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

Friday, September 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The public will be able to comment on the following topics:

1. Applicable Terms
2. Pre-Employment Transition Services
3. Supported Employment
4. Sub-Minimum Wage

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing to state their views relative to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Policy changes 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 in advance to the VR Administrator, 600 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm. 305, Honolulu, HI 96813, by Friday, September 8, 2017. 

A copy of the proposed Policy changes can be viewed on Vocational Rehabilitation website at:

To request special accommodations for the public hearing or obtain alternative format copy of the VR Policy changes in advance of the public hearing, please call 586-4822 or 586-9744 by September 8 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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