State Exchange on Employment & Disability

State and local governments play a vital role in building a strong American workforce, one prepared to meet their employers' needs in an increasingly global economy. It is critical for state policymakers to create accessible and inclusive environments that promote greater workforce participation and employment success for all citizens, including people with disabilities.

ODEP’s State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED) is a unique state-federal collaboration that supports state and local governments in adopting and implementing inclusive policies and best practices that lead to increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and a stronger, more inclusive American workforce and economy.

SEED’s novel approach to addressing workforce development policy includes partnering with organizations that represent state and local policymakers and designing customizable options that account for state-driven interests and stakeholder needs on priority issues related to disability employment.


Current SEED Partners

Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs logo
Council of State Governments logo
Council of State Governments West logo
NCSL logo
U.S. Conference of Mayors logo
Western Governors' Association logo
Women In Government logo