2014 Kansas Employment First Oversight Commission Report to the Governor and Kansas Legislature


State Policies & Initiatives: 

This report has a number of recommendations  with new or revised Employment First practices to support the Governor’s Employment First “Road Map,” including those that:

  • “Incentivize the Goal of Employment First – The State of Kansas needs to adjust the way employment and support services are funded in order to incentivize the outcome of increasing numbers of Kansans with disabilities in quality competitive and integrated employment..”
  • “Ensure Employment First Consistently Occurs – Establish proper accountability measures and gate keeping to help ensure that competitive and integrated employment is truly the first option.”
  • “Change the Rate Structure – Disability service and support rates and the entire rate structure needs to be changed. The current system is insufficient to obtain effective outcomes.”
  • “Transition Services – Funding & services must better support the transition from school to work.”
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships