Effective October 1, 2015, SSB Workforce Development Unit is on Order of Selection.
What is Order of Selection (OOS)?
OOS is a method of prioritizing eligible applicants. The federal government requires agencies to use OOS when there are not enough resources to serve everyone who is eligible.
A functional limitation means that a person requires services or accommodations not routinely made for others, due to an impairment, in order to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment. The number of functional limitations identified determines which category applicants are assigned to. Seven areas of functional limitations are reviewed:
Open Category: Can be Served Immediately
Priority Category A: This is a customer who has limitations in five or more functional areas and requires multiple services over an extended period of time of at least 6 months.
Priority Category B: This is a customer who has limitations in three or four functional areas and requires multiple services over an extended period of time of at least 6 months.
Priority Category C: This is a customer who has limitations in zero, one, or two functional areas and requires multiple services over an extended period of time of at least 6 months.
Students through age 21. Students enrolled in educational programs who are waitlisted can receive Pre-Employment Transition Services but only if they received those services prior to application. Students should discuss with their counselor options for receiving Pre-Employment Transition Services.
Job Retention. Services will be provided to all eligible applicants, regardless of their category, that are currently employed and require services to maintain their job.
We get a lot of questions about driver's licenses from potential clients. Here are the most common:
Is it possible to drive with a vision loss?
Yes. Every applicant for a driver's license must undergo a vision screening with the Division of Motor and Vehicle Services. Those with insufficient vision can take steps with eye-care professionals to achieve the best vision possible. If vision interferes with the safe operation of a motor vehicle, driving privileges are denied.
If I am eligible for a restricted driver's license , can I still receive services from SSB?
Yes. Some clients do have restricted licenses. Our counselors determine eligibility based on visual acuity or visual field, impediments to employment, and functional limitations.
If I receive services from SSB, is that information shared with licensing officials?
Yes. Each quarter, we provide the Department of Public Safety (DPS) with a list of new SSB applicants. DPS contacts the applicants about driving restrictions and qualifications and may request more information (such as a driver's license vision report) or require additional testing to ensure highway and road safety.