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Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID)

First Meeting — January 22-23, 2015

Access Board
1331 F St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004


Thursday, January 22, 2015

8:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

8:30-8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

8:45-9:30 a.m. ACICIEID

  • Jennifer Sheehy, Designated Federal Official, ACICIEID, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)

  • Joe Plick, Office of the Solicitor, US Department of Labor

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Travel Procedures

  • Anne Tillema, Maher and Maher

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30 — 11:30 a.m.
Administrative Items:

  • Facilitator: Jennifer Sheehy, Designated Federal Officer
    • Selection of Committee Chair
    • Approval of Tentative 2015 Meeting Schedule/Milestone Timeline

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Greetings, Call to Order, Introductions

  • Facilitator: Jennifer Sheehy, Designated Federal Officer

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
ACICIEID (Federal) Member Remarks (5 minutes each)

  • DOL Wage & Hour Division (David Weil, Assistant Secretary)
  • DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy (Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary)
  • DOL Employment & Training Administration (Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary)
  • HHS Administration on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (Administrator’s Designee, Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration on Community Living)
  • HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Director’s Designee, John O’Brien, Senior Policy Adviser, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group)
  • ED Rehabilitation Services Administration (Janet LaBreck, Commissioner)
  • Social Security Administration (Administrator’s Designee, Marianna LaCanfora, the Acting Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy)

12:30-1:15 p.m.

1:15-2:45 p.m.
Introductory Remarks of ACICIEID (Non Federal) Members (5 minutes each)

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Overview of the FLSA 14(c) Program

  • Helen Applewhaite - Branch Chief, FMLA-Section 14(c) and Other Labor Standards, Wage and Hour Division

3:15-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:10 p.m.
Voices of Experience: Perspectives of Individuals with Disabilities about Competitive Integrated Employment

Presenters: Nancy Ward and Pedro Alba (supported by his brother, Jesus Alba, and his case manager, Eugene Gloss)

4:10-4:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Swearing-in Official

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor

4:15-4:45 p.m.
Remarks and Swearing-in Ceremony of ACICIEID Appointees

Secretary Thomas Perez, US Department of Labor

4:45-5:00 p.m.
Chair Wrap-up

5:00 p.m.

Day Two: Friday, January 23, 2015

8:30-8:40 a.m.
Chair Call to Order

8:40-9:15 a.m.
Member Discussion of Subcommittees with Designated Federal Officer

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Expert Panel #1:

What is Possible: What the Research Tells Us about the Employment of People with Disabilities in Competitive Integrated Jobs

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:15 a.m.
Expert Panel #2:

Transitioning to Competitive Integrated Employment

  • Richard Luecking, Past President, TransCen, Inc.
  • Meghan Jones, Self-Advocate (accompanied by her parents, Sylvia Jones and Robert Jones)
  • LaVerne Buchanan, Senior Associate, TransCen, Inc.

11:15-12:00 p.m.
Expert Panel #3:

Federal Agency Panel — Civil Rights and Competitive Integrated Employment

12:00-1:00 p.m.

1:00-2:15 p.m.
Expert Panel #4:

The Complexities of Securing Sustained Competitive Integrated Employment in One Provider Network

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Member Reflections/Discussion

3:00-3:15 p.m.

3:15-4:15 p.m.

4:15-4:45 p.m.
Concluding Remarks: Charge to Committee members (Chair/DFO)

4:45 p.m.