What Can YOU do?
To help millions of people recognize what they can do to make a difference in the lives - and future careers - of young people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor's Campaign for Disability Employment has released a new video public service announcement titled "Because." The PSA features real people with disabilities - not actors - who are pursuing and realizing their goals and passions as a result of the support they received from everyday people in their lives. Because nearly 1 out of 5 Americans has a disability, the PSA is intended to replace myths and misperceptions about disability employment with new views of what people with disabilities can do.
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OPM simplifies special hiring authority for disabled applicants
Posted by Eric Yoder on February 21, 2013 at 11:02 am
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Persons with certain disabilities no longer will have to meet one of the current requirements under a special authority for hiring them into federal jobs.
The policy change "will speed the hiring process for agencies by removing an unnecessary burden on applicants with disabilities," according to a notice to be published Friday in the Federal Register by the Office of Personnel Management.
The 17th DCDT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Call for Proposals
The 17th DCDT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Leaders for Life No Limits…. No Boundaries
November 14-16, 2013
The Colonial Williamsburg Resort - Williamsburg, Virginia
Call for Proposals
To submit a proposal for the 17th DCDT International Conference in historic Williamsburg, Virginia Click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/dcdt2013
Guidelines for submitting a proposal are provided on the DCDT website
Think Beyond the Label April 2013 Hire Wire
April 30, 2013
Hello again from Think Beyond the Label! Here's our April Hire Wire, the monthly newsletter that keeps you on top of disability employment news, events, and happenings at Think Beyond the Label. You signed up on our website, ThinkBeyondtheLabel.com, to receive periodic updates. Thank you for subscribing! We'd like to update you on this month's news and as always, we encourage you to check out our online resources like our return on investment calculator, the Hire Gauge; our blog, Hire Learning; and our latest Success Stories and Smart Hire. Please visit us online soon and be sure to stay in the loop with Hire Wire.
-The Think Beyond the Label Team
Flag Demonstration by Family Advocates United
Family Advocates United held a Flag Demonstration over the weekend.
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