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Newsletter Photos - December 16, 2010

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Participants attending the Chicago telework conference included from left: Kristina Crusor, Program Analyst, WB; Nancy Chen, Regional Administrator, WB; State Rep. Michael Tryon; State Sen. Pamela Althoff; Peggy Luce, Vice President, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Donna Para, Director of Workplace Solutions, McDonald’s Corporation; Lindsay Pomeroy, Real Estate Manager, Microsoft; Delta Emerson, SVP, Ryan Inc.; Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work; David Pope, Mayor of Oak Park; Deborah Pascal, Senior Program Analyst, WB; Eve Pytel, Assistant Director, Clean Air Counts.

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President Barack Obama signs the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 in the Oval Office, Dec. 9, 2010. Watching are, from left: OPM Director John Berry; GSA Administrator Martha Johnson; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Rep. John Sarbanes; Representative Stephen Lynch, D-Ma.; Deputy Secretary Bill Lynn; D-Md.; Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.; and Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis; (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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(From left to right) Christine Griffin, Deputy Director, OPM; Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment, DOL; Tony Coelho, Former U.S. Congressman and Co-Author of the Americans with Disabilities Act; Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy; Denise Pease, Regional Administrator, Northeast and Caribbean Region, GSA; participated in IDEAS annual conference on Section 508 compliance and accessible workplace technology.

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Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez (center) joined a group of leading national experts for a roundtable discussion with the National Technical Assistance and Research Leadership Center about the disability implications for an aging workforce on Monday.

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A DOL National Emergency Grant program to assist financial service industry workers helped David Alperin open his own Brookly, NY-based boutique. The program paid for a year of classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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Case worker Jan Broers was able to help a veteran thanks in part to a DOL grant to Goodwill Industries.