Disability Employment Twitter Chat October 24
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month the Labor Department (@USDOL) and the Social Security Administration are hosting a live Twitter Chat on their efforts to improve employment opportunities for millions of qualified workers with disabilities. The chat will start on Friday, October 24 at 12:00 PM ET using #DEchat.
Join Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez and her colleagues from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and what these rules mean for workers with disabilities. These new regulations require federal contractors to take deliberate steps to recruit, hire, and retain people with disabilities. The new rules also allow individuals to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability.
You can submit your questions in advance by using that same hashtag or by sending an e-mail to OFCCP-Public@dol.gov. If you can’t make it to the chat, a full recap will be posted on the DOL blog next week.