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Benefits of the Program
- How We Help People With Disabilities
- Provide stable, vocational rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities in the community.
- Provide people with disabilities the opportunity to become self-sufficient.
- Encourage efforts to de-institutionalize people with disabilities.
- Provide training, meaningful employment and fair wages for individuals with disabilities.
How We Help Customers
- Customers receive a competitive price without the hassles of administering a competitive bid.
- The program offers a wide variety of options with its products and services.
- Each contract is negotiated individually, allowing for customization to meet specific wants and needs.
How We Help Taxpayers
- The State Use Program has proven to reduce the cost of care for people with disabilities.
- By adding employees with disabilities to the workforce, the program helps increase the tax base. National studies have shown a savings in public expenditures for purchases made through the State Use Program.
- Since Vendors are located in large and small communities, the program also stimulates local area economic growth.
2014 Program Statistics
- Number of Service Contracts - 145
- Total of Persons with Disabilities Employed - 2067
- Total Hours Persons with Disabilities Producing Products and/or Services - 1,303,064
- Total Wages Paid to Persons with Disabilities - $10,659,520.54
- Number of Persons with Disabilities Placed in Competitive Employment - 337
Top 15 Products/Services
- Temporary Services - $12,448,537
- Janitorial Services - $5,787,055
- Paper Products - $1,904,975
- Security - $831,068
- Litter Pick-up - $712,257
- Toner Cartridges - $646,604
- Inkjet Cartridges - $447,176
- Incontinent Briefs - $328,674
- Recycled Toner - $317,292
- Beans - $299,740
- Medical Gloves - $299,135
- Pens/Pencils - $255,008
- Laundry Services - $231,087
- Pasta - $212,854
- Spices - $197,678