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UCLA Anderson School of Management

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and The Regents of the University of California (The Regents) on behalf of the UCLA Anderson School of Managementís Office of Executive Education Programs at its campus in Los Angeles (EEP) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote the employment of people with disabilities. ODEP and EEP hereby form an Alliance to provide EEP participants, sponsoring organizations, and others with information, guidance, and access to resources that will help them advance employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. In developing this Alliance, ODEP and EEP recognize that ODEP and EEP associates and alumni are an integral part of this national effort.

ODEP and EEP will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people with disabilities and in communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and ODEPís and EEPís Web sites) to employers.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at ODEP or EEP events.
  • Collaborate with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

ODEP and EEP will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Disseminate training and education materials to associates, program participants and sponsoring organizations on issues of concern in order to advance recruitment, retention, and advancement of individuals with disabilities.
  • Disseminate and share effective employer policies and practices related to individuals with disabilities, along with information on how best to communicate such information to employers.
  • Provide expertise on key industry issues as they pertain to the employment of people with disabilities.

ODEP and EEP will work together to achieve the following technical assistance goals:

  • Identify and disseminate information on activities that demonstrate, evaluate or replicate model disability employment strategies.
  • Promote ODEP-funded technical assistance services, such as the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN).
  • Promote ODEP-funded technical assistance services, such as the Job Accommodation Network and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network.

ODEP and EEP will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on the employment and advancement of people with disabilities:
  • Raise awareness of the importance of the employment of people with disabilities.
  • Disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of career advancement of employees with disabilities.
  • Participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on disability and employment to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace on recruiting, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities.

ODEPís Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with ODEP for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on the employment of people with disabilities. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both ODEP and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, ODEP is not endorsing any products or services of that party; nor does the Alliance participant enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting particular products or services of any party.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of ODEPís Policy Teams, Research Division, Policy Communication and Outreach Division, and any other appropriate offices.

The parties agree that any conference, seminar or related activity undertaken pursuant to this agreement will be memorialized in a separate agreement. In addition, any proposed jointly developed products, the use of the Department of Labor seal or agency logos, the use of registered trademark(s) and related designs of the EEP, The Regents and/or Department of Labor or EEP press releases/advertisements related to the Alliance, will require advance review and written approval both by the Department and the EEP.<

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate this agreement for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified in writing at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.

This agreement is not intended to legally bind the parties, nor is it intended to confer any right upon any private person.

Nothing in this agreement shall be interpreted as limiting, superseding or otherwise affecting either partyís normal operations or decisions in carrying out its statutory or regulatory duties. This agreement does not limit or restrict the parties from participating in similar activities or arrangements with other entities.

This agreement does not itself authorize the expenditure or reimbursement of any funds. Nothing in this agreement obligates the parties to expend appropriations or enter into any contract or other obligations.

______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Neil Romano
Assistant Secretary,
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Judy D. Olian
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management,
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Kelly D. Bean
Assistant Dean,
UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive