The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Department of Rehabilitative ServicesMission Statement
The Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS), in partnership with people with disabilities and their families, collaborates with the public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 26,357,549||$ 102,347,822||709.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 27,162,016||$ 102,354,072||694.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 29,356,353||$ 105,642,275||703.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 30,497,683||$ 105,922,275||704.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 30,459,598||$ 111,529,231||704.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ (2,621,353)||$ 7,771,636||0.00|
|2009 Total||$ 27,838,245||$ 119,300,867||704.00|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 30,459,598||$ 111,529,231||704.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ (2,759,933)||$ 7,783,087||0.00|
|2010 Total||$ 27,699,665||$ 119,312,318||704.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Adjust appropriation for social security disability determination programAdjusts appropriation for social security determination program by increasing federal appropriation to account for an increase in expenditures. Also, includes a zero sum transfer of special fund appropriation from administrative and support services to the social security disability determination program to properly account for where the funds are being expended. For each year, $4.1 million (NGF).
Increase federal appropriation for administrative services programIncreases federal appropriation in administrative and support services program, which is needed to address increase in spending. For each year, $3.5 million (NGF).
Reflect Governor’s October reductions in agency budgetsReflects the reductions approved by Governor Kaine in October 2008 for 2009 and the corresponding continuation of savings in 2010. See Part D of this document for reduction details. For 2009, a decrease of $2.6 million (GF) and an increase of $171,636 (NGF). For 2010, a decrease of $2.7 million (GF) and an increase of $183,087 (NGF).
Implement targeted reductionsImplements targeted reductions for 2009 and 2010 included in Governor Kaine's 2008-2010 Budget Reduction Plan. Reduction details can be found in Part D of this document. For 2010, a decrease of $33,504 (GF).
Reallocate general fund dollars used for administrative costs of Disability Service BoardsReallocates $519,362 used to support administrative functions of the Disability Service Boards (DSB) to the department's vocational rehabilitation program. This will eliminate all funds provided to DSBs used for administrative functions. Appropriation Act language has been included to override the mandate for localities to establish and maintain DSBs. The reallocation of funding will allow the department to address a growing waiting list of clients 24 years old and younger. The waiting list for vocational rehabilitation services is expected to reach 1800 by July 1, 2009.
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Eliminate one administrative position assigned to the Centers for Independent Living (CIL)
Eliminates currently vacant central office position for CIL administrative support. Duties of this position will be reassigned to existing central office staff.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (68,141) $ (68,141)
Eliminate one administrative position assigned to the Program Policy and Planning Division
Eliminates currently vacant position for Vocational Rehabilitation, Policy and Planning division. Duties of this position will be reassigned to existing program staff.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (93,346) $ (93,346)
Reduce administration salary costs in the Extended Employment Services (EES) program
Reduces salary costs as result of the retirement of a member of the EES program.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (30,565) $ (30,565)
Reduce discretionary expenditures in the central office administration
Reduces travel, training, and other discretionary spending in central office administration.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (230,000) $ (230,000)
Reduce general fund support in the Extended Employment Services (EES) program
Reduces general fund support for the EES Program across the board by 15 percent. This will reduce fiscal support provided to Employment Service Organizations across the state.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (504,292) $ (504,292)
Reduce general fund to the Long Term Employment Support Services (LTESS) program
Reduces general fund support to the LTESS Program across the board by 15 percent. This will reduce fiscal support provided to Employment Service Organizations across the state.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (753,446) $ (753,446)
Reduce general funds that support Vocational Rehabilitation program
Reduces recent appropriation increase of $500,000 for Vocational Rehabilitation Services by 84 percent in FY 2009.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (422,760) $ (500,000)
Reduce staff computers by 50
Reduces Virginia Information Technologies Agency charges by $60,000. This will be accomplished through personal computer sharing by selected staff at the Department of Rehabilitation Services and Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (60,000) $ (60,000)
Reduces general fund support for In-service Training Grant
Reduces general fund expenditures for in-service training activities.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (10,000) $ (10,000) NGF Appropriation $ 10,000 $ 10,000
Supplant general fund support for field counselors with the Supported Employment Services program with nongeneral fund
Supplants general fund support for filled counselors in the Supported Employment Services program with federal funds.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (287,167) $ (287,167)
Supplant general fund support for the Vocational Rehabilitation program with nongeneral fund
Supplants general fund provided to Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program with federal funds.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (119,401) $ (147,237) NGF Appropriation $ 119,401 $ 130,852
Supplants general fund appropriation in Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) program with nongeneral fund
Supplants general fund support to VATS program with federal funds to avoid reduction in service.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (42,235) $ (42,235) NGF Appropriation $ 42,235 $ 42,235
December Reduction Strategies
Remove additional funding for pay practices
Removes the half-percent pay practices funding granted to Executive branch agencies in the 2006-08 biennium.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (33,504)
Reversion of special fund balance
Reverts $584,869 of an unexpended special fund balance of $1,469,387.
FY 2009 FY 2010 Revenue / Transfers $ 584,869 $ 0