Declaration of Order of Selection (OOS)

DECLARATION OF ORDER OF SELECTION FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 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 13, 2014, 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, 2015, and individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before May 9, 2014, including individuals who were on the Waiting List at that time, shall be served effective July 1, 2014, and,

Whereas, on and effective May 31, 2015, I modified that declaration to serve individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before May 31, 2015, including individuals who were on the Waiting List at that time, and

Whereas, the Department has since reviewed projected resources and projected costs for state fiscal year 2015-16, which starts 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 continue to be inadequate to meet all the projected costs for state fiscal year 2015-16; projected resources remain sufficient only to continue 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eligible individuals with disabilities, Priority Category Three, who applied on or before May 31, 2015 and have not withdrawn their application or been removed from the Waiting List due to failure to confirm continued interest in receiving vocational rehabilitation services.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 July 1, 2015, 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 applied on or before May 31, 2015, including individuals who are on the Waiting List.

Dated: June 12, 2015

Original signed by the Director

Joe Xavier
Director