Nevada Disability Services Unit: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

The Rehabilitation Division, as the DSU, has established procedures and activities setting forth the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD), which will ensure an adequate supply of qualified Rehabilitation professionals and paraprofessionals for the operation of the Vocational Rehabilitation programs.

The CSPD is coordinated by the Administrator of the DSU with the participation of: the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council (NSRC), Human Resources staff of the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR), and staff of the Bureaus of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI). DETR’s personnel records enable an annual analysis of the numbers and types of Rehabilitation personnel. Through the State of Nevada Personnel Department database, information on budgeted positions, duration of vacancy for each position and vacancy rates are available through a data warehouse system.

In addition, a personnel log is maintained at the agency level, delineating the location, type of position and date vacated in order to provide current tracking of vacancies including the status of each vacant position. This tracking mechanism has proved successful in reducing the vacancy rate and the amount of time that each position is vacant. All the sources of information are used to track and forecast the DSU’s personnel needs.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships