Posts Tagged ‘ Employment ’

ADA Anniversary Links from Around the Web

July 27, 2011
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Please note that inclusion of any specific article or blog post does not necessarily indicate endorsement by Day in Washingtion of any statements or opinions therein. 2011 ADA Address by Kathy Martinez Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy – http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20110721-odep/index.htm The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – An “ADA Generation” Perspective” –...
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National Disability Employment Month – Presidential Proclamation

October 1, 2010
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National Disability Employment Month – Presidential Proclamation

Yes, I’m still around. Unfortunately, work keeps me pretty busy and unable to take the time to really analyze legislation and policy. I don’t want to shirk DIW readers by relying on reposts of information but want to really offer a breakdown of what any policy REALLY means. But today, I just might have...
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Countdown: 100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

April 26, 2010
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Countdown:  100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” -George Bernard Shaw Many of you may be familiar with the Federal government’s Disability.gov web site. A joint project with 21 federal agency partners, it is an award-winning Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs,...
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Department of Labor Strategic Plan – Seeking Input from People with Disabilities

April 2, 2010
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Department of Labor Strategic Plan – Seeking Input from People with Disabilities

The Department of Labor’s Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) will have a web chat on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 2:45-4:15 p.m. This is a public chat open to members of the disability community. The conversation will be about ODEP’s strategic plan. For the first time ever, the Department will be asking the...
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Federal Government Hiring Expo – April 26 (Save the Date)

February 22, 2010
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Federal Government Hiring Expo – April 26  (Save the Date)

In conjunction with the Office of Personnel management, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is cultivating a Federal Hiring Expo specifically aimed at increasing the employment of individuals with disabilities. This will be a bit different from your typical job fair in that the agencies will be looking to hire candidates on site...
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Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues

September 18, 2009
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Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues

Obviously, I am buried under health reform these days but I wanted to send out a few quick bullet points about the Baucus health reform bill that might be of interest to people with disabilities.  I’ve always said that comprmise is where everybody goes away unhappy.  Max Baucus’ health reform bill from the Senate Finance...
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ADA Amendments Act – News from the EEOC

September 16, 2009
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ADA Amendments Act – News from the EEOC

It was almost exactly one year ago that the President signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) into law. As a part of tht law, Congress directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to amend its ADA regulation to reflect the changes made by the ADAAA. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
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The “other” confirmation hearing in Washington this week – Christine M. Griffin

July 14, 2009
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The “other” confirmation hearing in Washington this week – Christine M. Griffin

Obviously, this is a very busy week as Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing continues, but also going on this week is another confirmation hearing that may potentally have an even greater impact on people with disabilities. Christine Griffin’s confirmation hearing to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management is this Thursday, July 16 at...
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