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PB2 Performance Report for the Rehabilitation Program, Report No. 98-67, February 1999
 
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  • Due to major problems with the reliability and credibility of the program's performance information, the Legislature can only rely on 2 of the program's 26 performance-based program budgeting measures. This limits evaluation to the employment outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation Program completers. Data indicated that both employee retention and wages in Fiscal Year 1997-98, increased over prior year rates. However, these increases are primarily attributable to the strength of the economy.
  • The program performance account-ability system needs improvement to report accurate information on program performance to the Legislature and citizens of the state.
  • ¬†Agency performance measures provide very little credible information and as a result need major modifications. Some of these issues should be addressed through the use of alternate definitions and data in Fiscal Year 1998-99. Additional changes are proposed for Fiscal Year 1999-2000. However, complete information on the cost-efficiency of the program will still be needed.
  • The methodology used to establish the standards proposed for 1999-2000 was not documented As a result, we cannot advise the Legislature as to their reasonableness.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Education System

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-06 Special Examination: Responsibilities Not Fulfilled by Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission; Program Performance Declines, published in January 2002.
  • Report No. 98-04 Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Rehabilitation Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security, published in July 1998.
  • Report No. 97-53 Review of the Fiscal Year 1996-97 Performance of the Department of Labor and Employment Security's Rehabilitation Program Compared to General Appropriations Act Performance Standards, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 97-32 Follow-up Report on the Review of the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security, published in January 1998.
  • Report No. 95-23 Review of the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Within the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Department of Labor and Employment Security, published in January 1996.

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