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June 24, 2015

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DOL Honors ADA25 with Historical Timeline and Personal Stories
As part of a series of activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Labor developed a historical timeline that chronicles the milestones that led up to its passage in 1990 and have carried its spirit forward since. The department is also collecting worker photos and stories that illustrate, through personal experiences, the importance of the ADA in increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities and/or employers of workers with disabilities from across the nation are invited to add to the collection by submitting their own employment story.

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View the timeline, read the stories or share a new story.

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Inaugural Disability Equality Index Results Released
On June 11, the American Association of People with Disabilities and U.S. Business Leadership Network—an Employer TA Center partner—announced the results of the first-ever Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, which is sponsored by both organizations. This survey assesses inclusion across the workplace, marketplace and supply chain, awarding points in four major categories. This first year, 80 Fortune 1000 companies participated, 19 of which received 100 out of 100 and thus were named “DEI Best Places to Work.” A further 43 companies scored 80 or above.

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New JAN Website Feature Helps Employers Find the Right Accommodation
Often, people approach accommodations in the context of a particular disability. However, what works for one person might not always be effective for another. That’s because accommodations are actually designed to address a limitation that might be preventing someone from performing to his or her fullest. Thus, sometimes the better approach is to first consider the limitation instead. A new website feature developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy-funded Job Accommodation Network (JAN) helps employers do just that.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Annual Report on Disability
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its latest annual report on people with disabilities. This report revealed that in 2014 the unemployment rate of people with disabilities edged down slightly, to 12.5 percent. Despite the positive downward trend, however, this was roughly double the rate of people without disabilities, 5.9 percent. “Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics” is based on data collected as part of the monthly Current Population Survey and sponsored by DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA: Leading Corporate Voices on the Value of Disability Inclusion

July 9, 2:00 – 3:00p.m., EST WEBINAR
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This Employer TA Center/EARN webinar will address the significant shifts in thinking on disability inclusion that have occurred since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25 years ago, showcasing how companies recognized as top employers for people with disabilities now actively work to align it with their corporate goals and brand, both internally and externally. Panelists include Jill Houghton, Executive Director of the U.S. Business Leadership Network; Jennifer Sheehy, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy; and Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader at Ernst & Young. The moderator will be Employer TA Center National Project Director Darren Bates. Participation is free, but registration is required and space is limited.

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PEAT Talks

Third Thursday of Each Month, 2:00 p.m. EST SPEAKER SERIES

Interested in learning more about accessible technology in the workplace? Join the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) on the third Thursday of each month for “PEAT Talks,” a virtual speaker series exploring a range of accessible technology topics of interest to employers, individuals with disabilities and technology developers.

Learn more about the “PEAT Talks” series.

Driving Innovation with Accessibility in Government

July 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., EST WORKSHOP

Hosted by IBM and the National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center, this online workshop will explore the increased demand for government agencies to provide services that can be accessed by any user, anytime, anywhere and on any device. The event will feature IBM Chief Accessibility Officer Frances West and be facilitated by John D. Kemp, President and CEO of The Viscardi Center.

Register for the Accessibility in Government webinar.

Employer Spotlight

VERC Enterprises

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VERC Enterprises—a New England-based chain of convenience stores, gas stations and carwashes—prides itself on customer service and a commitment to the communities in which it operates. As part of this, it has publicly committed to providing employment opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, going so far as setting a workforce representation goal of 20 percent. “When society takes the initiative in recruiting and hiring those with disabilities, it avails itself of a worker population that has proven to be exceedingly reliable, trustworthy, thorough and committed for the long haul,” said VERC President Leo Vercollone in a Boston Globe op-ed he penned about his company’s efforts.

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Employer Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities: Federal Tax Incentives At-A-Glance

Employer Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities: Federal Tax Incentives At-A-Glance

To help employers capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities offer America’s workplaces, the Federal Government offers a number of tax credits for employers. Overall, these incentives are intended to serve two purposes: 1) to encourage the hiring of individuals with disabilities, and 2) to support modifications and accommodations designed to enhance the accessibility of the workplace and productivity of workers with disabilities. This new Employer TA Center fact sheet provides an overview of these incentives and links to further information.

Read the fact sheet.

