NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) of Hawaii and the Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), will hold a public hearing to receive comments on Vocational Rehabilitation Services proposed changes in VR Policy and updates in VR Services Manual due to the passage of Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). The public will be able to comment on the following topics:

  1. Order of Selection
  2. Applicable Terms
  3. Pre-Employment Transition Services
  4. Supported Employment
  5. Sub-Minimum Wage
  6. Transportation Policy

April 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

DVR Administration Office
600 Kapiolani Blvd, Room 305
Honolulu, Hawaii

Neighbor Islands can participate via video-conferencing at the following locations:

State Building Kuakini Towers Building
75 Aupuni Street, Room 110 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy, Room 213
Hilo, Hawaii   Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

State Building State Building
54 South High Street, Room 309 3060 Eiwa Street, Room 304
Wailuku, Hawaii Lihue, Hawaii

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to state their views relative to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Policy changes and VR Services Manual updates either orally or in writing. Should written testimony be presented, one (1) copy shall be made available to the presiding officer at the public hearing or to the VR Administrator, 600 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm. 305, Honolulu, HI 96813, by Thursday, April 10, 2017.

A copy of the VR proposed changes can be viewed on the Vocational Rehabilitation website after April 3, 2017 at: http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vr/policies-procedures/dvradminrules/

To request special accommodations for the public hearing or obtain alternative format copy of the VR Policy changes and VR Services Manual updates in advance of the public hearing, please call 586-4822 or 586-9744 by April 10 on regular business days between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Department of Human Services
Pankaj Bhanot, Director

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