Effective January 20, 2021, Carol Dobak is delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.
Ms. Dobak also serves as Acting Deputy Commissioner and Director of the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID). In 2000, Ms. Dobak began her RSA career as a Program Specialist with responsibility for the Client Assistance Program and the Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights program. In 2004, she moved to the Office of Policy and Planning in the Office of Assistant Secretary with responsibility for RSA’s programs, and in particular, the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program. In 2006, Ms. Dobak became the Chief of the VR Program Unit within SMPID and in 2016, she became the Director of SMPID. In 2017, Ms. Dobak assumed the role of Acting Deputy Commissioner.