Transition Plan for the Move of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation to the Department of Workforce Services


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) will transition to the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) effective October 1, 2016….With the transition, USOR services will be overseen by DWS, which has similar goals in helping individuals of all circumstances overcome barriers. DWS manages several divisions with distinct purposes that support specialized services for individuals and families. In addition to supporting gainful employment and providing eligibility services, DWS helps parents with childcare needs, provides funding for low-income housing, assists refugees resettling in Utah, manages labor market data and offers career counseling for veterans.

As USOR transitions to DWS, it will move over as its own division. DWS recognizes that USOR clients need individual, specialized care and that USOR’s unique service delivery model contributes to its success. Therefore, there is no intent to change it at this time. Throughout the transition and beyond, DWS and USOR will work together to ensure customers and clients on both sides will continue to receive high-quality service.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Provider Transformation
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