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FEED Meeting June 13, 2023

Best Practices for Attracting & Recruiting Federal Employees with Disabilities

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


The topic of this virtual meeting will be “Best Practices for Attracting and Recruiting Employees with Disabilities.” Representatives from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will discuss recent updates to USAJOBS that can help federal agencies recruit applicants with disabilities. In addition, members of EARN’s research team and the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) will discuss research-based strategies for attracting disabled candidates.


Introduction (1:00-1:05 p.m.)

Akinyemi Banjo, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Department of Labor

Welcoming Remarks (1:05-1:15 p.m.)

Anupa Geevarghese, ODEP Chief of Staff 

Presentation: USAJOBS Agency Talent Portal Updates (1:15-1:55 p.m.) 

Jennifer Croft, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Lauren Foreman, Management & Program Analyst, USAJOBS, OPM

Presentation: Increasing Applicants with Disabilities: How Career Pages Design Can Make a Difference (1:55-2:35 p.m.) 

Jonathan Paul Katz, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy Team, ODEP, Department of Labor

Sandra Mosqueira-Caminada, Research Support Specialist, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University

Question and Answer Session (2:35-2:55 p.m.)

Closing Remarks (2:55-3:00 p.m.)

Wendy Doernberg, Attorney-Advisor, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission