Performance Report for Fiscal Year, 2006

(2006) Performance Report for Fiscal Year, 2006. Blind, Department for the

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I am pleased to present the performance report for the Iowa Department for the Blind for fiscal year 2006. This report is provided in compliance with sections 8E.210 and 216B.7 of the Code of Iowa. It contains valuable information about the services the Department and its partners provided for Iowans during the past fiscal year in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, library services, and resource management. Major accomplishments of the year included successful administration of a federally-funded mentoring program (Pathfinders) that matches young adults ages 16-26 who are blind or visually impaired with mentors who also have vision loss, installed a state-of-the art digital recording studio in the library, and continued national prominence in vocational rehabilitation. Earnings ratios and the percentage of employment for vocational rehabilitation clients of the Department remain among the best in the nation, as measured by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration, which on July 3, 2006 released data on federal standards and indicators for the year ended September 30, 2005. Overall, we met or exceeded 15 of 20 results targets included in this report. Key strategic challenges, developments, and trends are also discussed in the "Department Overview" that follows. Sincerely, Allen C. Harris Director, Iowa Department for the Blind

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Performance Plan, Department of Blind
Subjects: State government > State agencies
State government > State agencies > Administrative rules
ID Code: 7173
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2009 15:30
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2009 15:30