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A Guide to Disability Rights Law
Describes the Rehabilitation Act, sections 501, 503, 504, and 508, along with contact information for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.

Accommodation and Compliance Series: Personal Assistance Services (WPAS) in the Workplace
This publication discusses personal assistance services (WPAS) in the workplace. It provides frequently asked questions regarding WPAS including its use as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); examples of WPAS to accommodate job applicants and current employees with limitations due to sensory, cognitive, physical or mental health impairments; a list of WPAS resources; and a glossary of WPAS-related terminology.

CAP: Providing Reasonable Accommodations for People with Cognitive Disabilities
This online training from the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) explains how to accommodate individuals with memory loss, disorientation and low reading comprehension.

CAP: Providing Reasonable Accommodations for People with Hearing Disabilities
This training addresses accommodation solutions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and how CAP can help Federal employees and wounded Service members obtain the appropriate solution for their needs.

Disability and HR: Tips for Human Resource Professionals
This guide provides information for Human Resource Professionals and managers on supporting and accommodating employees with disabilities from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Individuals with Disabilities at Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute.

Disability Management Employer Coalition
The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) provides employers with information, strategies and resources to improve workplace productivity through better absence and disability management.

Employing, Retaining, and Accommodating the Aging Workforce
In 1900, the percentage of the American population older than 50 was 13%; in 2000, it was 27%; and it is expected to surpass 35% in 2020. From 2002 to 2012, the fastest-growing segment of the labor force is Americans aged 55 and older. As Baby Boomers approach retirement, younger generations are simply not large enough to completely fill the pipeline in their absence. This recorded webinar will help employers gain strategies to effectively employ, retain, and accommodate older workers.

Investing in Employee Mental Health
This article, written by Clare Miller, director of the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health explores how companies are approaching prevention, employee education, behavioral health benefits, and disability management to support employees and improve mental health in the workplace.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health works with employers to promote successful employer innovations in advancing mental health. The Partnership promotes the business case for investing in quality mental healthcare that includes early recognition, access to care and effective treatment. It also offers a number of publications and surveys that identify trends and highlight innovative employer strategies.

POWER Initiative
On July 19, 2010, President Obama established a 4-year Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) Initiative, covering fiscal years 2011 through 2014. The POWER Initiative will extend prior workplace safety and health efforts of the Federal Government by setting more aggressive performance targets, encouraging the collection and analysis of data on the causes and consequences of frequent or severe injury and illness, and prioritizing safety and health management programs that have proven effective in the past.

Proposed Rules: Personnel Management in Agencies
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations that would provide regulatory definitions related to the strategic management of human capital, clarify requirements regarding the systems and metrics for managing human resources in the Federal Government, and streamline/clarify the procedures agencies are required to follow.

Supervision through Mentorship: Accessible Supervision of Employees with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This brief from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) provides successful, concrete strategies for how to mentor and support professional growth of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The Public Workforce System: Serving Older Job Seekers and the Disability Implications of an Aging Workforce
This report looks at the challenge that American policymakers and employers face: how to enable an aging workforce to keep working in spite of the labor market, economic, and aging challenges older workers face, including reduced functional capacity.

Workplace Ergonomics Reference Guide
This guide provides quick reference illustrations of proper workstation ergonomics. Ensuring proper ergonomics in the workplace is a smart business decision because it increases employee productivity and satisfaction.

Workplace Wellness and Disability
LaWanda Cook, Ph.D. at Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute blogs on "Workplace Wellness and Disability," in which she addresses the value of investing in employee well-being and how both employers and employees can benefit from workplace wellness programs.

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