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Month: June, 2012
Date Title
June 6
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Conference |
Federal, Tribal, State and Local Agencies and Congressional Offices are invited to participate in this exciting Symposium that you will not want to miss! Dynamic presenters will uplift and inform workshop participants on initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion. In addition to networking and information sharing with agency leaders and experts, employers and employees-managers, non-managers, contractors, and subcontractors, there will be information available from community outreach groups and other exhibitors.
Training Workshops include:
    - Diversity & Inclusion

    - Working Together –Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    - Generational Diversity in the Workplace

    - Leveraging Diversity with Untapped Talent: Employing People with Disabilities

    - VET SUCCESS With Multiple Employment Opportunities for Many

    For more information, visit

Location:  Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD
Sponsor:  Baltimore Federal Executive Board
Sunday - Wednesday
June 24 - 27
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST
Presentation | Judy Young
Employer Assistance and Resource Center (EARN) staff will present at the SHRM Annual Conference on June 26th at 7:00 a.m. on "Navigating FMLA and ADA: Medical Leaves and the InNteractive Process."
Location:  Atlanta, GA
Monday - Thursday
June 25 - 28
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST
Presentation | ODEP Partner
Presentation: "The Interplay between ADAAA and FMLA" by Susan Brecher and Judy Young
Wednesday - Friday
June 27 - 29
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST
Presentation | Judy Young
Over the past several years, an array of significant workforce trends has confronted people with disabilities and disability service professionals. These trends impact the job-­-seeking and employment process for people with disabilities in several ways: in choosing a career path, applying for positions, requesting workplace accommodations, and maintaining employment. Making sense of these new workplace developments and their implications is not only challenging, but may also have significant influence on potential employment outcomes. Among the trends we will highlight are: • The impact of the recession on jobseekers with disabilities • Regulatory changes and employment opportunities in the federal government and with federal contractors • The effect of the emerging labor pools of aging workers and veterans with disabilities
Location:  Arlington, VA
Sponsor:  APSE
June 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Webinar | ODEP Partner
Creating an inclusive workplace culture is critical for attracting and retaining candidates and employees with disabilities. This may become increasingly important in view of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed revised regulations of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and released on December 9, 2011 which set hiring goals for federal contractors. While many companies are working hard to diversify their employee base and include applicants with disabilities, those with non-visible impairments are often reluctant to self-identify for the fear of not getting hired.

This free webinar will present strategies for creating environments where applicants and employees are comfortable with disclosing their disabilities thereby allowing organizations to represent more accurately both the composition of their workforce and their efforts toward diversity and inclusion. Specifically, participants will learn about:
1.Inclusive workforce practices that lead to disability disclosure and self-identification,
2.Ways to transform an existing corporate culture into one that welcomes and supports candidates and employees with disabilities, and
3.How these strategies increase employee engagement, productivity, and overall positive outcomes.