Important Survey for MRC Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

Your response is needed to help us tackle WIOA challenges!

Dear Colleague,

As an MRC VR family, we know that the work of VR counselors has taken on a new dimension since the passing of the Work Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Our work with Transition-Aged Youth has taken on a new depth — and we know that many counselors are concerned about how new programs implemented by the agency will affect direct client service delivery.

As you likely know, there is an open demand to bargain with MRC management over the impact of WIOA on counselors’ daily activities. With the final rules governing WIOA now out, management has agreed to meet with us to discuss our concerns.

In order to fully communicate these challenges and concerns, we need your feedback as it relates to the agency’s interpretation of the law and the implementation of WIOA. We ask that all impacted VR counselors fill out this survey, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete:

(Note: the survey has been updated to address a question glitch. If you have already participated, you do not need to re-take the survey.)

This survey addresses different aspects of WIOA — ranging from your work with Transition Aged Youth to MRCIS concerns. The insights we’ll gain are incredibly helpful in making a strong case to agency managers, so please be as thoughtful in your responses as possible.

Our first meeting with management is set for this Thursday, so we hope to hit the ground running with as many responses as possible in the next 24 hours. Thank you in advance for helping ensure our voices are heard!

In peace and solidarity,

Dawn Davis
MRC Chapter President

P.S. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

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