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Legislation and Policy

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Legislation

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by title IV of WIOA,
PART B—BASIC VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
(PDF 791KB).

Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Part 361 — State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Part 397 — Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage

See also Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Other Applicable Grant Regulations

Guidance

PD-19-01—"Discontinuation of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (RSA-113)"
Feb 12, 2019 — PDF (18KB)

TAC-18-02—"Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests under the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program"
Apr 11, 2018 — PDF (113KB)

TAC-18-01—"Two-Year Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans"
Jan 19, 2018 — PDF (169KB)

TAC-17-05—"WIOA Annual Performance Report Submission"
Sep 11, 2017 — PDF (28KB)

PD-16-04 — "Revision of Policy Directive (PD) 14-01 instructions for the completion of the Case Service Report Manual (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program"
June 17, 2017 — PDF (929KB)

PD-16-03 — "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans"
Mar 9, 2016 — PDF (72KB)

PD-16-02 — "Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)"
Dec 14, 2015 — PDF (119KB)

TAC-15-02 — "Vision for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as a Partner in the Workforce Development System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act"
Aug 17, 2015 — PDF (69KB)

TAC-15-01 — "Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)"
Aug 13, 2015 — PDF (99KB)

PD-15-05 — "Revisions to PD-12-06, instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program"
Feb 5, 2015 — PDF (131KB)

TAC-13-02 — "Reorganization of the Designated State Agency and the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program"
Jul 9, 2013 — PDF (99KB)

PD-13-01 — "Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)"
Oct 22, 2012 — PDF (74KB)

TAC-12-04 — "Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to an Individual by More Than One Agency"
Jun 11, 2012 — PDF (52KB)

TAC-12-03 — "Organizational Structure and Non-Delegable Responsibilities of the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. "
Apr 16, 2012 — PDF (73KB)

MOU-12-01 — "Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service and U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration"
May 23, 2011 — PDF (46KB)

IM-07-08 — "Transition Programs & Services: High School/High Tech & Vocational Rehabilitation"
Jul 23, 2007 — PDF (47KB)

PD-05-01 — "Liquidation of Obligations Under RSA’s Formula Grants."
Mar 8, 2005 — PDF (31KB)

IM-01-44 — "Applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 to the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program."
Sep 25, 2001 — PDF (21KB)

IM-01-43 — "Basic Information and Resources Available Regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."
Sep 25, 2001 — PDF (21KB)

PD-01-03 — "Implementation of Informed Choice."
Jan 17, 2001 — PDF (42KB)

IM-01-18 — "Development of National Registry for the Deaf-Blind."
Dec 18, 2000 — PDF (19KB)

TAC-00-02 — "Self-employment, Telecommuting, and Establishing a Small Business as Employment Outcomes."
Jul 24, 2000 — PDF (27KB)

TAC-98-01 — "Support Services for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Others Who Need Assistance in Implementing Informed Choice."
Nov 3, 1997 — PDF (48KB)

Other Communication

See Frequently Asked Questions on Period of Performance for Formula Grant Awards.

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Laws, Regulations and Guidance

Legislation

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by title IV of WIOA
TITLE VI–EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
(PDF 791KB).

Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Part 363 – The State Supported Employment Services Program

See also Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Other Applicable Grant Regulations

Guidance

PD-18-02—"Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program, including extended services, for youth with the most significant disabilities (CFDA 84.187B). "
Aug 3, 2018 — PDF (130KB)

PD-18-01—"Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program (CFDA 84.187A)"
Aug 3, 2018 — PDF (128KB)

PD-15-06 – "Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program"
Mar 12, 2015 – PDF (129KB)

PD-11-03 – "Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for other formula grant award programs"
Oct 26, 2010 – PDF (80KB)

PD-05-01 – "Liquidation of Obligations Under RSA’s Formula Grants."
Mar 8, 2005 – PDF (31KB)

Other Communication

Items in this section are not policy or subregulatory policy or formal guidance; rather they are general communications to RSA grantees.

See Frequently Asked Questions on Period of Performance for Formula Grant Awards.

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Legislation, Regulations and Guidance

Legislation

The Randolph-Sheppard Act, P.L. 74-732, as amended by P.L. 83-565 and P.L. 93-516; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 107 et seq.

Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Part 395 — Vending Facility Program for the Blind on Federal and Other Property

See also Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Other Applicable Grant Regulations

Guidance

PD-19-02—"Retirement of Certain Policy Issuances "
Apr 16, 2019 — PDF (86KB)

IM-99-28—"U.S. Postal Service Randolph-Sheppard Initiative."
Jun 24, 1999 — PDF (13KB)

PD-92-09—"Federal Financial Participation in the Payment by States of Arbitration Panel Damages Award under the Randolph-Sheppard Act."
Jul 10, 1992 — PDF (31KB)

Decisions of Arbitration Panels

Under section 107d-2(c) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act, the Secretary publishes the decisions of arbitration panels selected to adjudicate disputes over the administration of vending facilities on Federal and other property. You may view a list of those decisions, or view the instructions for how to perform a keyword search.

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Legislation and Policy



Legislation


The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) administers legislation that directly influences the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. RSA plays critical roles in both the development of federal regulations that bring legislation into effect and in monitoring that these federal regulations are followed.



Rehabilitation Act of 1973
as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)


WIOA was signed into law on July 22, 2014. This legislation and its implementing federal regulations are designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help Americans with significant barriers to employment, including individuals with disabilities, into high quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), (PDF 791KB) establishes programs and initiatives administered by RSA.


Other Legislation


The Randolph-Sheppard Act, P.L. 74-732, as amended by P.L. 83-565 and P.L. 93-516; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 107 et seq.

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Regulations


RSA issues regulations to clarify, build upon or otherwise implement statutory requirements pertaining to certain programs under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA. These "program regulations" establish requirements that grantees (e.g., State VR agencies) must follow. Additionally, grantees must follow the joint final rules published by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education in the Federal Register on August 19, 2016.

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Sub-Regulatory Policy


RSA develops and promulgates a variety of sub-regulatory guidance intended to provide additional direction in support of program legislation and regulations. RSA issues the following types of guidance:

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Regulations



RSA issues regulations to clarify, build upon or otherwise implement statutory requirements pertaining to certain programs under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA. These "program regulations" establish requirements that grantees (e.g., state agency grantees under the state VR services program) must follow, in addition to following applicable requirements in the Rehabilitation Act.


Final Rules


On August 19, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education announced the publication of the final rules in the Federal Register:


 


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Sub-Regulatory Guidance

RSA establishes policy and prescribes the methods found necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the programs funded under the Acts for which RSA is responsible. These acts are: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act jointly administered by RSA, the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical and Adult Education; the Randolph-Sheppard Act, as amended; and the Helen Keller National Center Act of 1984 (the Acts). More information about these Acts is available on the Rehabilitation Services Administration Legislation page.

Policy is a formal statement, determined by the RSA commissioner, from among one or more legally supportable options, establishing conditions, relationships or conduct which are held to be necessary for:

  1. implementing or substantiating the letter and/or intent of relevant law and regulations; and
  2. ensuring the proper management by such laws and regulations.

You may access lists of

  • all sub-regulatory policy by date issued,
  • all sub-regulatory policy by title, or
  • sub-regulatory policy by type.



  • Sub-regulatory Policy by Type


    • Policy Directives
      A Policy Directive (PD) is a formal statement of required action(s) or condition(s) that must be carried out or met by state VR agencies or other RSA grantees in order to be in compliance with the Acts. A PD is legally enforceable because it is based on a statutory or regulatory provision.
    • Technical Assistance Circulars
      A Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) is a formal statement of guidelines and/or suggested methods to satisfy statutory, regulatory or policy requirements. A TAC addresses those areas of program requirements for which state VR agencies or other RSA grantees have flexibility in determining precisely how such requirements are to be met.
    • Information Memoranda
      An Information Memorandum (IM) transmits information to grantees who operate formula or discretionary grant programs authorized by the Acts, and to individuals who are responsible for monitoring these programs.
    • Memoranda of Understanding
      A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) documents an understanding between RSA and another entity.
    • Other Documentation Supporting RSA Programs
      Other miscellaneous documents which support programs, such as standard attachments to a Grant Award Notification (GAN).

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Sub-Regulatory Guidance by Date Issued

Sub-Regulatory Guidance from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

The following table lists non-retired Policy Directives (PDs), Information Memoranda (IM), Technical Assistance Circulars (TACs), and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) by date issued. Click on the RSA Number to view the document in PDF format.

