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10.0 - Clients Determined to Have Achieved an Employment Outcome - CFR 34 361.56

10.1 - Employment Outcome Closures

The following requirements must be met in order to determine that a client has achieved an employment outcome:

  1. The client has achieved the employment outcome as described in his/her current IPE.
  2. The provision of services under the client’s IPE has contributed to the achievement of the employment outcome and the goal on their current plan reflects the employment outcome.
  3. The employment outcome is consistent with the client’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice. 
  4. The employment outcome is in the most integrated setting possible, consistent with the client’s informed choice. Justification of nonintegrated setting must be documented in AWARE.
  5. The individual has maintained the employment outcome for a period of at least 90 days.
  6. At the end of the 90-day period (for Supported Employment see section 7.22) the client, Rehabilitation Specialist, and employer consider the employment outcome to be satisfactory and agree that the client is performing well on the job.
  7. The client no longer needs vocational rehabilitation services to maintain this job.

There are several types of employment outcomes that a client may be determined to have successfully achieved.  They include:

  1. Full-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market (including Supported Employment).
  2. Part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market (including Supported Employment); or
  3. Any other type of employment that is in an integrated setting and is consistent with an individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice (including, Business Enterprise Program, and self-employment).

NOTE: Enclave and sheltered workshop positions are not considered successful employment outcomes.

An Employment Outcome Summary (see Section 12.7) must be completed when documenting a client’s employment outcome. This includes a justification for other types of employment if competitive employment is not the choice or outcome for the client.  (See definition for specifications of competitive) An Employment Outcome Summary should indicate whether a client is receiving any benefits on the job and must be prepared by the Rehabilitation Specialist (Supervisor approval is required for those specialists who have not achieved independent status).