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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

 

DIVISION 90

CERTIFICATION OF DISABILITY

582-090-0010

Certification of Disability Generally

(1) The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) will provide certification services on request for individuals with disabilities seeking employment under a governmental entity's special hiring practices if a certificate is required.

(2) OVRS will provide certification services on request for clients who require documentation of disability for specific programs such as Tri-Met Honored Citizen Cards and the Public Utility Commission Telecommunications Devices Access Program.

(3) Individuals seeking a certification of disability shall provide OVRS with the certification instructions and form of the governmental organization if requested, and provide documenting evidence of their disability.

(4) OVRS may provide certification of disability services regardless of whether individuals apply for OVRS services under 34CFR 361.41, qualify for services under 34 CFR 361.42, or have an open case with OVRS for vocational rehabilitation services.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.530
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.530
Hist: VRD 1-1979, f. & ef. 10-1-79; VRD 5-1981, f. & ef. 12-1-81; VRD 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-7-93; VRS 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-04; VRS 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-04

582-090-0020

Certification of Disability for Federal Employment

(1) OVRS will provide certification services for federal job applicants under Schedule A hiring authorities (5 CFR 213.3101), including 5 CFR 213.3102(t) for hiring people with mental retardation, 5 CFR 213.3102(u) for hiring people with severe physical disabilities, and 5 CFR 213.3102(gg) for hiring people with psychiatric disabilities.

(2) A certification issued by an OVRS counselor for federal job applicants under Schedule A hiring authorities must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and is therefore eligible under a Schedule A appointment authority and that the applicant is able to perform the essential duties of the position. The certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation.

(3) An OVRS counselor may issue a certification for federal job applicants under Schedule A hiring authorities as follows:

(a) An OVRS counselor may first issue a letter certifying that the individual is disabled and eligible for appointment under a particular Schedule A appointment authority. This type of certification is sufficient for an applicant to be considered for any Schedule A job;

(b) If the individual with a disability is tentatively selected for the position, the OVRS counselor may issue a second letter, as merited, stating that the counselor has evaluated the job tasks and determined the applicant is able to perform the essential duties of the position. This second letter must also state what reasonable accommodations, if any, are sought.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.530
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.530
Hist: VRD 1-1979, f. & ef. 10-1-79; VRD 5-1981, f. & ef. 12-1-81; VRS 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-04

582-090-0030

Assistance with State Employment

(1) OVRS will assist its job-ready clients to seek state employment through the HIRE (Hiring Individuals Ready for Employment) system. OVRS counselors will explain the HIRE system to interested clients, and assist clients in the preparation of client materials, if necessary.

(2) Once an OVRS client has filled out a state application form and other required paperwork, the OVRS counselor will submit to the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Human Resource Services Division (HRSD) Recruitment the completed state application (PD 100), skill code documents (if applicable), and a completed and signed referral.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.530
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.530
Hist: VRD 1-1979, f. & ef. 10-1-79; VRD 5-1981, f. & ef. 12-1-81; VRD 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-4-88; VRD 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-7-93; VRS 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-04

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