Upcoming Events

FDWC Webinar—Inclusion Across the Employment Lifecycle: The Role of Centralized Accommodations Funds

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Description: From 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Disability inclusion is about more than hiring; it’s about promoting success for people with disabilities across the employment lifecycle. Centralized accommodations funds (CAFs) can play a big part in this. By pooling resources, they help eliminate misconceptions hiring managers or supervisors may have that people with disabilities are more expensive to employ—fears that data repeatedly show are unfounded. As a result, they may also help foster self-identification by creating an environment in which employees feel “safe” asking for the accommodations they need to optimize their productivity. 

In this second Federal Disability Workforce Consortium (FDWC) webinar of 2015, participants will learn: 

  • What a CAF is and examples in practice in Federal agencies.
  • How a CAF can help promote disability disclosure.
  • Steps they can take to establish or enhance a CAF at their agency.

FDWC Hosts include: 

  • Akinyemi Banjo, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

  • Alison Levy, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Michael Murray, U.S. Office of Personnel Management


Presenters include:

  • Darlene Avery, Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager, Contracting Officer Representative, U.S. Department of Education

  • Jackie Cumber, Branch Chief/DPM, Reasonable Accommodation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Stephen M. King, Director,  Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)

  • Pat Pitarelli, Human Resources Manager, U.S. Department of State

  • Martin Pursley, Director, Talent Management, U.S. Department of Interior

  • LaShawn Walker, Director, Employee Health and Wellness Division, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 


View the archived recording for this event.