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  • 10/01/2015: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Kicks Off!

    October 1st marks the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2015, and employers of all sizes are encouraged to participate! Held each October, NDEAM celebrates the many and diverse contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, both past and present, and employers can take part in a variety of ways. To help, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy offers a list of ideas as well as resources such as posters, sample media materials and more.

    Learn more about NDEAM.

  • 09/28/2015: Disability Mentoring Day 2015 to Launch Oct. 21

    A centerpiece of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) will take place this year on October 21 at workplaces across the nation. Sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), DMD is a job shadowing and career development program for young people with disabilities within both the public and private sector. While it typically takes place the third Wednesday of each October, employers, can plan DMD programs at any time of year, and AAPD offers a variety of resources to help.

    Learn more about DMD or view a list of DMD events.

  • 09/24/2015: JAN Webcast Registration Opens

    Reserve your spot today! The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has opened registration for its 2015-2016 webcast series. This year’s lineup offers extensive opportunity for free training for individuals or groups on topics ranging from accommodations for different types of disabilities to assistive technology to performance issues and the ADA. All webcasts are captioned, and continuing education credits may be available. JAN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. 

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  • 09/16/2015: Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program’s (CAP) 25th Anniversary Symposium Postponed

    Due to the September visit by the Pope to Washington, DC and OPM’s continued guidance regarding traveling during that time, the CAP Anniversary Symposium has been postponed.  The new date is to-be-determined. 

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  • 08/24/2015: Federal News Radio Highlights Progress in Disability Hiring

    In a recent interview, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Special Adviser on Disability Programs Michael Murray spoke with Federal News Radio about the progress made in federal disability hiring since the issuance of Executive Order 13548 five years ago. 

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  • 08/20/2015: Diversify Your Workforce by Going Back to School - Become a WRP Recruiter!

    For students across the nation, September is the time to pack up the sunscreen and crack open the books.  If this time of year makes you nostalgic for the good ol' college days, you might want to consider how you too can go "back to school" - by becoming a Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) recruiter! 

    As you likely know, the WRP connects federal employers - not just in Washington D.C., but nationwide - with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.  Since 1995, more than 6,000 individuals have participated in the WRP, many of them going on to become full-time federal employees.  As such, it is a key tool federal agencies can use to achieve their disability employment goals.  

    The WRP is run jointly by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity.  But, it simply could not operate without the help of volunteer recruiters from across the federal government. 

    WRP recruiters conduct interviews with students at colleges and universities nationwide in order to populate the WRP database, which federal agencies can then access to fill temporary or permanent staffing needs.  These students represent some of the best and brightest on campuses across the country and run the gamut in terms of majors and career interests, from freshman to graduate and law students.  If desired, recruiters can focus on a particular school or area of study. 

    Serving as a WRP recruiter is an easy way to make a significant contribution, to not only the diversity of the federal workforce, but also the lives of young people with disabilities starting out on their career journey.  What's more, it means you get a sneak peek of potential new talent for your agency!  

    To be a recruiter, you must be a federal employee at the GS-9 level or above and be able to complete a brief online training.  Then, during a certain period in the Fall, you will conduct and report on 8 to 10 telephone interviews lasting about 30 minutes each.  The interviews may be done at your convenience and from the comfort of your office.  

    We hope you will consider this opportunity!  

    Register as a WRP recruiter today!

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