Federal Regulatory Reform

Federal Regulations Project Ė Letís Make Things Better!

We have an opportunity to make our vocational rehabilitation system better! Much of our work at the Department of Rehabilitation is governed by federal regulations, and the federal government is asking what changes should be made.

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) seeks public input on federal regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. The request is based on Executive Order 13777, which directs all federal agencies to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens. Selected areas of focus will be regulations that:

  1. Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;

  2. Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; and

  3. Impose costs that exceed benefits.

You may review the original request from USDOE here, and the extension of the comment period here.

You are encouraged to submit your own comments directly to USDOE. The deadline to submit comments to USDOE has been extended to September 20, 2017.

We have received many good ideas and recommendations from interested individuals, stakeholders, partners and staff. Thank you for engaging your government and participating in this process! In the next few days we will be finalizing our comments.

Resources and Information

  • 8/2/2017 Public Forum Transcript

  • Final draft of DOR comments

  • Get involved! Here’s how to submit your own comments! To submit comments electronically, go here. Click on Comment Now! and follow the instructions to submit your comments. If you want to use another method to submit your comments, see the instructions here. Be sure to submit your comments by the deadline of September 20, 2017.