When you need professional advice to manage life's troubles, KEPRO, the state’s contracted Employee Assistance Program provider, offers 24-hour telephone access to confidential help from trained counselors. The KEPRO counselors talk with you about your concerns, giving guidance and providing you with the right resources. The KEPRO staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for counseling, consultation, appointment scheduling, and referrals for the following:
Family Caregiving Services
Childcare and Parenting
Legal Mediation Consultations
Identity Theft Prevention and Response
All benefits-eligible state employees can use the Employee Assistance Program immediately upon hire. Participation is always voluntary and is totally confidential by law. All records are maintained by the EAP provider; no records are maintained by DVR or DOE. This provides the maximum safeguard so that employees may use the program with complete confidence that their privacy is maintained.
Career Service employees with up to 5 years of creditable service earn 8.667 hours per month, with 5 to 10 years earn 10.833 hours per month, and those with over 10 years of service earn 13 hours per month.
Career Service employees earn 8.667 hours of sick leave credits per month
SES and SMS employees receive 176 hours of annual leave, and 104 hours of sick leave upon employment, and once a year on each subsequent anniversary date.
State of Florida retirement - 3% employee contribution required
The Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is an equal opportunity employer. It is against the law for VR as a recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate against any individual in the United States on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. The application process used by VR to determine eligibility for services, any subsequent services and the entire VR process are subject to these non-discrimination requirements. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. VR program receives 78.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For the 2021 Federal fiscal year, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $176,836,896. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs ($47,860,557) were funded by Florida State Appropriations. Revised October 2021.