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Reaffirming the Commitment: Understanding the Proposed Changes to Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Description: From 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

If you're a hiring manager within the Federal Government, you're likely familiar with Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires affirmative action and nondiscrimination in the employment of people with disabilities by federal agencies of the executive branch. 

In efforts to update, clarify and centralize the standards that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) uses to review and approve agencies’ plans for complying with Section 501, EEOC recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) outlining proposed changes to the regulations. 

Federal employers and other stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the NPRM on or before April 25, 2016—and to assist you in translating the proposed changes, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is hosting a webinar to walk through the highlights. Panelists will provide an overview of the proposed rule, including: 

  • Who would be affected by it;
  • How it relates to the federal job application process;
  • Its impact on individuals with targeted/significant disabilities;
  • Numerical hiring goals ; and
  • Reasonable accommodation procedures, in particular personal assistance services, and how they are affected by the proposed rule.

This webinar will be of interest to disability program managers, selective placement program coordinators, human resources professionals, managers and hiring officials across the Federal Government. 

Panelists include:

  • Brett Sheats (Moderator), National Project Director, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion
  • Aaron Konopasky, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Attorney Advisor, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Policy Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Anupa Iyer, Policy Advisor, Office of Federal Operations, EEOC    
  • Bobby Silverstein, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC 

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/1RH9bh2