Text for Title Slide Goes here   Headline Text Goes Here From Resource to Reality Resources You Can Use Colet Mitchell Off...
Objectives <ul><li>This presentation will introduce resources such as: </li></ul><ul><li>The Employer Assistance Resource ...
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) <ul><li>ODEP  provides national leadership by: </li></ul><ul><li>developing ...
<ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Employment of People with Disabilities:  The Big Picture
Statistics <ul><li>According to the American Community Survey there are approximately 18,312,900 working age (21-64) non-i...
Statistics <ul><li>2.3 million people filed disability claims with Social Security in 2008.  </li></ul><ul><li>25+ million...
A Diverse Group <ul><li>People with disabilities and Veterans are a diverse group. </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations are incl...
<ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Workplace Accommodations:  Easy and Affordable Productivity Solutions
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) <ul><li>Free accommodations resource  for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Publications, onl...
JAN Research on the True Cost of Accommodation <ul><li>Almost half of employers report  no cost or low cost  for accommoda...
Return-to-Work Strategies <ul><li>When an employee experiences illness or injury it has an impact on both employer and emp...
Return-to-Work Resources <ul><li>By using effective accommodation strategies employers can:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce ...
<ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Where do I find qualified candidates?
Ways to recruit veterans and workers with disabilities  <ul><li>Postings at  job service  or  workforce employment centers...
Local Disability and Employment Resources <ul><li>One-Stop Career Centers  ( www.servicelocator.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>St...
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) <ul><li>EARN  provides employers with free consulting services and res...
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) <ul><li>The  WRP  is a source for talented college students with disabilities for summ...
<ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Resources
Disability  elaws Advisor <ul><li>Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor, newly launched in May 2010, to help employers ...
Diversifying Your Workforce <ul><li>A Four-Step </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Guide  </li></ul><ul><li>& CD to </li></ul><ul...
At work, it’s what people  c an  do that matters. <ul><li>www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org </li></ul>
Commitment <ul><li>Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Additional  Resources
The Business Case www.earnworks.com
AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) http://askjan.org
Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) www.tricare.mil/CAP/
National Resource Directory Directory.gov
VetSuccess.gov
<ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>Thank You!
<ul><ul><li>Colet Mitchell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Labor  ...
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  • The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort among several leading disability and business organizations to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. The Campaign launched a public education effort – built around the theme “What Can YOU Do?” – to promote the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities and to challenge negative assumptions about disability and employment. Recognizing that myths about disability and employment and attitudinal barriers and stereotypes continue to impact employment opportunities for qualified people with disabilities, the members of the CDE have come together around the common belief that at work, it’s what people can do that matters. The Campaign for Disability Employment is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), receives technical assistance from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and is supported by the Disability Policy Research Center (DPRC) at West Virginia University. To learn more, visit www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org
  • America’s Heroes at Work website features: Common employer questions about returning service members with TBI and/or PTSD Fact sheets and reference guides on TBI &amp; PTSD as they relate to employment Web-based training tools on making workplace accommodations for employees with TBI/PTSD Promising practices for helping those with TBI/PTSD succeed at work Veterans employment success stories Links to additional TBI, PTSD and veterans employment resources Also – an e-newsletter and a LinkedIn Group
  • Offers free, personal assistance to employers on issues related to employees with disabilities, including: Reasonable job accommodations Workplace productivity enhancements Information regarding the ADA &amp; other disability legislation Much more
  • For more information on the CAP Wounded Service Member initiative, see http://www.tricare.mil/cap/Documents/WSM.pdf
  • An online tool available at www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them Provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local level to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration Maintained through a collaborative partnership among DoD, DOL and VA The information contained within the NRD is from: Federal, state and local governmental agencies Veterans service and benefit organizations Non-profit and community-based organizations Academic institutions and professional associations
  • VetSuccess.gov is a virtual employment resource center developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs&apos; Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&amp;E) Service. The Web site presents information about VR&amp;E&apos;s Five Tracks to Employment program, serves as a resource for veterans seeking employment and assists employers who want to hire veterans.
