The 2012 Executive Budget Document
Department of Rehabilitative Services [ http://www.vadrs.org/ ]Mission 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 Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 27,838,245||$ 119,300,867||$ 53,355,883|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 24,916,544||$ 119,595,760||$ 53,355,883|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 22,372,342||$ 121,495,760||$ 75,663,953|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 23,254,067||$ 121,495,760||$ 76,162,821|
|2013 Base Budget||$ 23,254,067||$ 121,495,760||$ 64,765,145|
|2013 Addenda||$ 2,794,599||$ 14,438,798||$ 684,800|
|2013 Total||$ 26,048,666||$ 135,934,558||$ 65,449,945|
|2014 Base Budget||$ 23,254,067||$ 121,495,760||$ 64,765,145|
|2014 Addenda||$ 2,795,027||$ 14,438,798||$ 684,800|
|2014 Total||$ 26,049,094||$ 135,934,558||$ 65,449,945|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2013 Base Budget||92.75||590.25||683.00|
|2014 Base Budget||92.75||590.25||683.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Reduce administrative expensesReduces funding for administrative costs related to office support for the Office of Community Integration and the administrative expenses for the Centers for Independent Living.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (22,347) $ (22,347)
Increase nongeneral fund appropriation for operating costsProvides additional nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect the agency's operating costs. The source of this funding is indirect cost recoveries and $150,000 from a federal grant.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 1,926,665 $ 1,926,665
Transfer federal appropriation from community rehabilitation programs to vocational rehabilitation servicesTransfers $1.4 million in federal appropriation from the community rehabilitation program to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. Expenditures of the VR program have increased in recent years and this appropriation is necessary to match projections. The community rehabilitation program has excess federal appropriation. This action nets to zero.
Fund changes in state employee workers' compensation premiumsAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of state employee workers' compensation premiums based on the allocation of FY 2013 and FY 2014 program costs provided by the Department of Human Resource Management. The allocation is based on the historical experience of the agency and reflects the current policy of providing agencies with 50 percent of any increased costs and allowing agencies to retain 50 percent of any reduced costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 2,128 $ 2,556
Transfer positions from disability determination services to vocational rehabilitation programTransfers 122 positions from the Disability Determination Services (DDS) program to the Vocational Rehabilitation program and the administration program. The General Provisions of the appropriation act provide an exemption from the maximum employment level (MEL) for the DDS program, since it is primarily federally funded. There are 277 positions assigned to DDS of the agency's total MEL of 683. This action transfers a portion of these positions to the two non-DDS programs to reflect the appropriate position levels. In addition, budget language is added to clarify that the agency's MEL is 526 for the two non-DDS programs.
Reduce funding for community-based service programsReduces funding for personal assistive services, long-term rehabilitative case management, the brain injury discretionary services fund, brain injury contracts, and Independent Living Part C.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (401,222) $ (401,222) Authorized Positions $ (1) $ (1)
Increase position level for administrative services provided to another agencyIncreases the nongeneral fund position level for the agency by three. The Department of Rehabilitative Services provides certain administrative functions for the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. A memorandum of understanding between the two agencies since 1997 has authorized a transfer of three positions between the agencies. This request transfers the positions in the appropriation act to eliminate the need for annual administrative transfers.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Authorized Positions $ 3 $ 3
Transfer funding from vocational rehabilitation services to community rehabilitation programsTransfers funding between service areas to reflect where the funding will actually be spent. Funding restorations, program changes, fund supplants, and various budget reductions have not all been reflected in the proper service area. This action nets to zero.
Increase federal appropriation for disability determination servicesIncreases the federal appropriation for disability determination services. The workload of this division has increased 20 percent over the last two years. Virginia is one of four states in the country that the Social Security Administration has identified as a dedicated federal resource for addressing the Social Security Administration disability workload. This adjustment provides sufficient federal appropriation to match projected expenditures.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 10,000,000 $ 10,000,000
Adjust special fund appropriation in vocational rehabilitation programIncreases the nongeneral fund appropriation for indirect cost recovery revenue for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Revenues have increased in recent years and the appropriation must be increased to avoid administrative adjustments.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
Transfer funding from administration to vocational rehabilitation programTransfers general fund appropriation from the administrative program to the Vocational Rehabilitation program. This funding was mistakenly added to the wrong program and this action aligns the funding properly. This action nets to zero.
Adjust funding to reflect changes in information technology and telecommunication chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of information technology and telecommunication charges based on changes in utilization, services, and rate changes approved by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on July 1, 2010, and September 1, 2011.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 6,903 $ 6,903
Increase special fund appropriation for vocational rehabilitation programProvides additional special fund appropriation for the agency to expend funds to meet federal maintenance of effort requirements for the overall vocational rehabilitation program. The source of revenue is from other disability service agencies that pay the Department of Rehabilitative Services to provide administrative services for their operations.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
Distribute Central Appropriation amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the costs of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 72,667 $ 72,667 Nongeneral Fund $ 512,133 $ 512,133
Maintain funding level for Vocational Rehabilitation programProvides funding to address a shortage of state funds available to match federal funding for the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. The state is required to fund 21.3 percent of VR program expenditures for matching purposes. Due to higher federal grant allotments in recent years the state funding is no longer adequate to meet the matching requirement. Therefore, this funding is needed to maintain the current service level for the VR program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 3,405,533 $ 3,405,533
Reduce employment support servicesReduces funding for extended employment services and long-term extended support services provided to individuals with disabilities.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (269,063) $ (269,063)