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Vol. 46, No. 79
November 9, 2012

Vocational Rehabilitation Discontinues Service Agreement with Community Employment Inc.

Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is ending its statewide fee-for-service agreement for employment services with Community Employment Inc. (CEI). VR is enacting the 30-day Notice of Termination clause per its service agreement with CEI due to billing irregularities and internal control issues.

"The Department believes this is the best course of action to take on behalf of our clients due to recent events," said Jeanne Loyd, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Adult Learning & Rehabilitation Services at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. "Our primary responsibility is to ensure we provide the highest quality services to Missourians with disabilities and to partner with vendors who deliver that level of service. Vocational Rehabilitation will work closely with current Community Employment Inc. clients as they transition to other area service providers."

Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation is a state agency under the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that assists eligible Missourians with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment.