Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transferring to Workforce Solution’s Office in Sulphur Springs
July 3, 2017
Notification of Address Change for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Staff in Sulphur Springs
*Effective as ofTuesday, July 11
1400 College St. 1513 Houston St.
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482
Four vocational rehabilitation (VR) services staff from the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services office in Sulphur Springs will move into co-located space at a Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas office as part of the transition of services from the former Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). These team members will integrate VR services with workforce development and employment services provided by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas.
Co-location of VR staff into one general services office or within statewide local workforce centers, known as Workforce Solutions offices, will allow for shared resources. Co-location also will benefit VR customers through the expanded network of employment connections and will benefit employment services staff through on-site expertise to assist job seekers with disabilities. There will be no disruption to services related to these VR staff relocations.
The movement of VR staff is occurring as required by Texas SB 208, which was passed in 2015 and required the transfer of several former DARS programs to TWC on September 1, 2016. The legislation mandated that VR staff be co-located with staff from Workforce Solutions who provide workforce services. These moves will occur over the next several years as current field office leases expire or can be renegotiated, and as Workforce Solution’s office space is available and ready to accommodate the relocated staff and services.
*Due to potential changes in logistics related to this move, the effective move date may be revised. If the date is revised, TWC will issue an updated move notification.
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