Dialogue will be open from April 12th through April 26th
The Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and the Women’s Bureau have joined forces to create a national online dialogue on advancing racial and social equity in employment for people with disabilities. Beginning April 12th through April 26, 2021 individuals can share their ideas on how to promote equity in employment by joining the virtual dialogue.
The DOL hopes to gather input on promoting equity in employment policies and programs for people with disabilities from historically underserved communities, people with mental health conditions, those recovering from long-term effects of COVID-19, and other job seekers and workers with disabilities.
The DOL is interested in all ideas but are specifically interested in input on the following:
- Challenges faced by workers and job seekers with disabilities;
- Ways to reach job seekers and employees with disabilities in underserved communities;
- Examples of programs or policies that advance racial and social equity in employment;
- Methods for assisting employers, workers, and other stakeholders.
Commenters will also be able to vote on ideas submitted by others on the online dialogue site.