Major Event Last Week
Employment/Rights – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposes new federal hiring requirements
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would establish new affirmative action obligations on federal government agencies. It would require agencies to adopt affirmative action plans with a goal of achieving a twelve percent representation rate of people with disabilities in their workforce and an additional goal of achieving a two percent representation rate of individuals with targeted disabilities. People with targeted disabilities are those listed on Form SF-256 of the Office of Personnel Management. Additionally, the agencies must provide personal assistants to employees with disabilities who require such assistance in order to work or participate in work-related travel, unless the provision of those services would impose an undue hardship on the agency. The proposed rule was published on Feb. 24; public comments are due on April 25.
Miscellaneous News –Disability Policy Seminar April 11-13; Early bird registration ends March 11
We need YOU in Washington, D.C. to help us build bipartisan support in Congress for high-priority disability issues. When you attend the Disability Policy Seminar on April 11-13, we’ll arm you with all of the information you need to help educate your Members of Congress and their staff on the priorities of the I/DD community. Then, you can return to your hometowns with the ability to spread the word, educate new advocates, and reach out to your elected officials throughout the year, to help put the needs of people with I/DD front and center every day in your community. And since it’s an election year, this year there will be sessions to brush up on your right as a citizen to vote. The early registration deadline is March 11. Register Now!
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