  • ODEP - A Partnership That Works From Resources To Reality

    1. 1. Text for Title Slide Goes here Headline Text Goes Here From Resource to Reality Resources You Can Use Colet Mitchell Office of Disability Employment Policy U.S. Department of Labor
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>This presentation will introduce resources such as: </li></ul><ul><li>The Employer Assistance Resource Network (EARN) </li></ul><ul><li>The Return-to-Work Tool Kit </li></ul><ul><li>The Disability Nondiscrimination elaws Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>The National Resource Directory (NRD) </li></ul><ul><li>The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) </li></ul><ul><li>The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment resources for Veterans and workers with disabilities </li></ul>
    3. 3. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) <ul><li>ODEP provides national leadership by: </li></ul><ul><li>developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices </li></ul><ul><li>building collaborative partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>delivering authoritative and credible data on the employment of people with disabilities. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Employment of People with Disabilities: The Big Picture
    5. 5. Statistics <ul><li>According to the American Community Survey there are approximately 18,312,900 working age (21-64) non-institutionalized civilians in the US with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>In July 2010 the employment rate of persons aged 16-64 with disabilities was 27.5% compared to 70.4% for person without disabilities. The employment gap is 42.9%. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Statistics <ul><li>2.3 million people filed disability claims with Social Security in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>25+ million American lives are touched by the effects of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>In just the past hour, almost 3,000 Americans acquired a disability. That's 49 every minute. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost one-third of Americans entering the work force today (3 in 10) will acquire a disability before they retire. (SSA Jan 31, 2007 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Every seven seconds, a Baby Boomer turns 60. </li></ul>
    7. 7. A Diverse Group <ul><li>People with disabilities and Veterans are a diverse group. </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations are including Veterans and workers with disabilities in diversity initiatives. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Workplace Accommodations: Easy and Affordable Productivity Solutions
    9. 9. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) <ul><li>Free accommodations resource for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Publications, online resources, trainings, and personalized telephone assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable Online Accommodations Resource (SOAR) </li></ul><ul><li>www.askjan.org 800/526-7234 (V) 877/781-9403 (TTY) </li></ul>
    10. 10. JAN Research on the True Cost of Accommodation <ul><li>Almost half of employers report no cost or low cost for accommodating employees with disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% of all accommodations requests have no cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The typical cost, when there is one, is around $600 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Source: Job Accommodation Network/ODEP) </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Return-to-Work Strategies <ul><li>When an employee experiences illness or injury it has an impact on both employer and employee. </li></ul><ul><li>Return-to-work strategies and programs can be used to improve productivity and morale in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies can include returning to work on a part-time basis, telecommuting, modifying work duties or schedule, or using reasonable accommodations to provide the needed tools. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Return-to-Work Resources <ul><li>By using effective accommodation strategies employers can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce workers’ compensation costs, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase productivity by returning employees to work earlier, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>address secondary conditions, such as depression, that can develop when an employee is out on extended leave after an injury. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fact sheet: Job Accommodations for Return to Work http://www.jan.wvu.edu/media/rtwfact.doc </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Where do I find qualified candidates?
    14. 14. Ways to recruit veterans and workers with disabilities <ul><li>Postings at job service or workforce employment centers </li></ul><ul><li>Contacting college and university veteran & disability student services offices </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with veteran and disability-related advocacy organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Including veterans and people with disabilities in recruitment goals </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing summer internship and mentoring programs </li></ul>
    15. 15. Local Disability and Employment Resources <ul><li>One-Stop Career Centers ( www.servicelocator.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies ( http://www.jan.wvu.edu/cgi-win/TypeQuery.exe?902 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Local disability organizations , e.g., Centers for Independent Living ( www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/index.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers ( www.adata.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>US Business Leadership Network ( www.usbln.org ) </li></ul>
    16. 16. The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) <ul><li>EARN provides employers with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of wounded warriors and people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>EARN assists employers in understanding the practical business reasons for, as well as the practices that facilitate the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>EARN offers assistance to employment service providers </li></ul><ul><li>EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: http://www.earnworks.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-866-EARN-NOW (1-866-327-6669) </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) <ul><li>The WRP is a source for talented college students with disabilities for summer or permanent positions. </li></ul><ul><li>The WRP has a database of hundreds of motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Representing all majors and hailing from over 200 colleges and universities nationwide, these applicants have been pre-screened through face-to-face interviews, ensuring they are more than qualified to meet your workforce needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Access through EARN www.earnworks.com </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Resources
    19. 19. Disability elaws Advisor <ul><li>Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor, newly launched in May 2010, to help employers determine which federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization. </li></ul><ul><li>The Advisor also helps recipients of federal financial assistance understand their responsibilities under these laws. </li></ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/elaws </li></ul>
    20. 20. Diversifying Your Workforce <ul><li>A Four-Step </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Guide </li></ul><ul><li>& CD to </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting, Hiring </li></ul><ul><li>& Retaining Employees </li></ul><ul><li>With Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>To order: </li></ul><ul><li>www.pueblo.gsa.gov/rc/odep.htm </li></ul>
    21. 21. At work, it’s what people c an do that matters. <ul><li>www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org </li></ul>
    22. 22. Commitment <ul><li>Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Peter Drucker </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Author, considered the </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> “ Father of Modern Management” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Divider Page </li></ul>Additional Resources
    24. 24. The Business Case www.earnworks.com
    25. 25. AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov
    26. 26. Job Accommodation Network (JAN) http://askjan.org
    27. 27. Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) www.tricare.mil/CAP/
    28. 28. National Resource Directory Directory.gov
    29. 29. VetSuccess.gov
    30. 30. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>Thank You!
    31. 31. <ul><ul><li>Colet Mitchell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Disability Employment Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>202-693-4940 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitchell.Colet@dol.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/odep </li></ul></ul>

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