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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Description: National Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce

The National Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST at the West Atrium of DOT Headquarters Building 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.  This panel discussion, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, will feature distinguished speakers from across the Federal Sector. This event is open to all U.S. Department of Transportation employees and employees of other Federal agencies. The panelists will share their experiences in the workforce and engage in an interactive discussion on topics of disability employment. They will offer best practices and strategies in fostering a disability-friendly work culture. The featured speakers are:

• Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor on Accessible Transportation, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)

• Greg Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission

• Jason Olsen, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor; Interim President of Federal Employees with Disabilities (FEDs)

• Monica Summitt, Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration/Chief Financial Officer, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, USDOT.

Employees from other Federal agencies who wish to attend the event will need to send an RSVP to Kirsten Poston at kirsten.poston@dot.gov, no later than close of business, Monday, October 15, 2012.

Sign Language Interpreters and opened captioning of the event will be provided. FHWA/DOT is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or other accommodations because of a disability, please contact kirsten.poston@dot.gov with your request no later than Thursday, October 11, 2012. Light refreshments will be provided following the program.