The State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee

Mission:The State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee (SVRC) works with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to help Alaskans with disabilities acheive quality employment outcomes.

Chairperson: David Berube, business representative seat.

Next Quarterly Meeting: October 23-24, Focus on Northern Region


  • SVRC 2016 Annual Report Released
  • The 2016 State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee (SVRC) Annual Report gives an overview of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation program and SVRC activities.

Public Testimony

The SVRC accepts public testimony on the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation program at their quarterly meetings. The testimony is used, along with consumer satisfaction surveys and other data, to measure the quality and effectiveness of the program in helping people with disabilities who want to find and keep a good job. Testimony is recorded in public records and a summary is reported to the Governor each year.

Business Recognition Awards

The SVRC recognizes businesses who make a notable effort to hire qualified workers with disabilities. The goal is to increase the hiring of qualified Alaskans with disabilities and help Alaskan employers find outstanding employees.

After a brief break while we refined our nomination and presentation processes, the SVRC has re-started the Business Recognition Awards. 2016 Winners will be announced this Fall, 2017.

2015 Winners

  • 2015 Anchorage Large Employer: Scott Bushee
  • Walmart Human Resource Manager

    A man and a women pose together. The man holds a framed certificate.

    DVR Employment Services specialist Gloria Lewellyn and award winner Walmart Market Human Resources Manager, Scott Bushee.

  • 2015 Anchorage Small Employer: Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
  • Three people stand together, two women and one man. They are wearing business type clothes. The women hold a framed certificate.

    DVR Director John Cannon, award winner Fire Island Bakery co-owner, Janis Fleischman and SVRC Chair, Mary Ann Pruitt.

    Award winner Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop's website

  • Previous Award winners

Consumer Satisfaction Surveys