Descriptions of GVRA Administrative Offices
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The External Affairs division encompasses legislative affairs, board and council relations, communications and marketing. This department handles all inquiries from lawmakers and elected officials as well as media. Additionally, staff support the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services (GVRS) Board, the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC), the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and the Employment First Council. Additionally, the department’s communications and marketing functions handle mass internal and external communications, regular agency publications like the newsletter, the website and the agency’s social media channels.
The primary mission of the GVRA Office of Fiscal Operations is to provide sound financial management and oversight to the agency Executive Director, administrative divisions and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. The office consists of six (6) distinct areas.
Accounts Payable/Disbursements – Process payments to providers and vendors, track and record transactions involving the outflow of cash.
Accounts Receivable/Revenue -- Track and record all sources of funding (revenue).
General Ledger – Reconciliation of all accounting transactions related to the agency’s financial statements.
Payroll – Payment of all employee related expenses including payroll tax withholdings and benefits.
Grants Compliance – Monitor, analyze and prepare federal, state and local financial reports in compliance with grant awards.
Procurement/Contracts –Plan and manage the procurement of goods and services in accordance with the State procurement regulations. Manage provider contracting process.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal guidance and direction to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. The Office provides enterprise-level legal support to the Agency’s administrative functions as well as to all its programs, including Vocational Rehabilitation, the Business Enterprise Program, Roosevelt Warm Springs and Cave Spring Center, Georgia Industries for the Blind and Disability Adjudication Services. General Counsel staff provide multi-level statutory, regulatory and policy review and implementation, as well as provide input on the Department’s business practices in accordance with legal and policy requirements.
Planning and Budget
The Planning and Budget division provides budget-related services such as long and short-term financial analysis and executive operating budget development, monitoring and control. This department is involved in the planning, coordinating and integration of performance information into the budget development process. Also, Planning and Budget develops and prepares various financial reports for the agency and other government entities; as well as works with the State Office of Planning and Budget for approval of budget strategies and amendments made post approval.
Property and Facilities