Legislative Updates (GRC)

Government Relations Committee (GRC) - Research, correlate, and disseminate information related to legislative process and policy formation at the federal, state, and local levels as it relates to the WorkAbility I program.

2020 Updates

Updated Fast Facts for 2020!

Fast Facts provides an overview of WorkAbility I and can be utilized to assist with presenting information about the program.

WorkAbility I Fast Facts 2020 - PDF

WorkAbility - GRC- Fast Facts - 2020.pdf

California Legislative Information

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/home.xhtml

The final version of the CIE Blueprint was posted in May 2017.

Below is a link where the document can be found, along with a CIE toolkit:

https://chhs.stg.tabordasolutions.net/home/cie/

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), California Department of Education (CDE), and California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) have entered into an agreement consistent with the State’s “Employment First” policy and other laws to make employment in an integrated setting, at a competitive wage, for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) its highest priority.

The California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint is the combined effort of the CDE, DOR and DDS, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including Disability Rights of California (DRC), with leadership provided by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). The purpose of the Blueprint is to increase opportunities for Californians with ID/DD to prepare for and participate in CIE.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn

Regional Center - Paid Internship Partnership (PIP)

The California Department of Developmental Services issued guidelines for implementation of the paid internship program and the competitive integrated employment incentive payments. See attachments for more information.

Enclosure 1 - 4870(d-g).pdf

Enclosure 2 - Guidelines for Implementation of Paid Internship Program letter dated 072816.pdf

Incentive Program Guidelines letter final.pdf

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - (WIOA)

The Final Regulations for how WIOA will be implemented were announced June 30th, 2016. Here are some sites and documents regarding the legislation:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/wioa

Overview fact sheet: https://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/Docs/Final-Rules-An-Overview-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Detailed fact sheet: https://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/Docs/Final-Rules-A-Detailed-Look-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Senate Bill No. 778 - Employers: Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

August 30, 2019 - https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB778

Senate Bill No. 98 - Education Finance - Includes Distance Learning and In-Person Instruction Requirements

June 30, 2020 - https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB98

Assembly Bill No. 908 - Extracurricular Activities: Work Permits

September 11, 2020 - https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB908