Declaration of Order of Selection (OOS)

Declaration of Order of Selection for
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Effective JULY 1, 2017

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 17, 2016, as the Departmentís Director, I 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 effective July 1, 2016, resources were adequate to serve individuals in Priority Category One and Priority Category Two who apply on or before June 30, 2017, and individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2016, including individuals who were on the Waiting List at that time, and,

Whereas, on August 12, 2016, I modified that declaration to serve individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before December 31, 2016, including individuals who are on the Waiting List, and,

Whereas, on November 30, 2016, I modified that declaration to serve individuals in Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2017, including individuals who are on the Waiting List, and,

Whereas, the Department has since reviewed projected resources and projected costs for state fiscal year 2017-18, which starts July 1, 2017, and ends June 30, 2018, as provided by California Code of Regulations, title 9, section 7052(a), and determined that projected resources are inadequate to meet all the projected costs for state fiscal year 2017-18; 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, 2018, individuals with significant disabilities, Priority Category Two, who apply on or before June 30, 2018, and, all other eligible individuals with disabilities, Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2017 and have not withdrawn their application or been removed from the Waiting List due to failure to confirm continued interest in receiving vocational rehabilitation services.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, declare that effective July 1, 2017, the Department shall serve individuals in Priority Category One and Priority Category Two who apply on or before June 30, 2018, and Priority Category Three, who applied on or before June 30, 2017, including individuals who are on the Waiting List.

Dated: June 19, 2017

Original signed by Director
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Joe Xavier
Director