians with disabilities.

DOR works with individuals of every type and category of disability. Rehabilitation counselors in the many DOR field offices work directly with the consumers.

The proposed annual budget for SFY 2012/2013 is approximately $421.3 million. There are about 1,884 authorized staff positions statewide, and approximately 115,000 consumers receive services annually.

The Department of Rehabilitation was established on October 1, 1963 in accordance with Chapter 1747, Statutes of 1963. The Department is part of the Health and Human Services Agency. The functions and responsibilities of the Department are contained in Sections 19000 - 19856 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.

DIRECTOR'S OFFICE

INDEPENDENT LIVING AND COMMUNITY ACCESS DIVISION

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION EMPLOYMENT DIVISION (VRED)

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION POLICY AND RESOURCES DIVISION (VRP&RD)

  • Community Programs Support and Development Branch - which includes:
  • Collaborative Services / Workforce Development / Social Security Programs Branch - which includes:
    • Educational Cooperative Unit - which includes:
      • Human Services Cooperative Programs
    • Workforce Development / Social Security Programs Unit - which includes:
      • Social Security Programs Section

SPECIALIZED SERVICES DIVISION, BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

  • Business Enterprises Program (BEP)
  • California Vendors Policy Committee
  • Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB)
  • Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired - which includes:
    • Blind Field Services Program
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

  • Financial Management Branch - which includes:
    • Accounting Services
    • Budgets, Fiscal Forecasting and Research Section
    • Business Services Section
    • Contracts and Procurement / Vehicle Purchase & Modification Program Section
  • Human Resources Branch - which includes:
    • Labor Relations Office
    • Personnel Services Section
    • Planning Unit
    • Staff Development Section
    • Workforce and Succession Planning Office
  • Information Technology Services Branch - which includes:
    • Customer Support
    • Database Administration
    • Information Security Office
    • Programming & Analysis
    • Technical Services
  • Operations & Accountability Office - which includes: