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Employer Practices RRTC State of the Science Conference: October 22-23, Washington, D.C.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Description: Innovative Research on Employer Practices: Improving Employment for People with Disabilities
http://www.epstateofthescience.org/

A state of the science conference from the Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities October 22nd – 23rd Washington, D.C.

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, DC-Crystal City
300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA 22202

Keynote Speaker Day 1, Patricia ShiuDirector of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor

Welcome Address by Charlie Lakin, Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education; and, Ruth Brannon Director of the Research Sciences Division of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education

This two-day event will highlight the research findings from the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at Cornell University ILR School’s Employment and Disability Institute. The event presentations and discussions will include findings on:

  • Employment discrimination charges filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Analysis of wage and total compensation gaps by disability measure
  • Impact of employer provided health insurance on job-change patterns among employees with disabilities
  • The impact of human resource policies and practices, organizational climate, and leadership on employees with disabilities
  • Absence and disability management practices for an aging workforce
  • The employer view on organizational challenges and business opportunities

Each presentation will be accompanied by reactors and panelists representing both public and private sector stakeholders.