Date IssuedRSA NumberTitlePDF Size
May 6, 2019PD-19-03Instructions for the Completion of the Case Service Report (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program790KB
Apr 16, 2019PD-19-02Retirement of Certain Policy Issuances 86KB
Feb 12, 2019PD-19-01Discontinuation of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (RSA-113)18KB
Dec 19, 2018TAC-19-01Guidance for Validating Jointly Required Performance Data Submitted under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)190KB
Aug 3, 2018PD-18-02Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program, including extended services, for youth with the most significant disabilities (CFDA 84.187B). 130KB
Aug 3, 2018PD-18-01Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program (CFDA 84.187A)128KB
Apr 11, 2018TAC-18-02Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests under the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program113KB
Jan 19, 2018TAC-18-01Two-Year Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans169KB
Sep 11, 2017TAC-17-05WIOA Annual Performance Report Submission28KB
Aug 17, 2017TAC-17-01Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV Core Programs1.5MB
Jun 14, 2017PD-16-04Revision of Policy Directive (PD) 14-01 instructions for the completion of the Case Service Report Manual (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program (Revised June 14, 2017)1.6MB
Jun 1, 2017TAC-17-04Guidance on the Use of Supplemental Wage Information to Implement the Performance Accountability Requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act123KB
Jan 18, 2017TAC-17-03Infrastructure Funding of the One-Stop Delivery System219KB
Jan 18, 2017TAC-17-02One-Stop Operations Guidance for the American Job Center Network235KB
Jan 18, 2017PD-17-01Retirement of Certain Policy Issuances143KB
Mar 9, 2016PD-16-03Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans72KB
Dec 14, 2015PD-16-02Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)119KB
Nov 30, 2015PD-16-01Announcement of OMB Approval for Form RSA-7-OB, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program (ILOIB) Annual Report320KB
Aug 17, 2015TAC-15-02Vision for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as a Partner in the Workforce Development System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act69KB
Aug 13, 2015TAC-15-01Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)99KB
Mar 12, 2015PD-15-06Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program129KB
Feb 5, 2015PD-15-05Revisions to PD-12-06, instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program131KB
Jan 28, 2015PD-15-04OMB Approval of the Assurances for the Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program, OMB 1820-062526KB
Dec 18, 2014PD-15-03Announcement of OMB Approval for Form RSA-7-OB, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program (ILOIB) Annual Report248KB
Sep 30, 2014PD-14-06Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-509, Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program (PAIR) Report99KB
Sep 30, 2014PD-14-05Revision of the Annual Client Assistance Program Report (RSA-227)114KB
Jul 9, 2013TAC-13-02Reorganization of the Designated State Agency and the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program99KB
Apr 30, 2013PD-13-03OMB Approval for Application for Client Assistance Program, OMB 1820-052027KB
Oct 22, 2012PD-13-01Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)74KB
Jun 11, 2012TAC-12-04Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to an Individual by More Than One Agency52KB
Apr 16, 2012TAC-12-03Organizational Structure and Non-Delegable Responsibilities of the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. 73KB
May 23, 2011MOU-12-01Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service and U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration46KB
Oct 26, 2010PD-11-03Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for other formula grant award programs80KB
Mar 8, 2005PD-05-01Liquidation of Obligations Under RSA’s Formula Grants.31KB
Jan 17, 2001PD-01-03Implementation of Informed Choice.42KB
Jul 24, 2000TAC-00-02Self-employment, Telecommuting, and Establishing a Small Business as Employment Outcomes.27KB
Jun 24, 1999IM-99-28U.S. Postal Service Randolph-Sheppard Initiative.13KB
Mar 19, 1999PD-99-05The Use of Title I Funds for the Maintenance and Repair of Equipment Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.15KB
Nov 3, 1997TAC-98-01Support Services for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Others Who Need Assistance in Implementing Informed Choice.48KB
Jul 10, 1992PD-92-09Federal Financial Participation in the Payment by States of Arbitration Panel Damages Award under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.31KB

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Sub-Regulatory Guidance by Title

Sub-Regulatory Guidance from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

The following table lists non-retired Policy Directives (PDs), Information Memoranda (IM), Technical Assistance Circulars (TACs), and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) by title. Click on the RSA Number to view the document in PDF format.

