Initiatives and Accomplishments
As part of its participation in the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities, ODEP chairs the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace and leads the development of Preparing the Workplace for Everyone: Accounting for the Needs of People with Disabilities, framework of emergency preparedness guidelines for federal agencies.
Self Employment Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL)
A TEGL is issued by DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and ODEP to encourage the workforce investment system to make entrepreneurial training opportunities available to people interested in self-employment under Title I of WIA.
White House Mini-Conference on Aging and Disability Policy Recommendations
As part of a White House conference on aging, ODEP is critical in facilitating a mini-conference resulting in employment-related and other policy recommendations for the President concerning the needs of older workers with disabilities.
Workforce Development Case Study
ODEP publishes case studies of 12 Workforce Investment Act (WIA)-assisted program sites conducted over five years. Information from this longitudinal study addresses impact evaluation and customer satisfaction and helps inform policy to increase the capacity of WIA-assisted programs to serve people with disabilities.