PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
House Appropriators Recommend Update to WIOA Guidance
Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee released its report on the fiscal 2019 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriation bill. It includes a recommendation from the committee for the Department of Education to issue updated guidance to state vocational rehabilitation agencies that would require them to consider all employment opportunities at AbilityOne and state use providers and make determinations on a case-by-case basis.
This is a huge step in getting the problematic guidance on making referrals and placements to nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program removed. The Senate Appropriations Committee will consider its version of the bill tomorrow. SourceAmerica is tracking this and will provide an update in a future newsletter.
From SourceAmerica weekly update June 27, 2018
Thank You to All Who Responded To Our Call to Action on This Subject !
this is good news but it's not a done deal yet so thank your representatives and remind your Senators how important AbilityOne jobs are to persons with disabilities in their districts.