TitleRSA NumberDate IssuedPDF
Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)PD-16-02Dec 14, 2015119KB
Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)PD-13-01Oct 22, 201274KB
Announcement of OMB Approval for Form RSA-7-OB, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program (ILOIB) Annual ReportPD-16-01Nov 30, 2015320KB
Announcement of OMB Approval for Form RSA-7-OB, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program (ILOIB) Annual ReportPD-15-03Dec 18, 2014248KB
Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-509, Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program (PAIR) ReportPD-14-06Sep 30, 201499KB
Discontinuation of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (RSA-113)PD-19-01Feb 12, 201918KB
Federal Financial Participation in the Payment by States of Arbitration Panel Damages Award under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.PD-92-09Jul 10, 199231KB
Guidance for Validating Jointly Required Performance Data Submitted under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)TAC-19-01Dec 19, 2018190KB
Guidance on the Use of Supplemental Wage Information to Implement the Performance Accountability Requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ActTAC-17-04Jun 1, 2017123KB
Implementation of Informed Choice.PD-01-03Jan 17, 200142KB
Infrastructure Funding of the One-Stop Delivery SystemTAC-17-03Jan 18, 2017219KB
Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for other formula grant award programsPD-11-03Oct 26, 201080KB
Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services programPD-15-06Mar 12, 2015129KB
Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program (CFDA 84.187A)PD-18-01Aug 3, 2018128KB
Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program, including extended services, for youth with the most significant disabilities (CFDA 84.187B). PD-18-02Aug 3, 2018130KB
Instructions for the Completion of the Case Service Report (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services ProgramPD-19-03May 6, 2019790KB
Liquidation of Obligations Under RSA’s Formula Grants.PD-05-01Mar 8, 200531KB
Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service and U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services AdministrationMOU-12-01May 23, 201146KB
OMB Approval for Application for Client Assistance Program, OMB 1820-0520PD-13-03Apr 30, 201327KB
OMB Approval of the Assurances for the Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program, OMB 1820-0625PD-15-04Jan 28, 201526KB
One-Stop Operations Guidance for the American Job Center NetworkTAC-17-02Jan 18, 2017235KB
Organizational Structure and Non-Delegable Responsibilities of the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. TAC-12-03Apr 16, 201273KB
Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV Core ProgramsTAC-17-01Aug 17, 20171.5MB
Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to an Individual by More Than One AgencyTAC-12-04Jun 11, 201252KB
Reorganization of the Designated State Agency and the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation ProgramTAC-13-02Jul 9, 201399KB
Retirement of Certain Policy IssuancesPD-17-01Jan 18, 2017143KB
Retirement of Certain Policy Issuances PD-19-02Apr 16, 201986KB
Revision of Policy Directive (PD) 14-01 instructions for the completion of the Case Service Report Manual (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program (Revised June 14, 2017)PD-16-04Jun 14, 20171.6MB
Revision of the Annual Client Assistance Program Report (RSA-227)PD-14-05Sep 30, 2014114KB
Revisions to PD-12-06, instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services programPD-15-05Feb 5, 2015131KB
Self-employment, Telecommuting, and Establishing a Small Business as Employment Outcomes.TAC-00-02Jul 24, 200027KB
Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests under the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services ProgramTAC-18-02Apr 11, 2018113KB
Support Services for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Others Who Need Assistance in Implementing Informed Choice.TAC-98-01Nov 3, 199748KB
The Use of Title I Funds for the Maintenance and Repair of Equipment Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.PD-99-05Mar 19, 199915KB
Two-Year Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State PlansTAC-18-01Jan 19, 2018169KB
U.S. Postal Service Randolph-Sheppard Initiative.IM-99-28Jun 24, 199913KB
Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)TAC-15-01Aug 13, 201599KB
Vision for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as a Partner in the Workforce Development System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ActTAC-15-02Aug 17, 201569KB
WIOA Annual Performance Report SubmissionTAC-17-05Sep 11, 201728KB
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Requirements for Unified and Combined State PlansPD-16-03Mar 9, 201672KB

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Policy Directives

Policy Directives from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

The following table lists non-retired Policy Directives (PDs) by date issued. Click on the RSA Number to view the document in PDF format.

