In early 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and its Federal partners held a series of six Listening Sessions across the country on disability employment. Each Listening Session was an opportunity for members of the public to provide input to senior Federal officials on their ideas for more effective ways to employ all people with disabilities, including women, Veterans and minorities with disabilities and what was currently working in their regions to increase employment of people with disabilities.
ODEP sought input particularly from:
Individuals & Consumers: youth and adults with disabilities, parents and caregivers.
Employers: public and private
Service Providers & Advocacy Organizations (such as Employment Services and Partners): Independent Living Centers, One-Stops, State Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.
Our Partners Included:
U.S. Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Education
DOL Employment Training Administration
DOL Veterans' Employment and Training Service
DOL Women's Bureau
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Register for the Dallas TX Event, January 21, 2010 Event. The session has completed.
Open to residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Lousiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming
(DOL Region IV)
Register for the Chicago, IL, February 11, 2010 Event. The session has completed.
Open to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin
(DOL Region V)
Register for the Atlanta, GA Feb 24, 2010 Event. The session has completed.
Open to residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
(DOL Region III)
Register for the Boston, MA, March 3, 2010 Event. The session has completed.
Open to residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
(DOL Region I)