Chapter 1.5 Contents:

[REVISED: 5/1/16]

  1. If a specific DRS policy allows for certain exceptions, the counselor shall follow the written procedures for exceptions in that specific policy. In other instances, the counselor may request an exception to written policy by documenting justification for the exception and obtaining written pre-approval from the Director of Policy and legislative affairs via supervisor.

  2. The director of Policy and Legislative Affairs will review the request and grant approval or indicate disapproval of a recommended exception.

  3. No exception will be effective without the signatory approval of the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs.​

  4. The counselor shall keep the request and response in the customer’s case file.