Declaration of Order of Selection (OOS)

Modification
Effective April 22, 2016
to
Declaration of Order of Selection 2015/16 for
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Issued November 30, 2015

Whereas, on August 18, 1995, the Department of Rehabilitation (Department) first declared that the Department was under Order of Selection for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and determined that no priority categories could then be served, and,

Whereas, on June 12, 2015, the Department’s Director declared that projected resources were not adequate to serve all individuals in priority categories defined in California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7053, and that resources were adequate to serve individuals in Priority Category One and Priority Category Two who apply on or before June 30, 2016, and individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before May 31, 2015, including individuals who were on the Waiting List at that time, shall be served effective July 1, 2015, and,

Whereas, on November 30, 2015, the Department reviewed projected resources and projected costs for state fiscal year 2015-16, which started July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2016, as provided by California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7052(a), and determined that projected resources continued to be inadequate to meet all the projected costs for state fiscal year 2015-16 but did prove adequate for a modification to the declaration as such: the Department shall serve individuals in Priority Category One and Priority Category Two who apply on or before June 30, 2016, and Priority Category Three, who apply on or before November 30, 2015, including individuals who are on the Waiting List, and,

Whereas, the Department has since reviewed projected resources and projected costs for state fiscal year 2015-16, which started July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2016, as provided by California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7052(a), and determined that projected resources are adequate to meet all the projected costs for state fiscal year 2015-16 for all three Priority Categories and a modification to the declaration is warranted as such: projected resources are sufficient to serve eligible individuals with the most significant disabilities, Priority Category One, who apply on or before June 30, 2016, individuals with significant disabilities, Priority Category Two, who apply on or before June 30, 2016, and, all other eligible individuals with disabilities, Priority Category Three, who apply on or before June 30, 2016 and have not withdrawn their application or been removed from the Waiting List due to failure to confirm continued interest in receiving vocational rehabilitation services.

Now, therefore, I, Joe Xavier, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation, declare that effective April 22, 2016, the Department shall serve individuals in Priority Category One, Priority Category Two, and Priority Category Three who apply on or before June 30, 2016, including individuals who are on the Waiting List.

Dated: April 22, 2016

Original signed by the Director
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Joe Xavier
Director