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  • 09/30/2014: NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families: Research will focus on nondrug approaches

    Thirteen research projects totaling approximately $21.7 million over 5 years will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.

  • 09/30/2014: Advancing Integrated Employment

    Promoting integrated employment as the first option for people with disabilities was the focus of two recent events keynoted by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez. The first, on Sept. 19 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, gathered disability rights attorneys, service providers and students to explore the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C. The case affirmed that people with significant disabilities have the right to live and work in their communities. The second, on Sept. 24 in Des Moines, Iowa, was the annual meeting of the Iowa State Association for People Supporting Employment First. The meeting included service providers and state officials dedicated to improving employment outcomes for Iowans with significant disabilities. Discussing the department's commitment to integrated employment, including significant disabilities, Martinez said, "We believe that a presumption of employability should exist for all people, including youth and adults with significant disabilities, and the time is now for our nation to value individuals with disabilities for the unique skills and talents they bring by integrating them fully into our workplaces."

  • 09/30/2014: Free Posters available for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October 2014

     The Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) offers free materials to assist organizations in planning and implementing  National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) activities. 

  • 09/28/2014: New rule streamlines reporting requirements on veterans' employment and hiring for federal contractors

    The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule that reduces reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors who hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974

    “Over the next decade, this change will result in a significant reduction in paperwork burden for federal contractors and subcontractors,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training Keith Kelly. “In addition to easing the burden on contractors, the data collected by these reports will help the Labor Department develop more informative yearly trends in the employment of protected veterans.”

  • 09/26/2014: Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)'s video: Welcome to DIG!

    DIG empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees to overcome communication barriers, resolve accessibility issues, and promote a fully inclusive work environment through networking and fostering professional growth. Click to watch.

  • 09/26/2014: Support. Equip. Empower.

    CAP supports wounded, ill, and injured Service members during and after rehabilitation by providing free resources for managing PTSD, TBI, and other conditions. Learn more at

  • 09/26/2014: Ergonomics

    Learn about how an ergonomically correct work environment can help employees with limitations in this informative video.

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