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. It is a service of the National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities (Employer TA Center), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center. For more information, visit AskEARN.org

 

Preparation of this material was funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Grant No. [OD-26451-14-75-4-36]. This document does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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June 22nd, 2015 by

As part of a series of activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Labor developed a historical timeline that chronicles the milestones that led up to its passage in 1990 and have carried its spirit forward since. The department is also collecting worker photos and stories that illustrate, through personal experiences, the importance of the ADA in increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities from across the nation are invited to add to the collection by submitting their own employment story. View the timeline, read the worker stories, or share a new story.

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June 17th, 2015 by

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its latest annual report on people with disabilities, which revealed that in 2014 the unemployment rate of people with disabilities edged down slightly, to 12.5 percent. Despite the positive downward trend, however, this was roughly double the rate of people without disabilities, which declined to 5.9 percent. The annual “Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics” report is based on data from the Current Population Survey, a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households. The data collection is sponsored by DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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June 11th, 2015 by

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June 11, 2015

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OFCCP Posts Sample Transition Year AAPs
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently posted sample transition year Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) for federal contractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. The AAPs were based on a company with less than 150 employees but also may be used as guides for larger employers. Furthermore, they are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent the only acceptable formats for meeting regulatory requirements.

View the sample AAPs.

Leaders Gather to Discuss Strategies for Increasing Disability Inclusion in the Federal Workforce
On May 28, about 50 leading thinkers on diversity issues from across the federal sector convened in Washington, D.C., for a strategic planning and engagement session, where they discussed key issues impacting the employment of people with disabilities. The event was coordinated by the Employer TA Center and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in order to inform their recommendations for sustaining the progress of Executive Order 13548, Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities.

Learn more about disability employment in the federal sector.

PTSD Awareness Month Helps Educate About Non-Visible Disabilities
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and an opportune time to learn about how to best support veterans and other employees who may experience PTSD through effective accommodations. The Job Accommodation Network has a variety of resources to help, as does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, which spearheads PTSD Awareness Month each year.

Learn about accommodation ideas for people with PTSD or get PTSD awareness materials for use in the workplace..

“Who I Am” DVD and Discussion Guide Now Available for Order
The discussion guide for the Campaign for Disability Employment’s “Who I Am” public service announcement (PSA) is now available for order in hard copy. Each guide includes a DVD with the PSA in multiple accessible formats, offering an easy way to engage employees in a discussion about disability in the workplace, including issues surrounding self-identification. Currently in distribution nationwide, “Who I Am” features nine diverse people with disabilities, among them actor RJ Mitte, best known for his role in the hit television series “Breaking Bad.”

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Public Comments Due on ADA and Workplace Wellness Programs NPRM

June 19, 2015 DEADLINE

The deadline for providing public comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and employer-sponsored health and wellness programs that are part of group health plans is June 19. Issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April, this rule would provide guidance on how such programs can comply with the ADA consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act.

Read more about the proposed rule.

Disability and Employment Symposium: Research Informing Practice and Policy

June 24, 8:45 – 4:30 p.m., EST EVENT

This conference will convene government representatives, researchers, individuals with disabilities, employers and workforce professionals to explore the intersection between disability employment research, practice and policy. It will take place in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by the Interagency Committee on Disability Research’s Interagency Committee on Employment and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Community Living.

Register for the Symposium.

America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

Various Throughout 2015-2016 TOUR

The nation’s first ever disability rights mobile museum kicked off its cross-country tour this week at the Wells Fargo Atrium in Charlotte, NC. America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels offers an opportunity for hands-on learning about the disability rights movement and technological innovations resulting from the Americans with Disabilities Act, including related to employment. As such, it offers an innovative opportunity for disability awareness training.

Find out about identified stops in coming months.

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Specialisterne hires high-functioning people with autism and prepares them for jobs in the technology sector, helping employers understand the connection between their skills and those needed by the industry, such as “pattern recognition, enhanced memory and the ability to consistently engage in repetitive tasks.” Founded in 2004, the Danish company, whose name means “The Specialists,” is now expanding worldwide, including in the U.S.

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ADA & Workplace Safety

The ADA and Workplace Safety

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? As a result, it’s a great time to refresh knowledge of employer policies and processes for ensuring employee health and safety and how they may intersect with employer obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To help, AskEARN.org offers a webpage on the “ADA and Workplace Safety,” which addresses topics such as pre-employment screenings, the working environment, confidentiality, environmental sensitivities and workplace emergency plans, among others.

Visit the ADA and Workplace Safety webpage.

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. It is a service of the National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities (Employer TA Center), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center. For more information, visit AskEARN.org

 

Preparation of this material was funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Grant No. [OD-26451-14-75-4-36]. This document does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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