Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Executive Director, Shannon Austin provided guidance to community providers of Supported Employment Services about a rate increase for the provision of services during a period of state mandated mitigation strategies for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in a memo dated February 9, 2021.
For new Supported Employment purchase orders created on or after February 22, 2021, regional rates will be changed to statewide rates, and Job Retention Services will increase. Purchase orders created prior to February 22, 2021, will not be cancelled and re-authorized under the new rate.
The Supported Employment Support Plan, Employment Service Premium. Longevity Premium, Job Mentoring Services and all four phases of Discovery will remain unchanged.