Date IssuedRSA NumberTitlePDF Size
May 6, 2019PD-19-03Instructions for the Completion of the Case Service Report (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program790KB
Apr 16, 2019PD-19-02Retirement of Certain Policy Issuances 86KB
Feb 12, 2019PD-19-01Discontinuation of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (RSA-113)18KB
Aug 3, 2018PD-18-02Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program, including extended services, for youth with the most significant disabilities (CFDA 84.187B). 130KB
Aug 3, 2018PD-18-01Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program (CFDA 84.187A)128KB
Jun 14, 2017PD-16-04Revision of Policy Directive (PD) 14-01 instructions for the completion of the Case Service Report Manual (RSA-911) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Supported Employment Services Program (Revised June 14, 2017)1.6MB
Jan 18, 2017PD-17-01Retirement of Certain Policy Issuances143KB
Mar 9, 2016PD-16-03Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans72KB
Dec 14, 2015PD-16-02Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)119KB
Nov 30, 2015PD-16-01Announcement of OMB Approval for Form RSA-7-OB, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program (ILOIB) Annual Report320KB
Mar 12, 2015PD-15-06Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program129KB
Feb 5, 2015PD-15-05Revisions to PD-12-06, instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program131KB
Jan 28, 2015PD-15-04OMB Approval of the Assurances for the Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program, OMB 1820-062526KB
Dec 18, 2014PD-15-03Announcement of OMB Approval for Form RSA-7-OB, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program (ILOIB) Annual Report248KB
Sep 30, 2014PD-14-06Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-509, Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program (PAIR) Report99KB
Sep 30, 2014PD-14-05Revision of the Annual Client Assistance Program Report (RSA-227)114KB
Apr 30, 2013PD-13-03OMB Approval for Application for Client Assistance Program, OMB 1820-052027KB
Oct 22, 2012PD-13-01Announcement of OMB Approval for Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)74KB
Oct 26, 2010PD-11-03Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for other formula grant award programs80KB
Mar 8, 2005PD-05-01Liquidation of Obligations Under RSA’s Formula Grants.31KB
Jan 17, 2001PD-01-03Implementation of Informed Choice.42KB
Mar 19, 1999PD-99-05The Use of Title I Funds for the Maintenance and Repair of Equipment Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.15KB
Jul 10, 1992PD-92-09Federal Financial Participation in the Payment by States of Arbitration Panel Damages Award under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.31KB

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Information Memoranda

Information Memoranda from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

The following table lists non-retired Information Memoranda (IM) by date issued. Click on the RSA Number to view the document in PDF format.

Date IssuedRSA NumberTitlePDF Size
Jun 24, 1999IM-99-28U.S. Postal Service Randolph-Sheppard Initiative.13KB

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Technical Assistance Circulars

Technical Assistance Circulars from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

The following table lists non-retired Technical Assistance Circulars (TACs) by date issued. Click on the RSA Number to view the document in PDF format.

Date IssuedRSA NumberTitlePDF Size
Dec 19, 2018TAC-19-01Guidance for Validating Jointly Required Performance Data Submitted under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)190KB
Apr 11, 2018TAC-18-02Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests under the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program113KB
Jan 19, 2018TAC-18-01Two-Year Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans169KB
Sep 11, 2017TAC-17-05WIOA Annual Performance Report Submission28KB
Aug 17, 2017TAC-17-01Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV Core Programs1.5MB
Jun 1, 2017TAC-17-04Guidance on the Use of Supplemental Wage Information to Implement the Performance Accountability Requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act123KB
Jan 18, 2017TAC-17-03Infrastructure Funding of the One-Stop Delivery System219KB
Jan 18, 2017TAC-17-02One-Stop Operations Guidance for the American Job Center Network235KB
Aug 17, 2015TAC-15-02Vision for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as a Partner in the Workforce Development System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act69KB
Aug 13, 2015TAC-15-01Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)99KB
Jul 9, 2013TAC-13-02Reorganization of the Designated State Agency and the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program99KB
Jun 11, 2012TAC-12-04Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to an Individual by More Than One Agency52KB
Apr 16, 2012TAC-12-03Organizational Structure and Non-Delegable Responsibilities of the Designated State Unit for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. 73KB
Jul 24, 2000TAC-00-02Self-employment, Telecommuting, and Establishing a Small Business as Employment Outcomes.27KB
Nov 3, 1997TAC-98-01Support Services for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Others Who Need Assistance in Implementing Informed Choice.48KB

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Sub-Regulatory Guidance


Other Documentation Supporting RSA Programs

This page will direct you to other miscellaneous documents which support RSA programs, such as standard attachments to a Grant Award Notification (GAN).


Dear Director Letters 

RSA issues broad written technical assistance in the form of Dear Director Letters that provide information, technical assistance and clarification regarding implementation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

  • MOE Penalty Change Announcement (9.16.2019) (PDF, 434KB)
    RSA informs State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies of an important change to the process used to assess maintenance of effort (MOE) penalties for the State VR Services program that will affect the way we allot VR funds in Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 and future years.

  • Formal Interagency Agreements Between State VR Agencies and SEAs (07/15/2019) (PDF, 82KB)
    RSA provides a review instrument for the formal interagency agreement between SEAs and VR agencies, as required by Section 101(a)(11)(D) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and 34 C.F.R. §361.22(b) along with technical assistance resources.

  •  Auxiliary Aids and Services (12/28/2016) (PDF, 103KB)
    RSA clarifies whether states may expend funds reserved for the provision of pre-employment transition services on auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities with sensory and communicative disorders who require such services to access pre-employment transition services.

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